One of my favorite parts about visiting a Disney Resort is the pools. Disney pools are unlike any other pools you’ll ever swim in. From the immaculate theming to coordinate with the specific resort, to the magic touches only Disney can give, a DVC pool will never disappoint. Days spent by the pool at your resort can be just as magical and memorable as days spent in the parks. To explore all the wonderful pool options, I’ve come up with a list of my favorite Disney Vacation Club Resort pools, listed in descending order.
#10 Disney’s Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs boasts 2 feature pools and 3 leisure pools. Paddock Pool is home to cascading waterfalls, a thrilling waterslide, and a Donald Duck-inspired water play area. There is something for everyone to enjoy at either of the feature pools reflecting the Victorian-era resort style.
#9 Disney’s Old Key West
Transport yourself to the beautiful Florida Keys in one of the 4 pools within Disney’s Old Key West Resort. One of the coolest aspects of the feature pool, Sandcastle Pool, is the large sandcastle structure that’s home to a thrilling 125-foot waterslide. Looking for something less thrilling? Spend time in the sauna off the pool deck in the lighthouse.
#8 Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Relax by two serene pools that are centrally located within the Grand Floridian. Spend a family day at Beach Pool, rent a poolside cabana, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Seven Seas Lagoon. With picturesque locations surrounding the pool area, you will want to make it a priority to spend time here during your stay.
#7 Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
When you head out the back of the resort, if you follow Copper Creek down you will find a gorgeous pool surrounded by rocks. Copper Creek Springs Pool provides sweeping views of the resort along with a waterslide that glides through the rock formations. A quieter oasis pool can be found in Boulder Ridge perfect for relaxing and enjoying the surroundings of the wilderness.
#6 Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Get swept away to the Polynesian Islands with two resort pools at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The Lava Pool boasts a volcano, a waterfall, and gorgeous views of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Situated perfectly to cool off in the pool while watching the evening fireworks display over Magic Kingdom.
#5 Disney’s Riviera Resort
Surrounded by gorgeous stucco buildings, the family-friendly oasis of the Riviera Pool reflects the golden glow of the Florida sun to mix with the European-inspired touches of the resort. Kids are sure to fall in love with the interactive water area inspired by the public fountains found in Europe.
#4 Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
To be honest, the iconic clown kept me away from the Luna Park Pool for years, but with the recent renovations, the Boardwalk Inn Resort pool is now one of my favorite pools in all of Disney World. This 1920’s carnival-inspired pool is full of fun for all ages. Take a ride on a 200-foot waterslide and splash around while elephants spray you from their trunks. Not up for clowning around in the pool? You’re in luck because there are 2 leisure pools across the resort for a more relaxed experience.
#3 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, a sprawling DVC resort has two gorgeous, zero-entry pools right by the Savanna. Samawati Springs Pool at Kidani Village is the perfect tropical oasis nestled into the African Savanna. Whether you’re staying at Kidani Village or Jambo House, you have access to both pools. Kids will fall in love with the water play area at Kidani while adults will enjoy the relaxing spas found in each resort.
#2 Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club
My absolute favorite pool in all of Walt Disney World is found at Yacht & Beach. Stormalong Bay is the perfect place to relax, play, and cool off in the Florida heat. Here you can find a winding lazy river, sand bottom pool, elevated tanning decks, cabana rentals, beachside play areas for kids, and so much more. Centrally located for both resort guests, this is an ideal location.
#1 Disney’s Aulani Resort
With 9 incredible water play options, Aulani has something for everyone. With the largest pool and a massive lazy river, Aulani tops the list of DVC Resort Pools. Overlook the ocean in the Ka Maka Grotto infinity pool with breathtaking views during both day and night. Tackle the rushing rapids or lay back and relax in the calming waters of the lazy river. Kids will fall in love with the two interactive water areas created just for them.
Let us know in the comments which DVC Resort Pool is your favorite. Is it included in this list or did we miss it?