Walt Disney World Resort Provides Update on Resort Experiences and Housekeeping, Transportation, Dining, and More

It appears that Walt Disney World Resort has begun to create policies and safety measures to bring Guests safely back to the property. This includes updates to the transportation policies, housekeeping at resorts, and dining at the hotels and theme parks. Let’s take a deeper look at the changes coming to the resorts and dining.

We’ll start with Wellness Screenings, that Walt Disney World Resort Guests may be subject to. Of course, we’ve seen this policy in action at the Universal Orlando Resorts, so this should come at no surprise to anyone.

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The next changes come in the form of Housekeeping. Disney has said that they have increased the cleaning in high-traffic areas and are wiping down surfaces that are commonly used. In your room, you’ll find extra linens, individually wrapped glassware, and double cased pillows. During your stay, Guests will receive a light cleaning service every other day, which you can opt out of. For DVC Members, you’ll receive service on the 4th and 8th days of your stay, which you can decline.

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Resort services has also changed, with Bell Services only delivering luggage to rooms (they no longer can escort Guests.) Club level service and in-room celebrations will be unavailable, as well as shipping services. You may receive deliveries if you are in the room, only. Also, dry cleaning and valet laundry will be unavailable, with self-service laundry still operating.

With dining, a confirmed dining reservation (if you’re a day Guest) will be needed. Disney also released what character dining, like at Topolino’s Terrace, will look like and you can view that policy here.

Of course, follow along with us here at WDWNT as we continue to cover the openings of Disney Parks and Resorts across the world.

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Amy Gutfleish
Amy Gutfleish
1 year ago

What about the dining plans?

Mmluv
Mmluv
1 year ago

To me the new housekeeping procedures are things they should have been doing already. All of those things should be done each time a guest checks out to prepare for the new guests coming in. Seems like just common sense cleaning of shared spaces.

Frank Haney
Frank Haney
1 year ago

I will not pay the price to fly to WDW from the West Coast to have everything limited. Dining plans, fast pass’s. Simple thing like shipping might not seem important to some, But have you ever tried to get a light saber on a plane ? Can’t deliver baggage unless you are in the room, so you have to stay in your room after arrival for 4 to 6 hours sometimes more. A week at WDW cost me around 10k with hotel, flight, parks and dining plan. So I won’t be going anytime soon. In fact I might not be… Read more »

Laura
Laura
1 year ago

I hope some of these restrictions ease up as time passes and they hopefully realize it’s unnecessary. Improved cleaning practices should be enough. I know our family will not keep our reservations if we have to wear facemasks all day and cannot interact with characters.