5 Great Walt Disney World Pools for Preschoolers
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.
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.
First published August 10, 2019. Updated September 23, 2021.
4 thoughts on “5 Great Walt Disney World Pools for Preschoolers”
What about Caribbean beach?! That is great for young kids.
This really looks very interesting, on my next trip to these I’ll definitely try this beach with my daughter.
@nina The Stormalong Beach pool is fantastic, but it is only open to guests of the Yacht & Beach Club resorts. You’ll have to show hotel ID to swim there.
We just finished a stay at Kidani, and I was blown away by the pool complex. Beautifully landscaped with lots of natural shade, the fun water play area, a long slide, two hot tubs, and the pool itself is pretty big. And since it’s right up against a natural wooded area, it feels very calm and secluded (especially at night). Very impressive, and the kiddo loved it.