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The wilderness has never been more wonderful than at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! The majesty and grandeur of the great American Northwest echo throughout this relaxing mountain retreat and will appeal to every member of the family. Bubbling springs, authentic Native American carvings and an inspiring décor take you back in time to the historic national park lodges of yesteryear. Scenic wonders are everywhere, from fantastically themed restaurants to an amazing geyser faithfully shooting water 12-storeys high every hour! The kids will love the totem pole in the lobby, carved with all their favourite Disney characters, as well as the swimming pool and Cub's Den Childrens' Club. In fact, there's endless fun to be had here for everyone, both day and night!
In the Magic Kingdom Resort area. Transfer time from airport: 30 min.
Use of the Walt Disney World Transportation System included. Complimentary parking.
727 rooms on 8 floors in 1 building with 7 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV, coffee maker, fridge, safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Woodview Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.
Courtyard View Rooms are also available at a supplement.
Artist Point restaurant, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Roaring Forks (counter service). Territory Lounge for snacks, pizza delivery to rooms, Trout Pass pool bar.
Swimming pool with children's water play area, hot spas and fire rock geyser, health club, sauna, Bay Lake Beach, boat and bike rentals*, video games arcade, Cub's Den Children's Club* (3-12 years). Children's playground, fishing, jogging trail and movies under the stars.
Room service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning service*. Disney-themed shop. Babysitting service*. The Magic Kingdom is accessible by water from this resort. WiFi available in room.
ALL WALT DISNEY WORLD HOTELS ARE NON-SMOKING.
*Denotes local charge.
Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.
Maximum stay 21 nights.
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I would stay here again at the right price. The small geyser in the lobby that fed the stream that lead to the pool were impressive, but the pool itself is pretty fundamental. The rooms are... Read more adequate and clean. The staff are friendly and professional. The Christmas decorations are nice, they are not jaw dropping, and jaw dropping was what I expected. The Lodge is well served by both bus and boat transportation. From my personal experience, I would avoid both the top and bottom end of Disney hotels. Port Orleans, the Wilderness Lodge (at the right price), Dixie-River Landing, and possibly the Animal Kingdom, are possibly your best bets for a comfortable stay at a reasonable price. Read less
This place was great and the decorations are fantastic. I can't give it excellent because of the bus service definitely needs to be fixed,updated or something. Been to 6 Disney resorts and this one... Read more was the worst with the buses. However the boat to magic kingdom was great. I do highly recommend thus resort just please fix the buses. Read less
Loved the hotel - felt like I was both in the middle of Yosemite and Disney at the same time. Stayed with 2 boys, aged 6 and 9 and they were in heaven. Definitely the best "Disney" hotel of the Big... Read more 4 if you have kids. Toured the other ones and while nice, they felt more like just a hotel. Transportation to the Magic Kingdom was a snap - travel by boat service and avoided the buses. Never waited more than 5 minutes. Boat captains were entertaining. Stayed in Room 5150 - this is a Woods View. Used the Unofficial Guide Book to Disney which recommended rooms on floors 4-6. Made my room request through online check-in confirmation and it was granted. You MUST check-in through online check-in at least 24 before arriving to avoid the lines when large groups arrive all at once to the hotels. My line was 2 deep. Easy as pie. Room was semi small but adequate for 4 if you keep it neat. Fridge was included. I would not recommend paying more for a lake view or higher because you cannot see the Magic Kingdom from the resort due to the foliage. I was under the impression that you could see the nightly fireworks show from Cinderella's castle from some of the rooms and/or the beach area - not true. So, unless you want to pay more to look at the pretty lake - don't spend your $ there. My room looked out over the trees and the pool area servicing the Vacation Club villas. Quiet at this time of the year. Had dinner at Artist Pointe, which was lovely, the first night. Otherwise, tried once to get into Whispering Canyons for breakfast - hour wait - so went around the corner to the "take out" shop they had and got the same nice breakfast for $4.99 in 5 minutes. There is ample sitting room and you are on your way quickly. My elderly mother and I both ate "kids" breakfast portions each day - more than enough for an average adult. The service was fantastic in the hotel. Will definitely return. Extra blankets were delivered promptly and I must compliment the Mercantile shop for making me examine my purchases delivered to the hotel from Ye Ole Christmas Shop in the Magic Kingdom. Upon examination, we found a broken ornament (this was around 10pm) and in less than an hour, Marianne had called that shop and had another one delivered to the hotel for me. Finally, you can check-in your luggage just like you were at the airport upon departure and travel bag free back to the airport - OMG....this was an AWESOME perk traveling with 2 small children. Returned my rental car and breezed into the airport with just a tiny backpack on my back. Very pleased with the experience. Read less
