Winter 2018 Closure for Lava Pool

The main pool at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will close for a period of time beginning in February 2018.  

Polynesian Lava Pool

Disney has informed registered guests that the Polynesian's Lava Pool will close for maintenance in early 2018.  Signs point toward the closure beginning on February 5, however at this time there is no clear indication as to how long it will last.  

The resort's Oasis Pool will remain available to guests during the closure.  

The neighboring Beach Pool at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will also be closed during this same period.  The Grand Floridian's closure is scheduled to begin January 2 and run at least into April.  

It is not known if Disney plans to make other accommodations for guests unable to use either of these feature pools.  In the past, Disney has allowed pool hopping to neighboring resorts and/or provided complimentary waterpark access.  The main pool at Disney's Contemporary Resort is available for pool hopping by Disney Vacation Club members, except during established blockout periods.  

Winter months are a popular time for maintenance on resort pools due to the cooler weather conditions.  

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Question -- DVC_Corrrys
2017 Dec 22 12:59:51 PM
Hello,
Thanks for the post. We booked our points stay from Feb 4-13 at the Poly. We moved from Bay Lake to stay at the poly for this pool. On the DVC website there is very little resort availability to move... Is this something that DVC can help with? I am pretty disappointed that the main reason we moved is now closed. We booked 7 months ago and this was not a posted closure. I wouldn't have moved otherwise.
Re: Winter 2018 Closure for Lava Pool -- denlo
2017 Dec 23 08:17:01 AM
DVC_Corrrys wrote:
Hello,
Thanks for the post. We booked our points stay from Feb 4-13 at the Poly. We moved from Bay Lake to stay at the poly for this pool. On the DVC website there is very little resort availability to move... Is this something that DVC can help with? I am pretty disappointed that the main reason we moved is now closed. We booked 7 months ago and this was not a posted closure. I wouldn't have moved otherwise.

I doubt if they can help you there. Sometimes the resort will announce that you can use the pool at another resort during the annual maintenance. Also as DVC members you can still pool hop.
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Pool hopping is not available at the following pools--with no exceptions to this policy: • Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
• Uzima Pool and Samawati Springs Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
• Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resorts
• The leisure pool at Disney's Beach Club Villas
• The Lava Pool and leisure pool at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
• The Copper Creek Springs Pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
• The pools at Disney's Art of Animation Resort


https://disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/discounts-perks-offers/recreation-relaxation/pools/Location: Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

opening date -- BayMom
2018 Feb 13 11:03:39 AM
I was nervous about an upcoming trip when I read this thread. I just got off the phone with Member Services, and the Lava pool is scheduled to re-open Feb 16th. The splash park is scheduled to re-open Feb 17th. I figured I'd post in case others were wondering about the re-open dates.

I've found in past that Disney usually alerted me to things like this (pool closures and construction), so I was surprized when I did not see a notice from them. Then after calling I realized it did not effect me, hence no notice.

I hope above poster had a good trip. I've found that in past they will usually make another pool available in instances where a pool is closed for refurbishemnt. On a Pop stay once, they shuttled us over to the AKL pool. It was a hassle to travel, but it's such a great pool that we enjoyed the upgrade.
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