The Walt Disney World Resort hotels are host to many incredible recreational areas for Guests, including some amazing pools. On my recent visit to the BoardWalk Villas, (click here if you missed my review) I was sure to schedule some pool time into our busy park schedule and the Luna Park Pool did not disappoint. The iconic clown at the end of the water slide has been the topic of many discussions I have heard, with some parents thinking it is a bit scary for their children. Well, I can say, it didn’t seem to bother any of the kids I saw, but you may want to show your kids a few pictures ahead of time just to be safe!
The main feature pool is located in the courtyard area of the BoardWalk Villas, but is available for guests of the BoardWalk Inn Resort as well. While Guests have a choice of three pools at the resort including two leisure pools, the Luna Park Pool is the place to be! Like the resort, it is themed to resemble a 1920’s seaside Atlantic boardwalk. For parents of young children, it is a pixie-dusted dream with a children’s pool area as well as a sturdy playground to keep the little ones busy for hours. Elephants spray water and chairs circle the area so parents can keep a close eye on their little Mouseketeers while soaking up some sun.
The main pool area, like all Disney Deluxe resort pools, boasts a water slide, but this one is something special, as it is designed to look just like an old fashioned wooden roller coaster. Ok, I’ll admit it…my sister and I had to try it and it was a blast. Appropriately called the “Keister Coaster,” at 200 feet long, it is a super smooth ride that ends with riders being propelled through a giant clown’s mouth. A hot tub rounds out the pool area and we had no problem finding a couple of comfy lounge chairs, despite the shining sun and temperatures in the upper 80’s.
Leaping Horse Libations was a favorite spot for us. Modeled after a classic carousel, it is the pool bar for the Luna Park Pool. Looking for a frozen concoction, beer or even sangria? This is the place to be. If you get hungry and don’t want to leave the pool, Leaping Horse Libations serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks and even everyone’s favorite Mickey ice cream bars!
DIStracted Tip: This is a convenient option for Guests on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as one Quick Service Credit per meal. Snack Credits can be used here as well. Leaping Horse Libations was open daily from 12:00 AM-6:30 PM during our trip, but hours can vary depending on the time of year.
The Luna Park Pool is the perfect place for families of all ages. Poolside activities were in full swing all afternoon while we were there, with lots of games and music pumping from about noon until 6:00 PM. These hours vary seasonally, so be sure to check the latest schedule when you arrive at the resort. I have to admit, as a Guest staying in a villa overlooking the pool, the music was LOUD. This was not really a problem for us, as we were not in the room for long, but if you have kids who need an afternoon nap, this could be problematic. Poolside movies and roasting marshmallows by a campfire are just a few of the evening activities planned for resort Guests, so you can always find something to keep you busy. Have a late flight home? You can still spend some time at the pool and freshen up before you head to the airport. The Muscles & Bustles health club is adjacent to the pool area and includes shower facilities for the use of Guests. You can enjoy the party at the pool, grab lunch at Leaping Horse Libations and still head home smelling sweet…Disney for the win!