Disney’s All Star Pools

by admin on February 1, 2019

I get a lot of inquiries about the All Star Resort Pools!  Families not only want a great value for their vacation to Disney, but they also want a place where they can take a pool day and get away from parks.  Disney’s All Star Resorts, The Movies, Sports and Music, all have unique, fun and festive pools for your family to enjoy!  Since the Resorts are close walking distance to each other, you can splash at any of these pools.

Each Resort has 2 pools and a Bar Service.

Here’s a look at what you will find …

 

All Star Music

Pools:  Calypso and Piano

Drinks:  Singing Spirits Pool Bar at the Calypso

The Calypso Pool stars our amigos, The Three Caballeros!  These fun guys – Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito – create a fountain in the center of the guitar shaped pool.  You will also find a kiddie area in the guitar handle, too!  This is the larger of the pools at the All Star Music, but if you are looking for a quieter place to play, try the Piano pool.  This pool is in the shape of a Grand Piano with tiles made into piano keys!

 

All Star Sports

Pools:  Surfboard Bay and Grand Slam

Drinks:  Grandstand Spirits Pool Bar at the Surfboard Bay

Surf’s Up at Surfboard Bay – well not actually, but you will feel like you are at the ocean with this wavy shaped pool and the cool Surfboards all around!

And if the surf isn’t your thing, then head on over to the Grand Slam Pool and let Goofy pitch streams of water to you in this baseball-diamond shaped pool!

 

All Star Movies 

Pools:  Fantasia and Duck Pond Pools

Drinks:  Silver Screen Spirits Bar at the Fantasia Pool

The All Star Movies Resort is my favorite and why wouldn’t it be?  With Sorcerer Mickey cooking up water magic at the Fantasia Pool-  Or just being a Mighty Duck and making a big splash in the hockey rink themed Duck Pond Pool!

Whichever pool you choose, gallons of fun will be waiting for you and your family!

TIP:  Life Jackets are available, Life Guards are on duty, Pools are heated, and Pool Hours Vary.

Ready to take a dip?  Then contact me for more information on all the pools on Disney Property!

sylvia@travelwiththemagic.com

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Disney isn’t just for families!!!

I’ve often stated that our Disney Cruise Line vacations have been the best vacations we’ve ever done together.  I could have never imagined that they would also be the most amazing Girl’s Trip for our annual Travel With The Magic getaway.  Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, fourteen of our agents gathered on the Disney Dream for a weekend of training, relaxing, and getting to know each other on a more personal level.  When you have that many people saying “see ya real soon” to their families and jobs, you know the vacation has a tall order to fill.  As always, the world-renowned Disney service did not disappoint!

Here are the top reasons Disney Cruise Line provides an amazing option for your upcoming girl’s getaway:

8) Disney service:  it cannot be beaten.  From our serving staff at Palo and our rotational dining team to the stateroom host to the characters, cast, and crew, we were always well taken care of.  The food recommendations were spot on.  They took amazing care of the people in our group with allergies, the meals flowed really well from appetizer to entrée to dessert and making sure we were 100% happy with our meal was their main concern.  Plus, I do not know many women who miss having to clean the kitchen after a meal that delicious!

 

 

 

7) Adult Only Options on Board:  Even though this was a work trip, there was plenty of time to relax.  Some ladies chose to get off the boat in Nassau for excursions, some did character meet and greets, but several of us chose to spend the day at Satellite Falls, one of two adult only pool and deck areas.  Satellite Falls provided a picturesque view of Nassau with a quiet deck for maximizing relaxation.  Crew members were there with drink menus, so we didn’t even have to get up for drinks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic!

 

6) Drinks of the Day:  Speaking of top-notch beverage service, Disney Cruise Line offers two drinks of the day: a non-alcoholic and an alcoholic.  I went with the alcoholic option – the Yellowbird.  Even with gratuity, my total was $6.02!  This is a great deal.  The drink was incredibly refreshing without being too weak or strong.

 

5) Senses Spa:  This is another area that is only open to adults.  There is a teen spa located inside but there is no co-mingling.  Treat yourself to a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, or all of the above and more!  Typically, they offer great on-board discounts for certain packages.  I highly recommend getting a Rainforest Spa day pass!  This pass was around $30 and included a body scrub (lavender, chocolate, or peppermint) and unlimited visits for the day.  The Rainforest offers three different saunas, four themed shower areas offering different water effects, two hot tubs, and heated stone loungers.  I’ll admit – I fell asleep on the heated lounger and it was heaven!

4) Adult Only Restaurants:  The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy both offer Palo and Remy, upscale adult-only dining options.  The Disney Wonder and Disney Magic currently offer Palo.  These are not included in your cruise fare but are worth it if you want a kid-free dining experience.  I have dined at Palo on previous cruises and it has been impeccable each time.  The restaurant manager on the Dream, Dora, was wonderful and very personable.  She made sure we were well taken care of – not an easy feat with fourteen women!  Corrine was our server and was hands down the best server I have had at any restaurant anywhere.  She was attentive without lurking, her recommendations could not have been better, she joked with us, took pictures, and really enhanced our experience.

