5 of the Best Pools at Disney World

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With the high Florida temperatures this time of year, many guests choose to take a few rest days and enjoy their resort. It just so happens that some of the very best pools around belong to Walt Disney World Resort! Sometimes, a relaxing pool day can be even more fun than a jam-packed park day, and nothing beats jumping in the pool after a hot day in the sun. Here are 5 of my favorite pools at Disney World.

5. The Dig Site Pool- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

While this resort is technically classified as moderate, moderate is not a word I’d use to describe it! The main pool is so much like what we usually see at Deluxe Disney Resorts. The pool area is called “The Dig Site” and the pool is called the Lost City of Cibola Pool. The pool features a huge Mayan Pyramid and a waterslide and the area is also home to the largest hot tub on property! When you want a deluxe pool without paying a deluxe price- this is the pool for you! It’s no wonder this pool made our list of best pools at Disney!

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4. Samawati Springs Pool- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge boats this huge 4,700 square foot, 118,138-gallon zero-depth-entry pool that comes equipped with a 128-foot water slide. This pool is the perfect place to cool down and have fun! The pool area is also home to Uwanja Camp, a water playground for kids of all ages.

3. Beach Pool- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The beach…but make it a pool! That’s exactly what guests get when they visit the Beach Pool at Disney’s Grand Floridian and why it had to be on this list of best pools. This pool is also in the most picturesque location, overlooking Disney’s 7 Seas Lagoon! You feel like you’re on a sandy beach when you enter this zero-depth-entry pool complete with cascading waterfalls and a 181-foot-long waterslide.

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2. Lava Pool- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Number 2 on the list of best pools is the Lava Pool found at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. With its tropical feel and beach-like design, guests feel as if they were deep in the Polynesian instead of Florida. This pool also features a 142-foot water slide and a towering volcano!

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

So #1 on the list of best pools belongs to Stormalong Bay. Stormalong Bay is not just a pool, it is a 3-acre water wonderland. From the sand-bottom pool to the life-size shipwreck replica to the lazy river, this pool area is an adventure all on its own. If you are planning a stay at Disney’s Beach Club or Yacht Club Resorts, do yourself a favor and plan out at least 2 days to enjoy this amazing area. Want to make it even more magical? Rent a poolside cabana for the day!

Have you ever had the opportunity to experience any of the pools on my “best pools at Disney” list? Which pool is your favorite?

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