A Disney Resort’s Swimming Pool has been closed for the last month, but new information suggests things are about to change. Get the details on when this pool may reopen.
Refurbishments are nothing new at Disney World. The company is always trying to improve upon the guest experience. Unfortunately, to make improvements long term there are inconveniences in the short term.
Construction noises, closures, and limited experiences can make for a less-than-magical experience during the process.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort allows guests to immerse themselves into their favorite Disney and Pixar animated films, such as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King.
Here guests feel drawn into their favorite animated films and have a sense of being part of the animation process. Guests are surrounded by larger than life statues and figurines. Check out Maggie’s complete guide to the resort here for information on room types, recreation, dining, and experiences.
Swimming Pool Refurbishments
During early 2021 Art of Animation’s feature pool, the Big Blue Pool, was closed for a lengthy refurbishment. During the refurbishment, guests could utilize the other two pools on the property as well as pools at Pop Century, the sister resort of AoA.
In recent months we saw the Flippin’ Fins Pool, located near the Little Mermaid Rooms, and the Schoolyard Splashdown each close for a time for refurbishment. Both reopened at the end of February.
In early March, we shared that the Cozy Cone Pool closed for refurbishment. This pool is located near the Cars Suites. The expected timeline from the Disney website indicated that the Cozy Cone Pool would reopen in mid-April.
This pool features cone-shaped cabanas surrounding the Cozy Cone Motel from the movie Cars. In my (Joe) family’s experience, we like the quiet, relaxing experience at the Cozy Cone Pool. The Big Blue Pool is fun but the Cozy Cone offers a nice break.
Over the past month as the pool was drained, painting and tile work took place. We can share with you that the pool has been refilled! The reopening timeline appears to be on schedule. It looks like the Cozy Cone could be open next week for the busy Easter holiday. Fingers crossed for those with a stay coming up at Art of Animation.
Do you have an upcoming stay planned for the Art of Animation Resort? Do you utilize the Cozy Cone Pool? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!