WDW News Today is reporting that Disney World is instituing tighter security at some hotels, starting on Friday.
On Friday, guests at some of resorts at Walt Disney World will see tighter security, just in time for the holiday season.
Guests staying at the:
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
will no longer have a “Do Not Disturb” sign to put on their hotel door. Those signs will be replaced with “Room Occupied” sign.
A Disney employee is now required to enter your room at least once a day, even if you choose not to have it cleaned.
If you choose to skip housekeeping service on a given day, the Disney policy states that “the hotel and its staff reserve the right to enter your room for any purposes including, but not limited to, performing maintenance and repairs or checking on the safety and security of guests and property.”
Disney states that cast members will give reasonable notice prior to entering by knocking and announcing that they will enter.
This change is widely seen as a response to the incident in Las Vegas earlier this year. In that event, the perpitator detered hotel staff from entering his room for days while he was setting up an attack on a nearby festival crowd from his hotel room.
Disney said it regularly reviews its policies and procedures to improve the overall guest experience.
It’s expected that Walt Disney World will roll out the new security measures for all hotels in coming weeks.
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