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Old 12-22-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default No more "do not disturb" signs


Beginning with the three monorail resorts near the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will no longer provide guests with “Do Not Disturb” signs to put on their doors. The signs will be replaced with “Room Occupied” signs that will notify cast members that guests are in the rooms. However, these guests will be “disturbed” at some point, as it will now be required that a Disney employee enter their hotel room at least once a day to ensure guest safety.
If you choose to forgo housekeeping on a given day, the Disney nomenclature 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.

The popular theory is that this is a response to the incident that happened in Vegas earlier this year. The monorail resorts are quite tall and offer similar vantage points of crowded guest areas, as well as Walt Disney World transportation such as monorails, buses, and watercraft. Disney is not publicly stating why they are making the change though.

Guests at the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary Resorts should find a paper in their rooms today noting the change. These changes are expected to roll out to other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in the coming weeks.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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sounds like a great thing to me !!!!
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:55 AM   #3
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Not a fan of this. I refuse housekeeping when I stay at a hotel because I don't want staff in my room.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:00 PM   #4
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:03 PM   #5
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We were at jambo last week with the dnd on door. Twice they knocked on door and asked if we needed more shampoo or toilet paper. Once they called. None were on cleaning days.
We are not in the room much and the fact they got us three times makes me wonder how many more times they came.
I prefer to not be disturbed.
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DH and I were just discussing this. He looks at it from a hotel operations standpoint, as well as from a guest standpoint. I am all for safety and security of guests, but I will not be happy if a housekeeper knocks on my door at 8 am (which has happened, despite DND signs) or at 3 pm when we have just come back from parks for naps. The way I read the article, even if you have a room occupied sign, they can still enter after announcing themselves. If they do knock and wake up the kids we will not be happy! Additionally, what would happen if DH just answers the door and says they cannot come in because the kids are asleep?
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:04 PM   #7
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While in Disney, my family takes frequent naps to avoid total exhaustion. If the grandbabies or Robin is woken because of this new policy, front desk will be getting an earfull!
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:14 PM   #8
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Probably more about appeasing lawyers for liability.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:17 PM   #9
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I don't like it either. This does not feel like a security measure.

The Do Not Disturb sign means you do not want to be disturbed. Period. We don't want housekeeping in the room when we are out either. I can't tell you how many times we are walking through the halls and witness someone knocking briefly on a door with a DND sign and just using a card key to walk right in. I guess the signs are useless anyway.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:19 PM   #10
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are they removing the deadbolt-like things that prevent entering? i always have mine on when in the room. i do not want anyone in my room at all.
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