Best Disney Value Resort Pools

Going to Disney World and want to stay at a Disney Resort but you are watching your budget? Staying at a Disney World Value Resort is one way to cut down on this expense. So, what are the Best Pools at a Disney World Value Resort? As always, this is subject to a lot of discussion but we feel there is one Resort that stands out above the other Value Resorts at Disney World.

What can I expect from a Pool at a Disney Value Resort?

Don’t let the term “Value” throw you! Disney wants you to have the best experience and come back time and time again so it doesn’t matter if you are booking a Value, Moderate or one of the most expensive Deluxe Resorts, you will be well taken care of. As far as the Pools at a Value Resort, you will not get the extra added amenities like a Water Slide or Lazy River at one of the Value Pools but that does not mean the kids won’t love them. As a matter of fact, many guests, regardless of the money they have, will stay at a Disney World Value Resort because of the colorful, whimsical feel that kids respond so well to. Let’s take a look at the Disney World Value Resort Best Pool options.

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Top Value Resort Pools at Disney World

Art of Animation Pool

#1 - Impressive Finding Nemo, Big Blue Pool with Zero Entry and Underwater Sound
Disney Art of Animation Resort Cars Pool with Cone like Cabanas 960

Disney's Art of Animation Address

 1850 Animation Way, Orlando 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

Art of Animation Pool Information:

  • Number of Pools: 3 Pools
  • Pool Themes: Finding Nemo, Cars, Little Mermaid
  • Largest Pool: Finding Nemo – Over 300,000 Gallons
  • Fun Facts: Zero Entry at The Big Blue Pool and Disney Songs are pumped through the pool using underwater speakers.
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Park: Pop Jets and Sprinklers
  • 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 Art of Animation Pools.

Read more about the Art of Animation Pools

It is pretty easy to position the Art of Animation Resort Pools at the top of the Best Pools at Disney World Value Resorts. Not that it has anything extra like Water Slides or a Lazy River but for the sheer size of the main pool as well as having music playing under water. That is a cool enough reason to visit on its own. The theme in this Resort is amazing and most of the kids have a complete overload when they stroll through the “Cars” themed section. Not just because they have “Lightning McQueen” and “TowMater” in life size form but the Pool at the Cars area is impressive in its own right. It stands out with large Orange Cone Cabanas surrounding the pool. Everywhere you go is a delight but the pools are fantastic.


Pop Century Pool

#2 - Go Back in Time with the 60's Theme Hippy Dippy Pool and Kiddie Pool
Disney Pop Century Hippy Dippy Pool with Flower spraying water wide

Disney Pop Century Address

 1050 Century Drive, Kissimmee 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

Pop Century Pool Information:

  • Number of Pools: 3 Pools
  • Pool Themes: 1950’s Bowling Pin, 1960’s Flower, 1990’s Computer
  • Largest Pool: 1960’s Hippy Dippy Pool at over 230,000 Gallons
  • Fun Facts: The main pool is huge with Flower Sprinklers located at some of the outer flower petals
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Area: Kids shallow water play area with bubbling fountains
  • 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 Pop Century Pools.

Read more about the Pop Century Pools

Across Hourglass Lake from the Art of Animation Resort is the Disney Pop Century Resort. While Pop Century is a Value Resort it will give you simple but clean accommodations and many Water Fun activities. Like the Art of Animation, the Pop Century Value Resort does not have any special features like a Water Slide or Lazy River. It does, however, have a huge centrally located 60’s pool in the shape of a flower with tall metal flowers on the outskirts sprinkling guests. There is also a Children’s Pool located in the same area with bubbling fountains and lounge chairs making this the perfect spot for much younger ones to enjoy. More quiet pools are located in the 1950’s area shaped like a large bowling pin and the 1990’s in the shape of an early computer. Families like the savings but kids like the fun at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.


Other options

The first Disney World Value Resorts created are the All Star Movie Resort, All-Star Music and the Disney All Star Sports Resort. Disney does a great job of keeping their Resorts in tip top shape so you never have to be concerned with how old any of the Resorts are or when they were first put in to play.


Disney Transporation

While the Disney Transportation provides buses to all of the Disney Value Resorts, there is a difference in how they run depending on where you stay. If you book at the Art of Animation or the Pop Century Resort, Disney provides Buses that pickup and drop off directly to these resorts without making additional stops to other properties. On the other hand, staying at any of the All Star Resorts, the busing is a little different. Since the All Star Locations are lined up in a row, the Disney Buses make stops to each one when picking up and dropping off. This can make a difference, especially when things are busy. Not that this has anything to do with the Best Pools at a Disney World Value Resort but it is worth knowing.

All of the Disney Value Resorts with Pools