Top 5 Resort Pools at Walt Disney World

Swimming pools who doesn’t love a good swimming pool.  Every Walt Disney World resort has a resort pool to go along with quiet pools.  This article is only focusing on the resort pools.  Quiet pools are all the same…square, boring, and quiet.  A pool is a place to have fun.  Go down the slide, off the diving board, making noise….having fun.  Today, we’re going around the world and looking for the best pools at Walt Disney World because some pools are better than others and a lot of people will choose a resort solely for the pool.  The pool is used for mid-afternoon enjoyment away from the parks.  It’s the best and easiest way to stay cool!

5) Luna Pool at Boardwalk Inn and Villas

Pool water slide
Pool water slide

Some people are creeped about the clown’s mouth.  I’m not.  I remember the old style of a New Jersey boardwalk which this resort is themed after.  I remember shooting water into the clown’s mouth to win some type of prize that I would enjoy for a day and then clutter my room for years afterward.  This clown brings that era back.  It’s a long slide too with lots of twists and turns.  It’s a fun pool.  For guests staying at Boardwalk, it’s easy to return to the resort and pool.  It’s a short walk from EPCOT and Hollywood Studios as well as short bus ride from Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.

4) Bowling Pin Pool at Pop Century

Bowling Pin Pool
Bowling Pin Pool

This has to be the coolest looking pool in all of Walt Disney World.  Who thinks of making a swimming pool in the shape of a bowling pin?  Well, Walt Disney World.  Guests staying at Pop Century can enjoy this fun-shaped pool.  It screams mid-20th century and teens hanging out at the bowling hall.  Like the Luna Pool at Boardwalk, the Bowling Pin Pool at Pop Century does the same thing in transporting people back to a by-gone era.

3) Doubloon Lagoon Pool at Port Orleans French Quarter

Doubloon Lagoon pool #2

Another well-themed pool on Disney property.  Guests can be shot of a dragon’s mouth and into the pool below.  The pool fits in right along with the Mardi Gras theme of the resort.  Also throughout the pool, there are water jets that randomly shoot water back into the pool and on the guests.  It looks like a very fun pool that fits in well to the theme of the resort.

2) The Dig Site Pool at Coronado Springs Resort

The Dig Site Pool

The Mayan pyramid that overlooks this pool is what makes this pool stand out.  The pyramid is 46 feet tall.  The pool has a jaguar water slide which is 123 feet long.  The slide is covered in some spots and uncovered in others.  When guests walk to the entry of the slide, they can watch people slide underneath the bridge that they are walking on.  That’s a neat feature to this slide in my opinion.  At night, the pool is lit up like an actual archaeological dig site to keep up the theme of the resort.  A fun uniquely themed pool.

1) Stormalong Bay at Yacht and Beach Club

Top of Stormalong Bay slide Bottom of Stormalong Bay slide

Stormalong Bay has a slide so long that it requires two pictures.  This pirate ship themed slide starts outside of the pool area and goes over the main walkway from the resort to EPCOT.  I’ve walked past this pool a bunch of times and, unless it’s raining, there are always kids running to and from the slide while parents with smaller kids, who aren’t ready to enjoy the slide, are having fun playing in the pool.  That’s what makes this pool the top pool at Disney World in my opinion.  It’s a place where the entire family can have fun.  That’s what Walt Disney World and Disneyland was built on.

So, that’s my list.  What pools in your opinion did I miss?  What pool is your favorite?  What tops your list?  You can leave me a comment here or on the Dad For Disney Facebook group, or on Twitter @DadForDisney.

Thanks for reading!

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