The Luna Park Pool at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas is one of the most well-known pools at the Walt Disney World Resort. The pool was formerly referred to as the clown pool.
However, the clown pool is no more! Disney removed the clown attribute and installed new panels celebrating Mickey Mouse and Friends.
In this article, we’ll look at the Luna Park Pool along with the other pools at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.
Below is a photo of the feature pool at Boardwalk Inn, the Luna Park Pool.
Every moderate resort and deluxe have feature pools with a water slide. Additionally, Boardwalk Inn has two leisure or quiet pools.
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The slide at the Luna Park Pool is designed to look like an older wooden roller coaster. This design makes sense given the Atlantic City theming of the hotel. The water slide is called the Keister Coaster.
It’s a pretty fun pool for children (and adults) to enjoy. Disney has always done an outstanding job keeping guests at the resorts with these types of themed areas.
These areas are so elaborate that I always recommend planning at least one full resort day during your trip. It’s nice to break from the parks to enjoy the pool and relax. That’s what vacations are for, right?
Your children will want to come here every day when they see this slide. And who can blame them? It’s fun, they don’t have to wait in line long, and they can probably make friends with other kids at the pool.
A stairway leads up to the Luna Park Pool slide with a landing about halfway up.
I walked up here to take a few photos of the pool and check out the view.
Below you can see the walking path from the resort to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That’s the Tower of Terror in the distance.
Here is the slide’s entry point. When the light turns green, it’s time to go!
You will be right back at the bottom shortly.
While Boardwalk’s Luna Park Pool does make our list of the best pools at Walt Disney World, there are a few that outrank it, in my opinion.
So if you’re considering a resort for its pool, you might also consider a few other pools.
For instance, next door, the Yacht and Beach Club have Stormalong Bay pool. That pool is similar to a mini-water park and is pretty hard to beat.
And I have to admit, the Grotto Pool at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin is one of the nicer pools on property.
Then there’s the S’il Vous Play Pool at Riviera, Disney’s newest resort. I think that has one of the coolest aquatic play areas I’ve seen for smaller children.
As you can see, there’s a good deal of competition when it comes to the pools at Walt Disney World.
Back at the Boardwalk, you’ll find a sign that tells what’s going on for the day. For example, on this day in early March, the Boardwalk’s pool hours were from 10:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.
Pool hours vary throughout the year. Additionally, complimentary life jackets are available at all of the pools.
Leaping Libations is the pool bar. They offer beverages and several counter-service options.
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The pool is inside a fenced area.
Additionally, there are a few whirlpool tubs surrounding the pool.
A kiddie pool is available for smaller children.
Here is a better look.
The Crazy House Playground is on the outskirts of the pool area. According to the sign, this play area is for the enjoyment of children ages 5-12 years old.
These are always fun places to let children play while waiting to check-in or possibly on your check-out day.
The playground is a nice size and features child-friendly cork flooring.
The circus theme continues around the pool.
One of the Boardwalk’s quiet pools is located at Community Hall. Community Hall is located on the Boardwalk Villas side of the resort near the walkway to Hollywood Studios.
The quiet pool is open to all guests of the resort. No lifeguards are on duty at the leisure pools.
If you are looking for a place to relax, there’s usually not much going on at this pool.
One whirlpool tub is available at the Community Hall pool.
The other leisure pool at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is located on the opposite side of the resort. This pool sits in the garden wing of the resort.
Additionally, that’s a large laundry room immediately behind the pool area. So if you need to do laundry, you might enjoy an afternoon at the pool while you’re at it.
There is one whirlpool spa available at this pool.
And there are plenty of lounge chairs and tables with chairs available.
The only downside of spending time at one of the quiet pools is there are no nearby options for food and beverages. Therefore, we usually like to pick up a counter service meal to take with us before going to the pool.
All of the pools at Disney’s Boardwalk provide a nice place to spend a couple of hours. You might even enjoy spending an entire day at the Luna Park pool.
I know for us, some of our pool days have been the best days we’ve ever spent at Disney.
So don’t forget to add some pool time into your vacation planning. You will be all the better for it.
If you would like to learn more about staying at Disney, check out our entire list of every Disney World Resort Review.
And for more information on the Boardwalk Inn, all of our related articles are available here. Or you might enjoy the following:
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Review
- Disney’s Boardwalk Villas Review
- The Shops at Disney’s Boardwalk
- Boardwalk vs Disney Springs
And if you’re looking for something completely different, you might enjoy some of our other resort reviews:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Review
- Disney’s Beach Club Review
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Review
In the comments: What do you think about the pools at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn? Are you pro-clown at the Luna Park Pool or glad to see the clown gone?