AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Feb 18, 2013
    Beth Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Staying at BWV end of April. Friends are staying at AKL & we want to visit them since kids are friends. How best to get to their resort using Disney's transportation (we will be in MK earlier that day without hopper pass). Can we use their pool as well

    Hello, Beth!  Welcome to the Moms Panel!

    It is always wonderful meeting up with friends during your Walt Disney World vacation.  Well, it just makes your vacation even more MAGICAL!  

    If you are leaving from the Magic Kingdom to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you will just want to head on over to the bus stops and board the bus that is heading that way.  Now if you are at your home resort, you can get there one of two ways.  Head to any of the theme parks and board a bus heading to AKL or take a bus to Downtown Disney and board a bus to their resort.  

    Now let's get to your question concerning resort pools.  In general, "pool hopping" is not allowed.  There are exceptions and you can read those below to see if you fall into any of these exceptions. 

    1.  You will be allowed to "pool hop" if your resort's pool is under refurbishment.  Your Cast Member will let        you know where to go in order to enjoy some swim time. 

    2.  If you are staying at an "All-Star" Resort, then you may enjoy other "All-Star" Resort pools.

    3.  If you are a Disney Vacation Club Member, then you may "pool hop" during non-peak seasons to all              Disney Resort hotels.  There are exceptions such as:  Stormalong Bay at Disney's Beach Club Resort,          Samawati Springs Pool and Uzima Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  DVC Members cannot              "pool hop" at these resorts.

    4.   Guests staying at Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside can "pool hop" to Port Orleans -  French Quarter             and vice versa.

    ~Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON"!~
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Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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