Don’t Pay more for Pools

Summer in Florida equals very high temperatures! Average temperatures are in the 90s with high humidity. It is even still warm in the fall and winter months. There are lots of great ways to cool off. You can find a splash area in the parks, you can go to one of the two WDW water parks, or my personal favorite take a mid-day break from the parks and go swimming.

For the ultimate cool off, take a winding ride on the lazy river! Photo by Laurie Sapp

I know there are some of you out there saying, take time away from the parks…but that is what I paid for time in the parks! But just hear me out, I love to get to the parks at rope drop and experience that parks and eat lunch then go back to my resort and take a short nap then a dip in the pool. Then I go back to the parks until they close.

By doing this, I am able to maximize my evening hours at the parks without being exhausted and cranky. The crowds at WDW are lightest in the mornings right after rope drop and late in the evenings. By using this strategy, you will be able to see and do more while feeling better. Trust me.

You might think you have to spend big bucks to get a resort with a nice pool at WDW. Well, I will completely disagree with that. The pools at the Value Resorts are great! The Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation is huge and has some really cool features. It a fan favorite for sure.

In addition to taking an afternoon dip at your favorite resort, you can take a day away from the parks and visit one of the two WDW water parks. Visiting Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach is a great way to cool off during your trip. Both parks have awesome slides and cool pools. The price to go to the water park is $69 plus tax. Compare that to the price of 1 day in the parks which will run you between $70-$100 and you get a savings.

My family is planning to go to WDW in November and one of the selling points for us to stay at Port Orleans French Quarter is the dragon slide in the pool. So, if you want to break the heat in the summer or anytime of the year in Florida, you will want to consider staying at a resort that has a great pool like the Art of Animation and possibly spend a day in the WDW water parks. You will not only save money; you will be able to maximize your time in the parks while being refreshed.

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  1. WE usually have hit the parks hard and only had a little time in the resort pools and maybe one day in the water park. This time with my daughter now 16 we are going longer and planning on just hitting the highlights and new things before following your lead. We have 2 waterpark day tickets and I plan to spend alot more time lounging by the pool this trip. Longer stay but with plenty of time to see it all and try a few new things..MiniGolf anyone?

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