Choosing a Disney Resort can be a hard decision. How do you choose, price, location, pools? There are 31 different Disney resorts to choose from and you normally just choose one so here is one way to narrow down your list, choose by pool! If you are looking to pick your resort by pool lets cover what we think are the best Disney World Resort pools.
I think the pool is an important factor on your Disney trip because it’s offers you and your family a nice relaxing place to come back to in the middle of the day or for a late night swim.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Fuentes del Morro
Swim in these ancient Spanish ruins for fun in the sun all day long. This pool has not just one but TWO waterslides! If you have little ones their is a shipwreck splash zone just for them. Looking to escape the crowds? This resort has SIX other leisure pools scattered throughout the different areas of the resort.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Lost City of Cibola
Swim in the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple that stands over five feet tall.
Disney’s Grand Floridan – Beach Pool
This pool has an excellent location. Over looking the Seven Seas Lagoon with Cinderella’s castle not far off you can’t beat this location. This waterslide is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls. Not to far off is a wonderful Mad Hatter theme kids splash zone. If you are looking for some privacy they even offer private cabanas for rental.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – The Paddock Pool
If you are looking for some thrills you can glide down a 146-foot-long waterslide that flows from atop a water tower. The younger kids have a complete splash and play area there even is two smaller slides for them!
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas – Luna Park
The Luna Park pool is home to a 200-foot water slide in the form of a classic wooden roller coaster. The area is beautifully themed to the circus and offers different areas for kids of all ages.
Polynesian – Lava Pool
The Polynesian has a newly redesigned Lava Pool. Make a splash at this pool which features a towering volcano, a waterfall, and a thrilling 142 foot-long water slide. A zero-depth entry point, similar to a beach, slopes gently into the pool making for easy entry and exit. Nearby, a lounge and bar offer refreshments and snacks. Plus nothing will relax you like eating a Dole Whip and listening to the music playing by this pool! Not to mention you can enjoy Wishes firework show while taking a dip at this resort.
Art of Animation – The Big Blue
The Art of Animation Finding Nemo wing boasts the largest resort swimming pool at Walt Disney World Resort. The “Big Blue” pool measures 11,589 feet and has a special treat in store when you swim under the water. Under the water, you can listen in on the sounds of Nemo and his friends. While this resort is a value and doesn’t have a water slide it sits so high on our list due to its unique features!
Beach Club – Stormalong Bay
This pool was always my childhood favorite. The pool features sand on the bottom and it was an absolute novelty to me and still is! From atop the mast of a life-sized shipwreck replica, you can zip down a 230-foot-long waterslide, one of the highest hotel pool slides at Walt Disney World Resort.
There are so many fantastically themed pools at the resorts at Disney World it is hard to say which one is best. After years of staying at various Disney World resorts, I do have to say Stormalong Bay is my personal favorite. Do you have a favorite Disney World resort pool? Share with us in the comments below. For more information on staying at Disney World read our pros and cons of every Walt Disney World Resort.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!
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Friday 7th of June 2019
I'm surprised Boardwalk made it onto this list with its creepy clown. It's the one resort we've never stayed at just because of the swimming pool. I was showing photos of various pools to my granddaughter so she could help pick where we'd stay. Not only did she not like the creepy clown (it's even creepier at night when the eyes light up and glow), she had nightmares about it that night when she went to bed.
The pool at Kidani Village is much nicer with a better slide.
Tuesday 13th of March 2018
Can I stay at Pop Century and go to one of these pools? Do you need a special ticket or magic band to be able to enter? Thanks a lot! I loved the one at the Beach Club!
Wednesday 14th of March 2018
No, unfortunately, you can only swim in your resort pool. The pools are gated and require a Magicband to enter.