28 DEC 2017: Disney has started updating the security policies at several of its resorts at Walt Disney World. Tighter security policies have been introduced at The Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts near the Magic Kingdom including the swapping of "Do Not Disturb" door signs for ones that read "Room Occupied".  

The new signs let maintenance and staff know that guests are currently in their rooms, but will not prevent Disney staff from entering.

The new policy also requires Disney employees to enter each hotel room at least once a day to ensure "the safety and security of guests and property," according to Walt Disney World News Today.

Under the old rules, employees would bypass by rooms with the "Do Not Disturb" sign. However, now Disney says "the hotel and its staff reserve the right to enter your room for any purpose including, but not limited to, performing maintenance and repairs or checking on the safety and security of guests and property."

Though guests will no longer have the option to keep staff out, the company assures that its guests will be given notice prior to entering the room by knocking and announcing that they are coming in, WDWNT reports.

It has been suggested that the tightened security measures are a response to the Las Vegas attack that saw 58 people killed earlier this year, by a shooter from his room at the Mandalay Bay, but Disney officials have not commented.

The changes are expected to roll out at other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

 

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