Disney housekeepers will now visit Disney Vacation Club villas on a daily basis to empty guests' trash.
Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
The long-standing Disney Vacation Club housekeeping policy will begin to see changes effective today. Five DVC resorts have implemented a new policy requiring Cast Members to remove trash and recyclables on a daily basis. The policy goes into effect on December 22, 2017 for the following resorts: Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas.
The new policy will expand to all other DVC resorts beginning on January 7, 2018.
Website WDWNT.com (link) suggests that the move is prompted by increased security measures at Disney resorts. According to the report, "Do Not Disturb" signs are being replaced with "Room Occupied" signs, with guests warned that Disney Cast Members may enter guest rooms at any time.
Internal policies supposedly require that every hotel room and villa be checked by a Cast Member on a daily basis, with one theory linking the change to recent terror attacks carried out in Las Vegas.
If true, Disney has seemingly chosen a customer-friendly means to visit each DVC room. The modest trash removal service will eliminate one responsibility that was previously placed on the shoulders of guests.
No changes are planned to the full housekeeping schedule or towel replacement policy. For stays of 7 nights or less, guests will have towels replaced on Day 4. For longer stays, DVC villas will receive a full cleaning on Day 4 and towel replacement on Day 8.