That sounds like an AWESOME memory for your daughter (and you!) - very cool! CSR last trip - pools open 24/7. Same at CBR a few years ago.. Nope - just means there is no slide, etc. Open for all. For my kids - depends on maturity. My almost 9 year old - he is pretty close to me allowing it. My almost 6 year old - will probably be an adult before I am comfy with it, ha! Last year at CSR, we were all in the general pool area, but I allowed my then newly-8 year old son pretty free roam. I knew he was "somewhere" in the pool complex and he seemed to check in every 15 minutes or so - but I wasn't concerned about him. He is a smart, mature kid with a good head on his shoulders.