Pyramid of the Sun Pool
The main attraction of this area is the 120′ by 90′ pool that has a 50-foot Mayan pyramid, Pyramid of the Sun, looking over it and providing a waterfall into the pool.
The Dig Site Pool
Pyramid of the Sun Water Feature
Behind the pyramid is the Jaguar Slide, a 123-foot long, 16.2 foot-high water slide that winds it way until it reaches the main pool. Along the way beware of the Jaguar who spits water on those that dare to pass by.
Exit of the Jaguar Slide into the Main Pool
The main pool is overseen by lifeguards (unlike the quiet pools). Signs posted at the entrance will tell you the hours of operation.
Pool Hours of Operation
Next to the pool is Siestas, the pool bar that does offer minimal food service. Next door to Siestas is the Iguana Arcade and recreation equipment rental.
Equipment can be rented for the sand volleyball court or you can rent bikes tour the rest of the resort grounds.
Siesta’s Pool Bar
For the younger set there is the wonderful Explorer’s Playground. This area is for those 12 and under (and their parent’s of course).
Explorer’s Playground Sign
At the entrance of the playground is a very well themed slide that resembles more aztec ruins. The front boasts a slide that any kid will want to slide down.
Aztec Themed Slide
The entrance to the slide is one of a kind. The kids have to climb stairs and enter a dark cave that even in full daylight has to be lit from within.
Entering the Ruins
On the back side of these ruins there is a jungle gym themed after a spiders web. (Quite creepy if you ask me.)
Spider Web Themed Climbing Element
Behind the ruins playground is an area for those that aren’t quite up for that much climbing. At the entrance is a large sand pit for the kids to play in.
Mayan Sand Box
Sand box tools (buckets and shovels) are provided and I am amazed at how many kids tried to fill the head up with sand.
At the very back is a smaller play set for the littler kids. What is nice is that there is also pretty good seating for the parents to sit and watch their kids from.
Dig Site Actives and Special Events
In addition to playing and swimming there is also an activities board with a lot of other things to do. On this day we could play bingo, play games and watch The Haunted Mansion movie that evening.
The Dig Site Activities Board
One of our favorite things to do is to head to the campfire and roast marshmallows. This is a FREE activity that everyone in the family can enjoy.
The Dig Site Campfire
Kids had to be 14 or accompanied by an adult (older siblings did not count). When you arrive a cast member will give you the ruled. Generally it is one marshmallow and a time and no making fire (I love my marshmallows burned so this was a rule that they let me pass on).
Getting the Rules of Roasting Marshmallows
Mr T Enjoying His First Roasted Marshmallow Ever
I just scratched the surface of everything you can do here. I hope you take the time to explore The Dig Site next time you are at Walt Disney World.