Disney World hotel has employee cafeteria closed after roaches

Disney World hotel has employee cafeteria closed by health inspectors because of roaches, flies

A Disney World hotel employee cafeteria was closed down by health inspectors last week because of live roaches and fruit flies in the kitchen.

During a visit to the Walt Disney World Swan Resort on Oct. 12, an inspector noted live and dead roaches.

The Swan resort, at 1200 Epcot Resort Boulevard, reopened the next day with a clean inspection.

"We take all matters seriously involving the health and safety of our cast and guests," said a statement from hotel spokeswoman Treva Marshall. "We were alerted to an issue in our Swan employee cafeteria, caused by an unused piece of equipment, and immediately had it removed."

The hotel is on Disney World property and run by Starwood Hotels.

Other eateries in the hotel have passed recent health inspections.

The Swan resort was among three Central Florida restaurants that were closed last week.

A Pollo Tropical in western Orlando was closed temporarily on Oct. 13, also because of roaches. The inspector noted 20 live roaches on the wall behind the dish machine in the back room.

It didn't reopen for two days. The inspection was the result of a complaint.

The Social House at Waterford Lakes was closed for two hours on Oct. 14 after an inspector found roaches.

Social House owner Jamie Feldman said he blames the intense rains from Hurricane Matthew for bringing roaches in from outside.

He said they hired a new pest control company immediately and hasn't had a problem since.

Pollo Tropical representatives did not return requests for comment.

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