Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

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. In fact, there's endless fun to be had here for everyone, both day and night!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children's Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Magic Kingdom Resort area. Driving time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

727 rooms on 8 floors in 1 building with 7 lifts. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Nature View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 1 queen-size bed and 1 bunk bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Courtyard View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Boulder Ridge Villa Deluxe Studios sleep maximum 3 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Copper Creek Villa Deluxe Studios sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Boulder Ridge 1 Bedroom Villas sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Copper Creek 1 Bedroom Villas sleep maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek 2 Bedroom Villas sleep maximum 7 adults or 2 adults and 6 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White (character dining; dinner). Whispering Canyon Café (unique dining, hearty western fare). Geyser Point Bar & Grill (poolside eatery). Roaring Fork (quick service). Territory Lounge.

Main pool with whirlpool and water play area. Quiet pool with whirlpool, located at the Boulder Ridge Villas. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Health club with spa services*. Bike rentals*. Watercraft rentals*. Fishing*. Electrical water pageant.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Magic Kingdom Park. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information at  Disney’s Know Before You Go site

*Denotes local charge. 

Special assistance

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Its pretty, BUT ALOT OF RULES!

Sep 14, 2021 Vacation435016

First Disney trip. Last Disney trip. We were misdirected to our room 3 separate times (while pushing a loaded bell cart). Room was clean and neat but a bit small for the price. We did enjoy the balcony. You are not allowed to have children on your shoulders while in the pool. Pool loungers fill up fast! Boat ride to Magic Kingdom was fun. Bus ride… Read more
First Disney trip. Last Disney trip. We were misdirected to our room 3 separate times (while pushing a loaded bell cart). Room was clean and neat but a bit small for the price. We did enjoy the balcony. You are not allowed to have children on your shoulders while in the pool. Pool loungers fill up fast! Boat ride to Magic Kingdom was fun. Bus ride to Animal Kingdom - not so much. We had to wait over 1.5 hours in the pouring rain for a bus due to mechanical issues. The resort never sent another bus for us. Buses are overcrowded. Children were made to stand in the aisles (along with adults) and had to hold on to railings. We felt like herded cattle pretty much everywhere we went. Breakfast is available for additional cost. But you MUSTY wear your mask, You are NOT allowed to view the food on the hot bar. You must order food from the Disney app. Enjoy your trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It’s not the Yacht and Beach club

Sep 5, 2021 C B

Staying with my two children at the Wilderness Lodge for 6 days/7 nights. Room is clean, nice nature view room. Lodge is pretty, rustic feel. I’m struggling with the food options here. Now as a comparison we stayed at Yacht club back in April. I have a two year old and thirteen year old. We don’t always feel like sitting for dinner and we need… Read more
Staying with my two children at the Wilderness Lodge for 6 days/7 nights. Room is clean, nice nature view room. Lodge is pretty, rustic feel. I’m struggling with the food options here. Now as a comparison we stayed at Yacht club back in April. I have a two year old and thirteen year old. We don’t always feel like sitting for dinner and we need options to meet everyone’s needs. If you like BBQ then this is the place for you. Every restaurant has that as an option with not many other choices. Little kids want pizza and grilled cheese. Not available. I asked if in lieu of sitting down at Whispering Canyon could I please take the NY strip to go. I was met with “we don’t do that here”. So much for accommodating a single mom with two kids. Now at Yacht they had plenty of options, we even did room service one evening. As much as I like the ambiance of Wilderness the food will likely be a deal breaker in future bookings. Would be 4 or 5 stars if the food wasn’t so blah. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful lobby and grounds...

