Shades of Green has two fantastic, outdoor heated pools!
They are the Magnolia Pool and the Mill Pond Pool. Both pools are located adjacent to the Magnolia Wing of the Resort.
During the day these pools are very lightly used, they are the perfect place to relax on the afternoon of your arrival day.
The Mill Pond pool is formed in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s Head and Ears. This is the main pool for the resort.
The Kids brand new splash area and slide are also be found here as well as the regular (dry) playset..
Evergreens Sports Bar is located near this pool which makes it convenient to grab a refreshing drink or a snack to enjoy poolside.
There is full time lifeguard staff at both Pools.
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The Mill Pond Pool
The Mill Pond Pool is a great place to get away from the heat in the theme parks!
It features a water slide and kid’s splash area
The Mill Pond Pool is handicap accessible. Evergreens Sports Bar and Arcade is located behind the Millpond Pool.
The Kid’s Splash Area!
The Kid’s Playground is also next to the Mill Pond Pool
Evergreens Sports Bar is located right next to the Mill Pond Pool! I’s extremely convenient to grab drinks and snacks to enjoy by the pool!
The Magnolia Pool
The Magnolia Pool has traditionally been the resort’s Quiet Pool.
The Magnolia pool is a zero entry pool located in a corner of the resort.
This pool is usually less busy and typically has fewer kids if you’re looking for a quiet soak.
The resort’s hot tub is also located here.
Chip and Dale’s Deli is located close to the Magnolia Pool. It’s easy to grab drinks and snacks to bring to the pool.
One of my best tips especially in the summer is to take a mid-day break from the theme parks.
Hit the parks early and get a lot done then head back to your room for a nap, dip in the pool, and a change of clothes. You’ll be rested, refreshed and ready to head back for the nightly parades and fireworks!
Shades of Green’s Pools Ratings
Here’s how MDT Readers rate the pools at Shades of Green on a 1 to 5, scale in our Shades of Green Surveys.
You will also see the following symbols after the numerical rating to indicate the most recent trend:
- Rating Increased is +
- Rating Decreased is –
- No Change is =
Size and Layout of the Magnolia Pool Area – 4.58, +0.01
Crowd Level of the Magnolia Pool Area – 4.59, +0.01
Cleanliness of the Magnolia Pool Area – 4.68, -0.01
Size and Layout of the Mill Pond (Mickey) Pool Area – 4.60, +0.01
Crowd Level of the Mill Pond Pool Area – 4.36, +0.01
Cleanliness of the Mill Pond Pool Area – 4.50, +0.01
See the Full Survey Post for all ratings plus guest comments in each category!
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