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Old 07-13-2012, 03:21 PM   #1321
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I believe the pool is pretty much always open, it doesn't have a fence like SAB. They close the slide and the lifeguards leave, but we have been in the pool much later in the evening, with no problems.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #1322
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24 hours a day. It's on the TV Resort info channel.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #1323
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I believe the pool is pretty much always open, it doesn't have a fence like SAB. They close the slide and the lifeguards leave, but we have been in the pool much later in the evening, with no problems.

I have to say, I didn't really care for the way the Lifeguards closed down the slide on our trip. First of all, there didn't seem to be a "set time"--even when we asked they just said "sometime between 8 and 10"...so I guess it is just up to the lifeguards discretion?

Then when they shut it down, it just ended, with many people still waiting in line. One poor little boy (maybe 3 or 4 years old) was crying so hard because he would have been the next to go down--then just "closed". I think it would have been better if they stopped allowing people to get in line after a certain time, and allowed all those already in line to go down. It just seemed mean to allow people to wait a long time, for nothing.

This was during our stay in mid May--is it always like that?
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #1324
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I agree that the way they closed down the slide so abrubtly was pretty dumb. However, that's great that the pool itself is open for 24 hours. I'm staying at BCV so I'll hafta try out the BWV pool early one morning. And no, I'm not abusing pool privileges, I'm a DVC member
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #1325
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24 hours a day. It's on the TV Resort info channel.
Gosh, that must be new. They always had hours posted on the sign at the pool. Like 10 to 10. Or something like that.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:53 AM   #1326
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Gosh, that must be new. They always had hours posted on the sign at the pool. Like 10 to 10. Or something like that.
When we were there last August, the quiet pool was definitely open 24/7, and one night around midnight, we wandered over for a dip in Luna Park and surprise! The pool was full! There must have been 50 people in it... And they were being quite loud! It was definitely open and no one was stopping them.
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We were at BWV the end of May of this year and expected the main pool to be closed around 10p. But yeah, we were able to swim there after that. I believe hubby checked and was told the lifeguards leave at 10p (so the slide closes then) but people are able to use the pool after that. We were probably out there until close to 11:30p. While we were there a pair of ducks flew into the pool, swam a bit, then flew away!

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We were at BWV the end of May of this year and expected the main pool to be closed around 10p. But yeah, we were able to swim there after that. I believe hubby checked and was told the lifeguards leave at 10p (so the slide closes then) but people are able to use the pool after that. We were probably out there until close to 11:30p. While we were there a pair of ducks flew into the pool, swam a bit, then flew away!
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The posted pool hours at all WDW resorts generally apply to the time period that lifeguards are present and therefore, the time that the slide will be open. Except for SAB, which I believe is closed off completely after hours or when a lifeguard is not present.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #1331
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I think the pool hours change due to seasons. I know the Dunes Cove pool at the BCV which does not have a lifeguard has posted hours. You will see in the photo though the hours are changeable.

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Oh, and Jellyolls? HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I just checked in online this morning, officially starting the single digit countdown until we get to fall asleep in the arms of the Mouse and drifting off to the sounds of Stacy laughing her way through all of the Walt Disney World must-do attractions!

Oh, and Jellyolls? HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I apologize but I did not read through this entire thread. Can anyone tell me if booking a "waterview" room will actually get us a room overlooking the lake? Also how does one go about getting a balcony room?

Thanks for your help.
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I apologize but I did not read through this entire thread. Can anyone tell me if booking a "waterview" room will actually get us a room overlooking the lake? Also how does one go about getting a balcony room?

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I can't speak to the waterview question, but there are literally just one or two rooms that do NOT have a balcony, every other room does. It's a safe bet that you would get a balcony. If you got one of those rooms without one, I would immediately ask to be switched.
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