Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

by Casey Morris on February 25, 2016

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QUICK RESORT OVERVIEW

Resort Category: Deluxe

Resort Size: 728 Standard Rooms; 181 Villas

Bed Options: Many different options between the standard rooms and villas

Transportation Options: Water transportation to Magic Kingdom, bus everywhere else. See this article to learn more: Navigating with Disney World Transportation

Dining Options: 1 quick service restaurant, 2 table service restaurants, pool bar, lounge

Pools1 feature pool, 1 quiet pool (currently closed) 2 hot tubs, kids splash play area

Overall Vibe: Settle in and relax in what feels like a mountain side retreat, yet within a short boat ride away from  Magic Kingdom.

**Note: Wilderness Lodge is undergoing construction from late 2015 through an undetermined date in 2017. We have personally been on property of this resort since the construction began, and do not feel like it is any way interferes with the atmosphere. It does, however impact the recreational activities available since the beach area is closed during this process.


DETAILED REVIEW

Check In

Although you can check in as early as you would like, your room is not guaranteed to be ready until 3:00 pm.

Rustic details can be seen from the moment you enter the main building.

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The check in and concierge desk is to the right upon entering:

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I love how relaxed I feel just by being here. There are 3 places that are my “favorite spots”:

  1. At the back of the lobby, there is a bubbling hot springs with rocking chairs around it. 10Here is an up close photo of the hot springs:
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  2. Just through the back doors off the lobby, there is a little outdoor terrace:SONY DSC
  3. The second building on property, which houses the villas, has a very small, intimate lobby. This is my top favorite spot, right in front of this fire place. The only thing that makes this better is a cup of coffee!SONY DSC

Dining

Roaring Fork: This quick service restaurant, where you can redeem quick service dining credits or snack credits, is located down the hall off the main lobby. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Whispering Canyon: This full service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Redeem 1 table service credit from the dining plan.

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Artist Point: A signature restaurant serving dinner only. Redeems 2 table service credits from the dining plan.

Territory Lounge: find snacks, sweets, specialty coffee, cocktails and wine here.

Trout Pass Pool Bar: specialty cocktails pool side

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Pools

Silver Creek Springs Pool is the feature pool. It is surrounded by rocks and shrubbery.

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The opposite side of the pool actually has the water from the bubbling hot springs in the lobby flowing down to it. You can see it in the bottom right side of this picture:

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Here is a video of my kids playing at the splash area located next to this pool:

Recreation

Buttons and Bells Arcade

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Shopping

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All of the following are currently closed through an undetermined date in 2017 due to the construction:

Guided Fishing Excursions

Teton Boat and Bike Rentals (bikes may still be rented)

Campfire for roasting marshmallows and Movie Under the Stars

Volleyball Courts on the beach

Cub’s Den – supervised children’s activity center

Children’s Playground

Rooms

First, let’s look at the resort map.wilderness lodge

There are 2 building. The main building, which is the larger building is where the lobby, dining and standard rooms are located. The second, smaller building are where the villa’s are located.

Standard Rooms – sleeps up to 4 guests

WL standard room

Here is a video tour that we made to show you what the standard room is like:

  • Standard View – offers views of rooftops or parking lots. Has 2 Queen Beds OR 1 King Bed
  • Courtyard View – offers views of the courtyard, pool, waterfall or Bay Lake.
    • 2 Queen Beds OR 1 King
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sized Bunk Bed
  • Woods View – offer views of the woodlands
    • 2 Queen Beds OR 1 King
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sized Bunk Bed

Club Level Rooms

  • Standard Room  – offers views of the woodlands, courtyard, pool or Bay Lake (requests only) plus offers access to the Club Level lounge. 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed or 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room – offers views of Bay Lake, woodlands or interior courtyard. 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen Size Sleeper Sofa to sleep up to 6 guests.

WL deluxe room

Villas

All villas offer views of pool, woodlands, courtyard or main building. These views are by request only.

  • Deluxe Studio – 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Sized Sleeper Sofa, 1 Twin Sized Pull Down Bed. Sleeps up to 5 guests. WL studio
  • 1 Bedroom Villa – 1 King Bed in master, 1 Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa in living room, full kitchen. Sleeps up to 4 guests.WL 1 BR
  • 2 Bedroom Villa – 1 King Bed in master, 2 Queen Beds in second bedroom and 1 Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa in living room, full kitchen. Sleeps up to 8 guests. WL 2 BR

 

If you have any further questions about Wilderness Lodge Resort, please contact your PPDD Travel Planner.

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