Ah summertime! Days full of fun in the sun. Vacation time spent at the parks from morning till late at night, lots of ice cream, visiting water parks, and doing it all in the heat. Lots and lots of heat. A summer trip to WDW means that you will get hot! My favorite way to beat the heat is to spend some time enjoying my resort pool. On my last trip I discovered a new favorite pool area at Coronado Springs -The Dig Site.
The Dig Site is a sun bathers paradise. Surrounded by Mayan themed scenery and lush landscape, guests to this resort are sure to feel like they have been transported to another place across the globe. The Lost City of Cibola pool brings together Disney fun and the relaxation of traveling to a desert oasis in a far away land of adventure. I visited during a week where two large conventions took place and still had my choice of lounge chairs. It is a big pool and has terrific play areas for both adults and kids. The main focal point of this area is the 50 foot pyramid that has water crashing down onto the clay bricks of the pool. The pyramid is a sight to be seen and brings a layer of authenticity to the atmosphere.
The Dig Site opens at 10 am each morning with a cute ceremony. Children are invited to help wake the water gods to start the waterfall on the pyramid. Super fun! Other opportunities are also available for kids and adults to have fun with the playground and sand pit volleyball court right beside the pyramid. The pool has a slide that is 123 feet long. A trip down the palm tree shaded slide makes for a big splash.
If you are more interested in bringing on your relaxation vibe, this resort pool area provides just the ticket. Plenty of lounge areas, the biggest hot tub on property, and a poolside bar that serves hot food as well as refreshing beverages. I especially enjoyed spending an afternoon reading a great book while stretched out on the chaise listening to the waterfall. Having a pool day is a very nice way to get away from the crowds and beat the heat.
“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”
— Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs