Disney removes resort 'do not disturb' signs
Walt Disney World announced it is updating its security policies at their resorts.
The company is getting rid of all “do not disturb” door signs and requiring Disney employees to enter each hotel room once a day. Disney released information stating this will ensure safety and security of guests and property.
So far all of the monorail resort have already changed their policies. Those are the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian and Contemporary resorts. However, soon, all the resorts will have this change, including the Disney Resort in Vero Beach.
This new change is causing some mixed reactions.
“It’s like your house whenever you're traveling, so you should be able to have that privacy,” said Thurston.
Zachary Pierce agrees it’s an invasion of privacy. He said, “at what point do you not have a door anymore?” However, he thinks it’s a good security measure.
“They need to be aware of what's going on for the safety of all guests staying,” said Pierce.
He said a happy medium can be reached by having some sort of screening process during check-in, like how the airports work.
“Mr. and Mrs. Jones are already prescreened, we’re not going to invade their privacy. If not you don’t, maybe they have the right to barge in.”
Disney officials have not made any statement as to why they’re introducing these new policies. However, some say it’s in response to the Las Vegas shooting that killed nearly 60 people earlier this year. Especially since Disney officials did say the monorail resorts have vantage points into crowded areas.
“That’s the first thing that comes to mind,” said Pierce. He continued, “you’ve got to think of preventative measures to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
One man, visiting the area, thinks it’s a good thing.
“I think it increases security,” said Arash Dou Latshahi. However, he was surprised Disney would be implementing this.
“I don’t know about Disney because it’s a family place. I don’t know but I could see it happening in other hotels,” said Dou Latshahi.
His wife, on the other hand, said violence can happen anywhere, at any time and she’s not taking any chances.
“What’s been happening lately. I think it's a must. One single person can destroy so many lives. Because of that, I think it should be okay,” said Christina Dou Latshahi.