Summer + Florida = HOT! Thankfully if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you have a magically themed pool (as well as a few “quiet pools”) in which to cool off! Here are the top pools at Walt Disney World per category (in my humble opinion!). Remember, you have to be a guest of the resort to try the pool!
This was an easy pick! With 3 acres of sand-bottomed H2O to make a splash in, Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is my favorite Disney pool! After a long day in the Parks, rent an inner tube and float down the lazy river – great for tired feet. From the zero-entry pool for little tikes, and sandy shores to build your own “sand Olaf,” to the 230-foot-long waterslide, there is something for the entire family! There are also 3 whirlpool spas, and a kiddie pool (complete with a smaller waterslide for those not ready for the 230 footer). After your dip, stroll on over to Cape May Cafe for Character Breakfast or Seafood Buffet!
I promise I am not only choosing “beach” themed resorts! Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has the best pool for a Moderate Resort. Themed as an old Spanish fort, this pool is one of the best themed pools on Disney property. This resort has a zero-entry pool with 2 spas and an 82-foot waterslide which goes through the fort! My daughter especially loved the shipwreck play area where a huge bucket periodically dumps a TON of refreshing water. Our 3-year-old asked to leave Magic Kingdom Park in order to return to this great pool!
Something special about this resort is that is has the LARGEST resort pool in the Walt Disney World Resort! Themed as though you are “Nemo-sized” and swimming around the “Big Blue,” this pool even boasts underwater audio clips of familiar characters such as Marlin, Dory and Crush! How cool is that? Like all resort pools, Big Blue Pool has various games and activities hosted throughout the day for kids. For the little ones, there is also a water-play area. As a parent, I love water-play areas because younger kids can play more independently than they can in an actual pool.
If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you really cannot go wrong with your choice; they all offer such great theming and customer service. If you plan on being at the pool often during your stay then you might want to consider one of the resorts listed above. Remember that if you are visiting in the summer months, it is HOT HOT HOT (and humid) – stay hydrated and make a splash in Big Blue Pool, the Spanish fort or Stormalong Bay!