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Old 05-26-2018, 07:43 PM   #1
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Opting out of Mousekeeping?

Iíve heard people mention that there is a gift card given if you opt out of Mousekeeping... Is that a new thing? We generally donít have any real reason to have them in the room every day, really only to take the trash and replace toiletries, and thatís more like every 2-3 days. I know there is no longer a ďdo not disturb ď option for the door, so how does one opt out of Mousekeeping, and can I still request towels for the pool at the Pop?
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In May, they asked us at check-in if we wanted to opt out of Mousekeeping and we said yes. She said we could still call down to the front desk if we needed anything. I know they often have towels at the pool, but I'm sure you could call and ask.
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Thank you! So all I have to do is ask? It’s not that I want the gift card, I just really don’t feel the need to have the room done every day, especially the beds. When you’re getting back pretty late, it’s nice to just crawl in, lol.
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They’ll ask you at check-in whether or not you’d like daily housekeeping. When we were last at WDW, just a few weeks ago, the offer at our resort, also a value, was a $10 gift card for each day. They’ll give it to you if you decline the housekeeping. Just take it. Use it to pay for a couple of lunches or breakfasts.

Towels are now supplied at the value resort pools, as well as return bins, so you’re good to go there.
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I don't know if this pertained to every resort of just DVC stays but a few months ago after the Las Vegas shooting the policy stated housekeeping had to enter rooms daily. They said it was for trash pickup but the real reason was to check guns and ammunition. The do not disturbed signs were removed and replaced with "occupied" signs.
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Thanks Susan and Michael, you guys are awesome!
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We just stayed at the Boardwalk Inn, and I was not given an option to reduce the Mousekeeping. Not sure if some resorts are not participating?


But I did tip everyday and we got something very creative left for us on our beds.
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We did this in December at All Star Music. They don't count your first night toward the card, so we stayed nine nights but received an $80 gift card (spent in its entirety by my son in the resort shop five minutes after receipt). You can still request towels and toiletries and take your trash out to the bins around the resort or request a pickup. But they won't clean your room or make beds, etc.

There is still a hang tag for privacy though. Really, they haven't changed anything, just publicly announced what is a standard policy in hotels, that they can enter your room at any reasonable hour to check on it. It also serves to make sure a guest hasn't fallen or become ill and is unable to call for help - or isn't cooking up drugs or engaged in some other illegal activity.
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