Hooray for Mousekeeping!

22 Apr

The Associated Press brings us news of dedicated Walt Disney World Housekeeping staff saving the day for a Massachusetts couple:

While tidying up their villa as they prepared to leave the park late last week, Paul Campanale dumped a cardboard bowl, not knowing the container inside it held his wife Karen’s engagement, wedding and five-year-anniversary rings.

Park employees warned the couple from Worcester, Mass., that recovering the jewelry was all but impossible. So on Friday, the Campanales and their two children loaded onto a Magical Express bus and headed to the airport.

Back at the Wilderness Lodge resort, executive housekeeper Drew Weaver realized that trash from the Campanales’ villa hadn’t reached the industrial-size compactor yet. He and seven other volunteers donned protective clothing, emptied a parking lot bin and waded through bag after bag of rubbish to find the rings. And they did.

Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! Imagine digging through all that garbage, on behalf of Guests that those volunteers had probably never met. Housekeeping works hard, and is often under appreciated. Yet another reason to remember to tip well, whether staying at Disney or any other hotel!

2 Responses to “Hooray for Mousekeeping!”

  1. chris April 22, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Wow. We forgot my husband’s glasses and just decided to get new ones. Maybe we should have asked them to look!

  2. Grumpwurst (aka Ray) April 22, 2008 at 5:43 pm #


    Those employees hopefully got their names submitted for some kind of internal recognition. Not only did they take it upon themselves to try (many wouldn’t), but more than one person helped out

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