Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
bizeemom4
DIS Veteran
 
bizeemom4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 1,499

Stay at Pop and swim at AOA?

Hi. Silly question but thought I would throw it out there since Dis folks know it all. If I am staying at Pop in June, will I be able to use the pool at AOA? Assuming yes as they are sister resorts like the All Stars or POR/POFQ. Anyone know the official word from Disney?
__________________
bizeemom4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
smitch425
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 11,718

Quote:
Originally Posted by bizeemom4 View Post
Hi. Silly question but thought I would throw it out there since Dis folks know it all. If I am staying at Pop in June, will I be able to use the pool at AOA? Assuming yes as they are sister resorts like the All Stars or POR/POFQ. Anyone know the official word from Disney?
Rumor is that they will NOT be sister resorts. This was posted today on this board by another poster, kadesha...

I read a report on another forum and someone had went on some kind of tour of the resort. It was very in depth. They indicated that the resorts would not be sharing amenities.

I don't see how they could possibly be sister resorts either, seeing as both resorts are incredibly large so sharing busses would not work well. Also, guests staying at AoA are paying a large price to stay there as it is mostly suites (more expensive than the All Star suites). If you were shelling out hundreds of dollars PER NIGHT for a room there, would you want people coming from another resort to swim in your pool? I wouldn't. Hopefully once the resort officially opens, we will get quickly get confirmation one way or the other. Until they announce it, there is no way to make concrete plans.

Last edited by smitch425; 03-22-2012 at 06:18 PM.
smitch425 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
momof3ds
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 424

I really hope not!
momof3ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #4
suemom2kay
DIS Veteran
 
suemom2kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 1,511

Will the walkway be open? Otherwise you would have to drive your car to swim in a similar pool to the Pop pools.

If I were staying at AoA in a suite, I don't see why I would care if you were staying in a regular room at Pop and wanted to try the similar pool there. Who cares how much a suite is. It is irrelevant since people are paying for a suite, not a deluxe pool.

Will it be allowed, who knows? Will anyone care? Doubt it.
__________________
Me DH DD AKV - Kidani 01/15 ~ BWV 05/14 ~ BCV/AKV 05/13 ~ VWL 05/12 ~ BWV/BCV 09/11 ~ BCV 09/10 ~ BWV 05/09 ~ OKW 06/08 ~ CBR 03/08 ~ AS Sports 04/06

suemom2kay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
smitch425
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 11,718

Quote:
Originally Posted by suemom2kay View Post
Will the walkway be open? Otherwise you would have to drive your car to swim in a similar pool to the Pop pools.

If I were staying at AoA in a suite, I don't see why I would care if you were staying in a regular room at Pop and wanted to try the similar pool there. Who cares how much a suite is. It is irrelevant since people are paying for a suite, not a deluxe pool.

Will it be allowed, who knows? Will anyone care? Doubt it.
The pool at AoA is a zero entry pool. Much different than the pools at Pop. There are over 1,000 suites and over 800 standard rooms at AoA. IMHO, their pools should be for their guests. And yes, they ARE paying for THEIR amenities. There is no word either way on whether the bridge between the two resorts will come down or not. Like I said before, it is really anyone's guess until they make an announcement. We should know before OP's June trip. The resort opens May 31, so hopefully they will announce something prior to that date. Of course, if the bridge comes down, that will pretty much give us our answer.
smitch425 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
Backstage_Gal
Let me rephrase the dog stew remark
I broke more than I used
 
Backstage_Gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: On my couch with my laptop and a glass of wine in Florida
Posts: 11,392

I have been told the pool will be gated and you need your room key to enter
__________________
Backstage_Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
momof3ds
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 424

I care since we paid specifically for a suite at AOA and to use the amenities at AOA. We'd like to have pool time without the crowds of people from 2 very large resorts doing the same.
momof3ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #8
smitch425
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 11,718

Quote:
Originally Posted by Backstage_Gal View Post
I have been told the pool will be gated and you need your room key to enter
I believe this could be true as the locks on the rooms will be RFID chipped...

