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Jun122012

Polynesian "Nanea Volcano Pool"- 1985

The Nanea Volcano Pool was the original pool at the Walt Disney World's Polynesian. It was replaced in March 2001 with the current pool with a larger volcano. Look how fun it was to get to the top of the slide!!

From 1971 till 1978, this was the only pool at the Poly. The East Pool was added in 1978. It was often referred to as the "Quiet Pool" because it was less popular with children. In early 2011 it was drained and the deep end was filled in before it reopened May of 2011.

Photos sent by Dan Zuccarelli. Thanks Dan!

 

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Nicer than the current one. I love them both but miss this one.

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

If memory serves me correct, in order to get to the stairs to the top of the slide you had to go underneath the waterfall. It took me a few hours at the pool to figure this out.

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDon Johnson

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