Best Pools at Disney World Deluxe Resorts

Did you know there are more Deluxe Resorts than and other property level at Disney World? Having a total of Eight (8) properties in this tier to choose from, it is helpful to know which are the Best Pools at a Disney World Deluxe Resort.

By the way, this is not an easy decision. All of the Disney Deluxe Resorts are wonderful to stay in and each has a unique and amazing theme.

How are the Disney Deluxe Pools different?

You might be wondering, how are the Pools at the Deluxe Disney World Resorts different? There are amazing pools at the Moderate and Value Resorts as well.

The truth of the matter is, there are a number of fantastic pools at each level. Depending on what you are looking for, your kids will have a blast at any of them. If you stay at a Value Resort you will not have any Water Slides or a Lazy River. Move up to the Moderate Resorts and you will have at least a water slide and maybe a kids splash park. To have it all, you will probably want to look at some of the top-rated Disney Deluxe Resort pools.

Get a Better Idea of the Best Pools in Each Resort Level

If you are interested in learning more about the Best Value and Moderate Resort Pools, these additional lists will help you make your best decision.

Top Deluxe Pools at Disney World Resorts

Disney Yacht Club Resort Pool

 1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Easy flowing river connecting the pools at the Disney Yacht Club
 You Should Know:
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Disney Lazy River
  • Water Slides
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Near Epcot
  • Near Hollywood Studios
  • on the Beach
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Lazy River
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • Water Slide & Lazy River
  • Pet Friendly (Disney)
  • Pet Friendly
  • near Disney World
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Yacht & Beach Club Pool Information:

Lazy River with Lifeguard watching at Stormalong Bay Disney Yacht Club

  • Number of Pools: 6 Pools
  • Pool Themes: Three Lagoon Style Pools at the Stormalong Bay Water Park and 3 Quiet Pools with multiple Hot Tubs
  • Largest Pool: 3 Acres of Pools at Stormalong Bay
  • Fun Facts: The Water Park has Zero-entry, a Lazy River and a Huge Water Slide that starts at the Sandy Beach Pirate Ship and splashes down at one of the main pools
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Park: Off of the Beach, where the start of the Pirate Ship slide is, you will find a shallow kids pool and a smaller water slide for them to play on.
  • Towels: Towel Bins located at Stormalong Bay 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 Disney Yacht and Beach Club Pools.

Two of the Disney World Deluxe Resorts share the Number 1 Best Pool location in Disney World. The Disney Yacht Club Resort and the Disney Beach Club Resort are situated beside each other. They are sister properties and share full access to the Storm-along Bay Water Park. Since both of these locations are Deluxe Disney Resorts, it really comes down to which theme you want to stay at. The Yacht Club has an upscale feel of visiting Martha’s Vineyard while the Beach Club has an Eastern Shore upscale Beach vibe. Both offer amazing rooms and suites and are placed right on Crescent Lake with Water Taxi access to both Epcot and Hollywood studios. No other Disney resort has the Incredible Pool offerings these 2 Disney Deluxe Resorts offer.

Disney Polynesian Resort Pool

 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Large Swimming Pool wiht Volcano Water Slide at the Disney Polynesian Village Resort Orlando wide
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  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Near Magic Kingdom
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • near Disney World
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Polynesian Pool Information:

Waterfall at the lava pool at Disney Polynesian Resort 960

  • Number of Pools: 2 Pools
  • Pool Themes: Large Lava Pool beneath the rumbling Volcano
  • Largest Pool: The Lava Pool
  • Fun Facts: Long Water Slide, perfect for guests over 48″ and adults, splashes down in the Volcano Pool. A Quiet Oasis Pool is a great place to sit back and relax. The Hot Tub is one of the largest at Disney World.
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Park: The Kids Water Park area has plenty of interaction and some small slides
  • 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 the Lava Polynesian Pool

Take a trip to the South Pacific Islands and enjoy the astonishing design of the Pool at Disney Polynesian Resort. The Polynesian Resort is one of the Family Favorites and has one of the best Themes of any of the Disney Resorts. After spending a day by the pool, with the large Water Slide, make a dinner reservation for the on-site Luau at the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show.

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Pool

 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Lifeguard stands at the Sumawati Springs Pool Kidani Village at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge 1000
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  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • near Disney World
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Animal Kingdom Pool Information:

Uzima Pool Bar at the Jambo House pool Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge 960

  • Number of Pools: 2 Pools
  • Pool Themes: Pools have an African Theme
  • Largest Pool: The Uzima Pool is the Larger Pool
  • Fun Facts: You can’t go wrong, no matter which pool you go to. There is a Water Slide at each Pool but the Sumawati Pool has a small splash park for the kids.
  • Pool Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm
  • Kids Splash Park: Many areas of Interaction for the kids 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 Animal Kingdom Pools.

At the top of list of places to stay in Disney World, for many families, sits the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Mainly to see all of the Animals roaming around the 43 acres that surround the resort but also to take in some African culture along the way. Kids love watching the animals but have even more fun in the 2 Pools located at this one of a kind resort. The Uzima Pool, located at the front of the Animal Kingdom Lodge Jamba House, is a massive 11,000 sq ft water play area complete with a 67 foot water slide. On the other side of the Resort, the Sumawati Springs Pool is a little smaller but has a 128 foot water slide. Kids will play for hours at the Sumawati Pool, having a kids splash area with plenty of fun sprinklers.

Other Disney Resort Pool options

The full list of Disney World Deluxe Resorts with wonderful themes and pools can be found below. If none of these hit the spot, it might be worth adding the Best Disney World Moderate Resort Pools to your list for consideration. Many of these locations have great pools and all of them have Water Slides as well.

All of the Disney Deluxe Resorts with great Pools

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