Fence Installed Around Congress Park Pool

One quiet pool at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa now requires guests to scan their MagicBands in order to gain entry. 

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Disney is slowly making progress on plans to place gates around all resort pools at Walt Disney World.  The latest pool to receive the barriers is the Congress Park quiet pool at Saratoga Springs Resort.  

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Back in September 2013, Disney confirmed plans to eventually gate all swimming facilities and enforce operating hours for resort feature pools.  Many resort pools have been gradually surrounded by fences during construction or refurbishment.  Among the Disney Vacation Club resort pools currently gated are those at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the pools at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower and Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort.  Fencing was also recently erected around the feature pool at Disney's BoardWalk Villas.  

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Resort quiet pools are not staffed and will remain available to guests 24 hours per day.  However, the facilities are only accessible by current resort guests, requiring that MagicBands be scanned prior to entry.   

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Congress Park Pool Fencing

Reader Comments
Re: Fence Installed Around Congress Park Pool -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Oct 18 11:39:24 AM
SSR is still a Resort open to Pool Hopping, but the gates only allow SSR Resort Guest to enter with their Magic Bands.
Re: Fence Installed Around Congress Park Pool -- denlo
2016 Oct 18 12:31:36 PM
The other leisure pool at the Grandstand and the pool at the Paddock both have fences but can be open by anyone. We ever made it to the High Rocks pool so I do not know if they fenced that pool. They had not added the actual gates Congress Park so we do no know if they will require magic bands to enter or if the gates will have a lock accessible to taller people versus small children like the other pools.
About time! -- tolusape1
2016 Oct 18 07:45:41 PM
We love Congress Park but it is too close to Disney Springs and many people who are not guests are always meandering through the area, including the pool. It is always kind of bothersome to see people using facilities so freely and they are not even guests.
Re: Fence Installed Around Congress Park Pool -- denlo
2016 Oct 18 09:14:17 PM
It is quite possible that there will be a lock on the multiple gates for the Congress Park pool. I know I counted at least 4 if not 5 gated areas. DVC seems to be locking many of the pools for safety reasons. And if you can save the life of one child why not?
Re: Fence Installed Around Congress Park Pool -- sssteph
2016 Oct 19 08:56:53 PM
We might be staying there in Sept 2017 getting ready to book reservations once the 24th rolls around, I definitely think locked gates are fine.

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