Best pool???

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  1. allstonsmommy

    allstonsmommy Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2010
    I am looking for opinions on the resort with the best pool and why?
  2. soarin_over_nj

    soarin_over_nj Mouseketeer

    Jun 12, 2010
    Stormalong Bay shared by Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts is by far the best. It is long and winding with a sand bottom, waterfalls, whirlpool and a great slide. It is nice and large and great to lay by.
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  4. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2007
    SAB get the most votes for the best pool on Disney property.
    Aside from that, I love the pool at AKL. The slide is far from the best...but I love everything else about it. It is a huge oasis with amazing landscaping. Where else can you have a morning swim and hear flamingos squawking for breakfast? ;)
  5. disd55

    disd55 Mouseketeer

    May 11, 2013
    SAB is the greatest Disney pool by FAR. No pool compares. Sand-bottom pool, complete with sand play area, lazy river, whirlpool, everything possibly imagined.
    Next best pool slide wise is BW because it has a roller coaster themed water slide.
    AoA has a big pool, but a big pool isn't complete without a cool slide and that is the problem with the Value pools.
    CSR is also very cool, with the large mayan pyramid slide and structure, and water-spitting mayan sculptures.
  6. cart-mom

    cart-mom Busy Scout Mom

    Mar 27, 2003
    Hands down - SAB :woohoo:
  7. momto3gr8boys

    momto3gr8boys DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2006
    Another vote for SAB. It is, IMO, hands down the best pool on property. That said, how old are your kids? When my kids were younger we stayed at the value/moderate resorts and they enjoyed those pools, especially CBR and POFQ. We didn't start staying at the BC until they were a little older (my youngest was 7) and all strong swimmers. I have seen people with young kids complain that SAB was too big and overwhelming for younger swimmers. So if that is a consideration, let us know and we can help you out further!
  8. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm in the minority as I think the volcano pool at the Poly is the best pool on property. The pool is great, IMO, as it backs up to the beach with a distant view of the castle while swimming. While SAB is a nice pool, it's not our favorite as there are others we like better (with the Poly pool being our favorite).
  9. campbell95

    campbell95 Mouseketeer

    May 30, 2012
    We have stayed at Poly, CR, BWI, BC, and AKL. Our favorite pools are at BC, AKL, and Poly. It's a toss up, and really depends on what you are looking for.

    BC is amazing. It is huge, with a lot to offer.

    Poly is lovely, with the beach right there, and the view of the castle.

    AKL is a lot of fun! Especially if you take the shuttle van over to Kidani. Our kids loved the water park/play area next to the pool! They had great activities during the "pool party" hours and gave out interesting beads. I think their bar was a little better, overall, too. :rolleyes1:drinking1
  10. KrazeeK120

    KrazeeK120 DIS Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Stormalong Bay is amazing. It's the best hotel pool I've ever seen. It's got a lazy river and a sand-bottomed area. It really is a mini waterpark. I am hoping that I will get to stay at YC/BC at some point again in my life, just for that pool!
  11. jade1

    jade1 I spend half my money on WDW, and waste the rest.

    Dec 30, 2001
    SAB has rare 8 foot deep area-just so nice to be able to tread water in a pool for a change.
  12. goteamSy

    goteamSy Mouseketeer

    Sep 23, 2012
    As a whole, I find Disney's pools rather unimpressive, especially compared to some offsite hotels that really have out of this world pool complexes. However, as other have mentioned, SAB is just fantastic!!! It really offers everything, as is it's own "mini" water park. IMO, no other onsite pool compares! It's worth it to stay at the BC/YC for this alone.
  13. darkwing818

    darkwing818 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    Just got back 3 weeks ago, absolutely Hands Down the Best :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

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