Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 8, 2008
    Laura from GA 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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    Is it true that if you are staying at a Disney Resort, you can visit any of the other resort properties? So if we wanted to go to a different pool, could we? Aside from the Yacht and Beach Club - what other pools are great? We're staying at Sara. Spgs.

    Well, you're half right. Any Disney guest can visit any of the Disney hotels to shop, dine in the restaurants, or just enjoy the unique themeing. I recently spend the better part of a day just bopping from hotel to hotel to check out what each had to offer.

    But pool hopping (Disney lingo for swimming in another resort's pool) is another story. For the most part, this is prohibited. Disney Vacation Club members can pool hop (but not to the Yacht and Beach Club, and there are blackout dates). Guests of the All Star resorts can use the other All Star pools. And guests of the Port Orleans resorts can use the other Port Orleans pools. Other than that, pool hopping is not allowed.

    The Yacht and Beach Club pool (Stormalong Bay) is almost universally considered to be the best at WDW. It is 3 acres big and is almost a mini water park all on it's own. In general, the pools get better as the hotels get better. The value resorts have fairly basic pools. The moderates have larger pools with more themeing. They often will have slides or nearby water play areas. The deluxe resorts have large slides. Many have waterfalls or other unique features. I love the pools at the Wilderness Lodge and the Animal Kingdom. But all the deluxe pools are great.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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