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Old 06-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #3601
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I don't disagree that pool hopping is a major problem, as is the lack of seating. But my daughter and I changed in there once. Now of course we sat awhile and dried off thoroughly outside first so we weren't dripping water everywhere! But it was our check in day and our room wasn't ready. Both kids really wanted to swim so we let them, with the condition that DD couldn't get her hair wet as we had nowhere to shower yet. She had a hair braiding appointment at the GF salon late afternoon. Room still wasn't ready, so we had to change quickly there. But we were paying Poly guests!!
I was just going to say the same thing. We've changed in there when the room wasn't ready more than once.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #3602
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That is so irritating. To me, that is no different than someone at the Poly going to swim in the pool at the Waldorf Astoria....you are not paying to stay there, so why would you be able to swim there. Or likewise, just coming from your house to swim at a hotel.

I can only imagine that that scenario happens as well. I really don't understand why it is so difficult for them to implement a wristband system like at SAB (which works wonderfully).

I am no snob or anything, but as a consumer, I would be mad about not being able to enjoy amenities that I paid for because they were being used up by people who weren't.

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I agree with you . Last time we stayed the Polynesian, August 2011, they checked resort cards and handed out wristbands. I never had a problem finding a lounger or table then.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #3603
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Last time we stayed the Polynesian, August 2011, they checked resort cards and handed out wristbands.
This is interesting about the wristbands. I've heard of them being used at the BC/YC, but not at any other resort. Hopefully Disney will implement this system for all resorts.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #3604
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This is interesting about the wristbands. I've heard of them being used at the BC/YC, but not at any other resort. Hopefully Disney will implement this system for all resorts.
I have read that once the magic bands are completely rolled out, they will be used for pool access also.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:50 AM   #3605
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I have read that once the magic bands are completely rolled out, they will be used for pool access also.
That's good to know.....thanks .
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #3606
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I don't disagree that pool hopping is a major problem, as is the lack of seating. But my daughter and I changed in there once. Now of course we sat awhile and dried off thoroughly outside first so we weren't dripping water everywhere! But it was our check in day and our room wasn't ready. Both kids really wanted to swim so we let them, with the condition that DD couldn't get her hair wet as we had nowhere to shower yet. She had a hair braiding appointment at the GF salon late afternoon. Room still wasn't ready, so we had to change quickly there. But we were paying Poly guests!!
I never thought of that, good point!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #3608
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I completely agree with you!!! So far, knock on wood, the past 3 years we have stayed there in September it has not been too bad, hopefully that's the case with this year as well!!!



I agree, the pool hopping issue is a big problem. I wish they would just make that a gated area and require a room key for entry. Isn't that what they are doing at GF?
Tikiman reported some time ago that a fence was going to be going around the volcano pool and you would require your key to access the pool. Maybe they are waiting for the pool refurb/magic bands for this?

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Thanks, I'm still a little worried! I'll have to see what discounts come out for when we go.
If the pool is closed do they allow you to use another resorts?
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This is interesting about the wristbands. I've heard of them being used at the BC/YC, but not at any other resort. Hopefully Disney will implement this system for all resorts.
Like kaysmommie we've also been at the Poly in the fall and wrist bands were implemented. It has really been hit or miss in the past. It seems to depend on crowds, the manager, the lifeguards ... there seems to be a reluctance to enforce because of confronting people and causing a negative experience for guests. What about the guests who've paid to be there and who can't enjoy the pool?!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #3609
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Oh no! A fence around the pool that's going to ruin that beautiful view!!! That sucks!!

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #3610
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Oh no! A fence around the pool that's going to ruin that beautiful view!!! That sucks!!

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I agree I'm worried about what that might do to the view. I have mixed feelings. They have to do something about the pool hopping, but one of the best parts of the volcano pool is the view of the castle off in the distance. Maybe there's a way they can do it and not obstruct the view too badly? I've seen lots of deck railings in homes that have large plexiglas panels instead of rails, maybe they'll do something like that?
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Like kaysmommie we've also been at the Poly in the fall and wrist bands were implemented. It has really been hit or miss in the past. It seems to depend on crowds, the manager, the lifeguards ... there seems to be a reluctance to enforce because of confronting people and causing a negative experience for guests. What about the guests who've paid to be there and who can't enjoy the pool?!
I agree.......I don't think too many CMs are comfortable confronting people since it could potentially cause some problems as I'm sure some people wouldn't leave too voluntarily . But you are also right about the guests that pay to stay there.....it isn't fair to them to have to deal with an overcrowded pool due to guests not staying there .

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Oh no! A fence around the pool that's going to ruin that beautiful view!!! That sucks!!
I don't think I'd like to see a fence either ......I love that view!!!

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They have to do something about the pool hopping, but one of the best parts of the volcano pool is the view of the castle off in the distance.
ITA . If they do fence it in, I hope they do it in a way as to not ruin that fabulous view.
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This is interesting about the wristbands. I've heard of them being used at the BC/YC, but not at any other resort. Hopefully Disney will implement this system for all resorts.
Yes, we also got wristbands when we were there in July 2011
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I don't disagree that pool hopping is a major problem, as is the lack of seating. But my daughter and I changed in there once. Now of course we sat awhile and dried off thoroughly outside first so we weren't dripping water everywhere! But it was our check in day and our room wasn't ready. Both kids really wanted to swim so we let them, with the condition that DD couldn't get her hair wet as we had nowhere to shower yet. She had a hair braiding appointment at the GF salon late afternoon. Room still wasn't ready, so we had to change quickly there. But we were paying Poly guests!!
What kind of hair braiding did you get? Were you happy with the results? I am very intrigued and would love to hear more about it for my curly DD! Thanks. :-)
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:11 PM   #3615
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The pool seating was insane! I had to stalk until I found a table, And then I felt SO bad for a family with a baby that I told them to come sit with us.

I think resort pool hopping is a huge part of the problem. I saw a family in the bathroom by Cooks changing out of their swim gear and dripping water everywhere. No way you'd be changing in the lavatory if you had a room there.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen people changing into swim suits in those bathrooms! My favorite pool hopping incident was last year- we were sitting by the pool and decided to do a monorail tour of the resorts we walked out just to see the GF pool, literally the whole poly pool crowd had moved over. If they were staying at the GF, maybe not such a huge deal but you can never tell who is actually staying at the Poly when at the pool. Hate to say it but its often the people you wouldn't expect to actually be staying there- I like that about the Poly! I would invite a fence as long as it doesn't distract from the view.
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