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goofy4tink
04-20-2004, 01:23 PM
Well guys....there are people out there that really do think there is no problem doing this. I was visiting my m-i-l yesterday. We took a drive over to visit her s-i-l who is going to WDW this week. So, Aunt C. and I start talking about all things Disney, of course. She's a fanatic too. Well, she says she can't forget her Disney bag. Her bag that goes everywhere with her. It has her bathing suit and towel and other important stuff in it. When I asked her why she carried her suit everywhere with her she said..."Oh, when we get hot and tired we just go on over to the closest pool and swim." When I asked her if she had ever been asked to leave by a CM, she looked at me like I had two heads. "Never." she replied. When I told her that really was frowned upon, she was quite taken aback!! Said she's always done it and they've been going to WDW since it opened!! When I told her that it wasn't allowed, she said "Well, we'll see what happens this time. But, we love the pool at the Polynesian, so we're planning on taking the group over there to try it out." Yikes!!! There are 13 of them going. They're staying at FW cabins. So, I apologize for my 'out-laws'. I tried to tell them, but to no avail. This is the first time I've run into someone who actually does this.

Geoff_M
04-20-2004, 01:55 PM
I did too... and it's sorta my "fault". A co-worker of mine took his family to WDW over this Spring Break. I provided lots of research material for him to read over and spent a several stretches in his offfice giving him advice. Upon his return I was eager to see how things went. They stayed at the BC and had a great time there. He recounted to me what they did. One day he said "We took a break from MK and walked over to the CR for a swim." I did a double take and asked him if I heard him correctly. He said "Yeh, we packed our suits and went over there for a swim around lunch time and ate at the CR counter service restaurant." I told him that pool hopping was a "No, no" at WDW. He then said "But I got the idea from you. You said it was OK!" I then realized that he must have confused what I said when I was telling him about the advantages of our belonging to DVC during one of our "Disney World 101" sessions!

maryliz
04-20-2004, 01:56 PM
My guess on the situation ... when Disney first opened, it was quite accepted to pool hop. I have fond memories of swimming at the Contemporary when we were camping at FW (and believe me, the pool was nothing but a rectangle :p ). I figure that because this was allowed back then, she probably never heard that it was no longer allowed. After all, why would you ask when you've always known it to be the rule, and you don't spend time here on our great Dis boards. I can totally see how this happens. Now that you've "enlightened" her, you'd kind of hope that she would mention it at her own front desk upon check-in so that she would hear the "revised rules" from the CM's. Good for you for trying, but unless she gets caught, she'll probably continue to do this.

Mary Liz

Ratpack
04-20-2004, 01:59 PM
We met one last summer at our neighborhood pool. They were friends of our neighbors but live in another section of the neighborhood. We got to talking about Disney since they had just gotten back and we were leaving in a few weeks. They said you really have to try Stormalong Bay. I said that we weren't staying there and wouldn't be able and they said just go over, they allow you to swim where you want. :mad:

Kimberle
04-20-2004, 02:16 PM
I met one too!!

We'd just gotten to WL last Sept. The first thing dd wanted to do was swim! We'd just gotten settled around the kiddie pool. A lady started chatting with me.

"Are you staying here?" "Yes", I was taken aback because you are only suppost to swim where you stay. "We're staying at the campgrounds" said she....:eek:

dylansdad
04-20-2004, 02:26 PM
Nah, no such thing, wont believe it till i see photo proof:rolleyes:

BrianMonk
04-20-2004, 02:38 PM
I'm wondering how I'll know if I meet one?

Do they have 3 eyes? A lot of hair growing out of one nostril? Do they regularly shower or just use to pool(s)?

I've been told you really haven't lived until you've met one so it's on my "must do" list for WDW.

Thanks in advance for the help.:wave:

HoosierFantasia
04-20-2004, 03:24 PM
I imagine the Disney policy is to not upset the herd unless there is a overcrowding problem. Then maybe.
In Las Vegas they definitely don't want you pool hopping. And to avoid this they have someone checking room keys at the entrance to the pools. Now paying someone to verify is making sure it doesn't happen.
But, thats just my opinion.
I wouldn't do it because it seems like it would be just a hassle.

