Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Aug 22, 2023
    Erica from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have booked a stay in February 2024 at Art of Animations. We heard the pool may be closed for cleaning. Could you tell me if the pools will be shut down at all in February for a schedule cleaning/refurbishing?

    Hiya Erica,

    Welcome to planDisney! You have discovered one of the best-kept secrets of Walt Disney World Resort, the resort pools! Even in the winter months, a dip at the pool is a lovely way to spend an afternoon when you need a break from all of the magic at the Theme Parks.

    I had to “dig a little deeper,” Erica, to find an answer to your question. The closure schedule for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is subject to change, so that is why it is typically not posted on the website until closer to the dates. Luckily, Walt Disney World Resort has some of the most helpful Cast Members in the world, so one of them was able to help me out. According to my new friend, the Flippin’ Fins Pool is scheduled to be closed in early January and reopen at the end of February. The Cozy Cone Pool is also scheduled for closure in mid-February and is slated to reopen in April. That still leaves one of the best (and largest pools), The Big Blue Pool, open during your visit!

    I hope this was helpful, Erica! As I mentioned, these dates are subject to change, so I recommend checking the website closer to your arrival to see if there are any new updates. Thanks so much for checking in with us; I know there can be a ton of information online, and it is always nice to have additional verification. Before I let you go, Erica depending on how long your trip is have you considered getting a refillable mug from Disney’s Art of Animation?! I love having mine when I’m planning to spend time at the pool. We fill it up at the quick service location at our resort, and then we enjoy it while we lounge around. Please come back and see us if you need anything else!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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