, this is the direction that WDW pools will be heading in the future. (Grand Floridian pool being
converted as of this post)
These photos were taken over the course of the month of January of 2001. I have many pictures from this portion of the refurbishment, and I am posting them all here, so I apologize for the amount of pictures in this article. As a fan of the history of the resort, I believe every picture that documents a period of time in the evolution of Walt Disney World is important, and worth sharing.
What is very interesting is how much area was torn up. As a guest at this time, having this entire area behind construction walls had to put a damper on your resort experience. In the grand scheme of things, this was a plus for many reasons. The addition of cabana areas and an updated dry play area for children, even though I do lament the loss of the deep end of the pool; especially since the remodel of the "quiet" pool that took place semi recently, which used to be 8' deep. The ability to actually "swim" in a pool has been lost these days. Even though I do know that my kids will enjoy the new pool as much as I enjoyed the former, as the theming is still top notch; I will still hold fond memories of the original even though it is history.
I do hope you enjoy these many photographs and many thanks for taking time to read this. Please visit again, as I will continue to post pictures from WDW's past.