Bill

PamNC
04-20-2004, 04:12 PM
I work with a girl who went about 3 weeks ago. She stayed at POP century but swam at the Swan/Dolphin. Bad girl!!!!!

Pool Hopping should be punishable by Disney-law. Subject to get you thrown out on your ears. Mouse ears that is.

PamNC

MickeyisanNDfan
04-20-2004, 04:14 PM
If You didn't read these boards and the endless threads about "pool hopping" Would you know it wasn't allowed?

Grumpy37
04-20-2004, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by MickeyisanNDfan
If You didn't read these boards and the endless threads about "pool hopping" Would you know it wasn't allowed?

You mean, besides the sign that says the pool is reserved for paying Polynesian guests only?

:p

McCall
04-20-2004, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by MickeyisanNDfan
If You didn't read these boards and the endless threads about "pool hopping" Would you know it wasn't allowed?

I would think signs that say Pool is for guests of this resort only would give them a clue.

edcrbnsoul
04-20-2004, 04:42 PM
I also did this back in the "day" when this was allowed. :wave:
There was only the 4 resorts back then. So it wasnt so much of I'm at this park I'll just use this pool mentality it was just one of the perks to staying onsite. I'll take my 3 three eyed web toed self back into the ooze which I came now ;) .

Grumpy'sMom
04-20-2004, 05:14 PM
I just have a question - are pool-hoppers born with three eyes and web toes or do they get that way from pool hopping????:tongue:

HeatherAnn23
04-20-2004, 05:22 PM
Wow - and I thought only us Oregonian's had webbed feet!! So, how do I know the difference between an Oregonian and a pool-hopper - or am I genetically destined to be a pool hopper???:eek:

Disney's Deluxe Princess
04-20-2004, 06:12 PM
We were riding the bus from AK to WL one hot summer's day. We saw this family was carrying their beach attire with them. They started talking to us and mentioned that they were staying at Port Orleans, but they liked to swim at the WL. I figured that maybe they were DVC and staying at PO for the night or something. I asked the mom if she belonged to DVC and if she liked it? She says, "DVC?", "What's that"?. :rolleyes: I didn't bother to explain or tell her pool hopping wasn't allowed. We saw them later having a good ol' time in the WL pool.

Poohbear123
04-20-2004, 06:35 PM
I have a "friend" that does this......she drives from another town close by, with DD, and goes to whatever Pool she wants to go in, except the Contemporay and Poly. In fact, last week, she went to WL and let her DD swim in that pool, and it started to rain....really heavy, so I told her she got punished.:tongue:

goofy4tink
04-20-2004, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by edcrbnsoul
I also did this back in the "day" when this was allowed. :wave:
There was only the 4 resorts back then. So it wasnt so much of I'm at this park I'll just use this pool mentality it was just one of the perks to staying onsite. I'll take my 3 three eyed web toed self back into the ooze which I came now ;) .

Ed, you're just plain ole bad!!! Yes, I think this lady also went on the same 'day' that you did when it was allowed. I don't think she's been back to the world for about 10 years. But, even tho I told her the policy I think she'll have to see the posted warnings herself. Three-eyed, webb-toed people....what next you guys??!!:rolleyes:

BrianMonk
04-20-2004, 06:44 PM
We saw them later having a good ol' time in the WL pool.

Wonderful for that family.

Unless a pool is overly crowded, life's too short to get wrapped up in the fact someone is getting a perk you're not without paying for it.

I even let the annoying little critters (not to be confused with the enjoyable kids) in the neighborhood swim in our own pool when we're in it.

If it's really crowded, I'd have to think complaints would register with the Hotel Mgt.

wdwdvcdad
04-20-2004, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by BrianMonk
Wonderful for that family.

Unless a pool is overly crowded, life's too short to get wrapped up in the fact someone is getting a perk you're not without paying for it.