http://www.wdwmagic.com/Resorts/Disn...door-locks.htm



Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3ds View Post
I care since we paid specifically for a suite at AOA and to use the amenities at AOA. We'd like to have pool time without the crowds of people from 2 very large resorts doing the same.
I totally agree!
smitch425 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #9
pigletto
DIS Veteran
 
pigletto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,560

Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3ds View Post
I care since we paid specifically for a suite at AOA and to use the amenities at AOA. We'd like to have pool time without the crowds of people from 2 very large resorts doing the same.
Also totally agree. I am not eligible for free dining there, I am not eligible for any discounts, and I am paying a pretty penny to use the amenities. I'll go right ahead and say it. If someone wants the pool at AoA.. they should pay to stay there and give up the discounts they could get staying elsewhere. Everyone has that option too. But I don't want all of Pop Century heading over to jam the food court, the buses and the pool and if they are "sister resorts" I will stay somewhere else.
__________________
pigletto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
Sue M
DIS Veteran
 
Sue M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: B.C.
Posts: 9,978

Quote:
Originally Posted by suemom2kay View Post
Will the walkway be open? Otherwise you would have to drive your car to swim in a similar pool to the Pop pools.

If I were staying at AoA in a suite, I don't see why I would care if you were staying in a regular room at Pop and wanted to try the similar pool there. Who cares how much a suite is. It is irrelevant since people are paying for a suite, not a deluxe pool.

Will it be allowed, who knows? Will anyone care? Doubt it.
I would care too! If I'm staying at a particular resort, and the pool and lounge chairs are filled with people from other resorts, I'd be upset!!
__________________
Past Trips:
Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR, Aug 2014 Universal Portofino Bay, & WDW GF,

Next trip January 2015 POR Riverside
Sue M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #11
disney1990
Wow, it make my heart skip a beat
I'm going to miss these when the season ends
Lighting the Way to Paradise
 
disney1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,186

I was told by Guest Relations that the bridge would "stay". I am not looking to swim in the pool -- only to be able to walk over and eat at the food court.
__________________
Life is a Journey – remember to appreciate everyday -- be happy for this moment...this moment is your life



disney1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #12
smitch425
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 11,718

Quote:
Originally Posted by disney1990 View Post
I was told by Guest Relations that the bridge would "stay". I am not looking to swim in the pool -- only to be able to walk over and eat at the food court.
I would suspect that many people will want to go from POP to AoA for dining. Dining at a different resort than your own is something that you can "hop" to do without an issue. It is the pool "hopping"that is not allowed in most cases. If the bridge does stay and the resorts are not designated as sister resorts, I would imagine that there will be a sign at the bridge stating the rules of what is allowed and what isn't. Of course, if you do leave POP to dine at AoA you will need to purchase a drink at AoA (even if you have a POP mug), but if you are on a dining plan, a drink comes with your meal credit anyway.

Hopefully all of these questions will have concrete answers soon, so people can plan accordingly.
smitch425 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #13
Vickis3js
DIS Veteran
 
Vickis3js's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,433

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigletto View Post
Also totally agree. I am not eligible for free dining there, I am not eligible for any discounts, and I am paying a pretty penny to use the amenities. I'll go right ahead and say it. If someone wants the pool at AoA.. they should pay to stay there and give up the discounts they could get staying elsewhere. Everyone has that option too. But I don't want all of Pop Century heading over to jam the food court, the buses and the pool and if they are "sister resorts" I will stay somewhere else.
You are going to have people from Pop using the buses and eating in the food court sorry to say it. You will also have plenty of people from other resorts checking it out as well.
__________________
Vickis3js is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #14
pigletto
DIS Veteran
 
pigletto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,560

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vickis3js View Post
You are going to have people from Pop using the buses and eating in the food court sorry to say it. You will also have plenty of people from other resorts checking it out as well.
Well unless you are privy to information that nobody else has then it hasn't been announced if that is the case.
If buses are shared during the slower times so be it. If the bridge is open and and it's all access to walk over to the pools and food court then I will stay once the hype has died down a bit.
__________________
pigletto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
glitzybabes
I miss VMK!!!
 
glitzybabes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,495

IMO Zero entry pool are not that great. The little kids are always sitting in the zero entry part so you have to enter the pool that same old way as a regular pool. I'm sure it will be super crowded with the AOA guests and I hope that they will be making sure that the AOA guest will not being coming over to the POP pool making it more crowded, if you can't go pool hopping...:-)
__________________
WDW trips: 1985,1990,1991,1998,2002,2004x2-Off Property.
Sept. 2006-POP, Sept. 2007-ASMu, Sept.2008-ASMU, Dec.2008 Magic Music Days Off Property, Sept. 2009 SSR/CBR, Dec. 2009 MMD at ASMu, Sept. 2010 POP, Sept 2012 AOA, Nov 2013 POP
glitzybabes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: