Look what arrived in my mailbox today! A top secret case file from Monsters University! What could it be?!
Upon opening the file I discovered a letter from the Dean of the School of Scaring at MU stating that the folder contained a series of student reports outlining observations and research projects on the scream potential of the subjects they studied, a.k.a. ‘passholders.’ Since I fall into the category of a ‘passholder’ specimen, I was anxious to read through the data files.
I was targeted to receive this file, as it is one of the perks of being an annual passholder – the Mickey Monitor is the quarterly newsletter with upcoming events, passholder specials, and what’s new in the parks. This edition, I must admit, is much more exciting than the usual version and I read it cover to cover!
Obviously this is a confidential report but I’ll share a few of the topics: Star Wars weekends, MyMagic+, Animal Kingdom’s 15-year anniversary, Aulani (Disney’s Hawaiian resort) and what’s new on the Disney Magic cruise ship. All good reads!
However my favorite section was the summer guide to Disney Resort Pools, including Mike Wazowski’s report on The Correlation Between Screams and Pools. The ‘best’ resort pools were listed as follows:
- Best Pool for Kids: Hippy Dippy Pool at Pop Century Resort
- Sandiest Pool: Stormalong Bay at Yacht & Beach Club
- Most Adventurous Pool: Fuentes Del Morro at Caribbean Beach Resort
- Biggest Hot Tub: The Dig Site at Coronado Springs
- Best Waterslide: Nanea Volcano Pool at Polynesian Resort
- Most Luxurious Pool: Uzima Springs Pool at Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Biggest Pool: Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation
I’ve been to the pools at Pop Century, which are like everything else at the value resorts – they get the job done, but there’s nothing especially spectacular about them. But it’s the only place I’ve ever swam in a bowling pin-shaped pool!
I’ve also stayed at Caribbean Beach resort and I agree that the pool is adventurous….unfortunately I’m not a big adventurer in the water. However, my daughter loved the waterslide so I mostly hung out near the bottom to watch her plummet into the water.
In looking at the pictures I really need to get myself to the Animal Kingdom Lodge pool – it looks like a desert oasis and I could definitely see myself relaxing there. If all goes according to plan I may get there sooner than later!