Question about the Boardwalk Villas

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Question about the Boardwalk Villas

Hi Disney family! Happy New Year! Still in the "haven't booked" yet phase for my October 2015 trip with my extended family, and I have a question for those of you who have stayed in a Boardwalk Villa. There are 8 of us traveling together and some of us require our own space, so I was considering booking a 1 Bedroom and 2 Studio's. My Mom and Dad who would be in one of the studios and who can't sleep in the same bed due to snoring and restless legs (i.e. kicking) are concerned that the pull out sofa bed in the studio many not be comfortable and/or will aggravate their back problems. Has anyone here slept on one of the pull outs? Is it a real bed, or a typical sofa bed with the lump and the uncomfortable bar in the middle? Any feedback you can give would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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I haven't slept on the sofa bed but I did sit on it. I wouldn't choose to sleep on it. My friend slept in it with no problems though but she's as light as a feather which I think makes a difference.

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Even if you got them their own one-bedroom villa, wouldn't you have the same problem? Somebody on the bed and somebody dealing with the uncomfortable sleeper sofa? Seems the only way to solve their particular problem is to get them a regular hotel room with two standard-sized beds.

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Kris, are you using DVC, if you just get a standard studio at BW Inn you can get a room with two queen beds.

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MrHub wrote:
Kris, are you using DVC, if you just get a standard studio at BW Inn you can get a room with two queen beds.

I was going to try to rent DVC points for the first time. Renting points is a lot cheaper than paying for a standard hotel room through Disney, so I was trying to save a bit of money.

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Renting points may be cheaper than getting a regular hotel room, but not if you have to get your parents a two-bedroom villa just for the two of them so they can each have a separate bed. If it were me, I'd go DVC for everyone else and hotel room with two beds for the parents.

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Kris1971 wrote:
Has anyone here slept on one of the pull outs? Is it a real bed, or a typical sofa bed with the lump and the uncomfortable bar in the middle? Any feedback you can give would be much appreciated! Thanks!

I've slept on the sofa (due to medical reasons) while my hubby was in the bed at both Saratoga Springs and Animal Kingdom Lodge. I didn't pull out the couch and use the bed like that, I just slept on it while it was in sofa form and both were comfortable to me.

My 15 year old daughter pulled out the bed at Wilderness Lodge and used it that way and she's telling me that she was very comfortable and enjoyed it.

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We slept on the pullout sofa in the 1BR for four nights in April. It wasn't as comfortable as a regular bed for sure, but both DH and I were able to sleep just fine and we found it to be MUCH more comfortable than a cruise ship sofa "bed". However, we are 33 and 35 years old, so that might temper your decision.

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Thanks all! After much discussion with the family, I think we are going with our old stand by - Port Orleans FQ. Our original intent was to be within walking distance of Epcot for F&W, after offering up the meal plan or BWV the majority wanted free food. Can't blame them. Plus, we all LOVE POFQ! I appreciate all of the feedback!

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