Kill/Refurb/Marry: Disney Resort Pools

Disney pool

It’s time for another Kill/Refurb/Marry! The blog hop topic for this month is Disney Resort Pools, which means I am going to have to cheat like woah.

See, I’ve wracked my brains, I cannot for the life of me remember a time I actually availed myself of a Disney pool. Oh, sure, I ALWAYS pack a swimsuit, just in case. Who knows what will strike my fancy this trip? But somehow parks and the occasional nap always take priority, and I never do dip a toe in.

That being said, I have been known to walk past any number of Disney Resort pools, and it is with these observations I intend to make my judgments.


I get the concept. I really do. I’m sure there are people at the resort who just want a serene float in a pool that isn’t crawling with screaming children. Only there aren’t many of those people, so every time I pass an almost invariably empty quiet pool I wind up feeling sorry for the bored-looking lifeguard. It bums me out, man.

Refurb: Art of Animation Finding Nemo Pool

I really wish I had taken the time to hop in this pool when I stayed at AoA, mostly just because I want to hear the Nemo characters talking to each other underwater. The theme here is already well-executed and ya gotta love The Drop Off pool bar. But, hey, Disney, don’t you think your largest resort pool deserves some water slides? Good ones? I do!

Marry: Stormalong Bay at The Yacht & Beach Club

I was going to give this one to the Disneyland Hotel pool on the strength of its monorail water slides alone, but then I remembered that Stormalong Bay exists and I had to go with that. I mean, it has a LAZY RIVER, guys. A lazy river, right there outside your hotel room! Wait, you have a room at Y&B? Can I sleep on your floor?

These opinions were all brought to you by a person who has never gone swimming in a Disney pool.

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  1. Just stayed at the Beach Club our last trip and sooooooooooooo took advantage of that lazy river. Best thing EVER!.

  2. Yup, can't argue with Stormalong Bay! And you make a good point on the Nemo pool at AoA. Disney doesn't give as much love to their value pools, where there are often the most kids!

  3. KILL THE QUIET POOLS???!? NO! No no no no nonononono!!! They are why we can handle Disney! They are why we still love The Boardwalk (even though the rooms are super run down). I WILL MOVE TO UTAH AND THEN MARRY ALL OF THE QUIET POOLS (yes yes I know–polygamy isn't legal in Utah. But you also can't marry a pool.)

  4. Haha, okay! Fill the quiet pools, then! Just as long as someone gives the lifeguards something to DO so that I stop feeling sorry for them every time I walk by!

  5. The pools were only quiet because THIS CHICK I know showed up, saw all the screaming monsters and stated, very convincingly, "Did you know they're raffling off two annual passes in the ballroom? The one that's in the farthest corner from here?" The lifeguard was quite appreciative.

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