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Old 03-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Can you lay on resort beaches if you aren't staying there?

My mom wants to know this, she's kinda done with the whole theme park thing and would rather just lay on a beach all day instead of walk around. we're staying offsite though. I was just wondering.. Can she just waltz right into the poly or gf or wherever and layout on a beacH while we enjoy the parks?? And if so, what's keeping them from random people just walking in and doing that??

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My mom wants to know this, she's kinda done with the whole theme park thing and would rather just lay on a beach all day instead of walk around. we're staying offsite though. I was just wondering.. Can she just waltz right into the poly or gf or wherever and layout on a beacH while we enjoy the parks?? And if so, what's keeping them from random people just walking in and doing that??

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That's generally considered to be fine. The resort pools are reserved for guests of that resort only, but if she wants to sit on a chair on the beach, she's okay. I might recommend that she choose a spot on the beach that isn't close to the pool so chairs closest to the pool can be used by people accessing the pool and also because it can get really crowded by the pool. It would likely be more relaxing from her to be a little further away.

There's nothing to keep random people from walking in and doing this because WDW wants people to visit different resorts so they might one day stay there. They do check for room keys at the pools on occassion at the Poly and all the time at the BC/YC.
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If youre mom is willing to pay around five hundred Dollars per nigh sure she can.
Otherwise you play were you stay.
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If youre mom is willing to pay around five hundred Dollars per nigh sure she can.
Otherwise you play were you stay.
This isn't accurate. Resort amenities other than the pools are available for anyone.
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That's generally considered to be fine. The resort pools are reserved for guests of that resort only, but if she wants to sit on a chair on the beach, she's okay. I might recommend that she choose a spot on the beach that isn't close to the pool so chairs closest to the pool can be used by people accessing the pool and also because it can get really crowded by the pool. It would likely be more relaxing from her to be a little further away.

There's nothing to keep random people from walking in and doing this because WDW wants people to visit different resorts so they might one day stay there. They do check for room keys at the pools on occassion at the Poly and all the time at the BC/YC.
Really? So the whole off side hotels just can sent there guests to use the chairs that one site guest payed a very high price for?
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Really? So the whole off side hotels just can sent there guests to use the chairs that one site guest payed a very high price for?
WDW does not prohibit people from visiting their resorts. As I stated, you must be a hotel guest to be in the pool area, but the resort beaches are not off-limits. Nor are the restaurants, arcades, or other activities like the Chip and Dale campfire sing-a-long at FW.
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WDW does not prohibit people from visiting their resorts. As I stated, you must be a hotel guest to be in the pool area, but the resort beaches are not off-limits. Nor are the restaurants, arcades, or other activities like the Chip and Dale campfire sing-a-long at FW.
The chairs from the GF beach are always pulled up to the pool,so yes those chairs are for paying guests.
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I did want to mention she can sit on the beach all day but stay out of the water. The beaches are only for relaxing not swimming.
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I would suggest Poly beach only because the GF has a construction wall up at the beach...also she should hop the monorail and walk the grounds at both resorts....absolutely lovely Have her bring a towel in case no chairs are available...there are a few hammocks too!!!
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As a pp mentioned ANYONE can go and sit on one of the beaches - you do not have to be a resort guest. We stayed at the BC back in October and the beach area is completely separate from the pool area and no one checks resort ID's to sit on the beach. Only the pool area is a no go, as I can tell you that especially at the BC, they will check your resort ID before allowing you in.
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The chairs from the GF beach are always pulled up to the pool,so yes those chairs are for paying guests.
I've never stayed at the GF, only the Poly. But at the Poly, there are chairs all long the beaches. There's a larger concentration nearer the pool, but even those near the pool area are not off limits. She just can't go swimming and the chairs on the pool deck should be considered for resort guests only. But the beach is open and available to all and she should feel welcome to sit and enjoy the beach.
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As a pp mentioned ANYONE can go and sit on one of the beaches - you do not have to be a resort guest. We stayed at the BC back in October and the beach area is completely separate from the pool area and no one checks resort ID's to sit on the beach. Only the pool area is a no go, as I can tell you that especially at the BC, they will check your resort ID before allowing you in.
It really depends on how crowded it is at the BC .... I've heard they will sometimes check the people on the beach, but only if it gets really crowded. I think GF is a safe bet ... never seen anyone checking there to verify you are a guest or not.
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It really depends on how crowded it is at the BC .... I've heard they will sometimes check the people on the beach, but only if it gets really crowded. I think GF is a safe bet ... never seen anyone checking there to verify you are a guest or not.
We were there for 8 days like I mentioned back in October - and I can tell you that the beach area at the BC was never full and at night and when they showed movies on the beach, there were plenty of folks who stayed for the movies that were not staying at the BC and they were not asked for ID's. Last year, after dining at O'Hana's, we asked if we could go and sit on the beach to watch the fireworks and were told (by a manager) that anyone could go and sit on the beach, you didn't have to be a resort-paying guest.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #15
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Here's a thought also. Take the boat over to Ft. Wilderness pier area. There are lots of chairs and empty beaches over there too. Places where you can grab a bite and peace and quiet. We use to visit the playground area and the beach after dining at Trails Ends for lunch (back when they had the wonderful lunch buffet).
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