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
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access

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. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $24 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).

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. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing first visit to WDW

May 18, 2019 v_2013 Mendoza, Argentina

We stayed in january for 7 nights. At check in, we were informed that we had and upgrade to a Bunk Bed room with the most incredible view of fireworks and also the lake. Our kids loved their bunk beds. Everything was clean and every staff member we encountered was absolutely nice and patient on giving information. We enjoyed the pool a lot. And… Read more
We stayed in january for 7 nights. At check in, we were informed that we had and upgrade to a Bunk Bed room with the most incredible view of fireworks and also the lake. Our kids loved their bunk beds. Everything was clean and every staff member we encountered was absolutely nice and patient on giving information. We enjoyed the pool a lot. And the lovely walk to the boat ride. Food was great in every restaurant at the hotel. We had an amazing 1st experience in WDW. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Totally first-rate!

Apr 30, 2019 jillfollett Anchorage, Alaska

Great place to stay. Easy boat ride to Magic Kingdom. Friendly staff. Nice pools. Big rooms with balconies. Try not to stay on the sixth floor. Balcony is compromised. Food at cafe is plentiful but lacking in flavor. Haven’t tried the other restaurants on site. The big bonus is being able to take the boat and not having to wait for a bus.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Low quality - High Price - No Value

Apr 29, 2019 DavidG700 Danville, California

I'll start by disclosing that I'm not a Disney fan. I used to be, but Disney has clearly moved from an experience that delivered quality in exchange for a fair price, to a profit machine that attempts to get away with the lowest possible quality for the highest possible price. This is obvious to everyone but the apostles of the Church of… Read more
I'll start by disclosing that I'm not a Disney fan. I used to be, but Disney has clearly moved from an experience that delivered quality in exchange for a fair price, to a profit machine that attempts to get away with the lowest possible quality for the highest possible price. This is obvious to everyone but the apostles of the Church of Disney. We stayed on the Club level and our greeting was exceptional. We were walked up to the Club concierge and given a tour of the amenities. Everyone was incredibly kind and, unlike at Disneyland, played their roles very well. The food served on the Club level was mediocre, on a good day. The beer was solid, with the wine being the cheapest possible, as expected. The snacks were not great. With all of the gluttons running around trying to shove as much food as they can into their gullets, I'm pretty sure that it would be difficult for the hotel to avoid a loss on Club amenities if anything more were offered. One of the things that I didn't like about the Club amenities were its hours. We attempted to stay on west coast time so their 10:30 breakfast transition never worked for us. We were left with "snacks" after 10:30, which were really, really bad. We would arrive back from the parks pretty late as well to find a locked gate. We couldn't even get water for our room without trying to give $3.75 to the broken vending machine. The best part about Club is the concierge service. You can call them from anywhere, even from the park, and get help with things like Fast Passes. We did have some issues with our Fast Passes and they handled it right away. That was a really good service, but still not enough to warrant the extra cost, especially when considering that the rooms are identical to non-Club rooms. The hotel, in general, is pretty basic and dated. I found myself perplexed at the multitudes of people taking pictures of the hotel from the back of the hotel, as if it's some sort of magical wonder. These are probably the same people holding their phones up to takes videos of the fireworks - not my thing. Our room was really, really small. I found it very difficult to move and access my things. The bathroom had very little counter space. The shower/toilet room was a closet. Speaking of the shower, turning on the water made the entire room smell like a swamp/sewer. That's probably more a function of Florida water, but I somehow think that the Four Seasons, at the same price point, doesn't have this problem. The food, across the board, was absolute garbage. Let's start at the top, the Geyser Point Bar and Grill. Awful. The Smoked Turkey Sandwich was pretty much two pieces of stale bread with some turkey inside. It was terrible. My daughter's apples were cut leaving the seeds in with brown on top. How lazy can they be? It really was awful. Now let's get to the star of the show, the Whispering Canyon Cafe. This place has the distinction of being the absolute worst dining experience of my entire life. We went for "breakfast". I was astonished at how many people were actually smiling and enjoying the trash that this restaurant served. Here is my experience there, by item: