Pool Closures Coming To Multiple DVC Resorts In January

High Rock Spring pool sign at Saratoga Springs

One of the best things about visiting a Disney Vacation Club resort is the incredible attention to detail given to the pools at each of the resorts. With some impressive displays of engineering, there are many debates as to which DVC resort has the best pool, but that debate will have to be sidelined while we relay some news regarding pool closures at multiple DVC resorts in the month of January.

Disney's Polynesian Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

The Lava Pool’s slide at Disney’s Polynesian will be closed on January 3, 2023, with refurbishments projected to take as long as 5 weeks. This would put the slide’s return at sometime in early February. The Lava Pool itself will continue to remain open, but the slide will be out of commission for most of the month of January.

Pool Lava Pool
Date Closing January, 3, 2023
Date Reopening Early February 2023
Notes Only the pool’s slide will be closed for refurbishment
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The High Rock Spring pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will also be close for refurbishment at some undetermined date in the month of January. Refurbishments for this pool are projected to last as long as 3 months, which could mean a reopening date late in the month of March. For this closure, the entire pool, as well as the On the Rocks Pool Bar will be unavailable to guests of the resort.

Pool High Rock Spring
Date Closing January 2023
Date Reopening March 2023
Notes Entire pool to close + On the Rocks Pool Bar
Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The main pool at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is set to close down starting January 9, 2023 and will be closed for approximately 4 months until it reopens sometime in early April of 2023. This closure will not affect owners and renters at Bay Lake Tower’s ability to access Bay Cove pool, as that pool is specifically reserved for guests staying in the Disney Vacation Club villas.

Pool Main Pool
Date Closing January, 9, 2023
Date Reopening April 2023
Notes Not to effect Bay Lake Tower owners and renters, Bay Cove pool will remain open


So, for all of the DVC owners and guests who are looking forward to swimming in one of the many amazing pools attached to DVC resorts, it looks like any upcoming January trips may require a touch more planning to pick the right pool. However, it is good to see that Disney is taking care of the DVC resorts so that the experience can be even better when these pools and slides reopen in the future! So hold tight, and you’ll be able to enjoy a dip in one of these Disney’s incredible pools very soon.

As always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog to get all the latest developments from inside the Disney parks and around the Disney Vacation Club resorts!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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