• On Oct 21, 2018
    Cailin from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is staying at a Disney resort for our upcoming first trip. Are we able to access pools at other resorts with our magic bands?

    Welcome to the Moms Panel, Cailin!

    Using the pool facilities at a different Walt Disney World Resort hotel, other than the one you booked, is generally not permitted (with or without MagicBands). However, there are a few exceptions to this rule of complementary alternative pool use. For example, if the pool at your Disney Resort hotel is undergoing a refurbishment, Disney will arrange for pool privileges at another Disney Resort hotel nearby.

    In addition, "pool hopping" is generally allowed between the two sister-resorts Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Likewise, Guests staying at any of the All-Star Disney Resort hotels may pool hop between them. For example, if you are staying at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, you will be able to enjoy the pools at both Disney's All-Star Music Resort and Disney's All-Star Sports Resort too.

    When staying on Membership at any of the Disney Vacation Club Resort properties at Walt Disney World Resort, it is permitted to take advantage of complimentary alternative pool use, which provides access to:

    • The pool or pools at the Disney Vacation Club Resort where the Member, and any Guests, will be staying
    • Select pools at Disney Vacation Club Resorts
    • Select pools at Walt Disney World Resort hotels

    All of the above being said, the privilege can exclude peak periods and blackout dates. At such times, Disney reserves the right to restrict pool access only to Guests staying at a specific resort hotel. To find out about pool-access availability, please check with a Cast Member at the time of your visit.

    Wishing you a splash-tastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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