The long-time Disney Vacation Club member perk has lost yet another destination.
For years, DVC owners have been eligible to use pools at a variety of other resorts while staying as guests on Walt Disney World property. Subject to blackout dates and capacity restrictions, members could visit the likes of Luna Park pool at Disney's BoardWalk Villas or High Rock Spring at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa to enjoy a change of scenery.
But several Walt Disney World pools are ineligible for "hopping" and the list continues to grow. The latest addition are the pools at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Use of both the elaborate Beach Pool and the lower-key Courtyard Pool is now available only to registered guests of the Grand Floridian.
The Grand Floridian pools join numerous other off-limits destinations including:
- Disney's Yacht and Beach Club pools
- Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows pools
- Disney's Wilderness Lodge pools
- Disney's Art of Animation Resort pools
- Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower
Note that pool hopping has long been prohibited at both pools located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas. The resort is currently absent from a list of restrictions on the DVC member website. We have reached out to a Disney Vacation Club spokesperson to confirm the accuracy of the omission.
Among the most noteworthy pools still available for hopping are those at the BoardWalk, Saratoga Springs, Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and the main pool at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
All pool hopping is subject to a series of blockout dates around major holidays including Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.