The Pools at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn (and the Luna Park Pool)
This article discusses the pools at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Additionally, we’ll take a detailed look at the Luna Park Pool.
If you’ve ever heard mention of the pool at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, it’s probably been in reference to the clown pool. Boardwalk’s former pool was infamous for its waterslide that shot straight out of a clown’s mouth.
However, the clown pool is no more! Disney removed this attribute a few years ago and installed newly painted panels featuring Mickey Mouse and Friends. So below, we’ll take a closer look at this update along with other pool amenities at the Boardwalk.
This article was updated on December 28, 2022.
The Luna Park Pool is Boardwalk Inn’s feature pool. In addition to the feature pool, Boardwalk has two leisure or quiet pools.
Boardwalk’s pool hours are usually from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. However, hours can vary depending on the season.
Like other pools at Walt Disney World, Boardwalk’s pools are heated to 82 degrees year-round. Towels and complimentary life jackets are provided at the pool.
Like the entire Boardwalk Inn, the pool area is themed to a turn-of-the-century boardwalk. Expect bright pops of color and carnival elements.
Even the pool slide at the Luna Park Pool is designed to look like an older wooden roller coaster. It’s called the Keister Coaster.
Don’t be surprised after your children see the slide; they’ll want to come here every day. Who can blame them?
Toward the back of the pool, a stairway leads up to the slide. There’s 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 Boardwalk 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.
Overall the Luna Park Pool at Disney’s Boardwalk makes our list of best pools at Disney World. Children love the slide, and the setting is pleasant, especially now that you don’t have to stare at the clown all afternoon.
Some of our other favorite pools are Stormalong Bay, which sits across the lake at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club. However, it’s more of a mini-water park than a pool.
Additionally, the Grotto Pool at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin is one of the nicest pools you’ll find. These hotels are also located in the Epcot Resorts area.
Then there’s the S’il Vous Play Pool at Riviera, Disney’s newest resort. It has one of the coolest aquatic play areas I’ve seen.
As you can see, there’s a good deal of competition when it comes to the pools at Walt Disney World.
In addition to the feature pool, there are a few other amenities you’ll want to be aware of in the same area. For instance, the pool bar’s themed to look like a carousel.
Leaping Horse Libations, the pool bar, offers beverages and several counter-service options. You can preview their menu here on Disney’s site.
If you’re spending the day at the pool and looking for a more substantial meal, you might do better at the new Boardwalk Deli. They have a variety of sandwiches and pastries. You can mobile order a meal and bring it back to the pool.
Related: Disney’s Boardwalk Restaurants
In addition to the pool and counter service, a few whirlpool tubs surround the pool. A kiddie pool is also available for smaller children.
It sits in a separately fenced area.
Boardwalk’s Crazy House Playground sits adjacent to the pool area. According to the sign, this play area is for children ages 5-12 years old.
These are always fun places to let children play while waiting to check in or possibly on your departure day.
The playground is a nice size and features child-friendly cork flooring.
As mentioned earlier, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn has two quiet pools. One of these pools is located at Community Hall. Community Hall is located on the Boardwalk Villas side of the resort near the walkway to Hollywood Studios.
Guests of the resort can use either of the quiet pools at their leisure. There are no lifeguards on duty. If you are looking for a place to relax, there’s usually not much going on at this pool. Hence the name quiet pool.
One whirlpool tub is available at the Community Hall pool.
Boardwalk’s other quiet pool is located on the opposite side of the resort. A large laundry room sits 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.
While the quiet pools are private, the only downside is that there are no nearby options for food and beverage. Therefore, we usually pick up a counter-service meal to take with us before going to the pool. So you’ll want to keep that in mind before you head out to the pool.
Overall 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 schedule some pool time for your vacation. You will be all the better for it.
For more information about the resorts at Walt Disney World, you might like to browse our list of Disney World Resort Reviews.
Additionally, all of our articles related to the Boardwalk are listed in a resort guide:
Or you might enjoy the following individual articles:
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Review
- Transportation Options at Disney’s Boardwalk
- The Shops at Disney’s Boardwalk
- Boardwalk vs. Disney Springs
- Christmas at Disney’s Boardwalk
In the Comments
What do you think about the pools at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn? Did you like the former clown pool or prefer the new look with Mickey and Friends? Have you ever spent any time at the Boardwalk Pool? Do you have any complaints about the food options at the pool?