Are pool toys allowed at Pop Century, nothing big. Dive sticks balls etc.
Dive in to the pool at the Pop Century – Photo by Judd Helms
Dad’s Pool Rules Answer
Linda, the pools at WDW are some of the best anywhere. They’re clean, fun, and safe for everyone – as long as folks follow the rules. So let’s dive in and see what Disney has to say about toys in the pools at the Pop Century Resort!
All pools at WDW Resort hotels have general rules posted clearly at the pool area – make sure you take a look at these before you hop in, because they can differ between resorts – and even between pools at the same resort! For instance, the quiet pools at the Beach Club resort have different rules posted than the “quiet pools” do.
Some general rules comment to ALL Disney World pools include that children under 12 must be supervised by an adult, and diaper age children must wear swim diapers or plastic pants (yes, Dad’s seen parents asked to leave and properly outfit their little ones before an accident happens!).
Life jackets are available for free at every pool, and all pools feature either a zero-entry ramp or a mobility assistance device to lower those who need it into the water. No running near the pool, and diving in the pool is allowed at any time – WDW pools are usually around 5 feet deep at the maximum, and diving could be very dangerous. Life guards are on duty during specific hours – some pools remain open but unguarded past those hours but swimming is at your own risk.
No food or beverages are allowed in the pool – and no glass containers of any type are allowed near the pool area.
There’s a great pool party at the hippy Dippy Pool – Photo by WDW Shutterbug
Also, guests are only permitted to use the pools of the hotels they are staying at (so if you’re staying at the Pop Century, no “pool hopping” to Art of Animation or any other resorts). Occasionally, if a main feature pool is down you’ll be allowed access to another resort’s facilities – but this will be clearly explained at check in if applicable.
On to the pools at the Pop Century Resort. You’ll have your choice of the Hippie Dippy Pool (where music and games happen throughout the day), or the two “quiet pool”s – Bowling Pin Pool and Computer Pool (these are smaller and don’t feature added entertainment like the main pool – which some people really love).
You’ll be allowed to use water wings, pool noodles, toy buckets and small floaties. If the resort gift shop sells an item, you can use it (even if it’s a similar item you’ve brought from home). Personal rafts, loungers, and intertubes are not allowed.
Dive sticks and beach balls are allowed for playing, but do be careful and mind other guests – everyone deserves to have a safe and enjoyable pool experience!
Dad’s best advice is to head to the Hippie Dippy Pool during their afternoon pool parties – there are lots of fun games for kids – and the whole family – to play! I’ve seen dancing competitions, “diving” for coins, playing with GIANT beach balls, and lots of other fun activities.
That way you don’t need to worry about what is or isn’t allowed, or brining your own toys!
Dad’s Bottom Line
Linda, just follow the pool rules and you’ll be fine. Small toys are allowed, but I think you’ll find there is lots to keep you busy at the Pop Century Pools.