Disney World Guests Forced to Evacuate This Resort

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Staying on property at Walt Disney World adds a special ounce of magic to your trip. At Disney World, Guests have many options on where they would like to rest their heads after a long day at the Parks. Disney offers Value Resort Hotels, Moderate Resort Hotels, Deluxe Resort Hotels, Deluxe Villas and Campgrounds. Disney also offers deluxe Resorts, the Walt Disney Dolphin, and the Walt Disney Swan Hotel.

With so many options, it can be rewarding just to make your final selections completing the planning process of your trip. Once that is all set, you’re one step closer to enjoying your Disney vacation. Hopefully, filled with magic, churros, and rides, a Disney vacation can be one of the most memorable experiences.

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While the many options of Resorts, Parks, and even dining options can be overwhelming, there’s never really a wrong way “to do” Disney. Just visiting “The Most Magical Place On Earth” is the best part of the adventure. Although it’s an adventure, to say the least, returning to your hotel room after a long day of activities truly feels like a homecoming.

For some, it may just be a place to shower and sleep. But for others, their Resort feels like their home away from home, and desire all of the amenities that come along with it. All Resort Hotels at Disney offer an array of amenities. For starters, they all offer free transportation to and from the Parks. Some even offer via the Disney Skyliner and monorail.

Disney Guests

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Other perks are recreational activities like pools, movies on the lawn, dining options, and campfire experiences. Along with these perks come others you may not think all that much about, like complimentary wifi, a 24-hour ATM, currency exchange, and smoke detectors. Yes, you heard that right, smoke detectors!

As a Guest, when you think of perks at a hotel, you begin to think of all the fancy options. An example is the kind of linens they may provide, the updated pool area, or maybe a new restaurant. But rarely do you think of the necessities that you’d hope to have in case of an emergency. And, like always, Disney has you covered.

Recent Guest experiences were shared online in reference to emergency alarms going off at one of Disney’s Resort Hotels, resulting in a temporary evacuation.

Disney Resort Evacuation

According to Inside the Magic, “Blaring emergency alarms and flashing lights awoke guests in Building 6 of the 1970s section at Disney’s Pop Century Resort around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday.” All Guests residing in this building, as well as the nearby buildings, had to evacuate their rooms. Inside the Magic also reported that Guests were able to return to their rooms fifteen to twenty minutes after the initial evacuation.

One Guest, Deanna, shared her experience on her X account, as seen below. Although first responders did show up to the scene, checking each floor, there was no answer as to why the alarms were set off.

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Though there was no definitive reason for the alarms going off, a detective of smoke could be one cause for evacuation. planDisney responded to a Guest inquiring if smoke detectors were in all rooms, which they confirmed “all rooms are equipped with smoke detectors,” taking one of many precautions for Guests.

While a blaring alarm in the middle of the night is less than magical, it’s important to note the safety requirements Disney has in place in the event something far worse does occur.

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.