I was familiar with park hopping when I became a Disney Vacation Club member, but not pool hopping, What is pool hopping? Pool hopping allows DVC members to use the pools at other Walt Disney World resorts while staying on property. My family and I have enjoyed visiting the pools at other resorts and becoming a connoisseur of the different waterslides. It is lots of fun to try them all out. Here are the program guidelines from Disney Vacation Club when you are looking to pool hop.
Whenever you’re using your Membership to stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort or at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, you and any Guests staying with you are permitted to pool hop to other eligible pools if they’re not at capacity. You must present your Magic Band or current Key to the World card with a “DVC Member” designation along with a photo ID to use other eligible pools. Due to expected high occupancy, pool hopping isn’t available Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Nov. 24-29, and Dec. 20, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015. Pool hopping is never available at Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the pools at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, the pool at Disney’s Beach Club Villas, the pools at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort or at the Disneyland Resort in California. Further block-out dates may be added based on capacity issues. Look for details online at DVCMember.com. Please remember that pools are available only to registered Members and Guests staying at that resort (along with those staying with them in their room), as well as Members utilizing their pool-hopping perk. Pool usage isn’t available to Guests who are staying at o resorts or who live locally.
Another option instead of pool hopping is to explore local pick your own farms for u-pick strawberries and other fruit fresh from the farm. The Orlando area offers many u-pick farms within a short drive to find pick your own produce.
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