Disney Getting Rid of 'Do Not Disturb' Signs at Disney World Hotels

As Disney updates security policies at its Disney World resorts, it's begun to get rid of "Do Not Disturb" door signs at the hotels. The Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts have already swapped out the "Do Not Disturb" signs for ones that say "Room Occupied," which let maintenance and staff know that guests are currently in their rooms, but won't stop staff from coming in. That goes along with a new policy that requires Disney employees to enter each hotel room at least once a day to protect, quote, "the safety and security of guests and property." 

However, Disney is assuring guests that staffers will alert them before entering the room by knocking and announcing that they are coming in. The changes are expected to expand to other Disney World hotels in the coming weeks. 

Some have speculated that the change is being made in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this year, when Stephen Paddock opened fire from a Mandalay Bay hotel room window, killing 58 people. It was reported later than Paddock had been in the room for several days, which was found packed with an arsenal of weapons, but staff hadn't been inside because he'd kept a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door. (Fox News)


  • What do you think of Disney swapping out "Do Not Disturb" signs for ones that say "Room Occupied," which allows staffers to go into the rooms?
  • What do you think of the policy change requiring Disney employees to enter all rooms at least once a day?
  • Even though Disney says staffers will knock first and announce they are coming in, would you still feel weird about them being allowed to come in?
  • In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, would these policy changes make you feel safer? Why/Why not?
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