The change means that resort employees can enter your room while you're in it, but will attempt to alert you before doing so. The monorail resorts are quite tall and offer similar vantage points of crowded guest areas, as well as Walt Disney World transportation such as monorails, buses, and watercraft.
Housekeeping and maintenance staff at Disney Resorts will now be required to knock and identify themselves before entering rooms where guests have hung the "Room Occupied" signs on the doorknob.
WDW News Today said the change was most likely spurred by an October 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, in which a Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino guest brought dozens of firearms to his rooms and opened fire from his guestroom window, killing 58 concert-goers below.More news: Are Analysts Bullish American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) After Last Week?
Some resorts are beginning to replace "Do Not Disturb" signs on guest rooms with signs that say "Room Occupied", Walt Disney World News Today reports.
In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, a view of fireworks, holiday lights and fanfare at Cinderella's Castle during a taping of Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort on November 05, 2017 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The new security procedures come just four months after a man checked into a Las Vegas hotel with several suitcases full of weapons and shot and killed 58 people and injured hundreds more from his room.More news: Dustin Hoffman accusers thank John Oliver for pressing him on harassment claims
The change is already in effect at Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary Resorts, also known as the monorail resorts.
It's expected that Walt Disney World Resort will roll out the new security measures for all hotels in the coming weeks.More news: Convicted sex offender arrested by Border Patrol