Best Pools at Disney World: Dive into Fun and Luxury

Best Pools at Disney World: Dive into Fun and Luxury

Each year, a staggering number of 58 million people make their way to the enchanting Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This magical destination offers a world of entertainment and joy for visitors of all ages. One of the many reasons why people flock to Florida is its warm weather all year round. Even during the winter months, the average temperature in Orlando stands at a pleasant 73°F. After a fun-filled day at the park, there is nothing quite like unwinding and rejuvenating by the pool. Let’s take a look at the best Disney World pools and resorts to stay at.

Overview of Best Pools at Disney World

Bay Cove Pool at Bay Lake Tower

Best Disney pools

Dining Options: Cove Bar Poolside Bar

The pool area at Bay Lake Tower is a perfect oasis for both adults and kids. This Disney World pool is one of the best because visitors can enjoy a thrilling experience on a 17-foot-high, 131-foot-long curving waterslide. Adults can unwind and relax at the hot tub or indulge in some light bites and cold drinks at the Cove Bar.

On the other hand, kids can have a fantastic time in the water play kiddie pool, with bubbling geysers providing endless fun. The exclusive nature of this pool area ensures that it is only accessible to guests staying at Bay Lake Tower and Disney Vacation Club members. This exclusivity adds to the sense of luxury and privacy.

Additionally, people who are staying at Bay Lake Tower can use The Main Pool and Bay Lake Pool at the adjacent Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Bay Lake Tower

Situated within the renowned Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Bay Lake Tower At The Contemporary offers guests an unparalleled lodging experience right at the doorstep of the Magic Kingdom. In addition to its exceptional location, Bay Lake Tower also boasts breathtaking views of the fireworks and the iconic Cinderella Castle from its exclusive Top of the World lounge. With its combination of Disney’s signature enchantment, elegance, and luxury, Disney’s Bay Lake Tower At The Contemporary is the ideal choice for those seeking a unique and unforgettable stay at the gates of the Magic Kingdom.

Learn more about Bay Lake Tower in our blog, Experience a Magical Getaway at Bay Lake Tower Disney!

Beach Pool at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Beach Pool at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Dining Options:  Sandy Cove Pool Bar

The Grand Floridian Beach pool offers a refreshing escape from the Florida heat, with its 111,261-gallon capacity. Situated overlooking the picturesque Seven Seas Lagoon, this pool provides a stunning backdrop for a leisurely swim or a fun-filled day with the family. The zero-depth entry of the pool is reminiscent of a beach experience, allowing visitors to ease into the water just as they would at the shore.

One of the main attractions of the pool is its 181-foot-long waterslide. The pool area is surrounded by cascading waterfalls, adding to the tranquility. When you get hungry or thirsty, the Beach Pool bar is the place to be. Whether you’re looking to relax by the water’s edge, take a refreshing dip, or zip down the waterslide, this Grand Floridian pool offers a delightful experience for guests of all ages.

In addition to the Beach Pool, the feature pool at the Grand Floridian, the Courtyard Pool offers a calm and peaceful swimming experience, perfect for those seeking relaxation and tranquility. This quiet pool is located behind the main building.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a true gem within the Walt Disney World Resort. Its elaborate decor, reminiscent of the Victorian era, creates an atmosphere of refined luxury. With its six dining options, it offers guests a truly magical and unforgettable experience. In addition to its exquisite decor and dining options, Disney’s Grand Floridian offers a range of spacious accommodations. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a large group, there are options to suit everyone’s needs. The Grand Floridian is sure to exceed your expectations.

Learn more about Disney’s Grand Floridian in our blog, 4 Things to Know Before You Own at Disney’s Grand Floridian!

Uzima Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

Disney pools at Walt Disney World

Dining Options: Uzima Springs Pool Bar

The Uzima Springs Pool is an enchanting tropical oasis at Jambo House. Spanning 11,000 square feet, this magnificent pool is situated facing the breathtaking Uzima Savanna. As you enter the pool area, you’ll be surrounded by a lush landscape of large canopy trees and Floridian palms, transporting you to a tranquil paradise. The pool itself is a massive 234,980-gallon, making it one of the largest and best pools at Disney World.

For those seeking an extra thrill, the pool also boasts a 67-foot-long waterslide. This exhilarating slide provides hours of fun as you glide down and make a splash in the crystal-clear waters below. It’s a favorite among kids and adults alike. In addition, the African drumming circle events happen at this pool. To ensure you don’t miss it, check out the resort’s event calendar when you check-in.

Guests staying at Jambo House get to experience two of the best pools at Disney World, Utizma Pool and Samawati Springs Pool (which we will talk about next)!

