Opting out of Mousekeeping options
Family of 3 going to WDW staying at Pop Century in Late August. Heard rumours about opting out of the Mousekeeping service in lieu of $20 a day gift cards. Where can these gift cards be used? Is it for future travel or can it be used for our stay?
Can't wait to go back!!!
Mousekeeping and opting out
Staying in the Pop Century is cool! - Photo by Laurie Sapp
Congratulations. YOU'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD, and staying at my favorite place.
You've asked a good question and one that doesn't have a firm answer because Disney is changing things all the time. I will say that we've been offered it a time or two, but we like a clean room and fresh towels.
Let me start with a bunch of disclaimers. This is subject to change without notice. Not all resorts participate in the program. The opting out of Mousekeeping is not offered all the time. The amount of money that is on the gift card varies. You may or may not be offered the opt out. Who knows what Disney will do tomorrow.
Get the idea?
A test of the opt out of Mousekeeping program started last year. There's a lot of talk about it, but Disney has never offered any firm details or comittments to the program.
What to do
When you arrive, if you are interested in opting out, call Mousekeeping and ask if opting out is an option. If they say yes, they will offer you a gift card. The amount will probably by $10 per day and won't include the last day. You can NOT opt out of the first or last day. So if you are staying 5 days, your gift card will be for $30.
As I said in the disclaimers these rules are flexible, might change and might not even be available.
The Disney Gift Cards are standard Disney Gift Cards. They don't have any restrictions on them and don't expire so yes, you could use them down the line.
Oh, and someone from Disney will check your room every day.
Dad's Bottom Line
The bottom line is the opting out of Mousekeeping program is not a done deal. It's not always available and is not something you should plan on. Think of it as a nice bonus.