Guest Shares Terrifying Experience at Disney World Luxury Resort

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When visiting Walt Disney World Resort, Guests can enjoy delicious food and drinks, world-class entertainment, character interactions, iconic classic attractions, and new innovative experiences.

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And if we add to that all the possibilities the Resort offers outside the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, between Disney Springs and the 25 themed hotels that can be found on the property, some of them with their own exciting dining options, outdoor activities and relaxing spa treatments, it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World is The Most Magical Place On Earth!

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Staying at one of Walt Disney World’s Resorts is a dream to many, but for one particular Guest and her party, this dream turned into a nightmare in a minute.

Redditor u/GeneralInformation82 shared their experience while staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, one of the most luxurious Resorts on property. She comments that on the last morning of their stay at one of the Resort’s suites, she and a friend were taking showers in their own showers while their husbands were out playing golf and that as she was getting out of the shower, she heard voices coming from the dining area of the suite.

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She comments she got out in a robe to find two unknown men in their suite with no uniform or equipment and that moments later, her friend came out in a towel to see these two men as well. The original poster says the men apologized in what she calls “broken English,” saying they were given keys to the room before quickly leaving the room. Obviously, both Guests were terrified, as the situation was not only uncomfortable but also concerning and dangerous, not to mention that it should’ve never happened.

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The original poster says that she and her friend quickly got dressed and ran to the front desk to find out what was going on. Allegedly, two workers were sent to the room to fix the internet. Still, the Guest was skeptical as they were not in uniform and had no prior authorization to enter the room, apart from the fact that no member of her party had reported any issues with the Resort’s internet. She comments that Cast Members at the front desk were “super nice,” but that a situation like this should never happen. She ends her story by reminding everyone to latch their doors.

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Fellow Redditors shared the Guest’s terror, agreeing that this situation shouldn’t have happened and that the two men should have been wearing uniforms or at least been escorted or accompanied by another Cast Member in uniform and with an ID. Others commented on their own experiences at Disney World Resorts, ranging from mistaken wake-up calls from Cast Members opening their rooms and Cast Members entering their rooms to check “everything is ok” to being given the keys to rooms still occupied. It would appear these situations are more common than one would think, which is concerning, especially considering the commitment the Walt Disney Company has to make every Guest’s stay a magical experience.

Disney Vacation Club Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge
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The official Walt Disney World website describes this luxurious Resort as follows:

Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic.

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With an 11,000-square-foot pool with an exciting waterslide, award-winning dining, exotic animals, and the possibility to upgrade your stay to a Disney Deluxe Villa with just-like-home-amenities, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is an excellent option for Guests to plan their next visit to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT.

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At Magic Kingdom, there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary, and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will return. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

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And if you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a ton to see and do! You can head over to Expedition Everest in Asia (when it is not under refurbishment) to visit the terrifying Yeti. Pandora will bring your Avatar dreams to life with Flight of Passage bringing Guests into the world of the Na’vi. DINOSAUR is still filled with giant dinos at every turn, and over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can take a ride on a real safari, and if you are lucky, a giraffe might even step in your way! A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is now running, and the show is not one you should miss.

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What do you think of this terrifying situation? Let us know in the comments below!

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