Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Jul 11, 2023
    Vikki from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We will be staying at the Art of Animation resort this December. We have friends that want to come and visit us - can they join us at the resort to play in the pools?

    Hiya Vikki,

    Welcome back to planDisney! We are so excited to see you back here again! As Ariel says, “I want to be where the best pools are,” or something like that. There is nothing quite like taking an afternoon to dive into the single largest resort pool at Walt Disney World Resort, the Big Blue Pool!

    Despite being such a large space, at this time, only Guests of the designated resort can access the pools (i.e., only Guests of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort can access the three pools at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort). The pools do tend to get crowded, so Cast Members want to ensure that Guests of the resorts can access the pool. I know that is not the news you were hoping for, Vikki, but if you and your friends are looking for a place to enjoy a pool day together, might I recommend one of Walt Disney World Resort’s water parks? They both have poolside lounging, tasty beverages/snacks, and areas for the little ones to enjoy.

    I hope this was helpful, Vikki, and that you and your friends have time to connect during your visit. We often dedicate part of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation to reconnecting with our local friends, so I know how precious those moments are. Since you are visiting in December, set aside some space for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in your itinerary! Last year we met up with our friends there, and due to the low crowds, we were really able to spend quality time together. We took so many beautiful photos and made so many incredible memories. 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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