I even let the annoying little critters (not to be confused with the enjoyable kids) in the neighborhood swim in our own pool when we're in it.

If it's really crowded, I'd have to think complaints would register with the Hotel Mgt.

AMEN!!!! Too many people seem to be so wrapped in other peoples' lives that it interferes with their enjoyment of their own.

Noelle
04-20-2004, 07:27 PM
We own DVC and we're supposed to be able to pool hop during certain seasons as long as the resort pool isn't overly crowded. (with the exception...No AKL and Stormalong Bay. Which is okay, cause we're staying at the Beach Club Villas anyway.) But I was actually going to let my teenage daughter use the GF pool for a half an hour before her spa treatment on our upcoming trip. Since My mom and I have appointments 1/2 an hour before hers. But now, I'm kind of feeling like Pool hopping is looked down upon. Even though it is a perk listed on our contract when we bought our DVC. Maybe I'll just have my daughter hang out in the Lobby until her appointment time.

Grumpy37
04-20-2004, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by BrianMonk
Wonderful for that family.

Unless a pool is overly crowded, life's too short to get wrapped up in the fact someone is getting a perk you're not without paying for it.

I agree, to heck with teaching your kids stupid values like honesty and integrity when you could be spending that time showing them how to get over on the system. ;)

Sammie
04-20-2004, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by HoosierFantasia
I imagine the Disney policy is to not upset the herd unless there is a overcrowding problem. Then maybe.
In Las Vegas they definitely don't want you pool hopping. And to avoid this they have someone checking room keys at the entrance to the pools. Now paying someone to verify is making sure it doesn't happen.
But, thats just my opinion.
I wouldn't do it because it seems like it would be just a hassle.

Bill

That might be the Disney policy of the past, but not sure about the future. In talking to friends recently that work for the Mouse, they said alot of discussion had come up recently concerning Pool Hopping and that changes were being discussed. I do know they have received numerous complaints recently from guests wanting it stopped.

I guess we will wait and see.

Sammie
04-20-2004, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by wdwdvcdad
AMEN!!!! Too many people seem to be so wrapped in other peoples' lives that it interferes with their enjoyment of their own.

And some are so wrapped up in their own personal enjoyment it interferes with someone's elses enjoyment of something they paid for.

All in how you look at it.

corinascot
04-20-2004, 08:15 PM
My uncle (an Orlando resident) has been known to swim in WDW pools when he's not staying in ANY resort. I know he's been busted a couple times and asked to leave.

johnvree
04-20-2004, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by MickeyisanNDfan
If You didn't read these boards and the endless threads about "pool hopping" Would you know it wasn't allowed?
If the resort pools were not limited to the resort's guests, the pools would essentially be public pools. Every Florida resident in the area could simply park at Downtown Disney, take a bus over to a resort and swim for free.

wdwdvcdad
04-20-2004, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by Grumpy37
I agree, to heck with teaching your kids stupid values like honesty and integrity when you could be spending that time showing them how to get over on the system. ;)

I say we shoot 'em.

wdwdvcdad
04-20-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Sammie
And some are so wrapped up in their own personal enjoyment it interferes with someone's elses enjoyment of something they paid for.

All in how you look at it.

ok, I've got it figured out, now...

You would be choice A: Too many people seem to be so wrapped in other peoples' lives that it interferes with their enjoyment of their own.

The Pool Hopper would be Choice B: some are so wrapped up in their own personal enjoyment it interferes with someone's elses enjoyment of something they paid for.

I (and most rational people) would be choice C: If the pool is not over crowded, mind your own business and have some fun. Don't worry about others.

Now, If they are using a mug from last month's trip, then we hang 'em off of the scary clown slide.:wave2: THAT is simply intollerable.:tongue:

BambiTamby
04-20-2004, 08:47 PM
ROTFLMAO!!!!:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

And as always, Sammie, I agree with you!


wdwdvcdad...too funny!http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_5_134.gif

Sammie
04-20-2004, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by wdwdvcdad
ok, I've got it figured out, now...

