Main feature pool refurbishments scheduled at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness Resort

Aug 27, 2021 in "Disney's Contemporary Resort"

Posted: Friday August 27, 2021 12:49pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The main feature pools at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort will undergo lengthy refurbishments in 2023.

At Disney's Contemporary Resort, the main feature pool will be closed in the winter of 2023 - specific dates are not yet available. The Bay Lake pool will remain open as usual during the work.

The Meadow Swimmin' Pool at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will close in early January 2023 through April 2023. The Wilderness Swimmin' pool will remain open during the work on the Meadow pool.

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aliceismadSep 22, 2021

Scary scary clown. :)

Club CooloholicSep 21, 2021

Thats why I miss the clown at BW

aliceismadSep 20, 2021

I think this thread gets to why some people are upset with the "hilton-ization" of Disney hotels. That is, some people feel that whenever a Disney hotel gets renovated, it becomes more generic and thus less special. For many people, the hotel is a destination unto itself, including the pool.

aliceismadSep 20, 2021

Why? Many WDW pools are excellent, and many of us need or want time that isn't spent at the Parks.

CaptainAmericaSep 20, 2021

Almost like pools require routine maintenance and are taken out of service on a somewhat regular cadence.

nickysSep 20, 2021

Not everyone can or wants to spend all day at the parks. Disney is an expensive vacation anyway, so everyone should use that time to do what they enjoy. Even if the parks are the main focus for most, taking a break is as good as a nap, especially if your kids won’t nap. I often have kids tell me the best part of their vacation was the pool. And many DVC members take a resort-only stay, or maybe do one or two park days over a week.

MaryJanePSep 20, 2021

It seems like an expensive vacation if you are lounging at the pool beside a WDW resort, given all of the associated costs to get/stay/vacation there.

aliceismadSep 08, 2021

I agree. Especially compared with other Deluxe pools onsite.

MotherofaPrincessLoverSep 08, 2021

I just stayed at Bay Lake and the pool there and the Contemporary are extremely underwhelming. I really hope they make some major changes to that pool.

aliceismadAug 31, 2021

2023 is only 16 months from now. I've got family planning vacations that far out. I hope the lengthy refurb of the Contemp pool means they're making some significant changes to improve the pool and pool deck atmosphere.

JIMINYCRAug 31, 2021

For many guests the pool time at their resort is an important part of their decision to book particular resorts. For us the pool isn’t critical for our trip enjoyment, we occasionally take a swim, but those who like to lounge around the pool, have kids who enjoy a pool break mid day or cool off after a park day it could be a game changer.

ppete1975Aug 31, 2021

it was more of a why comment. Why do people care about a pool refurb in a few years? If its not closed during their immediate trip i doubt most would care. Is it just Disney felt they needed to announce they were doing something? I guess I look at hotel refurb the same as i do most other refurbs, not that important to the guest unless it impacts them when they are there.

Jon81ukAug 31, 2021

Also with guests (particularly from the UK) often booking a year or two in advance, its better to schedule the work and guests know what to expect instead of Disney then having to offer compensation to those who booked over a year in advance and then find out the pool is closed.

castlecake2.0Aug 31, 2021

That’s not really how that works