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

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  1. Deb & Bill

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    Only if they are added to your reservation. If you don't have the occupancy left in your villa to add them, they cannot swim in the resort pool. The pools are reserved for registered guests of that resort.

    If you are staying at WL, they only have one pool open at this time and it is going to be full. If you are staying at CBR, the main pool is usually packed.
     
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  2. xinfamousxi

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    I called this morning got same answer from two different reps as the one last night
     
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  4. xinfamousxi

    xinfamousxi Earning My Ears

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    Hmmm that's what I thought but not the answer I'm getting when I called.
     
  5. Lynne M

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    Reservation CMs know a lot about reservations. Unfortunately, they're a terrible source of information about resort policies and are frequently wrong.

    The resorts' pool use policies are quite clear, and are posted on signs at the pools: the pools are for the use of registered guests of the hotel only. This is enforced at the pools, either by the use of gates that you have to scan a magic band to open, or by random checks by resort personnel.

    You have two options in this situation.

    1) Add your visiting family members to your reservation.

    2) If asked, the lifeguards will sometimes grant permission for guests to bring outside guests to the pool. This is entirely at the lifeguard's discretion, and can't be done in advance. They'll make the determination based on the current conditions at the pool.
     
  6. bumbershoot

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    Just remember that those CMs don't work in property, probably arent in Orlando let alone Florida, and might not have ever been to wdw.

    Their words don't govern how the resorts are run.
     
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  7. xinfamousxi

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    Yea I hear you. What I might do is just ask the front desk while I'm there I'm sure if I get there okay and then have my family show up they won't make me have them leave after already giving me the okay from their staff
     
  8. Deb & Bill

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    You would be asking the wrong people. The front desk has no control over the pools. They fall under the life guards who can overrule the front desk and can ask your relatives to leave if they are not on your reservation. If you are at the WL, there is only one pool open there and it is too crowded to bring in extra people. Just take your relatives to the water parks, but everyone will need admission there.
     
  9. xinfamousxi

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    I did type WL I meant kidani animal kingdom
     
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  11. Deb & Bill

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    Kidani is even worse. Both of the AKL/AKV pools are not permitted for pool hopping by DVC members because they are too small to handle all the guests at both the locations. So that should tell you about the situation there. It can be hard to find a chair at KV pool.
     
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    Also, nothing personal at all, but it is annoying to those who are paying a lot of money to stay at the resorts to just have other people come on in. Resort guests are entitled to enjoy less crowded pools if the resort isn't booked to capacity.
     
  13. xinfamousxi

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    i understand that
     
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  14. DG25

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    I won't do it again, but question, not trying to debate, but I see where it states, now that you point it out leisure pool at beach club is a no, how would they know, there was no life guard at the pool, and we were the only ones in the pool. So if there is no lifeguard and no one checkin bands like at SAB, than how can they even monitor the no pool hopping to leisure pools. I'm not sure any leisure pools has life guards. Like I say not debating, now that I see it is a no, I will go to BWI, my DGD liked those pools way better anyway. But it would really be a hard rule for Disney to monitor if there are no lifeguards so why have the rule.
     
  15. Deb & Bill

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    How would they know? You'll know. That's it.
     
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    Because most people are honest and do follow the rules. But this way of thinking is why many pools do have locked, Magic Band access only gates now.
     
  17. Lynne M

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    Look at this way: why do they have stop signs at intersections if they can't post a policeman at every one to enforce the rule? Because the sign is necessary to improve safety at that intersection, and it's assumed that drivers will obey the law and stop. The great majority do.

    Same thing with the pool sign. It's assumed that those passing by will obey the rule and not go in the pool if they're not a resort guest. And most do.
     
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    So, we booked a Cars suite at AoA and one of my children found out about the "computer pool" at Pop Century. I know people often ask about going from PC to AoA but do you think there is any chance we would be able to go and swim in the computer pool at PC (no pun intended)? :confused3
     
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    No, because they're not "sister" resorts. (The All Star resorts are sister resorts, as are POR and POFQ.)
     
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    Fair enough; thank you for a quick response! (I have some follow-up questions now but they belong in a different thread!)
     
  21. Kaytie

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    The computer pool is a square pool with a couple of painted, raised (maybe six inches?) keyboards on the pool surround. Genuinely nothing special.
     

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