Guests of some Walt Disney World hotels no longer have the option of hanging a “do not disturb” sign on their door. They will instead get a “room occupied” sign but a hotel employee will have to enter every room at least once every 24 hours “for any purposes including, but not limited to, performing maintenance and repairs or checking on the safety and security of guests and property.”
First this will apply to hotels in the Polynesian Village Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower, around Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Fla. But the new measure to all Disney World resorts as well as all Disneyland properties, in Anaheim, Calif., in the coming weeks.
Disney Grand Floridian Resort
Guests are being notified about the new guidelines upon check-in, and management is addressing on a case-by-case basis any potential concerns about hotel workers entering a guest’s room. Even if not officially affirmed, the new policies were imposed as a security measure after criminal Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others. He had a “not disturb” sign on the door of his hotel room for his entire stay. Disney is not the only company to update its “do not disturb” rules in recent weeks. Hilton revised its policy late last year.