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

Whether stay at Jambo House or Kidani Village you get access to all that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas has to offer. Jambo House, as the name suggests, puts guests close to many attractions. One of the highlights at Jambo House is Pumbaa’s Fun & Games Arcade, a delightful entertainment venue where guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of arcade games and activities. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, Jambo House is also home to the Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center. This luxurious spa offers a range of indulgent treatments, including relaxing massages and custom facials.

Learn more about the differences between Jambo House and Kidani Village in our blog, All You Need to Know About Animal Kingdom Villas — Kidani Village vs. Jambo House!

Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village 

Samawati Springs Pool best at Disney World

Dining Options: The Maji — Swahili for “Water” — Pool Bar

The Samawati Springs Pool is a must-visit zero-entry pool at Disney World for anyone looking to have a great time. The main feature of the Samawati Springs Pool is its impressive 128-foot waterslide. This slide is perfect for thrill-seekers who are looking for an adrenaline rush.

The kid area, Uwanja Camp, offers a variety of activities to cater to children ages four and up. At this zone, kids can engage in various fun-filled experiences in a safe environment. They can navigate through cargo crates, play in the shallow cistern pool, and unscramble animal images.

When staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, make sure to spend time at both Samawati Springs Pool and Uzima Springs Pool. Both Disney resort pools are fabulous so you can’t go wrong!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village 

Kidani Village provides a more secluded and tranquil experience. This portion of the Animal Kingdom Lodge is set apart from the main building, offering guests a quieter and more intimate environment. The serene surroundings of Kidani Village make it an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful retreat during their stay.

Learn more about Animal Kingdom Lodge in our blog, 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Copper Creek Springs Pool at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 

hot tubs at Disney World Cooper Creek Springs

Dining Options: Geyser Point Bar and Grill

When you step into the Copper Creek Springs pool area, you will feel like you are in a secluded paradise in the jungle. When in reality, you are right near Disney World. This pool is the perfect place to relax away from the crowds of the parks. It is a heated pool surrounded by nature.

In addition, to keep with the ambiance, there is a 67-foot waterslide built into the rocks. To truly relax you can unwind in the cold whirlpool spas and hot tubs. Make sure to check the activities center when you arrive at your resort because there are themed pool games, relays, trivia, and more offered.

When staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, you can also enjoy Boulder Ridge Cove Pool, although, Cooper Creek Springs is the featured pool.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has two fabulous Disney Vacation Club Orlando resorts, Disney’s Boulder Ridge Villas At Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. They both give a rustic, earthy yet elegant ambiance from the second you check in to your room. For guests who want to be close to the Copper Creek Springs Pool area, as the name implies, Copper Creek is the place to stay. In addition to a fabulous Disney World pool, guests can also enjoy amenities such as an arcade, campfire, and transportation to the parks.

Learn more about the Disney Vacation Club resorts at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in our blog, Boulder Ridge Vs Copper Creek: Which To Buy?

The Riviera Pool at Disney’s Riviera Resort 

The Riviera Pool

Dining Options: Bar Riva

The Riviera Pool, located at the Disney Riviera Resort, is exquisite and visually captivating. You will immediately be transported to a beautiful European Riviera with the elegant architecture and sophisticated decor of the resort. One of the most popular features of the Riviera Pool is the thrilling waterslide that winds around a tower.

If you are traveling with young children, you will be pleased to know that there are two small waterslides designed specifically for them at S’il Vous Play. This interactive water play area is inspired by the grand fountains of Europe. In addition to the exciting waterslides, another highlight of S’il Vous Play is the presence of characters from the beloved movie “Fantasia.”

While the Riviera Pool offers a livelier ambiance, the Beau Soleil pool caters to those who prefer a more serene environment. Additionally, guests staying at the Riviera Resort have the privilege of accessing the Fuentes del Morro pool at the Caribbean Beach resort. Although the Caribbean Beach resort is approximately half a mile away from the Riviera Resort, the walk is manageable and offers an opportunity for guests to explore while making their way to the pool.

Disney’s Riviera Resort 

Disney’s Riviera Resort in Orlando is a delightful blend of European charm and the sunny atmosphere of Florida. It offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the elegance and sophistication of Europe, while still featuring the convenience and amenities of a Disney Vacation Club resort. With its stunning pool area, exquisite rooftop restaurant, and overall attention to detail, it offers guests an unforgettable experience.

Learn more about Riviera Resort in our blog, Disney Riviera Resort: A European Vacation in the Heart of Orlando.

Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort 

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Dining Options: Oasis Bar & Grill or Barefoot Bar

The Lava pool, formerly known as the Nanea Volcano Pool, is situated in the heart of the Polynesian Resort. This central pool is renowned for its distinctive attraction, the lava ruins slide, which spans an impressive distance of approximately 142 feet. The pool offers breathtaking views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, much like the Beach Pool.

