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Old 07-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #271
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #272
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How crowded is Disneyland Hotel Pool?

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First time posting - so my apologies in advance if I do anything wrong...We are staying at the Disneyland Hotel from Aug 4-7. Since we have Deluxe APs we can not go to the parks on Saturday. So I figured we would hang out at the pool. Does anyone know how crowded the pool gets on Saturdays? Will we be able to get chairs or should I just get a cabana?

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #273
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It doesn't matter thants it's Saturday, it matters more that it's Summer. If it's hot out the pool will be more crowded. Also because people are there on Summer vacations the pool will get a lot of use.

It will be crowded between lunch and 5pm. Go there in the morning or evening it should be fine. Maybe use the midday to tour Downtown Disney, or walk through the Grand Californian Hotel.


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Old 07-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #274
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Hello,

First time posting - so my apologies in advance if I do anything wrong...We are staying at the Disneyland Hotel from Aug 4-7. Since we have Deluxe APs we can not go to the parks on Saturday. So I figured we would hang out at the pool. Does anyone know how crowded the pool gets on Saturdays? Will we be able to get chairs or should I just get a cabana?

Thanks in advance!
Welcome to the disboards. The pools are always packed, early morning or later in the evening is best. They are many chair hogs who leave their towels and try to come back later, you notice this, just let the life guard know, they will pull the towel and deal with the people who are entitled.
Summer is just that and everything is busy or least it has been year after year after in August when we go. Have a great trip.

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:57 PM   #275
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The pools were crowded every day we were there. I also have to mention something that REALLY bugged me at the DLH pool. A man got to the pool early and "saved" no fewer than 8 chairs in a row in front of us. We watched him tell family after family that the chairs were "reserved" for his family. He even told several of them that his family was at church but "coming soon.".

We watched this for almost two hours until his family finally came. Apparently their church lasted until 3:00 on Sunday... Of course when they got there the three kids dropped their stuff and hit the pool-they didn't even need chairs at all. Am I overreacting? Or was that as rude as it seemed to me? I guess I get saving one or two chairs or even four or five if it's for ten minutes. But to deny so many guests a place to sit for two hours so the chairs can be empty? Didn't seem like the Disney spirit to me!
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #276
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Thanks so much for your quick responses! Looks like I will look into renting a cabana. If anyone has had any experiences with it good or bad I'd love to hear about it. Thanks and have a good weekend
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #277
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Thanks so much for your quick responses! Looks like I will look into renting a cabana. If anyone has had any experiences with it good or bad I'd love to hear about it. Thanks and have a good weekend
I've love to know too. We have one reserved for our trip in a week. Timing is going by soooo slowly.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #278
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Thanks so much for your quick responses! Looks like I will look into renting a cabana. If anyone has had any experiences with it good or bad I'd love to hear about it. Thanks and have a good weekend
I rented one at the Grand Californian for a little celebration for a friend who was about to be married at a small ceremony out of town. It was a pool party bachelorette party and we had a fantastic time. The cast members were lovely and attentive. When we told one of them how much we liked the towel animals that were waiting in the cabana for us, he stayed for a while and showed us how to make them, and then made a few more. It was nice to have a sheltered spot as it was a very hot day. The amenities were lovely.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #279
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Rooms for 5

Sorry if this has already been asked in this thread.

There is another thread discussing rooms for 5 and the focus was on the GCH. Someone stated that many rooms for 5 that hotel have bunk beds and a trundle bed and some even give the fifth person a sleeping bag.

For the DLH, do all the rooms that sleep 5 have two queen beds and a day bed? I have two big teens and a tween. They are okay sharing a queen and having a day bed, but a trundle or sleeping bag would not be okay.

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Sorry if this has already been asked in this thread.

There is another thread discussing rooms for 5 and the focus was on the GCH. Someone stated that many rooms for 5 that hotel have bunk beds and a trundle bed and some even give the fifth person a sleeping bag.

For the DLH, do all the rooms that sleep 5 have two queen beds and a day bed? I have two big teens and a tween. They are okay sharing a queen and having a day bed, but a trundle or sleeping bag would not be okay.

TIA!
The DLH does not use the trundle beds, or bunk beds. For a room with 5 you get two queens and day bed.


The rooms are a nice size, we just had the queen day bed rm at the beginning of July.

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The DLH does not use the trundle beds, or bunk beds. For a room with 5 you get two queens and day bed.


The rooms are a nice size, we just had the queen day bed rm at the beginning of July.

Have a great time!
Thanks! We are looking forward to our first trip on-site at DLR.
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Thanks so much for your quick responses! Looks like I will look into renting a cabana. If anyone has had any experiences with it good or bad I'd love to hear about it. Thanks and have a good weekend
We rented a Cabana at the beginning of July, loved it.

The service was great, the ability to sit inside and have a little privacy was really nice. My Mom loved that she could lay out on couch and watch TV

The pools were full, but not over crowded.
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Does anyone know what the cost of a cabana is?
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It was $100.00 for us to rent it from 12:00 to 6:00 pm
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #285
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Are the cabana's near the kiddie pool and monorail slides? I recall from a picture that they are near another pool, not in view of the kiddie pool?

Do the King rooms all have the twin fold out sofa? Or is it a sofa bed. I'm hoping we can get a King for me & DH and have our 3 year old sleep on the fold out. We'll also have a crib for the baby, and seems like a King room would have more floor space than 2 queens.
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