- February 19 to 25
- March 31 to April 14
- May 26 to 28
- June 29 to July 7
- August 31 to September 3
- November 19 to 25
- December 16 to Jan 5 of 2013
- Disney has the option to add more blackout dates, if they choose, should the resorts fill to capacity.
Membership has its privileges, but there are certain pools even DVC members cannot ever swim in if they are staying at another resort.
- Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- any 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 pool at the Disneyland Resort in California
Vacationers pay a ton of money to go to Disney World. The nicer resort you stay in, the more money you will pay. It’s morally unethical to swim in a resort pool you did not pay to swim in. It’s also embarrassing if you get caught there illegally, so don’t take the risk. Let the people who paid for those pool privileges enjoy them.
For the people who paid for DVC privileges, you will really enjoy the pool hopping option. The summer after we joined the DVC, we used our new points to stay at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’ll be honest; I was so broke, we decided not to put park tickets on our Disney Visa. We used a set of one day tickets from a prior trip, and we spent the next five days pool hopping. I called it the GREAT DISNEY POOL TOUR. It was absolutely, positively fabulous. It was so great, it took the sting out of my DVC bill each month.
I know, I know, you don’t need to sleep in a fancy resort when you stay at the parks all day anyway. I realize it’s expensive. I said the exact things before we joined, and we still stay at inexpensive hotels on Disney trips when the points have run out, because they go fast. But when I hear people say that the DVC isn’t worth the money, I am the first one to pull up photos of my kids swimming in multiple Disney Deluxe Resorts and say…join The Club.
Would you like more information about the Disney Vacation Club pool hopping option? Call one of my favorite people in the (Disney)World, our personal DVC representative. His name is Aldemar Ramirez, he has the most amazing accent, and his number is 800-501-8669. Be sure to tell him Amanda Major referred you, because they frequently have DVC incentives if you know a member.
Thanks for stopping by for a photographical ride, and we’ll see you in the red van on the way to the DVC headquarters at Saratoga Springs to take a tour. Save me a cookie.
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