>> Using Pools at Other Resorts: FAQ and Questions (New) <<

Deb & Bill

DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
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Mar 20, 2000
What if you do not want to swim in the pool, just sit and watch the grandbaby swim? Do you think they would allow that at Poly, particularly if we are dressed in street clothes, not bathing attire? (We are staying at POFQ). I understand the rationale of the restrictions, but wonder if this is step 1 of "no, you cannot eat at this resort's restaurant, drink at this bar, etc.". I love the pina coladas at Poly, and would hate to be told "NO DRINK FOR YOU!". :rotfl2:
One more thing. If your son/daughter is a DVC member staying on their points at the Polynesian and pool hopping isn't blacked out, they could swim at your pool with the grandkids.
 

Lumpy1106

DIS Veteran
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Jul 2, 2010
Just about to close our first DVC contract and planning our Welcome Home trip for next summer.

It seems like every time we go, we end up in EPCOT in the middle of the day, wilting. In the past we have either sucked it up, found some AC and kept going, or planned a trip back to the resort to use the pool there. The second option has always gone best, but it takes hours out of your day to get on the bus, head back to the resort, get changed, swim, and head back.

But with DVC we can pool hop (YEA!)

Questions;
1) Is it just the main pool @ BCV that you cannot hop to or all of them?
2) We can't be the only DVC who do this. How crowded do the BWV pools get? Is it even worth heading over there?
3) Will you be able to pool-hop to DRR? With the gondolas that seems like a really good option.
4) Assuming you cannot pool-hop DRR, how far is it to walk to the CBR pool from the gondola?
 


Deb & Bill

DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
Joined
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Just about to close our first DVC contract and planning our Welcome Home trip for next summer.

It seems like every time we go, we end up in EPCOT in the middle of the day, wilting. In the past we have either sucked it up, found some AC and kept going, or planned a trip back to the resort to use the pool there. The second option has always gone best, but it takes hours out of your day to get on the bus, head back to the resort, get changed, swim, and head back.

But with DVC we can pool hop (YEA!)

Questions;
1) Is it just the main pool @ BCV that you cannot hop to or all of them?
2) We can't be the only DVC who do this. How crowded do the BWV pools get? Is it even worth heading over there?
3) Will you be able to pool-hop to DRR? With the gondolas that seems like a really good option.
4) Assuming you cannot pool-hop DRR, how far is it to walk to the CBR pool from the gondola?
You cannot hop to any pools at BCV including SAB. When we stayed at CBR, the themed pool was packed. It was barely big enough for the guests at that resort. DRR will probably not be permitted. You also can't hop to AoA. Luna Park pool also gets crowded.

I would expect DVC to eliminate pool hopping in the near future.
 
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  • Lynne M

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    Nov 4, 2001
    @debandbill covered it very well, but I’ll just add that the most up to date information on pool hopping can be found on the DVC member site.
     

    UrbnCwgrl

    Earning My Ears
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    Aug 27, 2019
    As a former lifeguard, please be kind to them...no matter their anything (age...etc) They're following their instructions to keep everyone safe...not inconvenience anyone nor single-out anyone. This is great information! :thanks:
     

    TheMagicDivision

    Earning My Ears
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    Nov 24, 2019
    The Hippy Dippy Pool (main pool) at Pop Century is going to be closed during our stay, we’ve been told alternate arrangements will be made for movie under the stars, has any heard if guests will be given access to AoA pool/movie nights?
     

    kaytieeldr

    Post hoc, ergo propter hoc
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2005
    Unlikely. You can check the Rumors and News forum, but afaik, "alternate arrangements" applies to events around the pool - like the nightly movies.
     
  • DisSurfer878

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    Jul 25, 2018
    Can you book a cabana at a resort you aren't staying at and use the pool that way? Probably no, but DLand California allows it so thought I'd ask.
     

    dieumeye

    DIS Veteran
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    Feb 17, 2019
    Can you book a cabana at a resort you aren't staying at and use the pool that way? Probably no, but DLand California allows it so thought I'd ask.
    For what it’s worth, the WDW site says this:

    All cabanas can be rented for a full or half-day. Those at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are available to Guests of any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Cabanas shared by Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort are available to Guests of those Resorts only.
     

    Shelby Schroepfer

    *Never Grow Up*
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    Aug 20, 2018
    We have All Star Music booked this November and the main pool is closed. We received an email that said we are welcome to swim at nearby All Star resorts but how inconvenient is it? I know they're close, but I've never WALKED resort to resort.
     
  • kaytieeldr

    Post hoc, ergo propter hoc
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2005
    Music is the middle of the threeresorts. You'd have to use Google Maps or somerhing, with a key, to figure the exact yardagre - but not far. In fact, while the quiet pool at Music will be open, the main pool at another All Star might be closer.
     





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