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Old 05-26-2019, 07:37 AM   #21
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The options are really just AKL, Boardwalk, SSR, OKW, and the mods. I can't imagine anybody wanting to hop to a value pool. Of those available, Jambo and a couple of the mods are really the only decent/interesting pools.

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Kidani too especially if you have kids. Itís a great pool IMO, and we donít even have young kids any more.
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:57 AM   #22
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We spend a lot of time at WS and the only time we have pool hopped is at BWV at feature pool or quiet pool to cool off and rest our feet. I always check in with the life guards to ask before changing. It is no big deal to carry a plastic bag and drawstring small backpack for the suits with DH in his ecv. If I had to carry the wet suits in the parks I might think differently..
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:44 AM   #23
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Just not sure if I see that great of an appeal. We normally stay at BW and that pool is creepy and all but not sure if we would want to bus or walk to get to another pool. Just seems really inconvenient. Maybe if BCV was open we would have tried it once just to say we tried it, but I'd rather be able to walk up to the room. 9 times out of 10 my family ends up at the quiet pool because the prefer less people. Do people spend the day at the other pools or just try new ones, maybe I am just missing it.
I think some people enjoy it and make an event out of it. We, however, are like you. A pool visit at Disney is a few hours as a break - not something we are going to travel for. Given the relative cost of everything, our Disney times remains very park-centric - so travelling between resorts just to swim would not be something that would fit our style. We've never done it. Perhaps when we have no kids and DW and I are alone, but even then, I doubt it.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:58 AM   #24
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We own at PVB so no need to pool hop. We areglad that PVB is not on the pool hopping list as watching the fireworks poolside would become too busy!! LOL To us, when you pay the big bucks to stay at a place like PVB and GFV, you should not have to compete with other resorts or your amenities. We bought into PVB because it was where we wanted to stay and happily forked over the higher $$.
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:42 PM   #25
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In 1992, my Dad took me and my brother pool hopping for a day (we had a rental car), and we swam in every single Disney resort pool available at the time (including the Swolphin). We would check out the scenery/theming, jump in the pool, swim for a few minutes, slide down the slide a few times (where available), swim for a few more minutes, and then dry off and move on. It felt like we were on a super-fun mission, and my brother and I thought it was SO COOL!!!

When he was younger, my DS loved pools and pool slides...*almost* more than the parks. We've pool hopped on most of our trips. It was easy to bring his swim trunks with us when dining at another resort and let him swim before/after our meal. By then I had no personal interest in pool hopping, but he was a huge fan so the tradition continued.

When DH, DS, and I were there in July, 2016, we had a rental car and spent a day pool hopping. In spite of inclement weather, we managed to hit the feature pools at FW, OKW, SSR, and Kidani. It was a nice break from the parks, and we had a blast! Over the years, DS has also swum at BCV, POR, POFQ, GF, Poly, BLT, Contemporary, and Jambo.
My youngest is the same way - even as an adult now he still loves pool hopping essentially itís the different theming theming he loves.

We are still that family that enjoys all the resorts have to offer- so yeah if we are heading to a different resort restaurant for lunch or dinner. We are checking out the pool.

For what itís worth the moderate pools are higher on our list than most of the DVC pools...CBR is phenomenal themed in comparison to OKW or SSR pools.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:20 PM   #26
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I've learned never to say never in life...and that life seems to be comprised of a whole lot of phases.
When DH was trying to convince me about DVC, he used pool hopping as a perk, and I thought that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. We're not going all the way to Disney to spend time in a pool AND half the DVC pools weren't even on the approved list

Of course, that was then, this is now. We don't have a neighborhood pool, and the rec center is a hassle, and since Disney is our prime vacation spot, and kids LOVE the pools, we are scheduling more and more pool time
That being said, we've yet to pool hop , as long as our resort pool is open and available.

While we always drive, once we park that car, it rarely moves. DH hates driving around on property, so he has no intention of driving to a resort just to do a pool when he can do one where he's staying. (and he's the one who used the perk as a selling point..ha)

I told him yesterday about the GFV pool added to the list. Big whoop to him. I've heard so, so many good things about other pools, especially at the moderates I'd actually like to try them, who knows...maybe next June if/when we plan our longer trip....
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:57 AM   #27
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Kidani too especially if you have kids. Itís a great pool IMO, and we donít even have young kids any more.
That's definitely true - I left it off the list because I think hopping should be restricted there. It's just too small.

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Old 05-27-2019, 10:40 AM   #28
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We own at PVB so no need to pool hop. We areglad that PVB is not on the pool hopping list as watching the fireworks poolside would become too busy!! LOL To us, when you pay the big bucks to stay at a place like PVB and GFV, you should not have to compete with other resorts or your amenities. We bought into PVB because it was where we wanted to stay and happily forked over the higher $$.
I agree 100%, As an owner of Poly/BCV which are off the list, I strongly believe you should buy where you want to stay......and swim.
And Disney should do much better enforcement of this and other policies they declare not allowed.
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