Additionally, guests can enjoy the convenience of a poolside bar, where they can indulge in refreshing beverages. For those seeking a more secluded experience, the pool also features a semi-private hot tub.

This Disney Polynesian Resort pool is one of two, guests can also enjoy the Oasis Pool. The Oasis Pool at Disney World is much calmer than the Lava Pool.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a unique resort. It offers guests an opportunity to feel as though they are in the South Pacific without leaving Orlando. The resort offers a wide range of accommodations to suit the needs and preferences of every guest. Families and groups can choose from spacious villas or indulge in the luxury of over-the-water bungalows. A spa, two swimming pools, and boat rental are among the resort’s amenities.

Learn more about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in our blog, 4 Reasons to Buy DVC Points at Disney Polynesian Resort.

Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club

Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resorts

Dining Options: None at the pool but many restaurants on-site at Disney’s Beach Club and Disney’s Yacht Club.

Stormalong Bay is not your ordinary pool; it offers a massive water park experience spread across an impressive three acres. The immense size of Stormalong Bay ensures that there is excitement to be found around every corner.

One of the highlights of this water park is its exhilarating 230-foot-long waterslide. This thrilling attraction allows visitors to engage in exciting races as they slide down. There is also a lazy river and whirlpool spas. Not to mention, there is an island of sand in the center of the pool so that you can build sand castles. If you want to let out your competitive side, there is also water volleyball and basketball. This pool truly has it all making it one of the best pools at Disney World.

For a more leisurely experience, guests at Beach Club Villas can lounge by Disney’s Beach Club Resort pool, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort pool, or Dunes Cove pool.

Read more: Does Stormalong Bay Reign Supreme? A Disney Pool Showdown!

Disney’s Beach Club

Within easy walking distance to EPCOT and just a relaxing boat ride away from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Beach Club offers an ideal retreat for both adventure seekers and those seeking relaxation. This New England-styled resort boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. In addition, guests have their choice of a one or two-bedroom villa.

Best Pools at Disney World for Adults

For those of you who are taking a romantic getaway or traveling with friends, Disney World offers a variety of resort pools that are perfect for adults seeking relaxation and fun. These pools are designed with the needs and preferences of adult guests in mind, providing a serene and enjoyable atmosphere. Here are the top Disney World resort pools for adults.

  • The Beach Pool at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
  • The Oasis Pool at the Polynesian Resort
  • Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
  • Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Best Kiddie Pool at Disney World and Pools for Children

If you are traveling with children and planning a trip to Disney World, you may be wondering where the best pools are to take the little ones. Luckily, Disney World offers some fantastic pool options that are perfect for kids of all ages. Here are a few of the best pools at Disney World to take the children.

  • The Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Uzima Springs Pool at Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Fuentes del Morro Pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club
  • Luna Park Pool at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort
  • Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort*
  • The Dig Sites – The Lost City of Cibola Pool at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • The Cozy Cone Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

* Best Kiddie Pool at Disney World

Best Pool Bar at Disney World

Picture yourself basking in the warm Florida sun, with a refreshing drink in hand, as you take in the peaceful surroundings. Whether you prefer a fruity cocktail, a cold beer, or a tropical drink, these Disney World pools offer the best pool bar.

  • Bar Riva at Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Barefoot Pool Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Banana Cabana at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Maji Pool Bar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Gurgling Suitcase Poolside Bar at Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Are You Ready to Plan Your Next Disney Trip?

In conclusion, a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is an extraordinary experience that attracts millions of people each year. The warm and inviting weather, with an average temperature of 73°F in the winter and 82°F in the summer, provides the ideal climate for outdoor adventures and poolside relaxation. So, after a day of excitement, make sure to treat yourself to a refreshing drink by the pool and savor the magical moments that Florida has to offer.

If you want to stay at a Disney World resort and enjoy the pools there is no better way to do so than by staying at a Disney Vacation Club resort. These resorts offer everything you would expect from a Disney resort plus spacious home-like accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, laundry machines, dining tables, and living rooms.

Buy a Disney Vacation Club Timeshare

Do you travel to Disney World every year? Do you want to enjoy one of the best Disney World pools listed above? Then you might want to buy a timeshare. With DVC points you can travel to different resort pools each year, go pool hopping, or lounge by your Home resort’s pool. In addition, DVC timeshares offer more space in their accommodations than average Disney hotels.

Not to mention, with a timeshare resale, you can save thousands on your initial timeshare purchase. Start by browsing our DVC resale listings. Then, once you find the one for you simply make an offer.

If you have any questions about buying a DVC resale, give us a call today at 1 (800) 410-8326. We’d love to assist you.

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