Disney resorts remove Do Not Disturb signs on guest rooms

  • Disney resorts remove Do Not Disturb signs on guest rooms

Disney resorts remove Do Not Disturb signs on guest rooms

Thursday, some changes to Disney hotels are making it so employees have more power to enter guests' rooms. Under the old rules, employees would bypass rooms marked with a "Do Not Disturb" sign.

The new policy, which can be found on the signs, states that a Walt Disney World cast member will go into the room at least once a day, citing maintenance, safety, security or any other reason, even if the sign is placed on the door. Disney plans on addressing individual concerns if any guests are uncomfortable with hotel staff entering their rooms while they are gone.

The updated policy now applies to monorail-accessible resorts, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian.

Instead, Disney has provided a "Room Occupied" sign, but the small text says Disney employees still have the right to enter the room when it is displayed for maintenance, safety, security or any other objective.

The company assures that guests will still be given reasonable notice before an employee enters any room by knocking and announcing they are entering.

This comes months after the worst mass shooting in modern US history in which a gunman shot people at a music festival of a Las Vegas hotel.

Right now this only affected resorts closest to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.

Disney's terms of service make it a point to address the safety of their guest. The change means that resort employees can enter your room while you're in it, but will attempt to alert you before doing so. The monorail resorts feature a setup similar to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with rooms facing crowded areas on the resort's grounds.

The other Walt Disney World hotels will implement the changes in the coming weeks.