Disney Wonder Pools: Take a Refreshing Dip on Your Disney Cruise

by | Oct 26, 2021 | Disney Cruise Line, Disney Wonder

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Are you ready to dive into some fun? Then you’ll love all the Disney Wonder pools aboard your next Disney Cruise.

With so much to see and do on a Disney Cruise, sometimes you need a break from the almost endless activities the Disney Wonder has to offer. In addition to the entertainment, restaurants, and meet-and-greets, the Disney Wonder also features three unique pools for everyone to enjoy.

Given the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, some of the experiences described below may be different or unavailable during your cruise. Visit the Disney Cruise Line website for the latest information on the DIsney Wonder pools and other activities.

Quiet Cove Pool

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Quiet Cove Pool. Photo courtesy of glennia via Creative Commons

The Quiet Cove Pool is an adult’s only—sorry kids—spot on Deck 9 where cruises can relax sans children. There are lounge chairs surrounding the pool and additional seating in nearby gazebos.

You can also enjoy live music poolside or indulge in cost-free snacks at the nearby Cove Café throughout the day and night (until they close). Plus your experience with a frozen cocktail from the Signals pool bar or visit the nearby Senses Spa (for an additional fee).

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Goofy’s Pool

Garwsh! Mickey’s pal Goofy has his own pool on the Wonder

Cruisers of all ages are welcome to enjoy this cool spot on Deck 9. It features a main pool and two whirlpool spas where parents can watch the kids and relax at the same time.

Cast Members may also occasionally host activities; check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App for the latest information.

AquaLab

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The AquaLab. Photo courtesy of Disney

Huey, Dewey, and Louie are in charge of the mischief at the AquaLab on Deck 9. The 1,800-square-foot play zone features paint cans, showerheads, and geysers for little ones; randomly leaking pipes to plug; wheels and levers that pretend to control the AquaLab, and Donald’s Boiler. Careful, Donald could “blow his top” at any moment, and you will get wet.

Older kids will enjoy the Twist ‘n’ Spout Slide, a double-looping waterslide. You’ve got to be 38 inches or taller to ride.

Finally, the AquaLab includes Dory’s Reef, a 400-square-foot splash deck for the littlest cruisers.

Something “Wonder”ful

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Photo courtesy of Disney

Disney reinvented the cruising experience from shore to sea, and their pools are no exception. If you attend one of the shows at night, such as on Pirate Night, you may wonder where all the main pools went.

Not to worry, they didn’t disappear: The crew “magically” covered them so there’s more space for guests to watch the show.

Safety is also a top priority, and they may close the pools during inclement weather or rough seas. Also, diving is not allowed as the pools are made for soaking, not swimming.

Lifeguards are on duty, and they may ask guests to leave if they repeatedly engage in dangerous behavior.

Hakuna matata if you’re not a fan of swimming in cold water. Disney will turn on the pool heaters if the water temperature drops below 75 degrees. Now if they could only do that for guests at Castaway Cay.

The pools are usually open during an Alaskan cruise. Just don’t let a family of bears join you.

Disney Wonder Pools: Helpful Hints

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your time in the pools aboard the Disney Wonder.

  • Try to visit the pools while in port as they tend to be less crowded than on sea days.
  • Remember to protect yourself from the sun by wearing, and reapplying, sunscreen throughout the day. Please choose a reef-safe option!
  • Pack several bathing suits for your cruise so you aren’t waiting for one to dry to return to the pools.
  • Review the “Know Before You Go” guidelines on each of the pool’s pages to make sure you know the rules.

Now that you know more about the pools on the Disney Wonder, which one will you dive into first?

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Written by Eric Freilich

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Eric Freilich is a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and lives in south Florida. As Annual Passholders, he and his family visit the theme parks throughout the year to enjoy all that Disney has to offer. When he’s not soaring over the landscape of Pandora on a Banshee or joining the Resistance to triumph over the First Order, Eric enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family. Check out Eric and his family on the Mousegearz channel.
Eric Freilich

Written by Eric Freilich

Eric Freilich is a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and lives in south Florida. As Annual Passholders, he and his family visit the theme parks throughout the year to enjoy all that Disney has to offer. When he’s not soaring over the landscape of Pandora on a Banshee or joining the Resistance to triumph over the First Order, Eric enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family. Check out Eric and his family on the Mousegearz channel.