Disney Vacation Club resorts' high occupancy level and limited housekeeping schedule present some challenges on check-out days. Nearly all rooms must be turned-over by 4pm for newly arriving guests. Many of those rooms have not been serviced for up to 7 days. With only a few hours to clean dozens or hundreds of rooms, housekeeping staff have been known to knock on doors searching for vacated rooms which are ready to be cleaned. Late check-outs are not granted under any circumstances.
Topic: Have you ever found the resort staff to be TOO aggressive in encouraging you to leave on check-out day?
That said, I think they can solve part of the problem, by changing the housekeeping schedule during the week for DVC owners to be a full cleaning mid week on Wed or Thurs.
We usually check out early because we go to the park our last day and put our bags at the bellhop until we have to get on the Magical Express.
Also if people would leave the unit in good condition then it wouldn't require as much cleaning as a unit that is left a mess and therefore housekeeping could move more quickly and get the rooms turned around.
We do call and notify housekeeping that we are vacating the room. I don't know if it works because the housekeepers seem to have a scheduled routine doing all the rooms in a section of a hallway at a time.
What I would like to see happen is that we no longer get the knocks on the doors for a trash and towel cleaning on unscheduled days. It happened again this last trip at BRV. The housekeeper even showed me her hand written list with our room number on it for T&T. I refused the service explaining that the next day we were scheduled for a full cleaning. Then I called housekeeping to confirm that we should have a full cleaning the next day, which we did get. I mentioned to housekeeping operator that it had happened before and I was beginning to think that the housekeepers accidentally write down the wrong room number. She replied, yes that does happen. That means someone didn't get their T&T cleaning as scheduled. Perhaps they need a better method of assigning rooms.
How could that happen, based upon the 4 and 8 day cleaning rotation? You might have someone getting a full cleaning on day 1 or 11? That aside, why differentiate between members and guests?