You would be choice A: Too many people seem to be so wrapped in other peoples' lives that it interferes with their enjoyment of their own.

The Pool Hopper would be Choice B: some are so wrapped up in their own personal enjoyment it interferes with someone's elses enjoyment of something they paid for.

I (and most rational people) would be choice C: If the pool is not over crowded, mind your own business and have some fun. Don't worry about others.

Now, If they are using a mug from last month's trip, then we hang 'em off of the scary clown slide.:wave2: THAT is simply intollerable.:tongue:

I guess since we only go when the resort is at capacity and peak swimming time, summer, it does affect my judgement.

It does not affect my enjoyment. I never said I could not have a good time, I just voiced my opinion like everyone else.

However if I am there during peak time, it's crowded and I do overhear someone bragging about the fact they are pool hopping, then yes I will report them. But then that's part of my enjoyment, :)

wdwdvcdad
04-20-2004, 09:00 PM
if there were plenty of seats available, would you still "report them"?

if the guard lets someone park in the contemporary & go to the magic kingdom, would you "report them"?

It all seems a little too orwelian. I'd rather worry about my own.

I hope you have a great trip on your next excursion to WDW. maybe we'll bump into each other, as I can only go during the summer or school breaks, as well. I'll buy you a beer & we can check room keys together!:wave:

Aisling
04-20-2004, 09:01 PM
My uncle (an Orlando resident) has been known to swim in WDW pools when he's not staying in ANY resort.

LOL This reminds me of those old guys in the movie Cocoon, sneaking onto private oproperty to use the pool. Bad boys!

Tigger&Belle
04-20-2004, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by HeatherAnn23
Wow - and I thought only us Oregonian's had webbed feet!! So, how do I know the difference between an Oregonian and a pool-hopper - or am I genetically destined to be a pool hopper???:eek:

Oregonians have webbed feet, but only two eyes!!! I should know, I am (was?) one.

T&B

Tigger&Belle
04-20-2004, 09:21 PM
I'm putting on my flame-proof suit now because I'm going to admit that we once briefly pool hopped. We'd stayed at the Poly when the pool was closed for refurbishment and were back at WDW another time. We went to the Poly to rent water mice, which is allowed. Since we were in our swimsuits we let the kids try out the water slide. I sure didn't think it was a big deal, the pool wasn't crowded, we didn't stay long, and we were there and spent $ on the mice. Hopping wasn't our intention for going. I sure didn't consider it a big deal, especially since the Poly pool had been closed when we had actually stayed there.

At the time we were staying at AKL, so another deluxe property, so clearly weren't trying to stay cheap and enjoy the perk of a nice pool.

I'm a pretty "go by the rules" kind of person most of the time, so don't totally roast me! ;)

T&B

Mouse Man
04-20-2004, 10:13 PM
I don't really care about the pool hoppers. I sometimes go in the summer and never , ever had a problem with overcrowding in the hotel pool. For all those who go through the trouble of lugging your swimsuits throughout the parks and transportation, more power to you! You get an "A" for effort. Really though, I've never been that involved in the other guest's business to even know who was "hopping" in my resort's pool.:smooth:

susy
04-21-2004, 07:45 AM
I live in south FL where there are tons of hotel pools everywhere. We also live ten minutes form the beach. It would NEVER occur to me to use a hotel pool unless I was a guest of that hotel. I will be at the BC Mem Day weekend which will be crowded enough. I hope they check resort id's.

goofy4tink
04-21-2004, 07:58 AM
To all of you out there who feel some of us 'need a life' so to speak (my words, not yours!). Does it ruin my vacation if someone is poolhopping and shouldn't be? No. Do I go and report them? No. But........if I'm paying Polynesian prices for Polynesian amenities, then why should I have to put up with gangs of teen-agers in the main pool, who are just hopping on the monorail and hopping to all the pools? On the day this happened, the volcano pool was chock-a-block full of people. You could barely move. We never saw a CM ask any kids for ID's. We were there when the kids entered and when they left saying they were on their way to GF pool. Were they DVC'rs? Possibly. But I don't think they were ever asked for IDs. That's my gripe.

labst60
04-21-2004, 08:12 AM
Perhaps some of the confusion these days is because the Universal resorts allow (an even encourage) pool hopping.

