New security measure: Do not disturb signs being Removed!

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  1. esmoglo

    esmoglo Earning My Ears

    Jun 26, 2011
    Got it thanks.
  2. Mommy Of 3

    Mommy Of 3 Mouseketeer

    Aug 4, 2009
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  4. Mikeyuk

    Mikeyuk Earning My Ears

    Jun 19, 2014
    I like to think I can be in a hotel room without being disturbed. So this security idea does bother me a little but I suppose we can use the deadlock or just see how it pans out.

    With regards to housekeeping just walking in on you, I think this is unlikely any more than it can happen accidentally anyway.

    Once I had just checked into a hotel in Santa Fe, had a shower, was in the room naked when there was a knock at the door and it opened immediately. It was the housekeeping supervisor checking to see if everything was ok. I stood there naked and she didn’t even seem to bother or bat an eyelid and carried on asking how we were and where from etc for about 2 or 3 mins. (You’d think she would have said oops and left immediately)

    Not sure if that was some kinda security thing or just an accident, but she knocked the door, walked straight in and chatted as though we were in the hotel lobby lol. She never came back though, so maybe my nakedness scared her haha
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  5. beer dave

    beer dave Master of the obvious

    Apr 30, 2011
    and the resale prices are astronomical!
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  6. marikujawa

    marikujawa Arblover

    Jul 2, 2010
    I looked through my DVC documents and they contain the same language as the new sign. They don't need reasonable cause to come into the room. At least that's what my contract says, and I suspect they're all the same.
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  7. Krandor

    Krandor Earning My Ears

    Mar 26, 2014
    I’m at all star movies and today during housekeeping they replaced the privacy with room occupied signs. So it is beyond monorail resorts.
  8. OSUZorba

    OSUZorba Mouseketeer

    Sep 5, 2014
    One time when I was traveling for work. I checked into a hotel room at a Hampton Inn. As soon as I got into the room I took off my business clothes to change, but was walking around in my boxers. All of a sudden I hear the door open and it was a family of four with two 10-12yo daughters. Instead of saying opps, the parents felt the need to try to make conversation.

    Any ways, the front desk guy had my room number in his head and actually made their keys for my room. I was pretty paranoid for a while after that.
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  9. Christy702

    Christy702 Mouseketeer

    Apr 27, 2017
    Just got back from a trip from 1/5-1/10. We stayed at ASMusic and opted out of housekeeping. We never put the new sign on the door, and we were in the room during the afternoons every day, but no one ever came by while we there. Maybe we just got lucky.
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  10. umichigan10

    umichigan10 DIS Veteran

    Jan 6, 2011
    I’m fairly confident given the few anecdotal replies on this thread and my own personal hunch (that’s been brought up before here) that nothing is really going to change. I think this is just a policy in place in the rare extreme instance that they do suspect something insidious at play (and to deter someone from considering something of the like) that they can and will enter your room for security reasons
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  11. WDW_Ding

    WDW_Ding Ohana means family.

    Jan 11, 2018
    While true, if I'm paying Disney prices ($200+ per night) I don't think it is unreasonable for me to have an expectation of privacy.

    I'm not saying that Disney shouldn't be proactive about this sort of thing, but coming in to my room every day for a welfare check seems a bit much. I gather that they knock first, which is the least they could do, but after enough people get walked-in on while in the shower, Disney is likely to see some sexual harassment lawsuits.

    I haven't gotten that email yet, FWIW.
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  12. crazy4wdw

    crazy4wdw Co-Moderator, Restaurant Board Moderator

    Jan 3, 2001
  13. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    I can see them reiterating to guests to use the latch/dead bolt on their doors. Just so things like walking in on someone in the shower or someone in their undies doesn't happen.
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  14. starry_solo

    starry_solo DIS Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    It was?! No wonder I couldn't find that post anymore.
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  15. anm0423

    anm0423 Earning My Ears

    Apr 22, 2014
    Staying at Pop Century right now. Arrived yesterday. Had a male cast member knock about 9:30AM this morning to do a "visual check" of our hotel room. It was so awkward and I am still feeling uneasy about it. We declined housekeeping upon check in ($30 gift card) as we don't like people in our room.

    Sometime this afternoon they must have came in our room too as there are soap dispensers in the shower that were not there last night.
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  16. saskdw

    saskdw DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2011
    Hilarious that they quoted one person that "welcomes" the extra security when there are 100's of people on DIS saying they will never stay at WDW again if this policy sticks. This is actually the first report I've seen that tried to put a positive spin on this policy.
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  17. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

    Jun 19, 2016
    I'd be curious to see how many of those 100's of people actually won't stay at WDW resorts again because of this new policy. I'm thinking that number will go down a bit. :D
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  18. Mackenzie Click-Mickelson

    Mackenzie Click-Mickelson DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2015
    Probably the same amount of people who said they wouldn't stay at WDW resorts due to the dog policy and actually mean it :D
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  19. DaisyDuck001

    DaisyDuck001 DIS Veteran

    May 5, 2006
    I did cancel a ten-day reservation at one of the suddenly dog-friendly resorts last fall when it started accepting pet dogs shortly before my arrival. Some of us do actually mean it.
  20. Mackenzie Click-Mickelson

    Mackenzie Click-Mickelson DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2015
    Of course so. You're looking for some mean statement in there that wasn't there. That wasn't my intent.

    I didn't say that no one meant it when they said it. The brave people are the ones who say it and actually mean it because it's easy to say "I'm not going to stay onsite because of X policy" it's another to actually mean it.

    Clearly you fall into the brave category.
  21. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    Are they shampoo dispensers? :offtopic: Sorry. This just caught my attention.

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