A new update on the Walt Disney World Website says that courtesy is no longer just having polite manners, it is also required. Courtesy is now a formalized policy for guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort.
In a section of the “Preparing for Your Visit” section of the “Getting Ready for Your Visit to Walt Disney World Resort” page, guests can find information about “Theme Park Reservations,” “Health & Safety,” the “Mobile App & More,” and now also “Courtesy”. Under the “Courtesy” icon it says, “Be the magic you want to see in the world.” This appears to be a play off the Mahatma Gandhi quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
When clicking on “Read More” under “Courtesy,” the expanded “Courtesy” box says, “Be the magic you want to see in the world. You must always remember to treat others with respect, kindness and compassion. Those who can’t live up to this simple wish may be asked to leave Walt Disney World Resort.” This is followed by a link to the Walt Disney World property rules.
On the Walt Disney World property rules page, there is a section called “Guest Courtesy and Attire Policies.” There, the following directive about courtesy can be found:
Please show common courtesy to fellow Guests and our Cast Members by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behavior, jumping lines or saving places in lines for others. For your safety and the safety of others, please refrain from running except in designated areas.Walt Disney World Guest Courtesy Policy
The courtesy policy, for now, is only on the Walt Disney World Resort website. At this time, the policy is not found on the Disneyland Resort website. It comes after several altercations happened in the last year at Walt Disney World Resort with unacceptable behavior.
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