The Ultimate Disneyland Hotel Pools Guide | Review and Tips!
The Disneyland Hotel has two pools, two whirlpool spas, two waterslides and tons of fun to be had!
In this guide, we'll break down all of the aquatic recreation options at the Disneyland Hotel, our review of each as well as answer some frequently asked questions, and provide some tips when visiting the Disneyland Hotel pools!
Everything To Know About The Disneyland Hotel Pools:
- E-Ticket Pool
- D-Ticket Pool
- Monorail Waterslides
- Whirlpool Spas
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Disneyland Hotel Pools Virtual Tour
The E-Ticket Pool is the largest of the two pools at the Disneyland Hotel spanning 4,800 square feet.
The E-Ticket Pool is your standard heated pool and while 4,800 square feet certainly sounds big, it can get quite crowded in there on a hot afternoon when hotel guests begin to jump in after a morning at Disneyland.
Anyone looking for some casual swimming or fun with their kids will find the E-Ticket Pool to be perfectly sufficient and a solid swimming option but keep in mind this pool can sometimes get crowded.
There are plenty of lounge chairs nearby as well as private cabanas which can be rented daily for an additional fee by visiting the front desk or calling the Disneyland Hotel concierge.
The D-Ticket Pool is another standard heated pool only a few steps away from the E-Ticket Pool and is the smaller of the two main pool options at the Disneyland Hotel.
There isn't much exciting or unique about the D-Ticket Pool, but most casual swimmers and families will find the D-Ticket pool sufficient as well for a morning or afternoon splash.
TIP: While the D-Ticket Pool is smaller it often feels less crowded because the larger E-Ticket Pool tends to draw more people in.
This is where the Disney fun begins! There are two spiraling Monorail-themed waterslides at the Disneyland Hotel that you can't quite find anywhere else!
The two Monorail waterslides are only differentiated by their colors, red and yellow (formerly blue).
The yellow monorail slide is the smaller of the two featuring one short half-twist before ending. The yellow monorail slide is perfect for small children who might be more intimidated by the height and multiple twists of the red monorail slide.
The red monorail slide is 25 feet above the ground and features two full twists across 180 feet of slide length before zipping you into a small pool. This slide can certainly be enjoyed by kids and adults alike and even here at Theme Park Center, it's a favorite for us to go on when staying at the Disneyland Hotel.
Both monorail waterslides are located in a shallow "splash and play" area primarily designed for children but can be enjoyed by anyone.
Atop the waterslides is the iconic Disneyland sign which also serves as a waterfall feature pouring water down below into the play area.
As with the D-Ticket and E-Ticket pools, the monorail waterslide area is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas where food and drinks are served while relaxing in the sun.
While the E-Ticket and D-Ticket pools may not be too special, the monorail waterslides bring some unique Disney magic to the pool area to set itself apart from the everyday pool.
The Disneyland Hotel also has two whirlpool spas otherwise known as hot tubs.
One of the first whirlpool spas is adjacent to the E-Ticket Pool while the other is located near the monorail waterslides.
Both whirlpool spas are great if you're looking for some hot water, bubbles, and jets, but do get crowded quickly as they aren't very big.
TIP: The whirlpool spa near the monorail slides tends to be a bit less busy as it's more tucked away from the main pools and is in an area typically used by children.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the pools at the Disneyland Hotel heated?
Yes! The pools at the Disneyland Hotel are heated.
The E-Ticket and D-Ticket pools are kept at a moderate temperature while the whirlpool spas are kept much warmer with water temperature generally around 90 to 100 degrees.
Can you order food and drinks at the Disneyland Hotel pools?
Yes! Food and drinks can be ordered poolside at the Disneyland Hotel pools.
Servers are typically available throughout the afternoon to take food and drink orders while Tangaroa Terrace and Trader's Sam are two additional dining options right next to the pool area where you can walk up and order food.
What hours are the Disneyland Hotel pools open?
The Disneyland Hotel pools are typically open from 9 AM to 8 PM.
Occasionally the pools are open later during peak busy season, but may also close early due to inclement weather conditions. We recommend checking with the front desk when you arrive to confirm the pool operating hours during your stay.
Can I go to pools at other Disneyland Resort hotels?
Unfortunately, you cannot go to the pools at other Disneyland Resort hotels or "pool hop" as many call it.
Your room key will only give you access to the pools at the hotel you're currently staying at.
Are there lifeguards at the Disneyland Hotel pools?
Yes, the pools at the Disneyland Hotel are almost always monitored by multiple lifeguards.
Disneyland Hotel Pools Virtual Tour
Please remember to follow the rules posted on the safety signage at the pools, listen to the lifeguards, and never swim alone!
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