Walt Disney World has rolled out an updated security policy requiring its staff to enter guests’ hotel rooms daily, according to a report in Walt Disney World Today (WDWT). And a related policy includes replacing the traditional “Do Not Disturb” doorknob tags with tags reading “Room Occupied.”
Regardless of the presence or absence of any tag, Disney’s terms of service now state that “the hotel and its staff reserve the right to enter your room for any purposes.”
The updated policy currently applies to monorail-accessible resorts, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian. The policy may soon include other Walt Disney World hotels, notes WDWT.
Guests’ responses to the changes are mixed. Many have expressed privacy-related concerns, and some have already taken to social media to relate unpleasant incidents that occurred following the change.
“This is messed up. What’s next … cameras in the room,” an exasperated @Kathy_g417 tweeted.
For vacationers, staying on property offers a number of perks. Those include close proximity and convenient transportation to Disney World’s quartet of incredible theme parks, extra “Magic Hours” in the parks, and “fast passes” to skip the lines on popular rides. In the face of these new security measures, some parkgoers may now forego those tantalizing benefits in order to ensure their own privacy and security and that of their families.