• On Jun 15, 2019
    Christina from VA 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.

    Good evening! I’m packing right now as we leave for WDW tomorrow!! Just wondered if floatation vests are available at the resort hotel pools (specifically Fort Wilderness Resort) or do I need to pack one for my DS?

    Hi Christina!

    You must be so excited! I love the day before I head to Walt Disney World - it’s the most exciting anticipation!

    So let’s get right to your question so that you can get on with your packing! Leave the life jackets at home unless your kiddo has one that he is personally attached to (and having a son that only wants “his” stuff, I understand if that’s the situation)! Almost all of the Walt Disney World Resorts have complimentary life vests in multiple sizes readily available at the pool. You can borrow as many as you need, and if they aren’t immediately visible when you enter the pool area, a Cast Member will be more than willing to show the way.

    Since Walt Disney World is wild about safety, you’ll have room in your luggage for an extra swimsuit or two! You will be able to put them to good use at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge as there are two fantastic pools (with life vests)! Copper Creek Springs Pool has a 67-foot waterslide that is gushing with excitement, while Boulder Ridge Cove Pool is a laid-back watery oasis with zero-depth entry.

    In addition to the pools, the Resort has a ton of fun activities! We love to rent bikes for a leisurely ride around the property. It’s also a fun way to see the native wildlife along the water. If you want a different journey, head to Tri-Circle-D Ranch where the littles can ride a pony, and the big kids can see the Resort via horseback!

    Christina, good luck with your adventure! If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to come back.

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