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Would You Share Your Disney Resort Room With Bugs?

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Yes, bugs. Like the creepy crawlers that can fly but not in the Peter Pan (1953) way. Many Guests would scream a loud “NO” to bugs in your Disney Resort. Walt Disney World offers many options to stay on property. There is a Resort for every budget and group size, from the Value Resort Hotels to the Deluxe Villas. That said, unless bugs pay their share of the room, I think we’d all agree they should be evicted.

At Walt Disney World, Resorts, even the Value Resort Hotels, are not always cheap. During the busy season, a Value Resort Hotel like Disney’s Art of Animation can charge similar to prices to a Moderate Resort Hotel. But regardless of where you stay, there is a standard of cleanliness all Guests expect.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic changed many things at Disney, cleaning protocols were a part of the improvement for Cast Members but not so much for Guests. During the pandemic, Guests did not have daily housekeeping like previously as a precaution to keep all Guests and workers safe and obeying the six-foot proximity rule. Now that the pandemic has ended, Disney has reinstated housekeeping.

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To note, cleaning of Resort rooms was always happening regardless of before, during, or after the pandemic. The change came in frequency and when Guests were actually occupying the room. It is still very much the standard and expectation that, as a new Guest at any Disney Resort Hotel, your room should be clean and shiny from the prior Guests.

A recent Guest of Disney’s All-Star Movies had a different experience and took to the internet to share their thoughts.

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How Many Bugs Are Too Many Bugs?

Theoretically, no one would like to have bugs in their room. But realistically, Disney World is in Orlando, Florida, where bugs sure do exist. The heat and humidity can have an effect on that. A strong suggestion is not to leave food sitting out or windows open during your stay to prevent any uninvited Guests. With that said, this Guest didn’t do either and still had a buggy experience. They wrote,

We booked our room at All Star Movies and found a few bugs in the bathroom by the shower and by the sink. Whatever, it’s fine. Bugs happen. The following morning we wake up to 18 (my kids thought it would be fun to count) knats in the sink, about 7 in the shower, and two dead long and skinny ones on the edge of the bed. Upon checking out the room further, there was a significant amount of dust in the corners of the room, and the garbage pail was sticky at the bottom of it. I felt it was time to call the front desk. It just didn’t feel clean. I never, ever complain about my room, and being a florida resident, I understand the bug situation completely. I don’t care if it’s a value resort, I’m still paying around $150 a night. And it doesn’t even include daily housekeeping.

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The Guest’s purpose of the post was to ask for advice and what other people would do in their situation. Of course, plenty of Disney Guests and fans alike took to the comments section. Many commented that Disney had previously offered comped rooms, discounts, or simply changed their rooms if they felt uncomfortable with the cleanliness of the room.

If there is one thing Disney does well, it’s their top-tier customer service. They truly do want every Guest to have the most magical experience and certainly try to provide that. Reporting any issues to a Cast Member, like calling your Resort front desk, is a great way to talk through solutions to any problem on Disney property.

Have you ever experienced bugs in your Disney Resort room?

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.