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Old 09-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Pool area fenced in

Just read a note that all Pool areas will be fenced in by Nov 1st. Has anyone heard if guest will still be able to sit by tables after 11pm. Since 93 we have spent many a nights just sitting out talking with a drink and since there is a smoking corner we all could be together. Anyone have thoughts or no more.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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I can think of two reasons for this:
Safety - keeping young kids out of the pool areas without needing a someone tall enough to open the gate.
Privacy - if they are installing card readers at each gate (such as at VB) so that people not staying at the resort or allowed to pool hop can not access those pools.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #3
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I can think of two reasons for this:
Safety - keeping young kids out of the pool areas without needing a someone tall enough to open the gate.
Privacy - if they are installing card readers at each gate (such as at VB) so that people not staying at the resort or allowed to pool hop can not access those pools.
That sounds like the reasons. I never thought of it before, but at Jambo, for example, if you're just outside walking, your kids could run off and jump in the pool. And if they couldn't swim....My guess is that as long as you have your room key (or Magic Band), you can access the pool 24 hours a day.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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My guess is that as long as you have your room key (or Magic Band), you can access the pool 24 hours a day.
What's being posted on another board is that there will be NO pool access from 11 PM to 7 AM.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Good idea. I like it. It will help with enforcing pool hopping rules and keep from over crowding. Personally we never pool hope. We've always been happy with the pools at whatever resort we stay at and particularly love the slide at the BW pool (not the clown, just the slide )
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Thanks for the reply. I know about the safety issues and can total understand the risk of open pool areas. My question is will there still be areas to sit outside after the 11pm time. Yes it is late but sometimes that when we get a break from the other in our group and being on the deck with other sleeping can be difficult. Safety should always be a concern.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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What's being posted on another board is that there will be NO pool access from 11 PM to 7 AM.
No more midnight swims... :P
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Personally we never pool hope. )
What pool do you "hope" for?
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My question is will there still be areas to sit outside after the 11pm time.
Unknown. From what I've seen on the other board, this information isn't even widely known within Disney.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:08 AM   #10
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I think this is not only a much needed but much welcome change. Sure, it would be nice to sit out by the pool after 11:00, but for those in the villas near those 'quiet' pools, it's nice to know there won't be large loud groups after 11:00. I can think of one area in particular this is an issue....Turtle Pond pool at OKW!
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #11
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I think people can just go to Downtown Disney, hop on a bus, hop off with their swimsuit and help themselves. I think the pools will be less crowded if they are gated. But as I found out in Vero Beach, there are people who just piggy back or tail gate their way in.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #12
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It's a state law that public pools must be fenced. Disney has just gotten by for a long time. And with the drowning (or near-drowning) at POP (or one of the other value resorts), plus problems on the ships, their lawyers probably thought it was the best thing to do.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:09 AM   #13
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i agree that it 's more about control than safety....after
reading so many posts, dvc & resorts threads...how
many locals are constantly using dvc pools /buses.

& then bragging on the internet locations. also preventing
them from being sue when...sooner /later ...if
an encounter lead to a conflict resulting in injuries.
( guests vs intruders). like those @ the poly beach
"borrowing" the chairs.

taking away the free vacations.

i think the piggy-backing will be harder because more & more
are aware from reading about it on the internet.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #14
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At SAB now, and they don't have readers for mb. I bet it will cut down on staff if locked off. Though with beaches n cream, this might be tough .

We needed out room keys to use pool mb didn't work.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #15
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There was a child that died last fall (?) in one of the resort pools after hours. He was with his family but they didn't notice at first. The lifeguards were already gone about 20 minutes.

I think it is Disney covering their ****.
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