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Do not disturb

One of the odd consequences of the 1 October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas is that many hotels in the US have stopped guests from using the “do not disturb” sign traditionally found.

Instead they are using “room occupied” signs.

If the cleaner is unable to enter the room because the “room occupied” sign stays on the door, a specially trained hotel employee is now permitted to knock and then enter to check on the room.

Eight hotels owned by Disney, including those at Disneyland, the Aulani in Hawaii and the four hotels that overlook the monorail at Walt Disney World, have adopted this new “visit each day” policy.

The idea presumably is to prevent the ability of room occupants from being able to build up a collection of guns or similar killing paraphernalia inside their hotel room. Either that, or to increase the chances of catching guests caught in flagrante delicto.

Picture source: Quinn Dombrowski