Top 5 Pools at Disney World for Kids

If you’ve ever traveled to Disney World with young children then you know the importance of booking a resort with the perfect pool.

For some families, the pool is just as important as the parks themselves. So if your children count down the seconds to when they can go back to the hotel and swim, this article is for you!

To help you with your Disney World vacation planning, we created a list of the top five best pools Disney World Resorts offer. Let’s dive in!

5. Doubloon Lagoon

Located at the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Doubloon Lagoon is the perfect pool for young children. Your kids will love all 51 feet of the SerpentDragonSnake slide that leads down to a large pool with a band of jazz-playing alligators. It’s a great place to steal some photo opportunities.

Another great feature at Doubloon Lagoon is their splash pad. Since not all Disney pools have a splash zone (yet), it’s an excellent place for your littles who love the water but aren’t ready to swim yet.

For parents, the Mardi Grogs pool bar offers a nice variety of drinks, so you can sit back and sip your cares away while your kids play.

Doubloon Lagoon

4. The Lost City of Cibola Pool

Your family will want to strap in for an adventure when they visit The Lost City of Cibola Pool, located at Coronado Springs Resort. The Mayan-themed pool boasts a giant pyramid, elaborate Myan ruins, and a 123-foot water slide.

Other great amenities include a kiddie pool, Iguana arcade, and a play area for kids. Parents will enjoy the siesta bar, white sand volleyball courts, and Disney’s largest hot tub. With a capacity of 22, there’s plenty of room to soak away those sore park-hopping muscles.

The Lost City of Cibola Pool

3. Lava Pool

For your Moana-loving brood, the Polynesian Resort offers a Hawaiian-themed pool with a volcano, waterfalls, a tiki-themed splash area, and an awesome volcano-traversing 142-foot slide! It’s the perfect spot for insta-worthy photos!

Other amenities include an infinity-edge hot tub, nearby beach areas, and a gorgeous view of Seven Seas Lagoon. It’s safe to say that Lava Pool has the best views of any pool on the Disney campus.

Mom and Dad can enjoy drinks at the Barefoot Pool Bar, and the whole family will love the Dole Whips at Pineapple Lanai. The Lava Pool offers fun in and outside of the pool.

Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

2. Big Blue Pool

Your Nemo-loving youngsters will love Big Blue Pool, located at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. As the largest pool on Disney property, it is an ocean-loving oasis for kids of any age.

Some unique features available at Big Blue pool are the large splash zone for young swimmers, a playground area for kids, and giant set pieces inspired by Finding Nemo.

Parents will love the Drop-Off Pool Bar that boasts spiked Dole whips and smoothies with rum. It’s also the perfect place to grab snacks and drinks for hungry little swimmers.

Swimmers young and old will love listening to music as they swim underwater. For a truly magical swimming experience, you can’t beat Big Blue Pool.

Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation

1. Stormalong Bay

Finally, we come to the pinnacle of all pools on Disney World properties — Stormalong Bay. Boasting three acres of aquatic fun, it’s a swimmer’s paradise.

From their sand-bottomed pool to their lazy river — this resort has it all. Kids will love sliding down the 230-foot life-like shipwrecked water slide. It’s the largest water slide at any Disney resort. Meanwhile, parents will enjoy the elevated tanning deck and choice of three different whirlpool spas. 

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a quiet and secluded kiddie pool just behind the shipwreck slide for young swimmers. Parents and children will find solace in the beach-like sand-bottomed pool with tons of space for playing in the sand and building sandcastles. 

Hurricane Hannah’s Waterside Bar and Grill is the perfect spot to wind down. Their small, yet mighty menu of tasty food is the perfect respite after a long day of water adventures.

Stormalong Bay Pool at Yacht & Beach Club Resort

Which Will You Choose?

We hope our list of the best pools Disney Resorts offer helps you narrow down your vacation planning options.

No matter what Disney Resort you choose from the list, your family will have a great time soaking up the sun and splashing around.

Want to learn even more about the resorts? Check out our reviews!

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