Opting out of Mousekeeping options

Opting out of Mousekeeping options

by Linda


"Hi Dad,
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

The decades of the Pop Century

Staying in the Pop Century is cool! - Photo by Laurie Sapp

Hi Linda,

Congratulations. YOU'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD, and staying at my favorite place.

Dad's Pop Century page

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.

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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.



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Jun 29, 2018
by: Hollie

DVC members can't really opt out since we don't get mousekeeping until we are there 4 or more days. So all it saves is a tip for us. I do clean the room, wash dishes, etc because keeping the kitchen clean is something DVC members have to do or it will be noted.

Jun 27, 2018
Opting out of Mousekeeping.
by: Lisa

We just returned from a 6 days stay in pop century and opted out for a $50 gift card which sounded very nice. Downside was the new rooms which have laminate wood look floors now instead of carpeting. After a day the floors were awful to walk on and left your feet dirty and made it difficult to keep the beds clean.

Bathroom floor was worse and I thought we were pretty clean people. Lol! Never again! Just my opinion but the new floors, which I suppose are to make cleaning easier and better for people with allergies, are awful.

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