Friday, February 24, 2012

Disney Flashback Friday ~ Disney Pools & My Kids

Focused on the Magic

Today I am joining in on the fun of the Flashback Friday Blog Hop hosted by Deb at Focused on the Magic.  As I looked back through my photos, I realized that there is one thing my kids love, rain or shine, hot or cold.  It is the pools at each of the resorts we have stayed at.




Back in March of 2010, we headed down to Walt Disney World.  Let's just say it was freezing the entire week we were there except for one day.  I believe several of the days it was warmer at our home in New Hampshire than it was in Orlando.  Unfortunately, this meant at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort that the pool areas were closed on some of the days.  But one very freezing cold afternoon, the weather did not stop Hayley from enjoying the pirate pool.  If you watch closely to her sitting at the top of the slide, she is absolutely shivering, but refused to come out of the pool!  I finally had to make her come out at one point because her lips were starting to turn to a shade of purple, and in all honesty, I was freezing!



If you asked my children what their favorite part of our Disney vacations have been, I would not be surprised if "swimming in the pirate pool" was at the top of the list!  It is by far their favorite of the Disney pools we have experienced.  Even that freezing cold March week, if the pool was open and we were at the resort, the kids were in the pool!

Which resort has your favorite pool?

Make sure you head over to Focused on the Magic and take a step back in Disney time to see what everyone else is reminiscing about!

13 comments:

Vonni Anderson said...

We love the pool and hot tub at Fort Wilderness! Most nights when we were there in December, my kids had the pool to themselves. It was like having our own private oasis!

DebSays said...

What a cute video! That pirate slide looks like fun! We love the pools too! The only time we missed pool time was one February when it was just too cold. I let them go down the Y&B ship slide though. That was chilling!! Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to the hop:)

Rosanne Mottola said...

So adorable!! It's hard to even imagine Florida being so cold, but sometimes 

Beth D. said...

The funniest thing is we only brought one sweatshirt for each of the kids.  All our photos look like we did the entire vacation in one day because they are wearing the sweatshirts in every picture! :-)  The cold certainly did not stop us from enjoying the week, though we were happy that our last day was hot and sunny!

Beth D. said...

On the days the pool was closed, my kids were so disappointed.  Luckily, only twice was actually closed when they wanted to go in.  That pool area is so great for little ones.   

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

I have not been to the pool at Fort Wilderness. How nice to have your own private area! LOL! It is a great reward for braving the cold! :-)

M & M 'Tree said...

I think my kids would be the same.  They love the water!  Purple lips and all!  I love how your daughter stuck her tongue out at the end of the video.  Too cute. 
 
 
 

MouseFanDiane said...

Very cute of her on the slide. Love it. Our favorite pool is at the Beach Club

MouseFanDiane said...

 We have been there in January in 30  and 40 degree weather, But the kids will still jump in and I'm on the side with my blanket. lol

Sean said...

Our son loves this water area and has requested this as the resort for our next stay.   She doesn't look cold at all :).   Thanks for sharing!   

Beth D. said...

I think my kids wold stay at the Caribbean every trip if we could!  It is such a great place for the kids.  

Beth D. said...

We have never been to the pool at the Beach Club, but staying there is at the top of my Disney Wish List!  We love going over to the Beach Club for our favorite breakfast at Cape May.  

Beth D. said...

Thank you!  Our kids love the pools so much we take one day of the vacation that is just lounging at the pool and enjoying what the resort has to offer.  Caribbean has a lot of fun activities, so it is really great for the kids.