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Dip Your Toes into These Walt Disney World Pools

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If your family likes spending time in the water, they’ll be simply amazed by the pools at Walt Disney World. Not only are there fun and refreshing pools located at each of the Walt Disney World resorts, there are also two water parks on the property that feature additional swimming options and other aquatic activities.

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Keep reading, to learn more about some of the Walt Disney World pools totally worth checking out. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Big Blue Pool – Art of Animation Resort

The Big Blue Pool at the Art of Animation Resort is one of the most talked about resort pools. A huge reason for this is that it’s the largest pool at a Disney hotel.

It features a “Finding Nemo” theme, complete with decorations sure to be a hit with the kids. There are even speakers in this pool, to listen to music while you swim underwater. Big Blue Pool is also home to a couple of kid-friendly play areas. But, it lacks the larger slides that some of the other Walt Disney World pools have to offer.

Lava Pool – Polynesian Village Resort

The former Nanea Volcano Pool, at Polynesian Village Resort, has been remodeled into Lava Pool. This water play area and tropical paradise features several waterfalls to enjoy, as well as a great view of Seven Seas Lagoon.

As far as many kids are concerned, the pool’s most striking feature is a 147-foot water slide built into a replica of a ruined volcano. But, the adults in your group will likely be more interested in the secluded Infinity Edge hot tub nearby.

Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool – Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon, one of Walt Disney World’s two incredible water parks, is most famous for its Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool . . . the largest wave pool in North America.

At various times throughout the day, its gentle waves become 6-foot swells that sweep excited swimmers back toward the shore. This intense pool is best suited to bigger kids and stronger swimmers. Be warned, once you experience the thrill, chances are you won’t want to get out of the water.

Stormalong Bay – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

If your group is excited about spending time in the water, but you don’t want to spend a day exploring one of Disney’s water parks, you won’t be disappointed by Stormalong Bay.

While it doesn’t have as much space or as many thrilling attractions as the water parks, this 3-acre pool complex includes a large swimming pool, lazy river and plenty of bridges and walkways to explore. It’s also home to a 230-foot water slide themed after a shipwreck.

One of the most striking features of Stormalong Bay is at the bottom of the pool is lined with sand, giving your kids the illusion of taking a swim at the beach.

These are just four refreshing Walt Disney World pools, worthy of dipping your toes into. So many families skip the pools on their Disney vacation. Don’t be one of them! The question remains . . . which one do you want to visit first?