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Review: The Pools at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, click here.)

The Pools at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.netDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort has two pools.

  • In the Cabins area there’s a small quiet pool.
  • At the center of Fort Wilderness is the Meadow area. Here’s you’ll find the main pool, the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool.

THE MEADOW SWIMMIN’ POOL AT DISNEY’S FORT WILDERENSS RESORT

The Cabins at Fort Wilderness were reclassified as a “moderate resort” in 2009, and at that time the Meadow pool was upgraded with a bit of theming and a a 67 foot corkscrew water slide.

The pool area overall has as many amenities as you’ll find anywhere in a Disney resort, but the look of the main pool remains a little weak–frankly, it looks like an inexpensive campground pool, not like a resort pool…

The pool is also small for the thousands of people who might be staying in Fort Wilderness at any given time.

Here’s some shots of the pool:

Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (3)

Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (4)

Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (5)

…and a closer view of the water slide:

Pool Slide Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground from yourfirstvisit.net

Hot Tub Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

There’s a hot tub here…

Splash Play Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

…a kids water play area…

Splash Pool Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

…kids pool…

Meadow Snack Bar Main Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds from yourfirstvisit.net

…and a pool snack bar…

Menu Meadow Snack Bar Main Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds from yourfirstvisit.net

…with a bit of a menu–I like the pulled pork here. The food available here is handy, given the distance of the pool from many sites.  More food and snacks are available in the nearby Meadow store.

Playground Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Also here is one of the many, many playgrounds scattered around the resort…

Volleyball Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

…a volleyball court…

Picnic Shelter Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

…a picnic shelter…

Tennis Courts Meadow Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

…and tennis courts.

Sunset at Main Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds from yourfirstvisit.net

There’s nothing wrong with this pool, and it has pretty much every amenity you could ask for. It’s just not as nice as the pools at the other moderate resorts…

THE QUIET POOL AT FORT WILDERNESS

Back in the Cabins area, between loops 2500 and 2700, is a second, smaller pool.

It has no real theming…it’s just a pool.

Quiet Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground from yourfirstvisit.net (2)

Quiet Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground from yourfirstvisit.net

It does have a hot tub.

Hot Tub Quiet Pool Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground from yourfirstvisit.net

The pool is handy for Cabin visitors who don’t wish to make their way to the Meadow pool, and is more likely to have available deck chairs. It’s not worth the trip from most campsite loops, although those in loop 2000 and 2100 might want to take a look.
 

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3 comments

1 Elizabeth { 08.27.16 at 7:10 pm }

Does Disney provide volleyballs, tennis rackets & tennis balls, or do you need to bring your own?

2 Kelly B - Destinations In Florida { 08.28.16 at 9:34 pm }

Hi Elizabeth,

Resorts usually have sports equipment that you can sign out to use.

3 MX { 06.29.17 at 2:55 pm }

Elizabeth, they provide the equipment for free however you must leave your driver’s license with the desk when you sign them out. Once you return the equipment they will return your driver’s license.

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