July 25, 2016

Pools at the Art of Animation

Artof Animation Logo

When Disney's Art of Animation resort opened in May of 2012, it became the 26th Disney resort at Walt Disney World. The resort features 1120 family suites themed around such Disney animated classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Lion King. The Little Mermaid building houses an additional 864 standard guest rooms.

Pools at the Art of Animation

You will need a magic band with Art of Animation hotel privileges to access any of the pools on the property. Visitors to Disney's All Star Resorts (All Star Sports, All Star Music and All Star Movies) are able to enjoy the pools at any of the other All-Stars.

There are three pools at the Art of Animation in Walt Disney World:

  • "Big Blue" pool - The main Art of Animation Pool, located in the center of the property. (310,000 gallons)
  • Cozy Cone Pool - Located by the Cars section. ( 74,740 gallons)
  • Flippin' Fins Pool - Over at the Little Mermaid area. ( 103,642 gallons)

There is a children's splash area near the "Big Blue" pool for little kids that might be afraid to go in the water.

Big Blue Pool

Things I learned about the pool:

  • The "Big Blue" pool is 11,859 square feet.
  • The "Big Blue" pool has 310,000 gallons and is the largest pool on Disney property, not counting water parks. (Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach holds 795,000 gallons of water.)
  • If Disney was to use a standard garden hose to fill the pool it would take about 10.5 days to fill up the pool. (Standard garden hose has a 12,960 gallon a day flow.)
  • The Cozy Cone Pool gets the least traffic of all the pools, so if the "Big Blue" pool is busy, head over to the Cozy Cone Pool.
  • If you combined all the swimming pools, you could park 125 cars inside the pools.
  • There are 12 speakers in the water of the Finding Nemo pool. You can hear all your favorite characters while your swimming.
  • Coin-operated washers and dryers are in laundry facilities next to each pool. Cost is around $2 per wash, and another $2 per dry cycle.
  • The Art of Animation began its phased opening on May 31, 2012 and finished September 15, 2012.


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