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Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Resort Type: Deluxe Disney Resorts

Rooms: 728 Part of DVC: No
Avg. Room Size: 340 Sq Ft.
Max. Guests /Room: 4 (plus a child under 3 in a crib)
Address:

901 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

The Wilderness Lodge is themed as an early-American Lodge resort. It's an 8-story building with a huge 82-foot tall grand lobby. The resort uses real logs and beams to create a fantastic looking resort. Around the lobby there are rustic wooden rocking chairs, open log fires and 55-foot high totem poles. A waterfall passes through the lobby, then down a stream and out to the resorts main pool. 

Unlike other resorts near this one, it is not connected to the Monorail line and instead relies on a boat service and the Disney Bus Service.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Amenities

  • Babysitting and Childcare Services
  • Coin-based Laundry facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • High Speed Internet Access (daily fee)
  • Valet Service Cleaning
  • Express Check-out
  • Luggage Service (hourly)
  • Poolside bar
  • Voice Mail
  • Maid Service (Daily)
  • ATM Machine
  • Sandy Cove Shop, offering collectibles, snacks and sundries
  • Clothing Shops (Summerlace for women and Commander Porter's for men)
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Bell Service
  • Arcade

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Rooms

 

The Wilderness Lodge has five different room types; Standard rooms, Junior Suites, Honeymoon Suites, the Yosemite Suite (aka Vice-Presidential Suite) and the Yellowstone Suite (aka Presidential Suite).

Most of the rooms are 340 square foot and have either two queen-sized beds or a single king-sized bed. Most King-sized bed rooms are reserved for handicapped guests as they feature a larger bathroom with a wheelchair accessible shower instead of a bath tub. 

Junior suites have two bedrooms, a sitting room and a larger bathroom. Most of the bedrooms will have two queen-sized beds, however again some will have a single king-sized bed. They also have a sofa bed in the living room area. These rooms are around 500 square foot.

  • Satellite/Cable HD Television
  • Refrigerator (Junior Suite)
  • Table with two chairs
  • Closet
  • Hair-Dryer
  • Vanity Area
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffeemaker (Junior Suite)
  • Iron/Ironing Board (Junior Suite)
  • Wet Bar (Junior Suite)
  • Wall Safe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • High Speed Internet Access (daily fee)

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Recreation

The resort features a large pool ("Silver Creek Springs") which appears to be fed by the natural spring that passes through the lobby and down a stream to the pool area. The pool is heated during the cooler seasons and is open from 7am - midnight, with a lifeguard on duty from 9am - 10pm daily. The main pool also features a water slide and a hot tub.

A second pool, "Hidden Springs" also has a hot tub in addition to a lounge and bar. 

Other recreational activities at the resort include:

Watercraft Rentals - You can rent Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauk and pontoon boats and take them out onto the lake.

Buttons & Bells Arcade - An arcade with state of the art video games. It is located next to Wilderness Lodge Mercantile and uses a token system to use the arcade attractions. Guests can purchase tokens in the arcade. Some arcade games provide rewards in the form of tickets which can be redeemed for prizes.

Movies Under the Stars - Disney movies are player outside on a big-screen projector near the pools or on the beach.

Jogging Trail - Guests can take a walk or a jog along a scenic mile long path to The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness.

Cub's Den - Kids' Play Space - A supervised kids activity center open daily from 4:30pm to midnight, and allows parents to go off for a night out on their own while the kids are entertained with arts, crafts, computer games and Disney movies. Reservations are required. For children aged 3 to 12.

Bike Rental - Guests can rent bikes and ride along the three-quarter mile path to The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, and then along to the rest of Disney's Fort Wilderness. Fort Wilderness covers a huge area so offers plenty of space for cycling.

Chip 'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long - Join Chip and Dale around the campfire for songs and evening fun.

Fire Rock Geyser - Inspired by Yellowstone National Park's famous Old Faithful geyser, Fire Rock Geyser shoots a water plume 120-feet in the air every hour, on the hour until 10pm.

Playground - A 24-hour kids playground located next to Wilderness Lodge Mercantile.

Sturdy Branches Health Club - Located just off the lobby area of The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the health club offers the latest in fitness equipment, with treadmills, ellipticals, bicycles and stair climbers. There is also a weight room and a sauna.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Transport

Transport from the Wilderness Resort couldn't be easier. You've got a choice of Boat or Bus. The Disney Bus Service will take you to any Disney location on-site and depart regularly.

The boat service goes around each resort (The Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian and Grand Floridian) and then on to the Magic Kingdom. This is a nice boat trip, but depending on which way it's running can take a while if it stops at all resort. During peak periods additional boat services run and usually take you directly to the Magic Kingdom.

Take a look below for our guide on the quickest way to get to each park:

Magic Kingdom - Take the red-flag boat directly to the Magic Kingdom.

Epcot - Use the Disney Bus Service.

Disney's Hollywood Studios - Use the Disney Bus Service.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Use the Disney Bus Service.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon - Use the Disney Bus Service. Before 4pm you'll need to get the monorail to the Ticket & Transportation Center and then a bus from there.

Disney's Blizzard Beach - Use the Disney Bus Service, the bus will be marked 'Animal Kingdom Theme Park / Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park'.

Downtown Disney - Use the Disney Bus Service. Before 4pm you must take a bus from the Ticket & Transportation Center. After 4pm a bus goes directly from the resort.

The Wilderness Lodge has two additional bus services; one to the Ticket and Transportation Center, and another to the Fort Wilderness campground.

You will be provided with a complete transportation map when you check in  which gives you instructions on how to get to all the different areas on Disney property. To get to the different areas you'll just need to make sure you board the right bus. They display their destination clearly on top, however if you are unsure you can always ask the driver or a cast member. 

The Disney bus transportation system is one of the easiest ways of getting around. Busses depart from the resort to all the parks regularly and are completely free to use at any time. The bus services generally stop running once the parks close, and tend to run for an hour either side of the park hours. During extra magic hours they will run slightly longer.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Dining

There are four dining options at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort:

  • Whispering Canyon Cafe - An all you can eay, family-style barbeque with an American west-theme. Servers provide entertainment with fun antics. Try asking for some Ketchup, or an extra Knife and Fork and you'll see what we mean. Menu items include Griddled Home-style Meatloaf, Whiskey Maple-Glazed Trout and Grilled Espresso-Chipotle Marinated Pork Loin. The restaurants speciality desert "Canyon Apple Pie" is delicious! This is a standard table-service restaurant and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Roaring Fork - Serves breakfast along with a daily Chef's creation. 
  • Artist Point - A rustic, elegant signature-dining restaurant open for dinner. Menu items include Cedar Plank-roasted King Salmon with Autumn Squash, Seared Diver Scallops with Parmigiano-Reggiano Butternut Squash and Char-grilled Buffalo Strip Loin with Purple Potato Puree, Polonaise Cauliflower, Pearl Onion Marmalade and Blackberry Pinot Noir Reduction.
  • Territory Lounge - A relaxing, cozy lounge area offering a selection of appetizers such as cheese, fruit plates and honey-sesame chicken wings. Also offers a selection of Northwest wines.

To view full menus and extended details on any of the 3 restaurant(s) at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, please select an individual restaurant from below.

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