Pool Hopping benefit continues to shrink

Another Walt Disney World resort has been eliminated from the Disney Vacation Club pool hopping privileges.  

Silver Creek Springs pool

Silver Creek Springs pool

Silver Creek Springs pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge has been added to the list of resort swimming holes which are exlcuded from the DVC member pool hopping perk.  

During most of the year, members staying at Walt Disney World resorts have been permitted to use pools at other resorts.  Certain resort pools are excluded from this perks.  For many years, the list of restricted pools was limited to Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts and Uzima Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  However, over the last decade many other resort pools have been added to the restricted list.  The full list of ineligible pools is currently:

  • Bay Cove Pool; Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Uzima Pool and Samawati Springs Poll; Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Stormalong Bay; Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
  • Leisure pool; Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Lava Pool and leisure pool; Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Silver Creek Springs Pool; Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • All resort pools; Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Hidden Springs leisure pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge was demolished back in 2015 as part of a resort-wide renovation project which will bring additional Disney Vacation Club villas to the property.  Plans call for an additional pool to be added at the Wilderness Lodge.

Pool hopping is current blocked-out at all Walt Disney World pools.  Hopping can resume beginning on July 10, 2016.  The next pool hopping blockout periods runs from September 2 - 5, 2016 over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  

Thanks to denlo for the tip!

Reader Comments
Re: Pool Hopping benefit continues to shrink -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Jul 07 10:56:36 AM
Over the years, as I'm sorta aging out of the parks, more and more I came to appreciate pool hopping. I was angry when they pulled SAB. I was angry when it was never offered at AKL with the disclaimer "until the animals have a chance to acclimate to their new surroundings" (really, hotel guests swimming at the pool somehow don't hinder the acclimation, but a pool hopper will?). And of course, 18 years later I'll assume the animals still haven't acclimated because the ban hasn't been lighted.

Now I'm just fed up with it. I haven't sat down with a sales guide in years, but I imagine they are still touting pool hopping as one of the member benefits. I'd rather they just end it an quit with the false pretense.

Bottom line, if I want to swim in your pool, I'm going to.
Re: Pool Hopping benefit continues to shrink -- denlo
2016 Jul 07 11:16:14 AM
We here at the DVC News do not recommend ignoring nor violating any Disney or DVC rules. People may not like rules, but once the rules are set we do not encourage people to break them for whatever reason.

-- Your DVC Moderator Team
Re: Pool Hopping benefit continues to shrink -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Jul 07 11:19:05 AM
denlo wrote:
We here at the DVC News do not recommend ignoring nor violating any Disney or DVC rules. People may not like rules, but once the rules are set we do not encourage people to break them for whatever reason.

-- Your DVC Moderator Team

Have a nice day.
Re: Pool Hopping benefit continues to shrink -- denlo
2016 Jul 07 11:27:32 AM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
Have a nice day.

You too Ken!
Re: Pool Hopping benefit continues to shrink -- simbasmom
2016 Jul 07 11:43:14 AM
Honest question-you really can't pool hop to the BCV leisure pool? We've only used it when we've stayed there, but I've never seen a CM there to check MBs, and I never heard that you couldn't pool hop there. If so, that's the only leisure pool you can't pool hop to. I wonder why? First I've heard of that-SAB yes, but that one too?

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