Coffee - I ordered the press coffee (French Press) for two. The server suggested that I press immediately as it had steeped long enough. It tasked like a combination of an ashtray and bad black tea. I sent it back and rinsed my mouth out with water. Now to the water... Water - Tasted like our shower smelled - sewage. How about filtering? Oatmeal - So, unlike the hordes of gluttons here, I'm actually trying to be healthy, so I ordered oatmeal. How can you mess that up? Apparently, you can. They seem to cook it in heavy cream, sure to appease the taste of their typical clientele. There were also "craisins" in my oatmeal. Craisins! Yuk! They also take the liberty of piling on mountains of brown sugar, which comes melted and looks a bit like excrement. How about letting me dress my own oatmeal? That would be novel. Fruit - Again, trying to be healthy, I ordered a fruit plate. It supposedly came with yogurt, but looked more like they had thrown a dollop of heavy cream on top of. Again, not healthy. If it were yogurt, I promise it wasn't low/non-fat. I put a piece of fruit into my mouth and it was not only unripe, but tasted like a mold bomb. Absolutely disgusting and, to make matters worse, my only option to flush it out of my mouth was water that tasted like a swamp. Muffin - I don't know what was wrong with the muffin, but it tasted so bad that I actually had to spit it out into my napkin. How pleasant. So, the restaurant was a bust, and the staff was perplexed about how I could possibly dislike everything they served. I watched a little girl at the table next to ours smile with glee as they placed a Mickey waffle in front of her. It didn't look fresh and they had taken the liberty of soaking it in syrup for her. There is an insulin needle disposal boxes in all of the bathrooms. Where else could you go where diabetes is a such a problem that you need needle disposal boxes in all of the bathrooms?? I have a close family member with Type I, insulin dependent diabetes, so I'm sensitive to this awful disease. This is not the problem here. Looking around, I'm certain that Type II adult onset is a common thing here. One of the problems that I had with dining at the hotel was their hours. A lot of people come from other time zones and, like us, many try to stay on their home time zone. It is absolutely impossible to get food anywhere after 12:00. If you order before midnight, room service has a few options. I found room service to be the most palatable dining option in the hotel, though very expensive. The pool is good, really good. The lifeguards don't mess around and, while I would never put my child's life in the hands of someone else, I have 100% confidence that it would be impossible to drown in that pool. Lifeguards are everywhere and their heads scan the water with robotic efficiency. It's kind of funny to watch, but very much appreciated. The boat ride to the park is great as well. I never had to wait long in either direction, even at times when other boats, and the monorail, were very crowded. It only took about 10 minutes to motor over to Magic Kingdom and the ride was always very nice. I am glad that we had this experience as my resolve to never stay at another Disney property again is now resolute. I was very disappointed to see that the Four Seasons was directly across the street. That would have been such a better experience and would have offered so much more comfort and value. I know a lot of people want to experience the "magic", and that can best be had at a Disney property. In those cases, I think a lot of value can be had from whatever endorphins arise in your brain. If you're looking to further your metabolic syndrome, or pretend that people in costumes are real, this is the place for you. For those a bit more connected to reality, and looking for a bit more sophistication, I would recommend staying anywhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our home away from home

Apr 24, 2019 819michellem819 Richmond, Virginia

We stayed here previously and I did not think it could get any better but it did. The atmosphere here is wonderful and the hotel is truly breathtaking. You really feel like you at a lodge in the Midwest, it is all encompassing. For us we like that it is close to the Magic Kingdom yet remote enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the… Read more
We stayed here previously and I did not think it could get any better but it did. The atmosphere here is wonderful and the hotel is truly breathtaking. You really feel like you at a lodge in the Midwest, it is all encompassing. For us we like that it is close to the Magic Kingdom yet remote enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Their poolside bar/grill Geyser Point has great food and is very relaxing as well. The only downside was housekeeping was bit slow to turn over our room each day, sometimes not coming by till 2pm or later. Housekeeping appeared to be understaffed. A bonus was that our room had a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks each night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super friendly

Apr 23, 2019 neverhome305 Miami Beach, Florida

Our Family stayed here and I cannot say enough about how accommodating the Staff is at this hotel. The pool area is great and it was a relaxing enjoyable vacation. Much more fun than the Four Seasons.