What defines a "lock off villa?"
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I was playing on the online reservations (okay, dreaming, because realistically we aren't going for another year) but anyway, I usually book a 2 bedroom dedicated villa for my family of eight. I like having the 2 beds in the second bedroom instead of the bed and sofa with pull-out. This is because 4 of my children are older teenagers and none of them enjoy sleeping on a pull out couch. I used to request the dedicated 2 bedroom and this ensured the 2 beds. Is a "lock off" a studio connected to a one bedroom? If so, some of the descriptions online don't agree, describing the second bedroom with 2 beds. I hope I'm not confusing people! This is why although we love Boardwalk Villas, they don't work well as there are no dedicated 2 bedrooms there. Wondering if anyone here on PP knows what exactly "lock off" means! Thank you!
It's my understanding that a lockoff means that it has the connecting door, as in the 1-bedroom and the Studio are internally accessible to each other. However, that being the case, that means that the second bedroom; i.e. the Studio, will not have 2 beds, it will have the 1 bed and the sleeper sofa. I'm pretty sure Disney won't come in and swap out the sofa for a bed just because they're booked as a "2-bedroom."
And I only make that a joke for all of those reports that you've said you read wherein people were "debating" that the lockoff would, in fact, have 2 beds in the "second bedroom" (the Studio). But, hey maybe I'm wrong!
Wherever the lock-off studios and 1-bedroom units are adjacent to each other, they can be combined together to form a single 2-bedroom unit, or they can be used separately as two individual units. Disney offers sufficient flexibility for the owners of lock-off units to split their vacation into two by using half the unit. The lock-off can also be used to invite family or friends to the resort with the management's approval.
Finally you can see the difference between dedicated and lock-off 2 bedroom suites. Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villa - Sleeps up to nine, Master bedroom suite with king-size bed, Three bathrooms: one is a Master bathroom with whirlpool tub, Second bedroom with two queen-size beds, Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room, Sleeper chair in living room. Two-Bedroom Lockoff Villa - Defined as a Studio plus One-Bedroom, sleeps up to nine. Master bedroom suite with king-size bed, three bathrooms: one is a Master bathroom with whirlpool tub, Second bedroom with one queen-size bed plus one full-size sleeper sofa, Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room, Sleeper chair in living room.
You will get one master bedroom with king or queen bed and a studio with one or two beds. The rest will be sofa sleepers and chair sleepers. You can try contacting Disney but at this time I have checked WDW and allears to verify this information. There usually is not enough room to cram a bed into the studio area.
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Last edited by mechurchlady; 04-29-2012 at 10:50 PM..
Thank you everybody for taking the time to help me figure this out. My understanding was right, except for the Old Key West offers. That is where I got confused. Thankfully, OKW is a favorite of my family and we will be very comfortable there for years to come. It doesn't hurt that it is almost always available too! Thanks again for your research and time!