Several pools and water activities will keep passengers cool during days at sea. The midships pools get crowded though. You’ve been warned.
There are deep and shallow parts to this pool shaped like Mickey’s face. This is primarily a kids pool, so even the deep parts are not much more than waist high on an adult. There is a giant water slide that starts a few decks up and ends at one side of the pool. To ride the slide, kids must be at least 3’2’’ and at most 5’4’’ and aged between 4 and 14-years-old.
For kids, it looks like it’s so much fun. This pool opens at 6am and closes at midnight, the slide from 9am to 6pm.
This is another family pool with loads of deck chairs and seating areas for parents. The deepest end of the pool has a depth of only five feet. The pool bottom has a picture of Donald Duck, so it is easy to distinguish. There are activities at this pool, including trivia and games for all ages.
Above Donald’s Pool is a humungous LED screen, the Funnel Vision, that plays Disney features, major sporting and broadcast events. The size is spectacular and the glare isn’t bad, even during the day.
There is also a stage and dance floor at one end of Donald’s Pool. Here they hold daytime activities and nighttime parties, including the Sail-Away Celebration and the main performance on Pirate Night. On some of these event nights, Disney slides a floor that covers both pools to add more deck space and security.
This pool operates from 6am until midnight.
This 1,500-square-foot water park, enclosed on deck 11 midships, adjacent to Mickey’s Pool, has fountains bubblers and pop jets for the really young ones in your party. The area is decorated with characters from “Finding Nemo” that move and spray water at unsuspecting toddlers.
This mini-park is surrounded by a glass wall, covered to block out the intense sun, and floored with spongy padding to maximize the safety of the area. The park admits children up to eight years of age. There are deck chairs and tables right next to Nemo’s Reef so parents can comfortably maintain visual contact with their romping children.
Nemo’s Reef opens at 9am and closes at 7pm.
The adults only (18+) pool located on deck 11 forward, is called the Quiet Cove Pool. It is attached to the Cove Bar, a watering hole for cocktails and other beverages to be drank poolside.
There is a waist high, four-foot “deep end” and a 6-inch sunbathing pool at the other end. On either side of the pool are two whirlpool hot tubs overlooking the ocean from a grand height. Surrounding the pool are cushioned lounge chairs, more comfortable than the seating options on the rest of the ship.
In the evening, the Quiet Cove is lit up with mood lights and there is a live musician playing guitar poolside. You can also book massages at this quieter topside deck area. Some activities include trivia and games. You can find times for all events in the Personal Navigator.
The Quiet Cove Pool is open from 6am till midnight.
This is the first ever water coaster at sea. You enter this water surging ride on deck 12 aft. The ride consists of an acrylic tube that blasts you along with high powered water on a journey up, down, around, and off the side of the ship, through the forward funnel, and on to a big drop into a river of water.
Developed by Disney Imagineers, this water coaster is 765-feet-long, with an overall 4-deck drop. It is open for adults and children 42’’ or taller, single riders must be 54’’ or taller.
The ride provides amazing views of the ocean below, that is if you can keep your eyes open. It is definitely a fun ride, recommended for roller coaster junkies.
The AquaDuck is open from 9am until midnight.