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Old 09-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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There is now way they will get the pools all fenced by November 1 but the new policy to close the pools may go into effect.

Once fenced, you will NOT be able to sit out at tables if they are inside the fence.

I find this a sad end to a long standing tradition of pools open 24 hours.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:17 PM   #17
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There is now way they will get the pools all fenced by November 1 but the new policy to close the pools may go into effect.

Once fenced, you will NOT be able to sit out at tables if they are inside the fence.

I find this a sad end to a long standing tradition of pools open 24 hours.
That's five weeks. They can do it easily. And they can always use temporary fencing like they use for the marathons. And like they have a BWV-Luna Park from time to time.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #18
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WE so love to swim when we get back from the parks!! Very disappointing there if they completely close them. I can understand them fencing the pools in as there are always "pool jumpers" at the AKV pool! But I do not think closing the pools at 11 is at all a great idea at all!!
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
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WDWMagic.com is reporting that this will not affect the quite pools.

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Beginning September 29 2013, the Walt Disney World value resorts will be the first hotels to introduce the new policy.

Typically, the mail pool operating hours will be 7am through to 11pm, varying depending on season. Outside of the lifeguard hours, the pool will be closed and not available for use.

Resort quiet pools will not be affected by this policy change and will continue to operate 24 hours per day and will not have lifeguards.

The full rollout across all resorts at Walt Disney World is expected to be complete by November 2013.
http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt...ting-hours.htm
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:27 AM   #20
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WDWMagic.com is reporting that this will not affect the quite pools.


http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt...ting-hours.htm
That's too bad, because I have had some issues with pool noise even after midnight sometimes.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:30 AM   #21
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That makes it seem like it's more about preventing Pool hopping and less about safety.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #22
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When it is after 1 AM and people are at the pools with a lot of adult beverage in them it is VERY noisy and inconsiderate. This disturbs a whole lot of people who are staying in rooms around the pool area. I am glad that the fencing is happening.
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That's too bad, because I have had some issues with pool noise even after midnight sometimes.
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When it is after 1 AM and people are at the pools with a lot of adult beverage in them it is VERY noisy and inconsiderate. This disturbs a whole lot of people who are staying in rooms around the pool area. I am glad that the fencing is happening.
Just call security when that happens. I did that once for the BWV quiet pool / hot tub and it was between 9 pm and 10 pm. Someone came, talked to the offenders and they left. I don't know what was said to them (or if they were even staying at the resort) and I suspect I wasn't the first or only guest to call to complain.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #24
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There is now way they will get the pools all fenced by November 1 but the new policy to close the pools may go into effect. Once fenced, you will NOT be able to sit out at tables if they are inside the fence. I find this a sad end to a long standing tradition of pools open 24 hours.
It's only the feature pools that will be open with a lifeguard from 7am-11pm. They will be fenced by end of Nov. Quiet pools are still unfenced and 24 hrs.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #25
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Just call security when that happens. I did that once for the BWV quiet pool / hot tub and it was between 9 pm and 10 pm. Someone came, talked to the offenders and they left. I don't know what was said to them (or if they were even staying at the resort) and I suspect I wasn't the first or only guest to call to complain.
Yes, been there and done that, but it doesn't always work.
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Here is the official internal notice

Over the coming months, we will implement new operating and lifeguarding hours for feature and other popular pools at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney's Vero Beach Resort.

Lifeguards will be present at guarded pools during all hours they are open. Quiet pools will remain available to Guests 24 hours a day and will continue to be unguarded.

Implementation will begin with Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's All-Star Resorts on Sept. 29 and is expected to be complete in November.

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Why are you making these changes?

These changes make it easier for Guests to understand when our pools are open and when a lifeguard is present.

What are you doing?


We are aligning operational hours with lifeguard coverage at feature and other popular pools at our resort hotels.

Will feature pools remain open outside of pool operating hours?

No. Feature pools will be closed when lifeguards are not present. Quiet pools will remain available to Guests 24 hours a day and will continue to be unguarded.

What will the hours be for feature pools?

Operating hours will vary seasonally and based on Guest demand. Generally, the guarded pools will open at either 7 a.m. or 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.; however, these hours can be extended or modified to accommodate special events and high demand.

Are you adding fences around all resort pools in order to limit access?

We are in the process of adding fences as part of our regular refurbishment process.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:11 PM   #27
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Yes, been there and done that, but it doesn't always work.
It's happened to us. Before we joined DVC we were at the Contemporary. The kids (teens) went for a late swim, but there were many adults there drinking and smoking in the pool. Not by the pool, but in the pool. I called to complain and no one came.
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Well, not as bad as expected... and fencing the pools will be over a longer period of time as I expected. But closing more main pools will drive people to the quiet pools, as we see every night at BCV when Stormalong Bay closes. It gets very noisy there for about 2 hours.

They've also closed the main pool at Boardwalk as long as I can remember but the other pools were open 24 hours.... and those rarely got too noisy.

And for those sensitive to pool noise or inappropriate behavior... call and keep calling!
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Well, not as bad as expected...
Agreed. I like that the quiet pools are still available. That said, I also hope those quiet pools stay that way.
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The children in my family hope this new policy means that the slides will be open til 11PM!
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