I want to hear more about the wristbands as well. When we stayed there the only ones allowed in the pools/slides-even outside the hotel were those with wristbands (guests). There were "guards" posted just outside the doors. For $20 Ill do it in a heartbeat! By the way, when we stayed there, we didnt even feel like a welcomed guest. The staff rarely smiled or acknowleged us, and didnt help when there was a mix up in rooms (I wonder if this was done on purpose-I had paid for an ocean view in the "cheap" building, and they stuck us in a roof top/parking lot view in the midprice building, saying it was an upgrade. I complained and said I wanted ocean view. We did a lot of walking and lugging suitcases that day as the place is huge!). For what you pay for, its a rip off. The food isnt that great either! We ate mostly at the pool grill.