When Walt Disney World Resort reopened after its forced COVID-19 closure, there were a lot of things that made the Disney experience different. And those changes weren’t just felt at the theme parks. Disney World hotel Guests also felt the changes. The hotels all had phased reopenings; many closed for longer periods of time than others, not all rooms were available, and housekeeping services were not done on a daily basis as they had been. While all Walt Disney World Resort hotels are now open, housekeeping still remains one of the COVID protocols still in place.
However, that will soon be changing for select Resort Guests! According to reports, Guests staying at Deluxe Hotels will once again receive daily “Mousekeeping” services beginning January 15. Deluxe hotels include Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the Yacht and Beach Clubs, BoardWalk Inn, Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Here is the updated housekeeping schedule that will be in place:
- DELUXE Resorts will receive DAILY full housekeeping service.
- MODERATE & VALUE Resorts will receive EVERY OTHER DAY full housekeeping service.
- Disney Vacation Club Members staying at a DVC Resort will continue to receive housekeeping service based on their length of stay. Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests may purchase additional housekeeping service by visiting the front desk or contacting housekeeping via their in-room phone.Full housekeeping service includes: making the bed, replacing towels and amenities, cleaning the bathroom, emptying the trash and recycling, and tidying the room by dusting, wiping counters, and vacuuming.
At this time, housekeeping services will remain every other day at Disney’s Moderate and Value resorts. Disney has not said when it intends to reinstate daily Mousekeeping services at those Resorts yet. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them return at some point. Daily housekeeping services have already been in place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House.
It should also be noted that Guests can request not to have daily Mousekeeping services should they not want them. All the Guest needs to do is speak with the front desk at their hotel or put the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the outside of their hotel room door. If a Guest needs additional services, they can speak to Guest services at their Disney Resort either on the phone or in person.