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It’s almost impossible to talk about Disney Vacation Club without mentioning some pools of splendid resorts. Whether you are new to DVC or an original member of Old Key West, there are many chances that you already have some favorite bathroom holes in mind. Well, us too! True, we recently tested our DVC knowledge and ranked our 5 favorite Disney Vacation Club groups.
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The beach pool at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is arguably one of the most scenic pools in all of Walt Disney World. Of course, the free-flowing waterfall and the breathtaking view of Seven Seas Lagoon don’t hurt either. In addition, Alice’s next area in Wonderland brings a touch of frantic themes to children and adults.
If The Beach Pool is getting a little hectic, try going to the Courtyard Pool for a quieter, more discreet experience.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Uzima Springs Pool and Samawati Springs Pool)
The Uzima Springs pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is definitely unique. This pool, which offers 11,000 square feet of soaking and fun in the sun, has a reputation for being FUN and FUR, especially in part because of its remarkable view of the Uzima Savannah. Can you imagine bathing at noon with giraffes walking nearby?!? I mean, go! That’s pure Disney magic, right?
If you’re venturing into the Uzima Springs pool, be careful. After all, it’s a jungle out there!
If you are staying on the other side of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village, there is the beautiful Samawati Springs pool. In addition to the beautiful swimming pool with water slide, there is a whole children’s play area that you are sure to enjoy.
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Sandcastle Pool)
Disney’s Old Key West Resort in a fun way combines the warm, cozy tone of the Florida Keys with a touch of Mouseketeer charm. So it’s no wonder his Sandcastle pool fits in perfectly with Jimmy Buffett’s motif – giant side and all. In addition, you will find ornamental dolphins and a stately lighthouse, which help to highlight the coldness of the beach. Due to the large size of the resort, the pools never seem overcrowded, even during the high season, making it a wonderful alternative when other resorts have the maximum capacity.
- Disney’s Polynesian Village & Bungalows (lava pool and Oasis pool)
Aloha! Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt and put a flower in your hair, because this favorite complex for fans is sure to put you in an insular mood. Now, this tiki-clad hotel has two pools worth mentioning, both representing two very opposite ends of the spectrum.
Lava Pool: This fun-filled pool offers a lovely Tiki Splash play area, walking bridge, waterfalls, pool bar, hot tub, a 142-foot water slide and stunning views of Seven Lagoon. Seas.
Oasis Pool: This zero-entry pool features a quiet alternative, offering guests a more traditional “romantic Hawaiian getaway” feel.
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas (Stormalong Bay)
What has a pool with a sandy bottom, a lazy river, three whirlpools and a water slide? If you guessed Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Villas … you’re right !!! This 3-acre wonderland of water is located in the most complex pool at Walt Disney World. In fact, it’s so full of action, you might have a good idea to skip the parks. Yes … it’s so good. But let’s not believe the word … let’s jump straight!
And here it is, ours Disney Vacation Club’s 5 favorite pools. Do you agree with our list? What would you add? Let us know in the comments below.
Ted Wioncek III is an annual Walt Disney World Passholdin’-D23 lovin’-DVC journalist carrying a theme park journalist card, whose work has earned him a reputation as a “master of storytelling.” He specializes in theatrical review, food criticism, travel planning, and double-blind Dole Whip flavor testing. Ted lives in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife, Kimberly, and his adorable rescue beagle, affectionately named Professor Indiana Bones. You can contact him at TheRealTraderTed@gmail.com. You can also enjoy their tips for visiting the parks on their YouTube channel, The Disney Passport.