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Donald's Pool

Location: Disney Dream

At a Glance

Location: Deck 11, Midship
Designed For: Families
Hours of Operation: Varies; Please check the Personal Navigator while onboard for specific times

Donald's Pool, one of 3 freshwater pools on the Disney Dream, is designed for families and located on Deck 11, Midship. Guests can enjoy a dip in the pool's refreshing water or relax poolside where they can soak up some sun.

Waddle over to Donald's Pool, adorned by a colorful rendering of a smiling Donald Duck on its floor. The pool measures a maximum depth of 5 feet and caters to both parents and kids, allowing the entire family to cool off and make new friends while onboard. The pool area also includes an array of deck chairs, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At various times each day, Crew Members host games and activities in the Donald's Pool area. Once you're onboard, please check the Personal Navigator for the most precise activities schedule.


Hungry after your swim? Next to Donald's Pool sits Flo's Café, a Quick Service eatery that's themed after the Disney animated feature film, Cars. It's actually comprised of several food stations, each with its own name: Tow-Mater's Grill, Luigi's Pizza and Fillmore's Favorites. In addition, there is an ice cream station called Eye Scream Treats, themed after Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., and a smoothie bar called Frozone Treats, themed after the character Frozone from the Disney animated film, The Incredibles. Please note that food and beverages are not allowed in the pools or whirlpool spas.

Operating times are likely to vary, so once you're onboard check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—for the most accurate times.

Funnel Vision - Jumbo Screen Television
Above the Donald Pool—atop the Forward Funnel on Deck 11—is a state-of-the-art, 24-by-14-foot LED screen called Funnel Vision. Families are invited to sit back, relax and watch classic Disney animated features or live-action movies.

Other programs, including popular TV shows and major sporting and broadcast events, are screened throughout the day. Check the Personal Navigator once onboard for the most accurate schedule and show times.

Donald's Pool Area Stage and Dance Floor
The Donald's Pool area features a stage where many daytime deck activities and nighttime deck parties take place, including the Adventures Away! Sail-Away Celebration gala and the Pirates IN the Caribbean deck party. During these events, an automated floor slides out and seamlessly covers both Donald's Pool and Mickey's Pool, allowing Guests more deck space to enjoy the festivities— or as Donald would say, "enough space for Guests to spread their wings."

Coast Guard personal flotation devices (PFDs), water wings and flotation sewn into bathing suits can be brought onboard and are permitted in Donald's Pool. However, floats, rafts and fun noodles cannot be brought onboard and are not permitted in the pools.

Policies About Pool Toys and Swim Accessories
Please be aware of the following policies about pool toys and swim accessories:

  • Swim goggles that fit only over the eyes are permitted at all pools, hot tubs and water slides, with the exception of AquaDunk aboard the Disney Magic, where goggles are not allowed.
  • Swim masks that cover the eyes and nose are permitted at all pools. They are not allowed on any slides, including AquaDuck.
  • Snorkel tubes are not permitted at any pools, hot tubs or water slides.
  • Coast Guard personal flotation devices (PFDs), water wings and flotation sewn into bathing suits can be brought onboard and are permitted in Mickey's Pool.
  • Floats, rafts and fun noodles cannot be brought onboard and are not permitted in the pools.

Policies About Swim Diapers
The United States Public Health Service requires that only children who are toilet trained are permitted to enter swimming pools and spas aboard cruise ships.

Children who are not toilet trained are welcome to enjoy Nemo's Reef and Mickey's Splash Zone, where they must wear swim diapers. Please note, swim diapers are not permitted in the pools, hot tubs or spas, the AquaDuck and the AquaLab.

Complimentary Pool Vests
As a courtesy, complimentary pool vests are now available on the pool decks aboard all ships. These vests can only be worn by children in the swimming pools to help with flotation, and must not be taken ashore at ports of call, including Castaway Cay. Please note that pool vests are not a substitute for the lifejackets located in Guest staterooms, nor are they a substitution for adult supervision.

Fun Facts & Tips

The swimming pools on Disney ships are heated when the water temperature drops below 75 degrees.

The pools are a great place to have fun when the ship is in port and you don't feel like leaving the ship.

Disney Cruise Line repurposes air conditioning condensation to clean the outer decks of the ships, saving more than 22 million gallons of fresh water yearly.

Disney Cruise Line ships convert seawater into freshwater for numerous uses, including filling each of the pools and water play areas our guests enjoy.


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