Disney has updated security policies at several of its resorts in Orlando’s Walt Disney World, but not everyone is happy about it.
Three of the Resort Hotels — the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort and Contemporary Resort with its Bay Lake Tower — have already seen the tighter measures in place, which include the removal of the “Do Not Disturb” door sign.
The signs have been replaced with “Room Occupied” door hangers, which will alert maintenance and Disney staff that guests are currently in their rooms, but will not stop staff from coming in.
Additional changes to policies also include Disney employees entering hotel rooms at least once a day to ensure “the safety and security of guests and property,” according to a report on Walt Disney World News Today.
Guests may forgo housekeeping on a given day, but under the new policy, 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 report said.
The report also said that staff members will give “reasonable notice” before entering rooms by knocking and announcing that they will enter.
Disney did not explain the reason behind the changes. However, some have speculated that the changes are due to the Las Vegas mass shooting the occurred in October. A gunman killed 58 innocent concertgoers and wounded more than 500 while shooting from the 32nd floor of a casino/hotel.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Disney said it would speak with those who take issue with the changes on an individual basis to address their concerns.
They might be speaking with more people than they think.
The changes are expected to roll out in the coming weeks, and many people are taking issue with them.
These concerns are legitimate for obvious reasons.
The new policy is an invasion of privacy, and it remains to be seen just how much it will impact Disney’s business.
H/T U.K. Daily Mail