When we made our Universal reservations last year, the reservationist made a point to tell me how you were permitted to use the amentities at the other hotels.

When we called our pool to rent a cabana for the day, we were told there were none available, but we could try the other hotels since the each pool is open to all resort guests.

Just a thought...

Grumpy37
04-21-2004, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by wdwdvcdad
I say we shoot 'em.

OK, but not near the pool, we don't want any blood in the water. :p ;)

wdwdvcdad
04-21-2004, 08:58 AM
instead of shooting them, we could throw them into the volcano at the poly! no muss, no fuss!

HughJackman'n'me
04-21-2004, 09:03 AM
Originally posted by goofy4tink
To all of you out there who feel some of us 'need a life' so to speak (my words, not yours!). Does it ruin my vacation if someone is poolhopping and shouldn't be? No. Do I go and report them? No. But........if I'm paying Polynesian prices for Polynesian amenities, then why should I have to put up with gangs of teen-agers in the main pool, who are just hopping on the monorail and hopping to all the pools? On the day this happened, the volcano pool was chock-a-block full of people. You could barely move. We never saw a CM ask any kids for ID's. We were there when the kids entered and when they left saying they were on their way to GF pool. Were they DVC'rs? Possibly. But I don't think they were ever asked for IDs. That's my gripe.

I always obey the "rules" of the resort at which my family and I are vacationing; I think EVERYONE ELSE [like THIS is gonna happen!] should too! I don't have so much a problem with other WDW guests pool-hopping, as I do with "outsiders" who aren't even staying on-site and using WDW resort amenities....goofy4tink has a very valid point - why should a guest, paying $79/nite at AS, be allowed to swim at WL, for $189+/nite?? Part of what you are paying for IS the priviledge to use that particular resort's amenities, the pool being one of them. Maybe each resort can post a large sign specifying that the pool is for use by GUESTS ONLY and that there will be random ID verification(Not that the resort would actually enforce it!) If it is stated in plain view, then those who make an honest mistake [under the assumption that it IS allowed] will not be tempted to pool-hop.... :rolleyes:

(Just MHO ~ okay "soapbox speech" over!:duck: )

goofy4tink
04-21-2004, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by wdwdvcdad
instead of shooting them, we could throw them into the volcano at the poly! no muss, no fuss!

:earseek:

sweet maxine
04-21-2004, 09:18 AM
Hello from the Delta!!

The cable guy was here yesterday and worked on our internet connection, and it seems we have lost all of our previous settings. Anyway, so that my daughter (vintagegal) and I could have separate monikers (she likes to post on the teen board) I chose an old Doobie Brothers song for myself. Now we are back up and running. Anyway, back to the subject, we stay in the cabins in the campground and pay just as much as those in the deluxe resorts for our stay (approximately--don't flame me over that!) I have always encouraged others to come to the campfire program. Heaven forbid that tooooo many folks showed up and there would be a fight for first rights to the marshmallow roast for our s'mores! I can see it now- ID bands issued for campfire program and movie. Those not adhering to the rules must immediately surrender their roasting sticks and marshmallows and exit the campground. After all, we MUST stick to the rules, right?

I guess if you look at the the great scheme of things it doesn't really matter, does it?

Maleficent2
04-21-2004, 09:40 AM
But I do not see a problem with pool hopping(have not done it unless you count when we swim at the resort that other family members are staying/swimming at when we are staying at a different resort).

As long as the pool is not overcrowded why should it matter as long as you are staying at a WDW resort to hop over and visit another resort who knows maybe you will like it so much that next visit you will stay at that resort.


Besides unless you hear someone saying that they are pool hopping how would you know?


