Effective immediately, Disney will begin charging a fee for use of the three covered patio areas beside the Oasis Pool at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
Covered Patios at Oasis Pool
Steve "Tikiman" Seifert from Tikimanpages.com is reporting that effective Sunday, November 13, the covered patios adjacent to the Oasis Pool will be available only by reservation.
Rates start at $26.36 (including tax) for a half day, with time blocks running from 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 7pm. A full day rental from 10am to 7pm is available for $42.60. Seasonal price adjustments apply.
Each covered patio offers a couch, coffee table, and three padded chairs. No other amenities (bottled water, fruit, snacks, refrigerator, TV, private wait staff) are included in the rental fee.
Reservations can be made by calling Disney Vacation Club Member Services or 407-WDW-PLAY.
The move is reportedly in response to complaints of guests monopolizing this poolside space. Other Disney resorts including Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offer full-featured cabanas for guest rental. Cabana rates run upward of $150 for a half day and $200+ for a full day for a private space with lounge chairs, TV, mini-fridge and other amenities.
Thanks to Wil Lovato for information used in this story!