• On Jun 6, 2016
    Helen from Kent 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.

    I have been reading my Disney Files Magazine and was interested to note that we can pool hop and use other resorts swimming pools. I can't find any information on the website as to which resorts are included in this scheme. Can someone tell me please?

    Welcome Home!

    Helen, pool hopping is yet another extra-special perk of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. I think a visit to the spectacularly themed swimming areas of each Walt Disney World Resort hotel is a fantastic way to really test the waters and explore all of the unique and wonderful ways that each Resort hotel serves as an incredible backdrop for your families favorite moments. I think you will really enjoy it!

    There are just a few things to keep in mind before you wade on over to another swimming hole. Let's dive in!

    Disney Vacation Club Members staying on property at Walt Disney World Resort or Disney's Vero Beach Resort are free to visit most swimming pools at Walt Disney World Resort property, including those that are not Disney Vacation Club Resorts. There are a few exceptions that do not allow pool hopping, however, and they are: 

    Stormalong Bay and the leisure pool at Disney's Beach Club Resort
    The Big Blue Pool at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
    Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
    Uzima Pool and Samawatti Springs Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    The Silver Creek Springs Pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    The pools of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

    Also, there are blackout dates which you can access through the Member Benefits section of the Disney Vacation Club Member website, where pool hopping is prohibited. This perk is also only offered provided that you desired pool destination is not at capacity. Finally, Members must bring along your convenient, durable, waterproof MagicBand for access to your desired pool.

    Other than that, just remember to enjoy yourself and, as Dory would say, "Just keep swimming!"

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince and a stay-at-home mom to two bold and brilliant little girls; one a Jedi Padawan and the other a Princess. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation. Learn More About Sally

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