There are many awesome pools at WDW; and so today, we are sharing with you some of our favorite Disney Resort Pool Tips so you will be prepared to splash and until your heart's content!
1. Pool Parties-Many Disney Resort pools host pool parties for kids and families at certain times during the day! There's usually music, games, beach balls, and more hosted by several Disney Cast Members. It's some extra Disney magic that the kids particularly enjoy!
2. Wear Flip-Flops-Be sure to wear flip-flops or some sort of shoe when walking to your resort pool. The concrete near the pool area can get blistering hot!
3. Swim with the Ducks-Silver Creek Springs Pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort is a beautiful pool with a great water slide; but one of the best things about this pool is that the ducks that live nearby often go for a swim as they make their way across the resort! They will jump right in the pool along with you, it's really cute! Especially for kids!
4. Watch the Fireworks-The Polynesian's pool, which offers a cool volcano slide, faces the Magic Kingdom; and at night, you can watch the fireworks high in the sky while you swim!
5. You Can't Pool Hop-This is a frequently asked question among Disney guests: can I pool hop to other resort pools? Unfortunately, in most cases, the answer is no. This is especially true of the pool that everyone wants to visit, Yacht and Beach Club's Stormalong Bay. You actually have to show your Key to the World Card to gain entry!
6. They're Heated-All of the Disney Resort Pools are heated! This doesn't mean that we suggest jumping in during mid-January, but if it's a little chilly or springtime when you can visit, you don't have to worry about freezing!
7. Do Your Laundry While You Swim-Most of the resort Laundromats are typically located near the pool areas! With this arrangement, you can start laundry and then get in some pool time or watch the kids splash while you wait!
8. Use the Quiet Pools-Every Disney Resort has a main pool which offer the best views, water slides, and décor; but these pools can fill up pretty quick, especially during the summer months. However, Disney Resorts also have smaller pools tucked throughout the grounds which rarely have crowds. In fact, you may find that you have these pools all too yourself! If you're looking for some peace and quiet, or less people, head to these pools.
9. Big Blue Pool-Disney's newest resort, the Big Blue Pool, has a Finding Nemo theme, along with some extra features! This pool features underwater speakers so you can actually hear music and some Finding Nemo characters while you swim! Cool, right?
10. Large Pool Toys Are Not Allowed-Some small pool toys are accepted at the Disney Resort pools; but large pool toys, such as rafts, are not.
11. Towels-Usually Disney Resorts have towel stations near the pool area for you to use, but you should return the towel when you're done. If you don't want to do this, or freeze on your way back to your room, bring your own. We especially suggest a beach towel for this situation so you don't have to waste your resort room towels.
12. Bring a Camera-Before your trip, purchase a waterproof camera to bring with you to the pools! Many families miss capturing the unforgettable memories that take place in the pool because they don't want to ruin their camera; but with a waterproof camera, you won't and you can get some really unique, candid photos too!