The Walt Disney World Housekeeping Update You’ve Been Waiting For
From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Disney Parks Blog
It’s no secret that our guests love staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. After a day full of adventures, there’s nothing quite like coming back to your resort room to find that it’s been refreshed and transformed, as if by magic, by the talented housekeeping cast members who bring a little extra enchantment to our rooms and hallways.
We’ve heard from many of you about how much you love and have missed the more regular housekeeping services we offered prior to the pandemic, and I’m excited to share that we’ve been ramping them back up across Walt Disney World Resort hotels! By the end of February, full housekeeping room cleanings will once again be available at all of our Resort hotel rooms, with services provided daily or every other day depending on where you are staying. These full cleanings include everything you’d expect – from replacing towels and amenities to cleaning the bathrooms, making the beds, emptying trash and recycling, tidying the room and vacuuming.
“Cast members always bring an element of magic and fun to the job that they do!” said Matt N., a planDisney panelist who loves staying at our Disney resorts. “From a simple smile when you see them in the hallways, to something special left behind in the room, to a sparkling clean room, Disney housekeepers always go above and beyond.”
Guests may also sometimes come across some extra magical touches — like coming back to your room to find your new Mickey ear hat on display or your Disney plushes posing playfully — that make your room feel that much more like home away from home.
“They go out of their way to make us smile when we return to our room after a busy theme park day,” said Amy A., a planDisney panelist. “Setting up my son’s stuffed animal with funny sunglasses, tidying up my hair appliance cords, or creating a hidden Mickey in a supply restock — they connect with us and show they care for us, even when we don’t see them.”
And speaking of rooms, you might notice details from newly refurbished rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, which will start debuting to guests over the coming weeks. My personal favorite is the themed artwork featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other favorite Disney characters strolling through iconic locations at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort!
I know many of us are sharing in the excitement of this much-anticipated update, and it’s all possible thanks to the cast members who make it happen behind the scenes.
“I love making those special little touches — that’s what it’s about,” said Duckky, a housekeeping cast member at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. “If I can make somebody smile every day just by walking past and saying ‘have a magical day,’ that warms my heart. Everything I do here warms my heart.”
Like Duckky, our hearts are warmed knowing how much you all love our housekeepers and the magic they make! We hope this makes your next Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay that much more special. You may have also recently seen that we reintroduced complimentary overnight self-parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels – it’s been wonderful to see how excited our guests have been for this update. Be sure to read up on this and other announcements coming soon to improve the guest experience.
As always, stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for the latest updates and visit planDisney.com for even more helpful tips and advice on planning your next visit to Walt Disney World.
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