For many guests visiting Walt Disney World, a huge draw is being able to escape colder climates and head to the resorts for poolside sun and fun. If you’re travelling with little ones, Disney World has some incredible splash pads that provide a nice alternative to the pools for kids from toddlers to preschoolers. These special areas can provide hours of vacation magic and they range from the simple to the over-the-top. If having a lot of time to splash and play is big on your vacation priority list than you may want to consider a stay at one of these fantastic onsite properties offering some impressive splash zone options.
1. Aquatic Play Area – Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – This resort is already a favorite in the Moderate category due to its fun New Orleans-theming and smaller size. They’ve also got a wonderful pool area Doubloon Lagoon offering all sorts of family fun. Kids will love the aquatic play area decked out in Mardi Gras colors. Designed for guests 48 inches and under it includes water slides perfect for pint-sized guests, water cannons and bubbling fountains. Its adjacent to the main pool are which means that it’s easy to keep an eye on kids of multiple age ranges.
2. Schoolyard Sprayground – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Located just being the Finding Nemo-themed Big Blue Pool this water playground features a fun reef themed area for kids to splash around in and explore. With the whole area created to make you feel like one of the sea creatures in Nemo’s big blue world its perfect for imaginative play! Nearby you’ll also find Squirts Righteous Reef offer a fun playground experience without the water! With The Drop Off pool bar located nearby, this area has everything you need for a perfect Orlando afternoon.
3. Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station – Magic Kingdom – This train-themed fountain is just the ticket for cooling off during your visit to the Magic Kingdom There are ample shady spaces for parents to sit and relax while kids cool off. My family usually has a change of clothes in tow if we know we’re hitting up Casey Jr. but there are also kiosks and a gift shop nearby with swimsuits, towels and other essentials. There’s also a restroom at the neighboring Train Station when its time to get out of those wet clothes. On hot days, the fun my family has had here rivals that of any of the headlining attractions.
4. “Alice in Wonderland”- themed Kids Water Play Area – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – We are absolutely smitten with these kids area at the Grand Floridian which offers a tea party and a pool party all in one! The splash zone is topped off with an u-turned Mad Hatter’s hat that dumps water when it fills up. You’ll also find an oversized teapot that cascades water onto a series of teacups. Kids can also have fun playing under sprinklers and water spots or venturing down the two mini waterslides.
5. Kiki Tiki’s Water Play Area – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – We love this tiki-inspired splash zone so much that we thought we’d share a video. This area is filled with an amazing structure where little visitors can climb, slide, splash and explore. There are fun tunnels, mysterious alcoves and lots of hands-on activities. The theming also really conveys that feeling of being on the islands making you really feel like you are on vacation!
If you’re hitting the parks with little ones then we think you can’t go wrong with any of the exciting properties on our list when it comes to endless water play fun. With great rates still available in 2018 and packages available to book through 2019, now is the perfect time for you to start planning your Walt Disney World getaway!
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