• On Jan 11, 2020
    Nancy from NS 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.

    Hi, my question is about the swimming pools at the AOA resort. As we plan to be in the parks all day, we wonder if we will be able to swim in the pools late in the evening? Are there specified hours? Thanks so much. Planning for the month of April.

    Welcome Foolish Mortals and thanks for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Nancy, I’m so excited to hEAR about your upcoming stay at my personal favorite Disney Resort Hotel.

    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is where you can find me when I visit Walt Disney World Resort. Between the larger than life Characters at each section, the incredibly themed rooms and the Quick-Service dining option, Landscape of Flavors, there’s nowhere else I want to stay. Not to mention the newly added Disney Skyliner that can transport you by aerial gondolas to and from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot!

    The Big Blue Pool is the largest pool at Walt Disney World Resort! So I’m sure you all are ready to just keep swimming in this Finding Nemo themed pool. As of now, a Cast Member has informed me that the pool hours for April are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. however, hours are subject to change so be sure to double check once you arrive. 
    My family always wants to swim but never wants to leave the parks early enough to swim! What we usually do when we visit is we add a “break day” in the middle of our stay. On this day we usually enjoy the Resort’s amenities, specifically the pool, and just relax and hang out. If you are able to, I highly recommend adding in an extra day to do this. There is so much to do and see outside of the parks, that it’s nice to have a day to do that! My husband claims that “break day” is his favorite because of the slower pace we take and most of the time, we find that we have ventured off to a different Disney Resort Hotel to explore and dine at. Of course I highly recommend making a dining reservation if this is something you plan on doing.

    Have a great time exploring The Big Blue!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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