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Get Ready to Swim! The Best Pools at Disney

With the summer months quickly approaching, we thought diving into some of the top pools at Walt Disney World would be fun. The key to managing Disney’s summer heat and humidity is to take those afternoon swim breaks.

Part of the magic is the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. They are full of great dining, exciting pools, and activities for everyone to enjoy. Although all the Disney Resorts offer heated pools, there are some that we think are slightly more exciting than others. These are the top pools at Walt Disney World.

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Stormalong Bay Pool at the Beach Club and Yacht Club
Stormalong Bay

Stormalong Bay- Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts

Many Disney fans believe that Stormalong Bay is the top pool at Walt Disney World. This pool area, shared between the two Resorts, offers so much for Guests to enjoy.

Start by taking a float around the lazy river. Remember that this lazy river isn’t shallow but can reach depths at five feet. If you are looking for more thrill, enjoy the 230-foot waterslide. This is an adventure that takes Guests over the walkway to EPCOT.

Little ones can enjoy building sand castles and splashing around in the shallow zero-entry area. Along with all of those features, there are also three whirlpool spas and a smaller water slide at the Shipwreck pool for kids. For those staying at these two deluxe Disney Resorts, you will want to make sure to take some time to enjoy the pool area.

Art of Animation Big Blue Pool
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Big Blue Pool- Disney’s Art of Animation

The largest pool at Walt Disney World is found at Disney’s Art of Animation. Here Guests can spend all afternoon swimming around the zero-entry Big Blue Pool. With 308,000 gallons of water, the big blue pool even has underwater music.

The Big Blue Pool offers so much room for Guests to swim around and have fun. The adorable Schoolyard Sprayground is perfect for little ones who want to get in on the water fun. Squirty’s Righteous Reef is an excellent playground for kids who aren’t swimming.

This area is filled with excitement and fun for the whole family. With lots of room to spread out, everyone will have a great time swimming like Nemo and Dory.

wilderness lodge pool
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Copper Creek Springs Pool- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Over at the beautiful Disney’s  Wilderness Lodge is the Copper Creek Springs feature pool.  This gorgeous pool is in the middle of the fantastic Wilderness Resort, surrounded by nature.

There is a slide that Guests can enjoy, but there are also both cold and hot whirlpool spas which can be fantastic after a long day enjoying the Disney Parks. Guests have a great view of the Fire Rock Geyser, making them feel emersed in the nature theme.

Something is calming about this pool at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge that we enjoy after busy days exploring the Disney Parks.

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Uzima and Samawati Springs Pool- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Another pool that Disney fans love is located at Kidani Village in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The lush, jungle-like theming hides away this pool. There is a zero-entry option, a splash area, and water cannons for lots of water fun.

The other pool option at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Uzima pool. Here Guests will enter a tropical oasis full of adventure. Also featuring a zero-entry pool and an incredible waterslide, Guests stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and enjoy these fantastic pools.

Coronado Springs Pool Area
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Lost City of Cibola Pool- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The Lost City of Cibola Pool is a fantastic, large pool with a unique theme.  Located at the Dig Site, the Lost City of Cibola Pool has a 50-foot pyramid with water streaming down it.

The Jaguar Slide is a 123-foot-long waterslide that is fun and thrilling for kids and adults. We like how big the pool gives Guests plenty of room to enjoy.

For those wanting a little more relaxing experience, the Dig Site at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is also home to the largest hot tub at Walt Disney World. This hot tub is big enough to hold 22 people.

Grab a drink at the Siesta’s pool bar, where you can also find great drinks and hot food items.  We love the theming, the slide, and the overall experience each time we visit the Lost City of Cibola Pool at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Port Orleans Pool
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Ol’Man Island-Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

Guests staying at either Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside or Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter will enjoy the excitement of Ol’Man Island. Themed after an old, abandoned sawmill, this pool features an exciting 95-foot-long water slide built right into the millworks.

Nearby kiddie pools and hammocks provide an excellent escape for those looking to enjoy quiet moments. Located in the center of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, this pool is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Caribbean Beach Resort Pool
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Fuentes del Morro Pool- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Another moderate Resort is making a list for a top Disney pool: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Fuentes del Morro pool is located at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, home of the central skyliner hub. This zero-entry pool is themed like a fortress with many adventures for everyone.

There are two waterslides, one 102 feet long, with cannons and other water features. The theme of this pool is full of adventure. We love that there are two slides to choose from. Having zero entry here for little ones to enjoy is also lovely.

Get ready for some fun swims at Walt Disney World’s top pools. The pools are well-themed and full of fun and exciting for the whole family to enjoy together during their Disney vacation. Which pool do you want to jump into next?

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Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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