Aug 23, 2021 Shelby J Atlanta, Georgia

The Wilderness Lodge is stunning. It reminds me of the historic Glacier National Park lodge in Montana. The lobby is welcoming and on point for the motif. The artwork outside Artist's Point shouldn't be missed. I struggled to write this review, honestly. It's a beautiful resort with nice grounds especially if you want to walk around outside. Oh,… Read more
The Wilderness Lodge is stunning. It reminds me of the historic Glacier National Park lodge in Montana. The lobby is welcoming and on point for the motif. The artwork outside Artist's Point shouldn't be missed. I struggled to write this review, honestly. It's a beautiful resort with nice grounds especially if you want to walk around outside. Oh, and there was a staff member guarding a fledgling songbird and nest that had been knocked out of the tree by a storm that swept through. Kudos to her, and lucky for her, I am a wildlife scientist so could assist with what she needed to do. But kudos to her for going out and standing by the bird and nest so no one would accidentally step on it. When we checked in (queens, courtyard view), some things we noticed on the newly refurbished rooms: The beds are tall. If you are under about 5'4", you will struggle to get into them. I appreciate the hard surface floors as they are easier to clean. The pump shampoo, conditioner, and body wash was appreciated to reduce plastic waste (small bottles.) The geode-like light is a nice touch, and I appreciated the steamer. Now the not-so-good: The rooms were very recently refurbished, but the cleanliness was greatly lacking especially with a spike in COVID-19 cases. Dust was on everything (I wiped dust from the headboard, on top of the lights, tv stand.) We found gobs of hair and dirt on the bathroom floor. It looked like someone had cleaned out a hairbrush and scattered it. There was hair in the shower. The back of the bathroom door had handprints and makeup all over it. We immediately went down to the front desk and showed pictures/provided baggie with hair and dirt in it. Immediately our concerns were addressed. I felt bad. I told the manager on duty, "this isn't Disney." She changed us to a new room and credited our account for a bit. We just wanted a room change so the credit was nice. Our new room was cleaner this time. The end of the hall we were able to open the shutters on the hall window and see the entire fireworks display at the Magic Kingdom. The electric parade on the lake is a nice touch afterwards. People seemed confused by it as they went out on their balcony wondering what the music was (especially if they didn't have a view of the lake.) On day 3, we had to call housekeeping and ask for washcloths. There are reduced housekeeping measures due to COVID. I believe I read online that they vacuum, swap out towels and washcloths, and empty trash for housekeeping measures. I am sure if you stay longer, there is more that is done. If I based whether or not I would return to the Lodge based on front desk service (oh! And Lucille at Roaring Fork! Love her! She is one hard worker and on the ball.) I would say we would absolutely return. But I don't feel as though the room quality (towel and linen quality especially) matched its $480/night price though, it is Disney. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating OK for a cheaper "luxury" hotel in disney

Aug 9, 2021 mjn06033 Hartford, Connecticut

The hotel is a bit of a take off of the Old Faithful Lodge. Rooms are OK. If you pay extra for the fireworks view you actually see the smoke house parking lot and the castle in the distance. Pools are nice. My complaint is with the food offerings. The restaurants have a lot of barbecue and not much else. Because of the pandemic it is best to use… Read more
The hotel is a bit of a take off of the Old Faithful Lodge. Rooms are OK. If you pay extra for the fireworks view you actually see the smoke house parking lot and the castle in the distance. Pools are nice. My complaint is with the food offerings. The restaurants have a lot of barbecue and not much else. Because of the pandemic it is best to use their app and order breakfast and or lunch. Very limited menus. It seemed like it took took too much time to get food. Prices were high and quality of food well below expectations. After waiting 20 minutes for GF waffles they were raw and had to be remade which took another 20 minutes. I would not stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Nice Place

Aug 3, 2021 scmtneer Charleston, West Virginia

We took a week long family trip here in July. Overall the lodge is a really nice hotel. The rooms are quality theme furnished though on the small side. We could see the magic kingdom and the monorail from our little deck and were able to watch the fireworks at a distance a couple of times. The pool has a fun slide and was busy but not too crowded.… Read more
We took a week long family trip here in July. Overall the lodge is a really nice hotel. The rooms are quality theme furnished though on the small side. We could see the magic kingdom and the monorail from our little deck and were able to watch the fireworks at a distance a couple of times. The pool has a fun slide and was busy but not too crowded. The boat to magic kingdom was very convenient. Your wait was never very long. Now we thought we’d come back to our room midday to rest but although the place is close - its still long enough we never left the parks until closing time. Bus transport to other parks was good though. Getting home on the bus was fine. Only had to really wait at hollywood studios. My only two negative things are the every other day limited room cleaning which was weak. Post covid hotels have really gotten cheap about cleaning rooms. Second, the restaurants are ok but limited. We ate at 3 out of 4. (Didn’t do the expensive one). We didn’t care for the skillet breakfast place. Would prefer more basic breakfast options than gimmicks. The geyser point menu was really heavy on portobello salads for some reason. The carry out place was decent but a lot of the stuff was pre-made - think airport kiosk type sandwiches. Also the refillable cups only work in resort hotels not the parks. I’ve seen blogs/reviews which say otherwise. You can’t get refills for the cups in the parks. Read less