Busted for Pool Hopping???

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  1. Eander3

    Eander3 Mouseketeer

    Jan 4, 2004
    With all the talk of pool hopping, I was wondering if anyone has actually seen what happens when a person/family is caught in the act? I don't agree with pool hopping, and would never do it. Just curious about what happens to those who do? Also, who is charged with policing this?
  2. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    The people in charge would have to be lifeguards because they are the ones who will check the guests KTTW cards either when they arrvie to get towels, or while they are sitting down at the pool chairs. That is what has happened when I stayed at the Contemporary. Last month when I stayed at the Polynesian we got the towels ourselves and no one came up to my family and I asking to see our KTTW cards. Of course that could have happened when we were not at the pool.
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  4. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

    Nov 4, 2001
    I saw security guards walking through the pool area, checking resort IDs at the WL pool a couple of years ago. They even came down to the beach, where I was sitting, to check IDs. I did see them ask a family that could not produce IDs to leave the pool, and the guard stood nearby while the family packed up their things and left.
  5. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    It happens all the time at Stormalong Bay.
  6. luvthemouse71

    luvthemouse71 Cries like a baby at Illuminations..

    Apr 16, 2006
    Slightly off topic, but I don't get the whole idea of pool-hopping. I enjoy a nice pool as much as the next person but to waste my precious vacation time pool-hopping makes no sense to me. :confused3 I don't think I've ever seen anyone check IDs at the PO resorts but I don't use the pool that much.
  7. ducklite

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

    Aug 17, 2000
    I've seen people asked to leave SAB, the Polynesian pool, and the BW pool. As another poster stated, either security or a lifeguard will ask for ID's, and then ask the party to leave if they don't have them. They will linger near them to make sure they do leave.

    One cold January morning, DH and I wandered down to the theme pool at the GF and were asked for ID--we were in street clothes with no bag that we might have bathing suits in. We were staying at the hotel, so no biggie, but they were obviously enforcing the rules, and there wasn't even anyone in the pool!
  8. dclfun

    dclfun DIS Veteran

    May 13, 2000
    We've been asked to show ID's everytime at SAB and once at the Contemporary when we were pool hopping from OKW ( rules for DVC members permit that at certain resorts during non-peak times). They checked other people at the Contemporary too but I know they were "looking" at my family of 8 since the girl at the towel counter kept staring at us, even after my husband had shown her all our KTTW cards with "DVC Member" and explained the rules. I guess she still thought she should report us. The manager who came around didn't say a word as of course we were allowed and I just smiled at the girl at the counter to indicate I knew who decided we needed intense scrutiny. I've known a family that was kicked out of SAB before they were doing so much enforcing at that resort. They were kindly asked to pack up and leave and they did so. They were s/a Ft. Wilderness campground and I guess didn't like the pool there. I guess I'm a "rules person" and am glad this one is enforced. It's not fair to the people paying to stay in a particular resort, which presumably could be for the purpose of enjoying that specific pool and to have it too crowded with either guests not s/a that resort or local folks. Knowing how Disney does things I'd think they'd always allow a guest to pack up their dignity along with their belongings and would think the "best" about the guest. Perhaps they didn't know pool hopping wasn't allowed, for instance or perphaps they needed a gentle reminder. I don't know what would happen if someone refused to leave. I also don't know what what they do with disruptive guests as I've never really witnessed an argument or confrontation over behavior.---Kathy
  9. intheworks

    intheworks Mouseketeer

    Feb 10, 2006
    We were at TL a few months ago, and I overheard a man telling the people he was with that he had friends who lived in the area who specifically went to the Disney resorts to swim in the pools-they didn't even visit the parks:sad2:
  10. solfan68

    solfan68 DIS Veteran

    May 11, 2007
    I've stayed no higher than mod level on several visits. Never had anyone so much as look sideways at me(of course I was at my own resort, so...). I just wonder what kind of flags would go off ? If you walk into the area, place your stuff on a chair and get into the pool without looking like Inspector Clouseau skulking onto the scene... I wonder what sets party A apart from Party B ?
  11. Disney Fool

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    Nov 15, 1999
    Because some of the pools on Disney property are in high demand, i.e. StormAlong Bay, guests of both Yacht and Beach Club are issued colored wristbands when they enter the pool area. They have to show their room key to get it. when lifeguards notice that someone is in the pool without the wristband, they are asked to leave.
  12. Allison

    Allison DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2005
    The lifeguard simply explained only guests of the resort could swim there and told them they wouldn't be able to stay.
  13. outlander

    outlander <font color=green>I AM keeping my fingers crossed<

    Mar 26, 2006
    Pool hopping?
  14. eliza61

    eliza61 DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2003
    Last August at SAB over at the Beach club. The cm simply politely told a couple that they would have to get wrist bands. When they said they weren't guest at the YC/BC, the cm just said the pool unfortunately was reserved for hotel guest. He did recommend the quiet pool to them. I think in the summer they probably enforce more due to the crowds.

    IWISHFORDISNEY <font color=darkorchid>Cant get enough of the mous

    Jan 30, 2004
    I have never seen it enforced but I have to agree with the other poster why would you pool hop if you have your own pool. Kind of wierd to me.
  16. annie1995

    annie1995 <font color=FF0066>I have not used mine outside th

    Aug 4, 2005
    I think its great the they are enforcing the rules!!! Question though, can you still go look around at the pools at resorts you are not staying at? On our off days, we sometimes resort hop to look around at all there is to see, but never in a million years would I think to use another resorts pool. Gosh, I'd be way too embarrassed about getting caught. My Disney time is too precious to me to risk being kicked off property(not sure if they do that or not, but still)totally not worth it IMO:sad2:
  17. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB <font color=teal>I have a raw meat fetish. Who kne

    Jul 7, 2004
    We stayed at GF last September. We spent quite a bit of time in the pools, both the courtyard one and beach one. We were never asked for room keys and saw no enforcement whatsoever.
  18. hammie59

    hammie59 DIS Veteran

    Aug 27, 2007
    Well here's a senario....We are staying at CSR for 4 nights. Then we're checking out and checking in at ASMo. The day we check out of CRS is our planned "pool day". Anyone think we'll have a problem swimming at CRS pool that day?
  19. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt

    Oct 26, 2000
    just kept your keys (ID) - they are good until midnight on your check out day. So you shouldn't have any problems.
  20. cfknight

    cfknight Mouseketeer

    Jul 31, 2006
    We just back from the BC and I was chatting with the lifegaurd wile the kids swam. He said SAB is the most strict as far as pool hopping goes. But he said the rules are only enforced until about 5:00pm, that because thats when you get most of the traffic from people walking over from epcot,mgm....etc.
  21. Nom

    Nom Mouseketeer

    Nov 19, 2006
    I think this is true, because I have to admit that I pool-hopped once in my life (a long time ago). I was staying at Dolphin and was really curious about SAB, so I figured I would try it. It was a misty June day after 5 (I know the time because I was on a school trip and it was after sessions were over). No one looked at me at all, but the pool was very slow because of the weather...

    I have to say though I was so stressed about getting caught that I did not even really enjoy it...

    Anyway, of course now that I am grown and realize how selfish poolhopping is, I would never do it again and I have learned my lesson.

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