We stayed here from the 6th to the 20th November. It was our 5th trip together to Walt Disney World, and our third stay on Disney property (previous trips were to Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Grand... Read more Floridian). My partner would have preferred to go back to the Grand Floridian as he loves it so much but the rates were just too high for us. We still prefer the GF, but it's a bit unfair to compare Disney's flagship resort against any other. Wilderness Lodge is wonderfully themed along the lines of turn of the last century Pacific North West National Park lodges. having never stayed in one, I can't say how authentic it was (!) but we loved the theming. The stunning lobby with the totem poles, rocking chairs and bubbling spring is relaxing and atmospheric. The courtyard area with pool is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. The resort has its own boat dock for boats to Magic Kingdom and the Contemporary, and a marina/beach area. There are running/walking trails too which sadly we didn't have time to explore. We had a courtyard view room which was quite close to the top of the 'n' shape so our view was largely of other rooms, although we could easily see the whole outside area and lake from the balcony. Unsurprisingly, we were too busy in the parks to spend much time gazing at the view...The room was well maintained and clean, with some nice themed touches such as the 'carved' headboards and character insert tiles in the bathroom. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Air con worked when we needed it too. We got towel animals left in the room on a regular basis by 'Mousekeeping'! We ate regularly at the Roaring Fork quick service café as we were on the Disney Dining Plan (it was included for 'free' in our package). There was plenty of choice for us here. Breakfasts could either be a snack such as a bagel, fruit or pastry, or more substantial such as a platter cooked breakfast or Mickey waffles with fruit or chocolate (my personal favourite). We didn't have lunch but food was available all day, and we did have supper once and the flatbreads were tasty. If you're on the Dining Plan you get your refillable mug here too, and it covers all of the 'vending' soft and hot drinks. We had one table service breakfast at the Whispering Canyon Café. Our server was lovely, as was the food, but the raucous atmosphere wasn't for us shy, retiring types! Looked like fun for those who got into the spirit though. We had one meal at the resort's signature restaurant, Artist Point. We'd eaten here on previous trips and knew we liked it. The food was very good indeed and service excellent. It's expensive but we used two credits on our Plan to eat at several of the WDW signature restaurants during our stay. We probably would have had just one signature meal had we been paying! We didn't use the pool so can't comment on it, but there were families using it from early morning until late at night so it must be good! Concierge were helpful, and extra staff do come over when there's a long queue there. Initial registration/check-in was fine too, not too long. We were part of the testing for the new Magic Bands. The Band is your hotel room key, charging key for meals/drinks/merchandise, and also holds your FastPass+ bookings and Dining Plan credits if you have that. It now holds your Disney PhotoPass images too. We had almost no issues with them during testing. (Just a blip with a restaurant's system, not our bands, and a couple of times at the turnstiles we used the wrong finger and had to be reset!) Our first morning the boat broke down so we had a long wait for another, but after that, there were no issues with either boats or buses. We also had a car; parking isn't too far, and valet is available. I'm not certain why I'm giving it four stars and not five. There were no real gripes or problems. The fact is: it's very Disney, and therefore difficult to compare to other luxury hotels. I guess it is slightly less luxurious than the Grand Floridian, and still very expensive, but would I stay there again? Yes, if we got the Dining package again. For us, staying on property is the best way to get the most out of Disney as we love the Mouse, but that might not be the case for those on a tight family budget or who don't want Mickey in their faces 24/7! Do your homework first. Summary: a beautifully themed, well maintained resort with good facilities, good service, and food to suit most tastes and pockets. Read less
Had an amazing stay recently at the Wilderness Lodge (11/9 - 11/15/13). We stayed at the Polynesian for our last 2 trips, but could not resist the 35% off Room offer that we had (Poly rooms were not... Read more included in the promotion). I was worried about not being on the monorail but the bus and boat transportation were awesome. We never waited more than 10 minutes for a boat to the MK. We had an issue one day trying to get a bus to Animal Kingdom but there was a CM at the bus stop who made a heroic effort to resolve the problem (It was chilly that morning and the water parks did not open so I think everyone went to AK instead) It was actually relaxing at the end of day coming back on the boat instead of being crammed into the monorail. We have 2 small children (9 & 6) and the bunk beds were a huge hit!! IMHO it has the best theming of any resort on property. The only slight drawback vs the Poly is that Roaring Forks closes at 11pm (Captain Cooks is open 24/7), however, you dont have to deal with that silly computer to place an order. You can actually talk to a real person ! . I also love the fact that , unlike the Poly, the resort is all under one roof. You dont have worry about that potential long walk from the long houses to the GCH. I think this is definately my new favorite WDW Resort !!! Cannot wait to go back !! Read less