OKW Refurb Prompts Spring Closure of Turtle Pond Pool

While Walt Disney World typically tries to limit pool maintenance to the cool winter months, refurbishment work throughout Disney's Old Key West Resort is prompting closure of one facility just as the temperatures are rising.  

Turtle Pond Pool

The Turtle Pond pool at Old Key West will be closed from April to early July 2018.  The closure impacts the pool itself, as well as nearby amenities including the Turtle Shack Snack Bar and Flying Fish Gameroom.  

Three additional resort swimming holes will remain available to guests including the Sandcastle Pool located near the resort's Hospitality House, the South Point Pool and Miller's Road Pool.  

OKW Renovations 2017

Disney's Old Key West Resort is in the early stages of a multi-year renovation project.  Buildings 30-33 in the Turtle Pond area have reopened to guests following significant interior renovations.  Disney Vacation Club has released limited previews of the new room design including the photos above.  One recent guest posted some images to PhotoBucket which can be accessed HERE.  

Additional buildings along Turtle Pond Road are now closed for refurbishment.  

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: OKW Refurb Prompts Spring Closure of Turtle Pond Pool -- simbasmom
2018 Jan 25 12:47:05 PM
That's interesting. I wonder if they'll be notifying guests beforehand. We have reservations at OKW for the end of April. I'm glad to know this before we get there and get our room assignment.
Re: OKW Refurb Prompts Spring Closure of Turtle Pond Pool -- CarolMN
2018 Jan 25 01:45:21 PM
simbasmom wrote:
That's interesting. I wonder if they'll be notifying guests beforehand. We have reservations at OKW for the end of April. I'm glad to know this before we get there and get our room assignment.

There's a post over on the DIS that at least one member with a reservation in that time frame has already received an email with this information.
Re: OKW Refurb Prompts Spring Closure of Turtle Pond Pool -- simbasmom
2018 Jan 26 09:07:09 AM
CarolMN wrote:
There's a post over on the DIS that at least one member with a reservation in that time frame has already received an email with this information.

I saw that. So trusting Disney IT as I do, and already having had one reservation inexplicably cancelled, I hustled over to the member's website. Fortunately, our reservation is still there, and at least, thanks to the internet, I now know about the Turtle Pond Pool will be closed. I guess the fact that we didn't get an Email will remain one of the great mysteries of life, and probably just Disney IT at work.
Re: OKW Refurb Prompts Spring Closure of Turtle Pond Pool -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2018 Jan 26 09:34:29 AM
simbasmom wrote:
I saw that. So trusting Disney IT as I do, and already having had one reservation inexplicably cancelled, I hustled over to the member's website. Fortunately, our reservation is still there, and at least, thanks to the internet, I now know about the Turtle Pond Pool will be closed. I guess the fact that we didn't get an Email will remain one of the great mysteries of life, and probably just Disney IT at work.

Some of my Disney emails go to Spam. Not sure why, but you may want to check yours.
OKW pool -- theselbigs
2018 Jan 30 07:26:56 AM
CarolMN wrote:
There's a post over on the DIS that at least one member with a reservation in that time frame has already received an email with this information.
we are staying at OKW at the end of June this summer and we D




























We are staying at OKW this June and we DID receive an email about the pool at turtle pond being closed at that time.
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