• On Mar 30, 2019
    Susan from MA 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.

    If we’re staying at a Disney hotel, can we use the pool at a different hotel or only the one we’re staying at? We’re thinking about staying at Wilderness Lodge and wondering about the Contemporary pool.

    Hello, Susan.

    I love the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel pools. I typically spend my first day and my last day on vacation lounging poolside. The pools found at a specific Walt Disney World Resort Hotel are only for Guests staying at that resort. So, technically, no you would not be able to hop over to Disney's Contemporary Resort to use their pool. There is an exception to this rule, however. If you are a Guest of a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you have the option to rent a cabana for a half day or full day at two Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Those hotels happen to be Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Contemporary Resort. This might just work out nicely for you since you were already interested in checking out the pool at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Of course, renting a cabana does come with a fee but included in the rental at Disney's Contemporary Resort is:
    • Padded furniture, including chairs and couch
    • Ceiling fan
    • Bluetooth® speaker
    • Television with cable service
    • Phone for internal Resort calls
    • Fruit tray
    • Mini refrigerator stocked with complimentary sodas and water
    • Complimentary skincare products
    • Safe
    Doesn't that sound like the makings of a pretty great pool day? These cabanas do typically book up fast so it's best to make reservations. If this doesn't interest you, you can still head over to Disney's Contemporary Resort any time to check it out. Maybe grab breakfast at Chef Mickey's one morning and then head back to your resort hotel for an afternoon swim.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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