Walt Disney World pools are imaginative and fun
Walt Disney World resorts offer some of the most imaginative swimming facilities that you are likely to encounter anywhere. Exotically themed, beautifully landscaped, and equipped with slides, fountains, and smaller pools for toddlers, Disney resort swimming complexes are a quantum leap removed from the typical rectangular hotel pool. Some resorts, such as the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian, even offer a sand beach on Seven Seas Lagoon in addition to swimming pools.
Others, such as the Caribbean Beach and Port Orleans Resorts, have elaborately themed playgrounds near their swimming areas.
In addition to an adults-only pool, the newly opened Four Seasons Resort Orlando (not a Walt Disney World property but build on Disney owned land) offers an entire Explorer Island, complete with splash zone, lazy river, 242-foot waterslide, and family pool.
Here are five of our favorite Walt Disney World pools:
The Big Blue pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, where underwater speakers play surf music and character voices from the film “Finding Nemo” whisper in your ears.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort features the Fuentes Del Morro pool. Located at Old Port Royale, it is themed to resemble an old Spanish-style Caribbean fort and comes complete with pirates’ cannons.
At Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort the Lost City of Cibola pool has an impressive 50-foot pyramid with a 123-foot-long waterslide, and it is beautiful when lit at night.
At Disney’s Boardwalk, the 190,000-gallon Luna Park pool is reminiscent of the 1920’s amusement parks. The 200-foot slide called Keister Coaster is built like a wooden roller coaster and an absolute must for every daring guest.
The Doubloon Lagoon pool at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter features King Triton riding a sea serpent water slide and is favorite with young children.
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