Walt Disney World has removed the “Do Not Disturb” signs at some of their hotels. The four hotels located on the Monorail loop that connects with the Magic Kingdom theme park: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower. The company also said that it is considering whether to extend the new procedures to other hotels as well.
Guests at these locations can now use “Room Occupied” signs as part of the new policy. When doing so, this does not preclude maintenance or housekeeping staff from entering. Guests are now informed that Disney staff will now enter rooms at these properties daily. If guests are not comfortable with Disney staff going into their rooms, while they are not in them, the company will coordinate with them on an individual basis.
The policy is in response to the October shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people and injured more than 500. The gunman in that incident, shot at a crowd gathered for a concert from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
He stored thousands of rounds of ammunition and multiple firearms in his room prior to the incident, all the while evading being noticed by the hotel with a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Multiple hotels in Las Vegas have revised their “do not disturb policies” in response to the shooting, including the Orleans Hotel and Casino on the Strip. Guests are informed at check-in of the rule change.
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