3) Adult Only Lounges: Disney has several lounges and clubs that offer unique experiences at night.  My favorite was Pink – Champagne and Wine Bar.  This is the ultimate girlfriend lounge!  The signature drink is pink champagne, but they offer many other champagne and wine options.  This lounge is flanked by pink, gold, and clear glass hand blown bubbles, pink velvet chairs, and a pink piano!

2) Adult Only Entertainment:  In addition to karaoke, shows, and games, Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of tastings (wine, beer, bourbon, martinis – to name a few) as well as a mixology course!  These are priced incredibly well and are a lot of fun.

1) Serenity Bay:  This adult-only beach is located on the north shore of Castaway Cay.  It is extremely secluded and can be accessed by tram or walkway.  The beach is away from the more active family beach, but still offers snorkeling, biking, inflatable rings and more.  Private cabanas are also available for your group.  Serenity Bay offers the perfect spot for relaxing, enjoying low-key water activities, and uncensored girl talk!

Disney Cruise Line was truly a remarkable experience without children.  I felt like a Queen!!  I have not been that relaxed in quite some time.  I highly recommend Disney Cruise Line for your next all girl getaway.  There are plenty of kid-free activities onboard, at Castaway Cay, and at select Ports.  I cannot wait to start planning our next retreat and would love to assist you in planning your girlfriend trip!  As always, my services are 100% complimentary.

Claire@travelwiththemagic.com

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2018 Celebration of Harry Potter: The Differences between Celebration and Premium Packages

October 2, 2017

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? The dates for […]

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Frontera Cocina

September 28, 2017

Frontera Cocina has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Disney Springs and here are 4 reasons why! The Menu Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is behind the wonderful menu! He has brought fresh, updates to authentic Mexican dishes. All of your favorites are here – with a twist of new flavor. Start off with […]

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The Characters of Cape May Café Breakfast Buffet

September 26, 2017

  Cape May Breakfast buffet is located at Disney’s Beach Club resort. It has a fun, sunny atmosphere and is easy to get to right off the lobby. The restaurant is surrounded by colorful beach umbrellas, and you may even see some sandcastles. The food is delicious with a super fun waffle station with toppings, […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 25, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 25, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Cinderella’s Royal Table Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Maximize your Day at Disneyland with Maxpass

September 22, 2017

Disneyland Resort has recently introduced a new ticket option called Maxpass. Maxpass is designed to work with the Fastpass system to help you maximize your park time at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. What is Fastpass? Fastpass is a free option that Disneyland offers to everyone that has park admission. You visit a […]

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Disney’s California Adventure Park Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

September 21, 2017

  Are you looking for a Broadway quality show that your entire family will enjoy, then you must go and watch one of the newest Disney shows, Frozen – Live at the Hyperion?  This show located at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Hollywood Land.  It is a one-hour performance that brings Disney’s animated film while […]

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Grim Grinning Ghosts at the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World

September 19, 2017

Boo! With Halloween right around the corner I thought this would be a good time to pop in to the Haunted Mansion for a tour. Don’t worry – while you may find some spooks here everything is on the silly side so nothing out of any horror movies. Tucked in a quiet corner of Liberty […]

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Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview

September 14, 2017

Character Dining at Walt Disney World is a lot of fun and a great way to meet some of your favorite characters saving valuable park time doing it during your dining time. Here are some tips for character dining at Walt Disney World and an overview of each restaurant, so you have all of them […]

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Alaskan Sailing on Disney Cruise Line- the Trip of a Lifetime

September 12, 2017

Everyone has a Dream Trip in his or her imagination. Mine was a cruise to Alaska. My dream came true this summer and if it’s your Dream Trip, I can help you make your dreams come true, too! Alaska is such an amazing destination. The scenery is beautiful and the people are fascinating. The contrast […]

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Treats at Goofy’s Candy Co.

September 7, 2017

Located in Disney Springs is a wacky and colorful sweet shop called Goofy’s Candy Co. If you’ve never heard of it, you should definitely give it a try! Here at Goofy’s Candy Co. you’ll be able to find different kinds of Mickey shaped treats that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere in the parks! […]

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11 Tips for the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 5, 2017

    Are you attending or wanting to attend the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this fall? Check out my favorite tips! Share! First and foremost, sharing is caring right? Second, there are so many delectable dishes to sample that getting full on just a few would be blasphemous. This is the perfect time […]

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Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

August 17, 2017

Are you attending or wanting to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this fall? Check out my favorite tips! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event. You will have to buy your ticket apart from your Walt Disney World Package. Dates sell out, especially those closest to Halloween! If you […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 16, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 10, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be […]

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Grand Cayman Turtle Centre

August 15, 2017

Grand Cayman is a wonderful vacation destination, both as a port to visit on a cruise and as a place to spend a week. Most people think of Stingray City or Seven Mile Beach when they think of Grand Cayman but there is so much more to see and do! The Grand Cayman Turtle Centre […]

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Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course

August 10, 2017

Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming. There are so many things to think about, such as what resort should I stay at? Where should we eat? What park should we visit on what day? These are all questions your travel agent can answer for you, as they guide you along in the process. While […]

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How long should you stay at Walt Disney World?

