Animation Fun at Three Amazing Pools

Three of the Four Themed areas at the Art of Animation Resort have their own pool. Each Pool area has all of the Disney Characters you have come to love on screen, and it is like walking on the set of a real animation film as you stroll around the Art of Animation Resort. It will be impossible for the kids to contain their excitement as they see the different Art of Animation Pools. As you walk out of the Animation Hall, the main building for the resort, the excitement begins to stir.

Pool Information at Disney Art of Animation:

  • Pool Hours: Daily 9am – 10pm (These hours change dependin on the time visiting)
  • Outdoor Pools: The Big Blue Pool (Finding Nemo), Cozy Cone Pool (Cars), Flippin’ Fins Pool (Little Mermaid)
  • Indoor Pool: The Art of Animation Resort does not have an Indoor Heated Pool
  • Large Water Slides: No Water Slides exist at One (1) the Art of Animation
  • Lazy River: There is not a Lazy River at any of the Disney World Value Resorts
  • Kids Splash Park: A kids splash area is located in the Big Blue Pool area
  • Zero-entry: Zero-entry access is available at the Big Blue Pool
  • Hot Tub: There are not any Hot Tubs at the Art of Animation Resort
  • Towels: Towels are provided at all three (3) of the pool areas
  • Cabanas: Cabanas are available at the Cozy Cone Pool. These are not your normal Cabanas. They will provide shade but do not have any other amenities.
  • Notice: Pool hours can change without notice. Always check the daily schedule at the front desk in Animation Hall for the updated hours to the pools and any events.
  • Who: The Pool are for all Guests at the Art of Animation Resort
  • Lifeguards: Lifeguards are on duty around all of the pools

The Big Blue Pool - Family Pool

Just outside of the Animation Hall back doors, the first pool you see is the largest one in the Art of Animation Resort, The Big Blue Pool (or Finding Nemo Pool). Set in the middle of the Finding Nemo section and protected by Crush and Mr. Ray, this pool is a sight to see. This pool is massive, and it needs to be to handle all of the families that call the Art of Animation Resort home for their vacation time. The Big Blue Pool has a Zero-Entry area for the smaller ones to easily enter and leave the pool but there is also a small water fun area with fountains that spray them as they walk through. Marlin and Nemo watch over the little ones as they frolic and play.

  • Largest Pool at the Art of Animation Resort
  • Underwater speakers for music to play while under water
  • Pool is heated when needed
  • Towels are provided at the Big Blue Pool
  • Recreational Activities Held Each Day by Disney Staff
  • Zero Entry Access
  • Lifeguards on Duty

Cozy Cone - Cars Pool

Excitement wells up inside of you while walking towards the Cars themed area. What could Disney Art of Animation have in store after seeing the fun at the Big Blue Pool? Impossible to miss as you walk up to the Cars themed pool is the eight large traffic cones configured to give you shade from the Florida sun as large cabanas. It might also come as a surprise that there is not an additional fee for these units. Of course, they are only there to provide shade and have a nice place to sit but who cares, what a neat place to sit for part of the day. The Cars Pool is designed in a semi-circle and provides plenty of fun

  • Quieter Pool but pretty small
  • Semi-Circlular Shape
  • Plenty of Lounge Chairs
  • 8 Cone Cabanas - First Come - These Cabanas are Free but they are not luxurious or have any amenities other than providing continuous shade

Little Mermaid Pool

Looking for something a little quieter, The Little Mermaid Pool is probably the quietest at the Art of Animation Resort. The Little Mermaid section of the resort is where all of the Standard Rooms are located. There are typically fewer guests floating around and playing in this pool. The Little Mermaid Pool is also the furthest away from Animation Hall. Lifeguards are on duty and always looking out for any problems that might arise.

  • Quiet Pool

Kids Splash Area

Marlin and Nemo Keeping Watch the Big Blue Pool at the Art of Animation Resort 960

Behind the Big Blue Pool is a Kids Splash Zone with wonderful fountains and is a safe place for the little ones to splash around.

  • Just out of the way of the main pool area
  • Worry free environment for the little ones
  • Seating for the parents to watch over the kids while they play


Towel pickup station Little Mermaid Pool at the Art of Animation Resort 960

Towels are located at each of the three pools in large bins. There is also a location to place your dirty towels at the end of your stay at the pool.


Lifeguard keeping watch at the Little Mermaid Pool at the Art of Animation Resort 960

Lifeguards are on duty during the day at all of the pools at the Art of Animation Resort. It is always important to keep an eye on your little ones but it is always nice to know another set of eyes is watching out as well.

Additional Pool and Water Fun Information

The only area at the Art of Animation Resort not having a Pool is the Lion King section. Also, note that there are NOT any Water Slides or Lazy River at this (or any) Value Resorts. For additional water fun, take a look at the Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.

Frequently Asked Questions: Disney Art of Animation Resort Pools

Are the pools heated at the Art of Animation Resort?

Yes, the pools are heated when it gets chilly outside making it nice to swim at any time the pools are open

Are there kids activities at the pool?

Yes, each day cast members have a party with dancing, music and games for the kids at the Big Blue Pool.

Are life jackets available?

Yes, you can find life jackets at the Big Blue Pool.

Are towels provided at the pools?

Yes, Towels are available at all three pools at the Art of Animation Resort

Are there Hot Tubs by the Pools?

No in fact, none of the Value Resorts have hot tubs. You would have to stay at a Moderate or Deluxe Resort to enjoy a hot tub.

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