Mal

mad4themouse
04-21-2004, 09:40 AM
It was my understanding that the campfire & sing-along at Fort Wilderness was open to all guests staying at WDW resorts, regardless of which resort they were staying at. Have I been misinformed? I got my info from Mousesavers.

Mousesavers.com - Free & Cheap Stuff to Do at WDW (http://www.mousesavers.com/freestuff.html#activities)

Smcgibeau
04-21-2004, 09:51 AM
If we get to use amenities based on price. Does someone paying rack rates at a deluxe get first dibs on the amenities over someone paying with an AP or AAA or other discount?

I'm not saying I pool hop, its actually never occured to me, to much hassle to drag my bathing suit and crud around. But if we're basing it just on price alone, heck there are different prices people are paying at the same hotel.

:)

madalex
04-21-2004, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Maleficent2
But I do not see a problem with pool hopping(have not done it unless you count when we swim at the resort that other family members are staying/swimming at when we are staying at a different resort).



Yeah, that counts as "pool hopping" (why would it not?)

sweet maxine
04-21-2004, 09:54 AM
But putting a different spin on things, how would you feel if you were at FW and couldn't find a seat at the campfire program or space at the beach to watch the fireworks at night due to others from other resorts. I have seen posts re: complaints about too many people showing up at the Poly, GF, etc. for fireworks showing and that it was too crowded because people were there who should not have been. Isn't this also encouraged? I have read ( and I don't have any quotes) but that it is nice to eat at a certain restaurant at the Poly, then walk out and watch the water parade, etc. Yes, I know this thread is about pool hopping, but it seems that I read several complaints from people concerning folks from FW at the WL swimming in the pools. Are there also people from WL attending any of the offerings at FW? Sorry, but that is just my spin on things. Just for the record, I have never pool hopped, nor has any member of my family. I do teach my children to go by the rules and hope that they learn for the future. I thought this thread was just for fun and have laughed at some of the posts. I guess here in Mississippi we see things differently. That is part of our Southern charm. We simply smile and go on.

cindy21494
04-21-2004, 10:15 AM
Pool hopping really doesn't bother me too much, I have never found the pools too crowded yet. What I don't understand is why you would pool hop? Every resort has one or more pools, why not just use the one you are staying at? I can understand wanting to try SAB, it is like a waterpark (I have not been there before, just what I hear). We have enjoyed every pool we stayed at from All Star to the Poly.:)

Smcgibeau
04-21-2004, 10:23 AM
In 1998 hubby and I stayed at ASM while my parents stayed at the BC. Hubby and I couldn't afford the BC but we were going with my parents who hadn't been since 1983. My father was handicapped and the BC was perfect for them. We swam with then every day. Did so because it was a family trip and one of the last with my Dad before he passed away (terminal disease). Going back to Disney was a dream for them and they wouldn't have done it without us. Dad was on dialysis and Mom needed us to help drive him over to the hospital three days during the week for treatments.

I guess reading this thread I broke the rules. And I'd do it again as I've still got the picture of us on my desk at work and it was one of my favorite trips to Disney ever.

sweet maxine
04-21-2004, 10:29 AM
BTW we'll be at FW May 19th for 9 nights. We will NOT be doing any pool hopping. My 16 y/o daughter says the pool at FW is fine. But you will know us when you see us. My daughter will be the one helping the elderly woman onto a bus, my son will be holding the door open (I hope all those cotillion lessons paid off!), and I will be giving my seat up on the bus for the tired mom with the baby across her shoulders. I was raised that way, and I am raising my own the same way. And I will really enjoy riding Dumbo during EMH with my grandson ( no, he doesn't belong to my 16 y/o's), and it will never even cross my mind about who is in which pool. I hope you all have fun at Disney. I know we will.

Disneylvr
04-21-2004, 11:10 AM
I guess I have broken the rules too. Back in 1995 we stayed in a Deluxe Resort for the first time, the Contemporary. At that time their main pool was closed for renovations and I was very disappointed we weren't told about this before our arrival. I called the front desk and complained and was told we could use the pool at the Wilderness Lodge or the Polynesian. So everyday we took the boat over to the Wilderness Lodge and swam for an hour or so. No one checked our resort ID nor was the pool overcrowded.

