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Top Five Pools at Walt Disney World

Even though most of us head to Walt Disney World to experience the four Disney Parks, the pools at the Disney Resorts shouldn’t be missed.  At How to Disney, we have broken down our top Disney Resorts and suggested where to dine at the Disney Resorts, but we haven’t looked at the Disney pools.

No matter what time of the year you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, you will have the chance to swim if you want.  With that in mind, which pools are the best?

Let’s take a look at the top five pools at Walt Disney World.  These are found a value, moderate, and deluxe Walt Disney World Resorts.

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

At Disney’s Art of Animation, Guests can enjoy the “single largest pool” at any Walt Disney World Resort.  The Big Blue Pool is a zero-entry pool that has over 308,000 gallons of water.  Themed after the beloved Finding Nemo movie, Guests can enjoy large icons of Nemo, Crush, and other amazing characters from this film.

What we love about the Big Blue Pool is not only how much space it offers Guests for swimming, but it also has an adorable Schoolyard Sprayground that is perfect for little ones.  With jets and gushing water, even little ones can get in on the fun.  Right next door is Squirty’s Righteous Reef a playground that is also a perfect place for kids.

With the Drop Off pool bar nearby, the Big Blue Pool is a fantastic place for families to enjoy a nice afternoon together relaxing and swimming.

Dig Site Pool Coronado Springs Resort
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4.  Lost City of Cibola Pool- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

One of our favorite pools in all of Walt Disney World is located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  The Lost City of Cibola Pool is a fantastic, large pool with an amazing theme.  Located at the Dig Site, the Lost City of Cibola Pool has a 50-foot pyramid that has water streaming down it.

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

For those wanting a little more of a 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 find great drinks and hot food items as well.  We love the theming, the slide, and the overall experience that we have each time we visit the Lost City of Cibola Pool at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

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

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

There are two waterslides with one being 102 feet long with cannons and other water features along the way.  The theme of this pool is full of adventure. We love that there are two slides to choose from.  It is also nice to have a zero entry here for little ones to enjoy as well.

Disney has announced the Fuentes del Morro will be undergoing some work starting in 2024 so keep that in mind as you are choosing your Disney Resorts.

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

Over at the beautiful Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the feature pool called Copper Creek Springs.  This is a gorgeous pool that is in the middle of the amazing 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 Fire Rock Geyser making them truly feel emersed in the nature theme.

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

Beach Club Pool

1. Stormalong Bay- Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts

Stormalong Bay is more than just a pool it is a huge water complex.  There are many aspects of this pool that make it a top pool at Walt Disney World.

For a start, Stormalong Bay has its own lazy river.  Guests can relax as they float around.  Little ones will enjoy the sand bottom area of the pool where they can build sandcastles.  Finally, older Guests can enjoy a 230-foot waterslide.

Along with all of those features, there are also three whirlpool spas, as well as 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.

When visiting Walt Disney World, most of us focus on the four Disney Parks, Disney Springs, as well as the water parks.  Time at the Disney Resorts shouldn’t be missed.  If you want to have a great pool day, we highly recommend looking at one of these five Disney Resorts.  Although all the Disney Resorts have well-themed pools, these five are some of the best.

Don’t forget to slow down and enjoy some of what your Disney Resort has to offer.

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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