Do you pool hop?

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by WDWguru, Jun 11, 2003.

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How often do you pool hop?

  1. Almost every trip

  2. Sometimes

  3. Seldom

  4. Never

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  1. WDWguru

    WDWguru aka tivogirl, keeper of the live WDW webcams at ht

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    With all the discussion going on surrounding pool hopping recently, I thought it was time for a poll on the topic. Personally, DH and I have never hopped and I can't imagine a circumstance where we would. Seems like a huge pain to me to travel to another resort to swim, then have to get back all wet, or find a place to change clothes. Just wondering if we're in the minority.

    Please restrict your answers here ONLY to your personal experience. The idea is to get a feel for how many people actually do use this perk, perhaps to give some relevance to the other discussions, not to justify whether or not the perk should continue.
     
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  3. CaptainMidnight

    CaptainMidnight DIS Veteran

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    We never have, but I'd still like to keep the priveledge at all the pools except SAB where crowding is prohibative.

    We currently stick with the pool at the resort where we are staying, but that's been BCV and BWV and the pools are pretty nice. I might feel differently if the pool at my home resort wasn't as desirable.
     
  4. JimC

    JimC DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    I agree with WDWguru. We enjoy other resorts during our visits but that is generally for a meal or just to enjoy the theming.
     
  5. DeeP

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    We used to pool hop from BWV to SAB when it was allowed. Going from BWV to SAB was very easy via the Friendship boats. The only other resort I have pool hopped from is OKW.
     
  6. jodifla

    jodifla WDW lover since 1972

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    We used to pool-hop to SAB when it was allowed. Now we would likely go to zero entry pools, since we have a toddler.

    We actually just added on at BCV so we'd have access to SAB in the future.

    Overall, though, I'd hate to see this perk end.
     
  7. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    Ditto for us.
     
  8. Caskbill

    Caskbill <font color="blue">DVC-Operations<br>DVC-Planning< Moderator

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    In ten years we've "pool hopped" just once, but I put that in quotations on purpose.

    That one time, we were staying at BWV , but the pool was closed for refurbishment. DVC had a special launch going beetween BCV and BC (This is before BCV) just for using the SAB pool. It was a pontoon boat similar to the ones they have at OKW for going to DD, and was being used strictly to ferry guests from BWV to the BC Pool.

    That made it very easy. But I'm not sure if technically it was pool hopping or not since for that trip, SAB was the designated pool for BWV guests.:p
     
  9. JOC

    JOC <Font color="red"><marquee>DVC @ BWV</marquee><br>

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    No; don't have the time nor inclination to pool hop.
     
  10. KNWVIKING

    KNWVIKING DIS Veteran

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    But that doesn't mean Never Will. We are already starting to spend less time in the parks and more time at the resorts. I can picture on our OKW trips spending time over at the VWL pool, not because the pool itself is the draw, the resort in general is just a great place to kick back. Personally, I don't think PH will be around in a few years, but I hope I'm wrong.
     
  11. Disney  Doll

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    I'm usually happy to be at the pool where we are styaing. Pool hopping seems like kind of a pain in the neck to me.
     
  12. DVCPAT

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    We pool hop every trip. We usually eat lunch and go for a swim. The kids will visit the resort gift shop and buy a pin/toy. I enjoy driving around WDW just to see whats new and under construction. Valet parking makes it so easy.
     
  13. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    We have enjoyed pool hopping....at SAB while it was still allowed, and to the Poly for a break from MK.

    To us, it was no hassle...we go in the summer so drying off is pretty quick!

    Just another way to see the resorts, etc. We are thinking of hopping over to the GF this trip. :)
     
  14. imgoingtodisney

    imgoingtodisney Goal! going on this cruise 37lbs less and I will e

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    This past Dec we poolhopped over to our "home" VWL the day of Mickey's Christmas Party.
    Because we ended up at WDW last min the only place Disney had room for us at 22hr notice for 8 consecutive nights was PO/FQ. I was determined to at least get a piece of "home".
    So that Tues off we went to the Wilderness Lodge. (I did call ahead) We shopped, used the pool and visited friends over in the villas. They took us on a tour of their studio & 2-bedroom.

    If we werent in this predicament not sure if we would have pool hopped.
     
  15. DVC-Don

    DVC-Don DIS Veteran

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    Just once in 2001. We were staying at BWV and hopped over to SAB.
     
  16. WDWDad

    WDWDad Mickeys best friend

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    We've PH everywhere possible except AS Resort. We think of it like going to a prk it is an entertainment destination. We swim,shop,eat, explore, trade pins. It is a wonderful way to explore the world ! Please don't take it away. We have found that the only place that seems unfriendly to PH was BW. Everywhere else we have been the CM's have been fantastic. No hassles at all.
     
  17. DEH3rd

    DEH3rd Mouseketeer

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    uh-oh......
     
  18. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    We did once. We were staying at the BWV and called over to the BC to see if SAB was busy (it was dead!) so we walked over and spent the afternoon there.

    If it had been busy we wouln't have bothered.

    Like most of you, I generally can't be bothered hopping to another resort to swim.

    Anne
     
  19. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

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    Last year, while staying at OKW, we hopped over to the Poly volcano pool. My kids had fun swimming at OKW because they had made some friends there, but they really wanted to do the "volcano slide". I wish OKW had a slide. My kids are 10, 12 and 15.
     
  20. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    Mia--The reason that OKW doesn't have a slide is that the state of Florida requires life guards be present at any pool that has a slide. If they had to staff with life guards, the dues would ahve to go up, and the members voted this idea down several times in teh earlier years of the resort being open.

    Anne
     
  21. KNWVIKING

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    "Mia--The reason that OKW doesn't have a slide is that the state of Florida requires life guards be present at any pool that has a slide. "

    I didn't think WDW had to abide by anybody's laws but their own. They're sorta their own little World.
     

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