OKW Pool Spring Pool Closure Dated

Back in January we learned that the Turtle Pond pool complex at Disney's Old Key West Resort would be closing for several weeks this spring.  Now the exact dates have been revealed.  

Turtle Shack

Turtle Shack snack bar

Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack snack bar and Flying Fish gameroom are scheduled to be closed from April 21 to June 22, 2018 for refurbishment.  During the closure, all of the other resort pools will remain available to guests including the feature Sandcastle Pool and leisure pools in the Miller's Road and South Point areas.  

Old Key West is in the midst of an extensive "hard goods" refurbishment of all guest rooms.  Villas in buildings 30-33 have been updated and reopened to guests while buildings 34-35 are currently being updated.  

To coincide with the closure of the Turtle Pond Pool, expect several adjacent buildings in the 40-44 range to close for renovations.  Additional details regarding the renovations can be found in our prior coverage.  

Refurbishment dates are estimates only.  The exact closure dates for the pool may be adjusted if necessary.  

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: OKW Pool Spring Pool Closure Dated -- Margaret0387
2018 Mar 20 08:41:53 AM
What is a "hard goods" refurb? Thanks
Re: OKW Pool Spring Pool Closure Dated -- denlo
2018 Mar 20 01:59:47 PM
Margaret0387 wrote:
What is a "hard goods" refurb? Thanks

Usually a hard goods refurbishment could replace the appliances and TVs, tile, showers, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, light fixtures. Of course not everything will be replaced as some of it might not need it as the TV could have been recently been replaced. Usually a hard goods will also mean a new design for the villa as well. They consider whether kitchen cabinets need to replaced versus being repaired and repainted or finished.

Both a hard goods and soft goods can include new paint, new carpet or flooring, even new furniture it is determined it is needed.

Soft Goods, also replaces the bedding, towels, and can include reupholstering furniture, like the pullout couch, chairs and ottomans. Sometimes they might repaint the cabinets and furniture.

Keep in mind that Old Key West is the first resort to get a hard goods refurbishment, so we are just now seeing the results. Also DVC has now a plan in place that a hard goods refurb will happen at each resort every 14 years and a soft goods every 7 years.
Re: OKW Pool Spring Pool Closure Dated -- Margaret0387
2018 Mar 21 08:36:10 AM
Thanks. I hope theyget rid of the crappy toasters (I have small requests :)). I can see some ofthe kitchen cabinets are in need of some repair rather than replace.Some doors don't close properly and sometimes the dishwasher door rubs when trying to close it. They did the floors, window treatments not toolong ago and it's beautiful. The grout in bathrooms needs a good cleaning or paintingbut all in all we are happy with it now.
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