Posted Dec 21, 2016
It's a new world that we live in. You go through security every time you leave the hotel. Our room was at the very end of the building so we asked the maid if there was a short way to get downstairs than walking all the way back to the front lobby and he said to take the stairwell at the end of the hall. Well...that took us out to La Brea Bakery and we headed to the park until Security converged on us and took us back to the Hotel.
At that point we started noticing the security and it was at least 4-5 times more obvious than ever before, plus there are dozens of employees that just stand around, not actually doing anything just watching.
We've been going to DL for over 20 years and have never felt unsafe, but with this new security procedure, we have to assume they are aware of something. So, good to be kept safe, but the layout of their hotel does not accommodate their security measures very well. I suggest not staying in a Downtown Disney view room unless you want to walk an extra mile (literally) out of your way each time you go back to the room.