4. Themed pools
Each of the Disney Resort hotels has pools for Guests to enjoy. But they aren’t boring, run-of-the-mill rectangular pools. Instead, they are piano-shaped, guitar-shaped or equipped with speakers underwater so you can hear Dory and Nemo talking. One has a sea serpent waterslide, and still another has a Spanish fortress in the pool area. There are no boring pools at Disney. But if you stay off property at a chain hotel, you may have to settle for the old rectangle. And if you’re lucky, there might be a slide—if you’re lucky.