Best Disney Moderate Resort Pools

Anytime you visit a Disney World Moderate Resort, you get a feeling of a more refined stay in comparison to staying at a Value Resort however, it may not be quite as high-end as booking at one of the Deluxe Resorts. Knowing the Best Pools at Disney World Moderate Resorts can help you make the best selection for your next stay.

What are the Disney Moderate Pools like?

Staying in the middle certainly has its advantages and the Moderate Resorts at Disney World will make you feel at home while giving you some amazing Themes to choose from. So, how are the pools different in a Moderate Disney World Resort? There are a few things that make the mid-level resorts different from the Value line. For one, the main family pools at the Moderate resorts offer their guests a Water Slide and some even have Zero-entry access. You will not find a Lazy River at any of the Medium Resorts but for many guests, this is not a deal breaker. There are many differences between the Resorts so let’s take a look at the Disney World Moderate Resort Best Pool options.

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Top Moderate Resort Pools at Disney World

Disney Port Orleans Riverside Pool

#1 - Shared Pools with the French Quarter, 3.5 Acre Water Fun park with 95 foot Water Slide
View of the large pool with water slide at Disney Port Orleans Riverside 960
| 3.5 Star Rating

Port Orleans Riverside Address

 1251 Riverside Dr, Lake Buena Vista 332830

Water Park Amenities:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Kiddie Area
  • Lazy River
  • Zero Entry
  • Water Slides
  • Wave Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Lifeguards
  • Cabana

Port Orleans Pool Information:

  • Number of Pools: 5 Quiet Pools, 1 Massive Family Pool
  • Pool Themes: In the style of an Kids Watering Hole, the Ol’ Man Island Pool is rustic and very large with a stream of continuous flowing water in a wooden aqueduct with water fall.
  • Largest Pool: 3 ½ Acre Family Pool
  • Fun Facts: A stay at the Port Orleans Riverside also gives you access to the Serpent Water Slide and Pool at the French Quarter
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Park: Shallow children’s pool at the Riverside and Serpent Slide at the French Quarter
  • Towels: Towel Bins located at each Pool
  • Notice: Pool hours can change without notice. Always check with the front Desk or call Disney for the updated hours to the pools.
  • Lifeguards: There are Lifeguards at all of the Port Orleans Pools.

More Information:

The largest, and what we would consider one of the Best Pools at a Disney World Moderate Resort, would have to be the Ol’ Man Island 3-acre pool complex at Disney Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Add in a Water Slide at almost 100 foot in length and Kids of all ages and parents will have a blast at this pool. To note, there are 5 additional Quiet Pools at different living locations at the Riverside Port Orleans Resort.

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Guests staying at the Port Orleans Riverside also have access to the amenities at the Port Orleans French Quarter. The French Quarter is geared for younger kids with a 51-foot water slide in the shape of a huge serpent and a Kids Splash Park with plenty of small water slides, sprinklers, zero entry and tipping water buckets. Kids will play for hours as you sit on the sidelines watching.


Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Pool

#2 - Venture to the Caribbean, Fort Pool with Cannons, Kids Splash Park
View of the main pool in the evening at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort with Water Slides 960
| 3 Star Rating

Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Address

 900 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista 32830

Water Park Amenities:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Kiddie Area
  • Lazy River
  • Zero Entry
  • Water Slides
  • Wave Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Lifeguards
  • Cabana

Caribbean Beach Pool Information:

  • Number of Pools: 6 Quiet Pools and 1 Large Family Play Pool
  • Pool Themes: A large water side Fort with Cannons sprinkling water
  • Largest Pool: Fuentes del Morro – located at Old Port Royale
  • Fun Facts: Fuentes del Morro main family pool has Zero Entry pathways, rustic fort theme and 2 Water Slides.
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Area: To one side, kids will have a great time at the kiddie splash park that looks like a shipwreck.
  • Towels: Towel Bins located at the Family Pool
  • Notice: Pool hours can change without notice. Always check with the front Desk or call Disney for the updated hours to the pools.
  • Lifeguards: There are Lifeguards at all of the Caribbean Beach Pools.

Additional Caribbean Beach Pool Information

Brilliant colors of the Islands abound through Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Each collection of living areas has its own theme and a Quiet Pool. Each of the pools is unique in design and there are multiple, white sandy beaches at many points along the lake that runs in the middle of the Caribbean Beach Resort. Port Royale is a central meeting place with plenty of dining and fun things to do. Your kids will drag you to Caribbean Cay each day to delight in the larger pool with numerous water slides and the little ones will take pleasure in the splash area with toddler slides just for them.


Other options

Each and every Disney World Moderate Resort has something special to offer and it is difficult to come up with a list of favorites. The remaining Middle of the Road Disney Resorts are listed below for you to draw your own comparison. Take a look at them all to see which one makes the most sense for your next Disney World vacation.

All of the Disney Moderate Resorts with Pools