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Old 07-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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The only thing Disney has a rule against visitors using are the pools. Visitors are free to hang out on the beaches and eat at the restaurants. Lifeguards should definitely be asking for IDs for those people at the pool, but the beaches are fair game for anyone to use. Disney doesn't say only guests of the resort can use the beach chairs or be on the beach.
Well while that may be true Disney WAS trying to stop the crowds at the Poly beach, the guards were told not to allow anyone in that wasn't staying there it have dinner reservations, they even had CM trying to check at the monorail platform.. So obviously they don't want this to happen..

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:28 AM   #17
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Well while that may be true Disney WAS trying to stop the crowds at the Poly beach, the guards were told not to allow anyone in that wasn't staying there it have dinner reservations, they even had CM trying to check at the monorail platform.. So obviously they don't want this to happen..

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That must be because it was a holiday. Any other time guests are welcome to visit other resorts, as long as they stay out of the pool.

Though I have to wonder if they were being as vigilant as you say, how the place was so crowded with visitors. Sounds more like they were making some small attempt at it to try and placate those staying at the Poly. But not putting much effort into it.Just enough effort so they could claim they were doing something.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:38 AM   #18
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I am just trying to spend some time with my family not trying to win one over on Disney! I have stayed at Ak villas before with my parents personally I like CB pool and am happy with their amenities. Didn't expect people to be so
There is actually a permanent thread about this on the resorts main board. It is the 4th one down. You may want to go peek at it. It is there because this subject gets so heated. The moderators usually lock all other threads on pool hopping because this subject can get so out of hand. The must just have not noticed this one yet.
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I am going to Caribbean beach,my parents are staying at kidani village AK and my brother at beach club. Can we swim at each others resorts?
No. There are signs at each pool stating that the pool is for the use of that particular resort's guests only. On threads like this, someone usually comes along, posting a picture of one of those signs. It will say something like, 'This pool is for guests of the Caribbean Resort only'. Anyway, it specifies the resort's name. Life Guards are supposed to periodically check people's room keys to make sure they are guests of that particular resort. I know I have had to show my room key at WL, BW, and YC. The time we had to show it at WL, my son had taken my grand daughter to the pool, while I was doing laundry in the laundry room, so did not bother to take their room keys. When the lifeguards started asking for room keys, he explained and was told he had to show a room key or leave. He came and got me out of the laundry room and I went out to show my key. That was not good enough. The lifeguard said that just because I was staying there did not mean my son and grand daughter were. I left them downstairs, while I went up to the room to get their keys. When I got back, my grand daughter told me I had missed all the excitement and that two families got kicked out. One of the them had apparently came over from Ft Wilderness campground and threw a fit, yelling that as much as he had paid for this vacation that he could swim wherever he d-mn well pleased and demanded a manager be called and an apology issued. A manager came all right, but supported his life guards. The family was told to leave, or they would be escorted out.

Edited to add picture: Here's a picture of one of the pool signs, but they all have basically the same sign at each pool, only the resort name is changed:

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #20
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I am just trying to spend some time with my family not trying to win one over on Disney! I have stayed at Ak villas before with my parents personally I like CB pool and am happy with their amenities. Didn't expect people to be so
I don't think you're trying to win one over on Disney. You had stated that if someone was staying at the resort you didn't see the issue with non guests coming to join them. The issue is that you didn't pay the room costs that come with those amenities.

Having stayed there before Im sure you can understand why the rule is in place. If you couldn't find a chair, or the pool was overly crowded because everyone's family staying at other resorts came to hang out you'd probably be a bit miffed that people paying half the cost were getting to use the luxuries you paid a premium rate for. I imagine you've also seen the signs such as the one posted above.
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Honestly I have never noticed the signs before!! And actually my parents were considering coming to our resort to swim and we r the moderate and they r the deluxe. I wasn't trying to upgrade! Just spend time together.. This is my 10th trip and I have never been asked to show a room key for proof that we r staying at the resort. Oh well not a huge deal just disappointed ! It would have been nice!!
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Personally I don't see the problem with the grandparents going to a moderate pool to be with their grand daughter. It's a shame Disney's rules are against this.

OP, I would still ask at reception when you arrive. Disney may be able to do something- it's worth a try.

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why doesn't Disney stop this from happening? Every resort pool should need resort ID to access. It's too attractive for peope to cheat the system when Disney makes it so easy.
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Personally I don't see the problem with the grandparents going to a moderate pool to be with their grand daughter. It's a shame Disney's rules are against this.

OP, I would still ask at reception when you arrive. Disney may be able to do something- it's worth a try.

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Asking when they arrive won't do any good. The only time you have a chance is to ask a lifeguard right when you want to swim. They are the ones in charge of the pool, and they have the say so. Reception won't be able to help them.
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I don't think you're trying to win one over on Disney. You had stated that if someone was staying at the resort you didn't see the issue with non guests coming to join them. The issue is that you didn't pay the room costs that come with those amenities.

Having stayed there before Im sure you can understand why the rule is in place. If you couldn't find a chair, or the pool was overly crowded because everyone's family staying at other resorts came to hang out you'd probably be a bit miffed that people paying half the cost were getting to use the luxuries you paid a premium rate for. I imagine you've also seen the signs such as the one posted above.
I agree, but its not just about the cost. Even if the people were staying at another deluxe paying just as much I still don't want them taking up chairs by the pool at my resort.

OP you are missing the point. If a resort has 1000 rooms and each of those rooms invites 4 family members to swim that is an extra 4000 people by the pool. Not really going to work is it?
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why doesn't Disney stop this from happening? Every resort pool should need resort ID to access. It's too attractive for peope to cheat the system when Disney makes it so easy.
I think it is coming. With everything switching to RFID, it is only a matter of time. AoA already has an RFID gated pool.
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I agree, but its not just about the cost. Even if the people were staying at another deluxe paying just as much I still don't want them taking up chairs by the pool at my resort.

OP you are missing the point. If a resort has 1000 rooms and each of those rooms invites 4 family members to swim that is an extra 4000 people by the pool. Not really going to work is it?
Not every one fills every their room though. I m sure their are couple that go like dh and I leaving specs in our room for two more
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Not every one fills every their room though. I m sure their are couple that go like dh and I leaving specs in our room for two more
So what?
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Not every one fills every their room though. I m sure their are couple that go like dh and I leaving specs in our room for two more
Doesn't matter. Disney's resorts, Disney's rules. You swim where you are paying to stay (with a few exceptions)
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Doesn't matter. Disney's resorts, Disney's rules. You swim where you are paying to stay (with a few exceptions)
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