- Disney updated the security policies in several of its resorts in Walt Disney World
- The company has removed ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs and replaced them with ‘Room Occupied’ messages, but that will not stop employees from entering rooms
- A new policy requires Disney employees to enter each room at least once a day
- It is suspected the heightened security is in response to the Las Vegas massacre
Guests at several Walt Disney World resorts will experience tightened security and revised safety policies in the coming weeks.
Disney has already implemented changes at the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts near the Magic Kingdom, which include the removal of ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs.
The signs have been replaced with ‘Room Occupied’ messages that will tell employees that guests are currently inside the room, but will not stop maintenance and staff from entering.
Disney updated the security policies in several of its resorts in Walt Disney World
The new policies are to ensure ‘the safety and security of guests and property,’ according to the Walt Disney World News Today.
It is now required that Disney employees enter each room at least once a day. Under the old rules, employees would bypass rooms marked with a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.
However, the Disney terms of service now state 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.’
The company has removed ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs and replaced them with ‘Room Occupied’ messages, but that will not stop employees from entering rooms
The company assures that guests will still be given reasonable notice before an employee enters any room by knocking and announcing they are entering.
Though Disney has not publicly stated why they are making the changes, it is suspected that the tightened security measures are in response to the shooting at a Las Vegas resort that killed 58 people earlier this year.
The Disney monorail resorts have similar vantage points into crowded areas, according to WDWNT.