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Old 07-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #166
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Not a debate, just an opinion. I think it is funny that there are people on this thread who talk "down" about people who choose to pool hop. Really?? It is a fun perk and we have always done it and have never had or caused a problem. JMHO.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:27 AM   #167
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I don't think anyone is "talking down" those people who are entitled to pool hop. The people who cause annoyance are those who are not entitled to hop, and for some reason think the rules that govern pool hopping don't apply to them.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:51 AM   #168
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Not a debate, just an opinion. I think it is funny that there are people on this thread who talk "down" about people who choose to pool hop. Really?? It is a fun perk and we have always done it and have never had or caused a problem. JMHO.
You just need to make it clear on this thread that you are a DVC member staying on points at a DVC resort and pool hopping is not blacked out. Not everyone is entitled to pool hop.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:43 PM   #169
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Using Pools at Other Resorts - FAQ and Questions Thread (No Debate)

Does someone have a link on the "rules" of pool hopping?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:49 PM   #170
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Does someone have a link on the "rules" of pool hopping?
Check out the first post in this thread. The link to Disney's site is in the first section of the FAQ.

If you're looking for the DVC pool hopping rules, you'll find them on dvcmember.com.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:07 PM   #171
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Thanks Lynne M. On my way there now.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:25 PM   #172
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That was an error on the part of the CM explaining stuff to you. The member you rent from is required to notify Member Services that they have received compensation from your to use the reservation. Thus, you are not a guest of the member.

Since you compensated the member and are not a guest of the member (no compensation paid to the member to be a guest), you are not entitled to any DVC perks or benefits other than staying in a great villa at a good price. You still get all the Disney resort guest benefits like using WDW transportation, access to EMH and ME, ability to send your package back to your resort instead of having to carry them.
what if you truly are a GUEST of a member? in other words
you are staying on points, you are not a DVC member, but have NOT compenstated the member for points, they are friends or family.

I ask because every time a perk is mentioned, you always say the member is required to notify the resort if they have "rented" the points. what if you are really a GUEST?
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:01 AM   #173
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We just got back from the Polynesian on Wednesday (7/6/11) and the staff was checking resort IDs at the volcano pool. All Poly guests were asked to wear a wrist band to identify themselves and so cast members didn't keep asking them for ID. It seems like most guests were happy to wear the wrist bands.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:12 AM   #174
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what if you truly are a GUEST of a member? in other words
you are staying on points, you are not a DVC member, but have NOT compenstated the member for points, they are friends or family.

I ask because every time a perk is mentioned, you always say the member is required to notify the resort if they have "rented" the points. what if you are really a GUEST?
DVC Members are asked to show their membership card, therefore guests aren't eligible to pool hop. Only owners.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #175
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I ask because every time a perk is mentioned, you always say the member is required to notify the resort if they have "rented" the points. what if you are really a GUEST?
not sure. member perks being used by renters has been abused a lot, so i believe they are requiring the blue DVC member card to access benefits more these days (and have taken the "DVC member" off the KTTW cards).

but i don't think pool hopping was ever supposed to be a perk for anyone other than the DVC member (and their guests in that villa) staying onsite on a points reservation.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #176
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not sure. member perks being used by renters has been abused a lot, so i believe they are requiring the blue DVC member card to access benefits more these days (and have taken the "DVC member" off the KTTW cards).

but i don't think pool hopping was ever supposed to be a perk for anyone other than the DVC member (and their guests in that villa) staying onsite on a points reservation.
I realize that pool hopping was never meant to be a "perk" for anyone except DVC members.

I was just wondering what the opposite of that statement was.:

Since you compensated the member and are not a guest of the member (no compensation paid to the member to be a guest), you are not entitled to any DVC perks or benefits other than staying in a great villa at a good price.


ie: since you did NOT compensate the member and ARE a guest of the member, you are.......

I was just wondering what the end of that sentance would be.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:31 PM   #177
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and if compensation is the issue, than what is the difference between those who did or did not compensate the owner?

and if their IS no difference at all, what does is matter if the DVC owner informs Memeber services that they were compensated?
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but i don't think pool hopping was ever supposed to be a perk for anyone other than the DVC member (and their guests in that villa) staying onsite on a points reservation.
Well don't forget when staying at sister resorts such as the Yacht Club/Beach Club, All Star Sports/Music/Movies and Port Orleans French Quater/Port Orleans Riverside, you are allowed to use any of the pools those resorts have available.

I guess there is also the fact that anyone staying at Bay Lake Tower can use the pool at the Contemporary, although it's not the other way around because Contemporary guests are not allowed to swim at the Bay Lake Tower pool.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:51 PM   #179
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ie: since you did NOT compensate the member and ARE a guest of the member, you are.......
...still not eligible to pool hop since you aren't an owner and don't hold a DVC membership card in your own name, which is required to be shown if asked by a castmember at a pool.
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...still not eligible to pool hop since you aren't an owner and don't hold a DVC membership card in your own name, which is required to be shown if asked by a castmember at a pool.
sigh. you missed my point.

I'm not arguing for pool hopping. I'm wondering what the difference would be between those RENTING " points and those who did NOT compenstae the member for the points .
not necessarily for pool hopping, but.. anything. what's the difference? and, if none, what dif. does it make if the member is Supposed to inform member services that they were compensated for their points.?
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