Choosing where to stay can be one of the most fun parts of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World in central Florida. However, sorting through the amenities at more than 20 hotels can be stressful and time-consuming.
All but one (Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser) of the hotels and resorts in Walt Disney World have at least one pool, but they don’t all have slides. If you plan to spend time in the water with your kids, that might be a deal-breaker.
Below, we’ll provide a list of all Disney hotels with water slides. That way, you can look for the ones you’re considering booking and know for sure that you’ll get to glide down a slide!
Disney World Resorts with Water Slides
Generally, Deluxe Villa Resorts, Deluxe Resorts, and Moderate Resorts have water slides at their main pool. Here is a complete list of all Disney hotels with water slides:
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge–Kidani Village
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge–Jambo House
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Coronado Springs
- Disney’s Old Key West
- Disney’s Grand Floridian
- Disney’s Polynesian Village
- Disney’s Port Orleans–French Quarter
- Disney’s Port Orleans–Riverside
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club
- Fort Wilderness Cabins and Campground
- Shades of Green
- The Contemporary Hotel
Deluxe Resorts and Villas
All Deluxe Villa Resorts and Deluxe Resorts have water slides at their main pools. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
Without a doubt, the most popular water slide and pool in Disney World is at Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Clubs. The slide is 230 feet long and extends from a giant pirate ship.
Several deluxe hotels on this list have both regular hotels and Disney Vacation Club villa accommodations. Most have two pools, and in many cases, both have slides.
These include the Grand Floridian, whose smaller pool has not only slides but also waterfalls and a view of Bay Lake. The Grand Floridian is the most luxurious of Disney’s hotels, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a splash and have some fun.
Bay Lake Tower is the Disney Vacation Club hotel at the Contemporary Resort. Both the main pool and secondary pool have slides. The slide at the main pool is shorter and slower, making it ideal for younger kids. The one at Bay Lake Tower is 148 feet long, so it makes up for it!
At Animal Kingdom Lodge, there’s a considerable distance between the main hotel (Jambo House) and Kidani Village, the Disney Vacation Club section. Luckily, both hotels have a pool, and both have a slide.
The pool at Jambo House is one of the coolest on the property since it’s surrounded by savannah and savannah animals. However, the slide is only about 60 feet long. On the other hand, the slide at Kidani Village is 128 feet, so be sure to head over there and try that one out, too.
The Wilderness Lodge began as a traditional hotel, and Disney added vacation club villas later at Copper Creek and Boulder Ridge. The slide at the main pool is relatively tame. Even though the slide at the Copper Creek pool is only 62 feet, it’s fast and thrilling.
The Polynesian Village has just one slide at the Lava Pool. It winds around the volcano at the center of the swimming area. It’s a thrilling 142 feet.
You’ll find the Boardwalk Inn near the Yacht and Beach Clubs. Its pool is carnival themed, and the end of the slide exits from a giant clown’s face. It’s 200 feet long and circular, so you’ll go round and round before hitting the water.
Old Key West, Saratoga Springs, and the Riviera are all Vacation Club resorts. Saratoga Springs has two slides, the longest of which is 146 feet and located at the Paddock Pool.
At Old Key West, the Sandcastle pool has a 125-foot water slide, while the slide at the Riviera is at the main pool.
There are fewer moderate hotels on Walt Disney property than deluxe resorts, but they also have water slides in their main pools.
Disney’s Port Orleans is split into two neighboring resorts. Riverside is the largest of the two. The main pool, Ol’ Man Island, spans 3.5 acres with not only the pool and slide but also a fishing hole and little kids’ play area. The slide is almost 100 feet and fits into the abandoned sawmill scenery.
At nearby Port Orleans–French Quarter, the pool is smaller, but the slide is about the same length and level of intensity. Guests at each resort can use the pool at the other, so check them out!
The water slide at Coronado Springs’ main pool extends from the Mayan Temple at the center of the swimming area. The slide is 123 feet long and includes a spitting Jaguar spirit animal.
This hotel has three quieter pools, and one has a smaller slide that might better suit your younger adventurers.
Finally, Caribbean Beach has a main pool that looks like it’s built into the ruins of an old Spanish fort. There are two slides here, one that’s long and winding (about 100 feet) and a tiny one for smaller people.
None of the Value Resorts have water slides. However, there’s a lot to enjoy at the pools. They often have large splash pads and play areas ideal for small children.
The pools often have water features like fountains and are painted bright colors. There will be plenty of stimulation for your kiddos without a slide!
Other Hotels and Accommodations
There are three more hotels owned by Disney that don’t fit in the above categories. The first is Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins and Campgrounds. There is one main pool (Meadow Swimming Pool), and it has a slide.
The second is the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, a unique hotel that provides a two-day immersive experience. There simply isn’t time to visit a pool, plus it would break the story, so Disney didn’t build one.
The third is Shades of Green, Disney’s hotel exclusively for members of the armed forces and their families. The main pool at Shades of Green has a water slide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s answer some lingering questions about Disney hotel pools and slides.
Do all Disney World hotels have slides?
No, the value resorts do not have slides.
Are there lifeguards at Disney’s pools?
Most of the time, there are multiple lifeguards on duty at all of Disney’s pools. If the pool has a water slide, a guard will be posted at the bottom. Lifeguard hours are subject to change, so check with the concierge when you check into your hotel.
Where else are there slides in Disney World?
Disney has two water parks on the property, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Both are packed with slides. Some are super thrilling, while others are calmer and more relaxing.
Are the slides and pools open year-round?
Unless closed for refurbishment, Disney’s pools and slides are open every day of the year. They only close during unsafe weather conditions like hurricanes and severe storms.
In addition, one of Disney’s water parks remains open during winter. All pools are heated so you can enjoy a swim no matter the temperature outside.
Which resort has the biggest slide?
The longest resort slide in Disney World is at Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club. The slides at Saratoga Springs, Boardwalk Inn, and Bay Lake Tower are also pretty long.
Of course, you’ll find the longest and craziest slides at the water parks. If that’s a major priority for your family vacation, consider a day at one of the water parks.
Does Disney place any restrictions on who can use the slides?
Not officially, though they caution guests against riding if they have health conditions. Guests can only go down the slides one at a time, and you can’t wait at the bottom to catch your child. Make sure they’re confident swimmers.
You’ll also need to climb stairs to get to the slides. There is no handicapped access.
Can you use the pools at other resorts?
Usually, you can’t go to a pool at a Disney hotel unless you’re a registered guest with a current reservation.
Enjoy Fun in the Sun on Your Disney Vacation
Part of the reason Walt Disney chose Central Florida for Walt Disney World was because of the gorgeous weather. He wanted his guests to enjoy being outdoors all year round.
Today, that certainly includes the hotel pools. On hot days they provide a much-needed respite from the Florida sun. Disney keeps them heated over 80 degrees when it’s colder so you can comfortably swim.
Be sure to plan some pool time for your vacation. After all, there is no way you’ll be able to walk past these enticing water features without your kids dying to try them. Moreover, a family pool day or afternoon swim can create lifelong memories.
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