Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 22, 2008
    Carmel from MN Asked

    We're staying at the Carribean Beach Resort the first week in April. I understand the main pool will be closed, will this be a real bummer? They have said they will add some slides to the other pools and have enhanced children's activities. Thoughts?

    I have stayed at Disney resorts several times when the pools were being refurbished. As you suspected, yes, this is kind of a drag. Unfortunately, there's not really any way for Disney to avoid doing this to guests occasionally. They do sometimes need to shut down the pools for regular maintenance.

    Disney always tries to find a way to soften the blow of having a pool out of service. Sometimes they will allow you pool rights at another resort. Or, as in your case, they will try to enhance the features of the other pools on site.

    The amount of impact a pool closure will have on your vacation depends on two things: your love of swimming and the weather. If you only want to take a quick dip, the pool closure is not so bad. If you had been planning to spend hours in the pool every day, then that's more of an issue. Also, if the weather is bad, not that many people will be in the pools anyway. If it is very hot out, the alternative pools with be very crowded. Based on your own needs, you could try to grin and bear it, or you could see if alternate accommodations would be available.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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