By: Amy Kawa
“Do not disturb” signs are a staple at all hotels, not just those on Disney property. These signs are used to ensure a guest’s privacy in their room but also to keep house keeping out of the room until the sign is removed. While almost always harmless, leaving a “do not disturb” sign on a room for too long can also be a safety hazard, leaving a room’s occupant unsupervised for long periods of time to do whatever they like.
To prevent such a hazard, Disney will remove all “do not disturb” signs from their resort hotels and replace them with “room occupied” signs. These new signs also include the disclaimer: “The Disney Resort hotel and its staff reserve the right to enter your room, even when this sign is displayed, for maintenance, safety, security, or any other purpose. The Disney Resort hotel staff will knock and announce their presence before entering.”
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Currently, this changeover has only occurred at the monorail resorts, but a full roll out to all Disney resorts will occur within the coming weeks.