August 8, 2017

  Many clients contact me and know exactly how many days and nights they want to go to Walt Disney World. However, many clients rely on my expertise to help them make this decision. I’m so glad they do! Deciding how long to stay at Walt Disney World, especially if you’ve never been there, can […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 4, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 2, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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FAMILY FUN AT WINTER SUMMERLAND

August 3, 2017

  If you’ve stayed at a Disney Resort Hotel with a Magic Your Way package, you may have received vouchers for your family to play a free round of miniature golf. And if you’ve opted to skip this experience, you should definitely try it next time! My favorite mini golf course is Winter Summerland, where […]

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Ghost Portraits at Memento Mori

August 1, 2017

Nestled outside of the Haunted Mansion is a creepy little shop, dedicated to all things spooky. This small, Haunted Mansion themed, souvenir shop is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is home to a lot of cool and creepy items that are all based off your favorite spooky attraction. From home goods to tees, this shop […]

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach With Small Kids

July 27, 2017

A lot of people skip over the water parks when they go to Walt Disney world, especially families with young children. Some think there wouldn’t be much for them to do, however, there is SO MUCH for little ones at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, my two year old loves it! First of all, there is a […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 26, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 26, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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A Fixer Upper Vacation

July 25, 2017

  Have you seen the HGTV show called Fixer Upper? If you haven’t and have no idea what I’m talking about, then don’t waste your time reading this article. But, if you’re one of the thousands who are glued to their television every time Chip and Joanna Gaines come on the show to transform a […]

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Cruising with Kids on NCL Epic

July 20, 2017

Cruising NCL with kids is an amazing experience. The NCL Epic is a great ship for families and multigenerational trips. Here are some wonderful things about cruising with kids on this ship. Youth Programs – NCL’s Youth Program is divided into groups: Guppies (ages 6 months to 3 years), Splash Academy (ages 3 – 12 […]

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A Taste of the Caribbean at Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort

July 19, 2017

I recently stayed at Universal’s newest resort, Sapphire Falls. It really brings the Caribbean and a bright, fresh experience to your vacation! And here are my Top 5 Reasons to stay. The Lobby is large, open and inviting…   With Charging Stations and plenty of open seating, it’s a great place to meet your family […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 18, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 18, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation

July 18, 2017

  Having a hard time deciding between taking a vacation to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando? Why not visit both? If you want to spend a few days at Walt Disney World and a few days at Universal, you can easily split your vacation between the two. If possible, I suggest devoting a day […]

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3 Reasons to Use Disney’s New Express Transportation

July 14, 2017

Express Transportation is Disney’s newest way to keep you moving while at the Parks! It is so easy to add to your theme park tickets, and we loved using it on our recent trip! Here are my 3 reasons you need to add this on your next trip! Easy to Add Just stop by the […]

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4 Reasons to Attend the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party!

July 13, 2017

I always loved doing the Dessert Parties during Star Wars Weekend, so I was excited to try this new opportunity at Hollywood Studios! Here are my 4 Reasons you should do it too! It’s Inside: Moving the Dessert Party inside means you don’t have to worry about rain or inclement weather!   We are in Florida […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, Disney’s California Adventure’s Newest Attraction!

July 11, 2017

Disney’s California Adventure newest ride, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout open officially opened to the public on May 27, 2017. This highly anticipated attraction is everything you imagine it to be and more. You must ride this ride several times to get the full effect, six times to be exact. There are 6 […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 10, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 10, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Celebration of Harry Potter Package at Universal Orlando

July 7, 2017

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? Before you pull […]

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Disney’s Castaway Cay Beach Cabanas– What’s Included?

July 5, 2017

Located on both the family and adult only beaches Disney offers 25 private luxurious cabanas to rent for the day while at Castaway Cay. Not only are they a hideaway with their own private beaches they include many amenities as well. We had planned to spend our day in one, but the weather wasn’t cooperative. […]

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Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits

July 3, 2017

  So you’ve purchased one of the Disney dining plans and have no idea what to do with the multitude of snack credits included in the plan.  Disney’s dining plan brochures list a few examples which include popcorn, soda, water and fruit.  While these are all certainly good choices (because we all know Disney popcorn […]

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Recreation on NCL Epic

June 29, 2017

NCL Epic is large ship, bursting from bow to stern with fun activities. From pools to bowling to trivia, there is plenty to do from sun up to sun down (and even after)! Pools – The pool areas on NCL Epic are much more than just pools. There are 2 main pools (one in the […]

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