• On Apr 2, 2016
    Barbara from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do most Disney resort pools ( specifically we will be at AKL and Grand Floridian) have some type of flotation devices / life jacket or something similar for younger swimmers (my daughter is 3) or do we need to bring some thing?

    Hi Barbara! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge sure are really beautiful and fun places to stay! Planning for a trip with Pre-School kids and Little Ones can be so much fun...yet there can also be so much to think about! Here at the Walt Disney World Resort we are Wild About Safety. Guest safety is top priority and something that Disney takes extremely seriously. Pool safety is something that I am always concerned about. It is so easy to have a fun time splashing in the pool but I also know that need to be on your game when watching over your kids.

    Each Resort hotel has life jackets available for use to guests at no extra charge. They even have life jackets in different sizes so that you can match your child up with the perfect fit. As far as I know if you would rather bring your own life jackets or water wings from home you are able to do that however to save space in our luggage we just use the life-jackets that are available at the Resort hotel.  It is also good to know that Lifeguards are on duty during certain hours of the day. Be sure to check your pool daily for up to date hours and lifeguard availability as these hours are subject to change. 

    I hope that you have an Unforgettable time! 

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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