Since then we have not pool hopped and use our own resort's swimming pools. But I also don't spend my valuable vacation/family time trying to figure out just who is pool hopping, using a different resort's mug or who has too many people in one room. But that is just me.

DisneyDmbNut
04-21-2004, 11:28 AM
When I stayed at the YC in 1996..the pool was all open and you could access it from many points..went back in 97 and they had gated the pool off and at the openings, they had CM's there to check your room key and make sure you were a hotel guest. I haven't stayed there since, and they don't do it at WL...I told my DH that too many people must have been using the pool from other resorts.

noyesl
04-21-2004, 12:21 PM
I have to admit we allowed our seven year old to pool hop
as well. We were staying at the AKL during the first
week of December & while visiting the Boardwalk
we allowed him to swim for an hour in the pool
one afternoon. We had stayed there previously
but he did not remember it from our past trip.
There were 6 other people in the pool with
him so he really didn't get in anyone's way!!!
The lifeguards seemed aware that we
were not from the hotel as we got him
dressed & undressed right in the
bathroom & no one said a word about it.


I feel (and I know I am in the minority here!) that
if it is off season & the pool is not crowded then
it shouldn't be a problem to allow guests from
other WDW resorts to pool hop (perhaps making
an exception for Stormalong Bay which can get
crowded). It's a nice way to check out the resorts
to see if it is where you might want to stay on your
next trip down! Maybe they will start adding a
'pool hopping coupon' into their off season packages
to allow resort guests a one time only pool hopping
priviledge lol.....

Laurie
earsboy:

Disneyhappy
04-21-2004, 12:51 PM
Before reading posts about pool-hopping on these boards, it would never have occurred to me that the over crowded pools were from pool hoppers. When I was unable to find chairs at SAB and Poly, I blamed it on Disney not having a large enough area for chairs based on the size of the YC/BC and Poly. I guess the problem could have been "pool hoppers".

I will be staying at the Poly this summer. Will I be on the look out for pool hoppers? Hopefully, I have better things to worry about. However, it will be another issue if DH and I can't find chairs (kids will be in the pool). It sounds like Disney is now aware that the issue is becoming more pronounced and public (probably thanks to these boards) and will take some type of action. If not, I'll have my whistle ready with initials on my tank top "PHP" for Pool Hopper Police! (Just kidding!)

skiwee1
04-21-2004, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by sweet maxine
Hello from the Delta!!

The cable guy was here yesterday and worked on our internet connection, and it seems we have lost all of our previous settings. Anyway, so that my daughter (vintagegal) and I could have separate monikers (she likes to post on the teen board) I chose an old Doobie Brothers song for myself. Now we are back up and running. Anyway, back to the subject, we stay in the cabins in the campground and pay just as much as those in the deluxe resorts for our stay (approximately--don't flame me over that!) I have always encouraged others to come to the campfire program. Heaven forbid that tooooo many folks showed up and there would be a fight for first rights to the marshmallow roast for our s'mores! I can see it now- ID bands issued for campfire program and movie. Those not adhering to the rules must immediately surrender their roasting sticks and marshmallows and exit the campground. After all, we MUST stick to the rules, right?

I guess if you look at the the great scheme of things it doesn't really matter, does it?

The campfire program is open to all guests, even ones that are not even staying onsite. Personally I don't think that is fair but that is the rule. So that is much different then the rules regarding the pools. There are signs all over the place staying you must be a guest of that particular resort. It is on a paper in your room. I find it hard to believe that some people pretend to be that stupid to not know the rules now a days. Unless one is illiterate then they know exactly what they are doing.

skiwee1
04-21-2004, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Smcgibeau
If we get to use amenities based on price. Does someone paying rack rates at a deluxe get first dibs on the amenities over someone paying with an AP or AAA or other discount?

I'm not saying I pool hop, its actually never occured to me, to much hassle to drag my bathing suit and crud around. But if we're basing it just on price alone, heck there are different prices people are paying at the same hotel.

