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Disney superfan reveals the controversial reason park staff can enter your hotel room without permission

Disney superfan reveals the controversial reason park staff can enter your hotel room without permission

A TikToker has revealed why Disney perform mandatory daily 'room checks' on every room in its resorts but it's left people divided

A TikToker has revealed why Disney perform mandatory daily 'room checks' on every room in its resorts but it's left people divided.

When you go on holiday and stay in a hotel, you're probably used to the idea of a cleaner coming in to tidy your room, although when you hang a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on your door, you're used to them steering clear. However, at Disney resorts, it's apparently a different story.

Disney superfan and TikToker who goes by The Mouselets took to their platform on Tuesday (11 June) to raise awareness of the 'room checks' that take place at the resorts that 'you probably need to know about if you're staying on site'.

They explain: "Every day in every room, Disney does a room check.

"This isn't related to housekeeping or anything, it is separate."

But if it's not for cleaning or an issue related to the room, then what is the check for?

Well, the TikToker explains the Disney staff member comes into your room 'just to make sure everything is safe and there's nothing suspicious going on'.

Although, that doesn't always mean it's a reassuring experience.

The TikToker admits it can be a little awkward when staff perform the room checks (TikTok/ @themouselets)
The TikToker admits it can be a little awkward when staff perform the room checks (TikTok/ @themouselets)

Indeed, on Touring Plans Blog, in a post uploaded 1 March, 2024, a user explains room checks take place whether you want them to or not.

The blog explains: "Room checks are usually no big deal – a staff member will knock on your door, you open the door, they take a lap inside your room (sometimes also emptying your trash or delivering towels, but not always), and then they leave. But there are some situations where a room check feels unwelcome or invasive.

"These might include times when you or a child is napping, when a minor is left alone in the room, when you’re undressed, or when you’re engaging in adult activities. Even if you have a 'Do not disturb' sign on your door and even if you ignore the room check knock, they will come in. "

How would you feel is a member of staff came to 'check' your room? (Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
How would you feel is a member of staff came to 'check' your room? (Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

TikToker The Mouselets added they've experienced some 'unfortunate' room checks too, such as when she was 'on a meeting' when someone knocked on the door and came in, another time when she was taking a shower at midday and had to lob on a dressing robe.

They admit people with young children who are napping may struggle with the room checks, but advise what you 'can do' is go to the front desk of a park and try to request a bit of an earlier or later room check.

Despite the awkwardness, they super fan notes they 'fully support' room checks, however, not everyone else agrees.



One TikToker said: "This is something that should be done while housekeeping is in the room, a separate check is intrusive."

"I canceled my reservation SO FAST. This is a definite deal breaker. what if you're in the middle of adult time?! absolutely not," another added.

A third commented: "As someone who works in a hotel, room checks are SO inappropriate and inhospitable and i’d never stay somewhere that does that."

And a fourth wrote: "This is giving summer camp vibes. I’m not a child. If I buy a hotel room/cruise ship room I expect it to be treated as my property for the amount of time I’ve bought it."

UNILAD has contacted Disney for comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@themouselets/Disney

Topics: Disney, Travel, World News, TikTok, Parenting