5 Great Walt Disney World Pools for Preschoolers

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All the Walt Disney World resort hotels have pools for use by the entire family. However, there are a few resorts with pools or water play areas that are particularly appealing for folks with preschool-age kids. Here’s a tour.

Art of Animation

The Art of Animation is a Disney World value level resort, with many of its rooms classified as “family suites” that sleep up to six people. This makes this a popular choice for young families with smaller children. The pool area is perfectly geared to their needs, with zero-entry access, a splash area, and a playground all in the same complex.

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans French Quarter is a moderate-level Disney World resort with a New Orleans theme. The slide here is small enough to be fun and accessible for a four year old. The bright colors make it particularly inviting.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village

The Kidani Village area of the Animal Kingdom Lodge is all villa-style rooms, with kitchenettes or kitchens. This, combined with the on-site animal viewing, make this resort a haven for folks with young kids. There’s a zero-entry pool and a terrific interactive water play area.

Grand Floridian

The Grand Floridian may seem frou-frou, but there are water features for everyone, even small kids. There are two large pools (one with zero-entry access) and a fantastic Alice in Wonderland-themed water play area.

Yacht & Beach Club

The Yacht and Beach Club resorts share one giant pool complex called Stormalong Bay. In addition to a slide sized just right for preschoolers, an entire section of the pool area is about a foot deep with a real sand bottom. This is the perfect place to learn the art of sand castle building without the fear of a wave knocking over your creation.

One Thing More

All Disney World hotel pools have little-kid-sized life vests available to borrow free of charge. Of course pool-side parental supervision is always necessary, but this may give you an extra level of comfort.

Do you have a favorite resort to stay at for pool time with your young child? Let us know in the comments.

Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel at DisneyWorldMoms.com, a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater. Erin can be reached on Twitter @MsErinFoster.

One thought on “5 Great Walt Disney World Pools for Preschoolers

  • August 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    What about Caribbean beach?! That is great for young kids.

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