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Old 02-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #16
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If they are comfortable in the water and they understand that there could be bad people even at disney they will be fine.


Just make sure they are given and follow rules about stangers and sticking together .
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And hotel pools close at midnight.
Resort pools are open 24 hours unless the noise gets out of hand.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #18
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Resort pools are open 24 hours unless the noise gets out of hand.
No they aren't. Maybe the values are but the other resorts have posted hours and midnight is it,
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I really don't think sending a 9 year old off to a pool with no lifeguard, without an adult along, is a good idea. If the OP decides to ignore the age rule, it would be safer to send the kids to the themed pool where there is a lifeguard, just in case something bad happens.
We'll have to agree to disagree.
It would, of course, depend on the children in question. But, my DD just turned 10 a couple weeks ago and I would have no problem with leaving DS14 in charge at the pool for a little while.
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We'll have to agree to disagree.
It would, of course, depend on the children in question. But, my DD just turned 10 a couple weeks ago and I would have no problem with leaving DS14 in charge at the pool for a little while.
A 14 year old isn't adult supervision.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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A 14 year old isn't adult supervision.
Exactly.

And for those people who are ok with this rule being broken, I hope you are also ok with:

People smoking outside of DSAs
Guests sneaking alcohol into the parks
People having 5 or 6 guests in a room meant to hold 4
Guests cooking in their rooms

If we can all easily ignore a rule that is meant to keep our most precious things safe, then ignoring the above rules shouldn't be a problem.
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Exactly.

And for those people who are ok with this rule being broken, I hope you are also ok with:

People smoking outside of DSAs
Guests sneaking alcohol into the parks
People having 5 or 6 guests in a room meant to hold 4
Guests cooking in their rooms

If we can all easily ignore a rule that is meant to keep our most precious things safe, then ignoring the above rules shouldn't be a problem.
I am the OP and for the record, I do not plan to break the rule. If I did, however, I would not be worried about my son at a pool with his older sisters and lifeguards.
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It's age 12 at the water parks too. I'm not sure why that is the age in my head and I tried googling for an answer but I couldn't find it.

And hotel pools close at midnight.
I thought the quiet pools at yc BC were 24 hrs? I didn't swim that late but saw people well after midnight at BC quiet pool.
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Folks time to play nice and stick by the rules.
Further fighting or baiting will not be tolerated.
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I started lifeguarding when I was 15 years old. So I would say that a mature 14 year old is probably old enough to watch a 12 and 9 year old with lifeguards present at the pool. I was actually wondering if my 14 year old would be able to take my 5 year old dd over to the play area while we were in the room. The pool does make me a little more uncomfortable than say the water play area. Again the OP was only talking 20 to 30 minutes not a ton of time.
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Thank-you for this.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #27
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No they aren't. Maybe the values are but the other resorts have posted hours and midnight is it,
Inaccurate.

Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club is open until 10:00pm every night. The quiet pools at Beach Club and Yacht Club are open 24 hours a day.
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Inaccurate.

Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club is open until 10:00pm every night. The quiet pools at Beach Club and Yacht Club are open 24 hours a day.
Thanks I thought I was right.
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Stormalong Bay is the only pool that I have actually seen close, slides close at every pool when life guards aren't at the pool. Other pools have posted times but they aren't enforced unless you are making noise and disturbing guests with rooms close to the pool. I've been in value, moderate and deluxe resorts pools at 2am and later without a problem.
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I started lifeguarding when I was 15 years old. So I would say that a mature 14 year old is probably old enough to watch a 12 and 9 year old with lifeguards present at the pool. I was actually wondering if my 14 year old would be able to take my 5 year old dd over to the play area while we were in the room. The pool does make me a little more uncomfortable than say the water play area. Again the OP was only talking 20 to 30 minutes not a ton of time.
If the OP's oldest child was a lifeguard, that would make a difference in at least how safe it would be to have the 9 year old at the pool without an adult along. It wouldn't, however, make a difference in Disney's stated age limit.

Rule aside, unless one of the 2 older children was an exceptionally strong swimmer, and was sure to keep an eye on the 9 year old the whole time, it seems like a risk better off not taken. Living so close to Lake Michigan you hear about drownings all of the time, and it almost always starts off with something like "He was only out there for a few minutes, I don't know what happened" or "He was such a good swimmer".

What ever people decide, just be very careful around deep water. Don't think a drowning can't happen to your family.
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