Welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail Green loop. Today we are discussing the best Disney resort pools.
We absolutely love experiencing all of the resorts on Walt Disney World property, and one of the (many) things every single resort does well is the themed swimming pools.
Some of our favorite pools are at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, and Caribbean Beach… but if you ask any member of my family where to find the best pool in all of Walt Disney World, five out of five of us would quickly answer the same – Stormalong Bay!
Open only to guests at the Yacht Club, Beach Club, and Beach Club Villas, this is one pool that absolutely checks magic bands at the door. If you’re staying at one of those properties though, be prepared for your kids (and grown-ups alike) to want to leave the parks early some days!
Stormalong Bay has not only a soft and fun sand bottom, but an actual “sandbar” area in which to play and build sand creations. Sometimes, my kiddos don’t want to leave this area! They should though, and we are sure to remind them what else waits for them throughout the pool.
There is a lazy river, and at the time of this post, flotation tubes are free for use on a first-come, first-served basis; we usually have no trouble getting one waiting just a minute or two.
If you’re just looking for a “regular” swimming pool while you’re there, Stormalong Bay has a few options for you.
Across the walkway toward Crescent Lake you’ll find water slides for kids of all ages. Bigger kids can climb the pirate ship to take on the largest of multiple slides, while just at the back of the ship is a smaller slide for your medium-sized kiddos 🙂
After an exhausting afternoon swimming (or night, if that’s your jam… the pools are all heated, after all!), you can relax in multiple spas or grab a snack at the counter service dining location, Hurricane Hanna’s.
For a greater understanding of the scope and size of the pool, check out this great photo from touringplans.com —
What is YOUR favorite park on Walt Disney World or Disneyland property? It’s hard to choose, isn’t it?!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Best Disney Resort Pools Loop:
- 1st Stop – The Delightful Life | YOU ARE HERE 🙂
- 2nd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Fun at the Hippy Dippy Pool at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- 3rd Stop – Sam’s Disney Diary | Making a Splash at Luna Park
- 4th Stop – Trips with Tykes | The Dig Site at Coronado Springs: Deluxe Disney Pool at a Moderate Price
- 5th Stop – Disney Mamas | Disneyland Resort Monorail Pool