:)

You get to use the amenities not based on price but based on the hotel you are staying at. Such a simple concept yet there are those that insist they have the right to go where ever they please. Really is pathetic.

Sammie
04-21-2004, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Smcgibeau
If we get to use amenities based on price. Does someone paying rack rates at a deluxe get first dibs on the amenities over someone paying with an AP or AAA or other discount?

I'm not saying I pool hop, its actually never occured to me, to much hassle to drag my bathing suit and crud around. But if we're basing it just on price alone, heck there are different prices people are paying at the same hotel.

:)

It's not about using amenities based on price. It's about using the amenties at the resort you pay to stay at. There are signs at each pool stating Use of This Pool is For Guests of This Resort. What price you pay for the room is irrelevant.

The Sign does not say This Pool is For Everyone. I truely do not have a problem with people who have done this in the past and did not know. I do have a problem with people after Knowing it's not allowed, think the rule does not pertain to them because they don't want it to.

Personally I have no idea why people pool hop at all. If you like the pool just stay there. Why is that so difficult?

If I want to sample the food of a particular restaurant I just go there.

wdwdvcdad
04-21-2004, 01:15 PM
I think all of the unofficial police on the dis should check for room keys as they walk around on the water at the pools. That would really help everyone out.;)

skiwee1
04-21-2004, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by wdwdvcdad
I think all of the unofficial police on the dis should check for room keys as they walk around on the water at the pools. That would really help everyone out.;)

Why is expressing one's opinion about following rules deemed to be the police? Is is that these same folks are the ones that don't follow the rules and therefore feel the need to call the ones that do follow the rules names? I have not seen one post here that someone has stated that they turn in someone for doing this or that. Not one. Yet you feel the need to babble something about the unofficial police. :rolleyes:

wdwdvcdad
04-21-2004, 01:26 PM
I never said anything to you. You obviously saw yourself in a post or 2. Furthermore, I never called you a name. I don't pool hop, nor do I sanctimoniously talk about those who do. If you feel as though you fit the description, perhaps you should reevaluate you positions. As the saying goes "A guilty conscience needs no accuser." Before you babble on about me not following rules, you should look inward. Peace, Love, & Mickey Mouse, folks! babble, babble, babble....

Grumpy37
04-21-2004, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by noyesl
I feel (and I know I am in the minority here!) that
if it is off season & the pool is not crowded then
it shouldn't be a problem to allow guests from
other WDW resorts to pool hop (perhaps making
an exception for Stormalong Bay which can get
crowded). It's a nice way to check out the resorts
to see if it is where you might want to stay on your
next trip down! Maybe they will start adding a
'pool hopping coupon' into their off season packages
to allow resort guests a one time only pool hopping
priviledge lol.....


:confused: I've heard you can go to restaurants that have buffets and just order a soda or desert or something and then pig out on the buffet food when no one is looking. Hey, it might be thrown out at the end of the evening or something! Besides, you might actually be a real paying customer one day and shouldn't you be able to know how good if the food is, just in case? :p ;)

Seriously, I'm amazed at what people will teach their kids by their example. :rolleyes:

Maleficent2
04-21-2004, 01:49 PM
at there resort, POFQ, ours CBR, was pool hopping.

So be it, then we pool hopped, if Disney or anyone here thinks I or any of my family members is not going to swim with each other just because they(disney)could not get us all at the same resort that is just too bad. We see my DH's family only about once a year they live in the UK and family time to us at WDW is that, family time and that includes swimming.

I would not think about going to a resort where no family member was staying to swim. But that said if you are staying on prop and want to do this I still do not see anything wrong with it.

I've heard you can go to restaurants that have buffets and just order a soda or desert or something and then pig out on the buffet food when no one is looking. Hey, it might be thrown out at the end of the evening or something! Besides, you might actually be a real paying customer one day and shouldn't you be able to know how good if the food is, just in case?

now really not quite the same thing is it?:hyper: :hyper:

Mal