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Old 11-02-2003, 10:31 AM   #31
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We have never pool hopped and I don't think we ever will. I hate dragging all the junk down to the pool at our own resort, let alone another one!
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Old 11-03-2003, 05:57 PM   #32
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Terry, it is therefore good you own at BCV, where you have access to the "best" pool to begin with! When we stay at BCV we usually never pool hop!
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:13 PM   #33
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We did once to CSR and to BCV before it became restricted. We might in the future, but our DD likes the BW pool so much that we don't need to waste the time going somewhere else to swim unless we're going to another resort to eat.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:10 AM   #34
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Interesting Pool hopping story

Well, pool hopping for DVC members is allowed, but not allowed for other WDW guests. While staying at BWV's last week, we saw what I'll assume was MANY BCV guests (they had brought their BC refillable mugs with them) enjoying Luna Park legally. The funniest thing was TWO different people came up to either myself or DH and said, this place is GREAT!!! We should have stayed here! The person who approached me was staying at AKL, and wasn't even hiding it, since she was drinking out of her AKL mug. The person who approached was even funnier. We were waiting for our kids to come down Keister Coaster. Well, after this person got off the slide, he approached my DH and asked, "What is the name of this hotel, it's GREAT!" He didn't even take the time to figure out what the name of the hotel, he was using the pool at. It was pretty funny. Even though I felt like I should report them to the lifeguard, I didn't feel like being a tattletale. It was pretty funny, and I think I'll send an e-mail to MS to alert them to this and hopefully they'll follow up with BWV and tell them to check at all, for ID's. The pool was fairly crowded on these days, with no more pool chairs or tables available. There were signs up all week, stating that Luna Park was for the exclusive use of Boardwalk guests.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:19 AM   #35
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It just shows me how far down WDW has fallen in the past years. They opened up the place to everyone when they built those value resorts. People should know better but they do not of course. Pools are only for the guests of that hotel-resort, some people just do not care. They should end pool hopping and put a fense around all the pools with a key needed to enter.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:31 AM   #36
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Have to agree with this one. Surely Disney could come up with a way to give fencing a wonderful themed look. Then you would need your room key to enter. I really don't think that many DVCers actually pool-hop, so it wouldn't be so awful if they ended that perk.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:40 AM   #37
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I think the wrist bands would do. Show your room key or DVC membership card and get a wrist band.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:40 AM   #38
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Pool Hopping needs to be banned.

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Old 07-26-2004, 04:38 PM   #39
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Originally posted by Pa@okw95
They opened up the place to everyone when they built those value resorts.
The OP reported hoppers from BC and AKL, which, last time I checked, are not value resorts.
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Old 07-26-2004, 04:50 PM   #40
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Wrist bands would be great!!!! While we haven't hopped as yet, it's a great perk. It's also quite enjoyable, at the pool, to discuss DVC resorts with other members.

Heck, if you're not happy with the level of exclusivity, I'd be glad to buy your points.

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Old 07-26-2004, 04:56 PM   #41
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The addition of wrist band and gates and such would add to resort prices and maintenance fees. Although I think adding wrist bands to all hotel pools with slides would be prudent during certain times of the year, it's not really needed all year.

But for the busier times, the many, many DVC members who love this perk could enjoy the pools and slides without being hampered by other resort and park guests who are not polite enough to follow posted rules.

As a BWV owner, I'm not so concerned about overloaded pools as to want to pay for the additional cost of year-round "protection" against squatters.

Funny story anyway. But give me extra pool people over the smokers that smoke in the non-smoking areas anyday.
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Since when does staying at a value resort make you any less of a guest than somone staying at AKL or BC or CR? I think that comment was pretty derogatory as my wife and I are DVC members and still love to stay at All Stars so does that make us less deserving no I don not think so. Get a grip as was mentioned the offenders were from AKL and BC so far from any value resort.
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I know what they meant......

We stayed one night at the Pop Century before moving over to BCV for 5 days and we both commented on what a different crowd there was at the Beach Club. You get what you pay for and I also felt that pool hopping was not a priviledge afforded only to DVC members, but also any dishonest or illiterate people (based on not being able to read the signs posted at Luna Pool). Kind of makes me think of Ellis Is. immigants verses illegal aliens.
Disney appears to be policing the pool gates like our government watches the borders. I had to send my kids to find someone to give them a wrist band at SAB. I was very upset at no restriction to enter. If pool hopping ends it will only be over for honest DVC members, not the rest of the pool crashers that are not checked.

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***" Even though I felt like I should report them to the lifeguard, I didn't feel like being a tattletale."***

WE have to start being TATTLETALE's !!!

It doesn't do a darn bit of good to complain about it here. E-mails aren't the answer either. Tell a lifeguard or CM. Make them address the problem then and there. If they don't, get a manager. If other parasites see people getting thrown out, maybe the embarrasment would make them think twice.
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Old 07-26-2004, 06:14 PM   #45
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Seems to me that it's the people who stay at the Deluxes that think they are all that and a bag of chips. I guess it must be that "I am paying a lot of money to WDW for my room so I am entitled to poolhop" mentality.
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