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Which Disney Hotel for pool lovers?

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“Hi, we are going to Walt Disney World with two teens and two adults. The teens love to swim, we aren’t sure where to stay. We want at least a Moderate resort. Help.”

The Volcano Pool at the Polynesian Resort

I think we forgot one… – Photo by Cliff Wang

What a fun question. The Disney hotel pools are some of the best hotel pools anywhere. Some are just mind blowing.

Since my partners at Destinations to Travel are hotel experts, I asked them to answer this and I got this answer from Chris Boyer. Chris is a good guy, he has a great answer, in fact, he has the exact same answer I came up with.

Take it away Chris. “I have a bit of a confession to make to you Dad and everyone tuning in today, I am a bit of a pool snob, I judge a resort not only by its rooms, beds, food, but largely on the pool or in some cases, pools that the resort offers. There is just simply nothing like heading back to your resort in the middle of a hot day at Walt Disney World and cooling off in the pool.

When staying at Moderate resorts, I like to head to the Coronado Springs, the main pool at the resort called, The Lost City of Cibola, pool is very large, themed after the Mayan Ruins … It’s a cool looking pool … And this pool has a 50 foot pyramid with steps that double as a waterfall and 123 foot long water slide. If you’re looking for a quieter experience, Coronado Springs also has three leisure pools, each one for the settlement area.

Dad’s Coronado Spring Page page

When staying in a Deluxe, I head back to my Disney home away from home, The Yacht Club. The Yacht Club and its sister resort, the Beach Club, is home to Stormalong Bay. This three acre water fun land features an expansive sand bottom pool, a lazy river, and a life size replica of the shipwreck. The zero entry main pool makes it easy for little ones to join in on the fun, and the tanning deck and the three whirlpool spas provide plenty of leisure time for those looking for a slower pace. If you’re looking for a fantastic pool on Walt Disney World property, you cannot go wrong with Stormalong Bay.”

Dad’s Beach Club Resort page
Dad’s Yacht Club page

Like I said, I came up with exactly the same two pools as Chris did. I think those are the perfect places. A Moderate and Deluxe resort, for you to stay when you’re looking for a place with the pool, when the pool is the main thing.

So give Destination to Travel shout. Go over to Dad’s Destinations to Travel page and there’s a form at the bottom of the page that you can fill out, and you just fill out that form, they’ll get back to you really quick and they’ll take good care of you. That’s what they do, they take great care of their guests, they’ll help you make your dining reservations, they’ll help you make your hotel reservations, they’ll help you make your fast faster, it’s all part of the service they offer, part of the service, you don’t pay any extra for it.

They’ll be your best friend, your BFF, or even better, your BDF, Best Disney Friend. Can’t have a better partner than Destinations to Travel. I do use them, and it’s not because they pay me, they do, but it’s because they give you the best service. I’ve dealt with other travel agencies, I’ve been a travel agent, I just love the service that Destinations to Travel provides. I get notes all the time from people about their service.

So, give them a shout, go on my webpage, fill out the form and they’ll take great care of you.

Dad’s Destinations to Travel Page

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

I’ve stayed in both of those resorts, both of them are fine. There are things I like about both of them and things I don’t like about both of them, but that’s true of every resort in Walt Disney World. So, Coronado Springs Resort is a good option. Yacht Club, nice hotel, really, really nice hotel. Very easy access in EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, love the Boardwalk area, so those would be my two suggestions too.


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