Contemporary Resort Pool
  • On Jul 12, 2023
    Blake from AE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    which pools and which resorts definitely require keycard or band to access them? I am a veteran with anxiety and this is important for me to know which ones specifically to help us plan which one we want to stay at.

    Hiya Blake,

    Welcome to planDisney! First off, thank you so much for your service. As the daughter of two veterans, I am honored to assist you today. When it comes to planning, like you, I like to leave nothing to chance. I carefully plan each detail of my trip down to the minute, so I empathize with how vital pre-planning is to you.

    To ensure I gave you the most accurate answer possible, I contacted a Cast Member first. According to the Cast Member (and in line with my personal experience), all of the Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotels pools require a MagicBand or a resort hotel card for entry.

    Blake, for me, I visit the pools at my resort hotel when I need a little moment of calm after the hustle and bustle of the Theme Parks. So when I’m selecting a resort hotel, I tend to pick one with a calmer vibe. For example, even though Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts is arguably the best pool on the property, it is always a little too busy for me. Me, I prefer the Feature Pool at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Riviera Pool at Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. That said, no matter which resort you select, depending on the time of day and the season, you can experience fewer crowds.

    I hope this was helpful and puts you at ease as you make your resort selections. If you need anything else, please come back and see us. I speak for the entire panel when I say we would be honored to help you plan your vacation.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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