Ranking Walt Disney World Resort Hotels By Their Pools

Walt Disney World Resort hotels have some truly unique pools! And while lots of factors can help you decide which hotel you want to call “home,” if you’re looking to spend a lot of time outside the parks, the pools can be a really important feature.

Lava Pool

We couldn’t help it: we had to rank our top ten Walt Disney World Resort hotel pools!

10. Copper Creek Springs Pool: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

There’s no doubt that this pool has some beautiful views, but did you know the pool is heated and has both hot and cold whirpool spas?

Copper Creek Springs Pool

For the kids, there’s a splash zone and a 67-foot-long waterslide. Plus, if anyone in your family gets hungry, Geyser Point Bar & Grill is just a short walk away!

9. Luna Park Pool: Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

The theming on this pool is top-notch. Step into an amusement park in the 1920s, and take a ride on the recently refurbished waterslide that’s over 200 feet long!

Luna Park Pool

There’s fun for everyone here: you’ve got a whirlpool spa for adults and a kiddie pool for little ones! Plus, you can relax even more with a walk on the BoardWalk nearby.

8. Uzima Springs Pool: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

This 11,000 square foot tropical oasis offers something no other Disney pool can: a view of the animals! The pool faces the Uzima Savanna, where you might spot giraffes, gazelle, and more.

Uzima Springs Pool

The nearby Samawati Springs Pool is going down for refurbishment, so Uzima Springs Pool is a great option for guests at this resort.

7. Beach Pool: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

This pool offers a view of Seven Seas Lagoon! There’s also cascading waterfalls and zero-depth entry.

Grand Floridian Pool

Nearby is an Alice in Wonderland-themed splash zone for kids! If this area gets a bit too noisy, the Grand Floridian’s Courtyard Pool offers a calmer option. In fact, most resorts have designated “quiet pools” away from the chaos.

6. Lava Pool: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

This pool features an iconic, towering volcano and a 142-foot-long waterslide! There’s also a splash play area for little ones, but keep in mind that’s currently under refurbishment.

Lava Pool

Nearby, you can get eats and drinks at Barefoot Pool Bar or Pineapple Lanai — where you can find Dole Whips!

5. Doubloon Lagoon: Port Orleans — French Quarter

Doubloon Lagoon has an incredible theme: guests will jump right into Mardi Gras! There’s an iconic blue sea serpent waterslide named Scales, and Mardi Gras decorations abound.

Doubloon Lagoon Pool

Keep in mind that this pool is temporarily unavailable, as Port Orleans — French Quarter remains closed.

4. Big Blue Pool: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The Big Blue Pool is the single largest hotel pool in Disney World — and it’s at a Value Resort! It’s Finding Nemo-themed with a Nemo playground right next door.

Big Blue Pool

It’s temporarily closed for refurbishment until early April 2021, but when it reopens, it’ll be a great way to enjoy an awesome pool on a budget.

3. Lost City of Cibola Pool: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

We’ve got even more fun theming at the Lost City of Cibola Pool: Mayan ruins! A 50-foot pyramid overlooks the area, and there’s a 123-foot waterslide featuring a spitting Jaguar spirit animal. Kids will love getting sprayed with water on their way down.

Lost City of Cibola Pool

Next door at the Dig Site is the largest hot tub on Disney property. There’s room for 22 people in there!

2. Fuentes del Morro Pool: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

This pool is a big adventure! It’s themed like a colonial Spanish fortress, with two waterslides and a bunch of water cannons.  There’s also a 12-person spa.

Fuentes del Morro Pool at Caribbean Beach

All of the interactive activities at this pool make it super fun for kids!

1. Stormalong Bay: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Is there any doubt that Stormalong Bay ranks #1? It’s basically a water park in a resort. We’ve got a sand-bottomed pool, a lazy river, one of the highest hotel waterslides (230 feet!), and three whirlpool spas.

Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club

You should note that pool hopping is not allowed at Disney, so if you want access to Stormalong Bay, you’d have to stay at Disney’s Yacht or Beach Club Resorts (or be a DVC member — pool hopping privileges!!). Additionally, that massive waterslide is currently down for refurbishment, but the rest of Stormalong Bay remains open!

Stormalong Bay

If you’re curious which pools are the best of the best in Disney World, there’s our top 10! Let us know if you agree with our ranking or not.

And learn about ALL of Walt Disney World’s Resort pools here!

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  1. WDW has some restrictions on DVC member pool hopping and some of the resorts do not allow it. I’m pretty sure Stormalong Bay and the Poly pools DO NOT allow pool hopping. Kind of a bummer.