NEW! Daily Trash Service For DVC Rooms

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NEW! Daily Trash Service For DVC Rooms

Recently DVC Member received an email that stated the following:

"Your in-room experience has never been more important to us. That's why we will begin removing trash from your rooms at Disney Vacation Club resorts on a daily basis in addition to regular housekeeping visits. The daily service begins December 22, 2017, at five resort properties (Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Grand Californian and Aulani). The service extends to all other Disney Vacation Club resorts on January 7, 2018."

I was pretty excited about this move towards more housekeeping. It's really the one thing that irks me about my DVC members, and I wish we had regular housekeeping. I was intrigued that it would be limited to trash service, but I figured that it was a start.

And then, I saw an article on WDWNT that was informing guests of some new security changes and it all made sense. It's probably not actually about "Your in-room experience," it's more likely about steps to prevent an incident like what happened in Las Vegas. According to WDWNT "Do Not Disturb" door hangers are being replaced with "Room Occupied" signage at Disney hotels. The new security requirement will be that hotel rooms must be entered once a day by a Disney employee. I assume in addition to standard housekeeping duties, they will be making a visual sweep of the area to check for - I don't know - mass caches of weapons?

I can't quite decided what I think of it now. I'm glad that Disney is being proactive with security, however I wish they would have just been honest about it.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Recently DVC Member received an email that stated the following:

"Your in-room experience has never been more important to us. That's why we will begin removing trash from your rooms at Disney Vacation Club resorts on a daily basis in addition to regular housekeeping visits. The daily service begins December 22, 2017, at five resort properties (Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Grand Californian and Aulani). The service extends to all other Disney Vacation Club resorts on January 7, 2018."

I was pretty excited about this move towards more housekeeping. It's really the one thing that irks me about my DVC members, and I wish we had regular housekeeping. I was intrigued that it would be limited to trash service, but I figured that it was a start.

And then, I saw an article on WDWNT that was informing guests of some new security changes and it all made sense. It's probably not actually about "Your in-room experience," it's more likely about steps to prevent an incident like what happened in Las Vegas. According to WDWNT "Do Not Disturb" door hangers are being replaced with "Room Occupied" signage at Disney hotels. The new security requirement will be that hotel rooms must be entered once a day by a Disney employee. I assume in addition to standard housekeeping duties, they will be making a visual sweep of the area to check for - I don't know - mass caches of weapons?

I can't quite decided what I think of it now. I'm glad that Disney is being proactive with security, however I wish they would have just been honest about it.

I can see my web cams and computers coming into question now for sure!

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MrHub wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Recently DVC Member received an email that stated the following:

"Your in-room experience has never been more important to us. That's why we will begin removing trash from your rooms at Disney Vacation Club resorts on a daily basis in addition to regular housekeeping visits. The daily service begins December 22, 2017, at five resort properties (Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Grand Californian and Aulani). The service extends to all other Disney Vacation Club resorts on January 7, 2018."

I was pretty excited about this move towards more housekeeping. It's really the one thing that irks me about my DVC members, and I wish we had regular housekeeping. I was intrigued that it would be limited to trash service, but I figured that it was a start.

And then, I saw an article on WDWNT that was informing guests of some new security changes and it all made sense. It's probably not actually about "Your in-room experience," it's more likely about steps to prevent an incident like what happened in Las Vegas. According to WDWNT "Do Not Disturb" door hangers are being replaced with "Room Occupied" signage at Disney hotels. The new security requirement will be that hotel rooms must be entered once a day by a Disney employee. I assume in addition to standard housekeeping duties, they will be making a visual sweep of the area to check for - I don't know - mass caches of weapons?

I can't quite decided what I think of it now. I'm glad that Disney is being proactive with security, however I wish they would have just been honest about it.

I can see my web cams and computers coming into question now for sure!

That's for sure.

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I'm not sure how I feel about this. We ALWAYS no matter where we stay put up the sign. I DON'T like people in my room. If you want to peek your head in once a day while I am there fine, but there is no need for anyone to come in to take my trash out. Even if we are there a week we very rarely fill a can up. If so, we use the DVC trash room to take it out ourselves.

We opted out of housekeeping at Pop this past weekend and we were fine and even with opting out and getting our gift card, I still had a call from them stating they noticed our DND sign was up.

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I have no issues with this and actually welcome it regardless of the reason. During our last stay, I had to empty our recycling since we went through so many water bottles. The only time we have used the "do not disturb" sign was when Ken wasn't feeling well and slept most of the day.

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My family... scratch that... my kids have a way of trashing a hotel room in 10 second flat. Oh my lord it drives me crazy. I'm not the neatest gal at home, but on vacation I am SUPER organized. It will be nice to not have to take the trash out on my own.

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I'm thrilled about this! We often do breakfast in our room and that, combined with having a four year old so lots of souvineer wrappings and what not, our garbage gets filled fast. We're staying DVC at BLT in October and this makes me super happy.

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I've only got two points on this topic:

A. I wish they would just be honest about the reason that they changed the policy.

B. If they were trying to be sly about the reason, I wish they would at least not have two conflicting policies (gift card for skipping housekeeping due to cast member shortages + extra trash service for DVC) that make us feel like they think we're too stupid to realize what's going on.

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So with this option, as it rolls out to other resorts (Pop) will they stop offering the gift cards I wonder? We took advantage of it last month. Even though we opted out, I still got a call from housekeeping stating "we noticed your DND sign is out if you need anything call us". So, if I opted out and didn't have the sign out, I feel that they would have come in anyway.

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JMed wrote:
So with this option, as it rolls out to other resorts (Pop) will they stop offering the gift cards I wonder? We took advantage of it last month. Even though we opted out, I still got a call from housekeeping stating "we noticed your DND sign is out if you need anything call us". So, if I opted out and didn't have the sign out, I feel that they would have come in anyway.

I feel like this opt-out thing is probably going to come to an end, especially after that cache of weapons was found in yet another hotel room last week.

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Kristen K. wrote:
JMed wrote:
So with this option, as it rolls out to other resorts (Pop) will they stop offering the gift cards I wonder? We took advantage of it last month. Even though we opted out, I still got a call from housekeeping stating "we noticed your DND sign is out if you need anything call us". So, if I opted out and didn't have the sign out, I feel that they would have come in anyway.

I feel like this opt-out thing is probably going to come to an end, especially after that cache of weapons was found in yet another hotel room last week.

I hadn't heard that. Where?

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While the police determined that nothing illegal was going on, I can't imagine this weakened Disney's intentions with the new safety checks.

http://abc13.com/hours-before-hotels-nye-celebration-man-arrested-with-weapons-in-his-room/2844041/