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INTERCOT > Resorts > Disney Resorts > Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge

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The Wilderness Lodge, an architectural masterpiece on the shore of Bay Lake, is one of Disney's most beautiful resorts. Inspired by the National Park Lodges of the American West from the early part of the 20th century, the resort takes elements from nature and incorporates them into every space. Outside, near the pool, a geyser erupts regularly, adding to the theme.

Lobby

The lobby is grand and jaw dropping, rising up six stories in a huge, open space. Bundled log colums support the massive trusses at the top. On each side, a 55 foot totem pole rises up to keep watch over the people milling about. At the top, four enormous teepee chandeliers provide a soft glow that gives the lobby a cozy, warm feel. In the corner, a 5 story fireplace showcases the rock layers that can be found in the Grand Canyon, and rocking chairs face the fire and provide a wonderful place to unwind and relax. In the corner, bubbling water can be heard. Upon closer inspection, guests will discover the beginning of a stream that winds under a bridge in the lobby before flowing outside to become a larger one that feeds directly into the pool. Rustic wooden floors and carpeting featuring Native American desings adds to the western motif. Wrought iron and wood carvings are everywhere, and on each floor, Native American artifacts, art, and western mining equpiment can be found in display cases.

Wilderness Lodge Waterfall

This resort houses 725 deluxe rooms. Rooms here are a bit smaller than most deluxe resorts, but the price point is lower as a result. There are two restaurants plus a quick service location, 2 bars, a fitness center (at the adjacent Villas at Wilderness Lodge), 2 pools, 3 spas, an arcade, a child care center, and a gift shop. The lodge provides boat service to Magic Kingdom and Ft. Wilderness and bus service to all other locations.

Pool at Night

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The location of the resort is wonderful if you are looking to truly get away from it all. In fact, staying here makes it very hard to "remember" that you are actually in Florida. The resort is shrouded in pine trees and evergreens, and surrounded by wildlife, so it really does feel like it is in the middle of the wilderness. Recreational activities are plentiful here: boating, biking, swimming, and the nearby Ft. Wilderness Campground (connected to the lodge by a mile long path), provides additional opportunities. A lodge tour is given daily--inquire at the front desk for the schedule. Consider being a "Flag Family”. Each day a family can participate in the flag raising on the roof of the lodge. Requests can be made at check in. The Wilderness Lodge has long been an Intercot Favorite and it's no wonder why!

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Accommodations:

What can I expect to pay for a room?
Room rates range from $289-$598 per night. Club Level rooms range from $515-$985 per night. Rates vary based on season. Rates are higher on weekends and holidays.

Rooms here are themed to woodlands with Native American decor and accents. The leather and wood headboards feature etchings and engravings of wildlife. Some Disney animals from Pocahontas, Bambi, and Chip and Dale can be seen on the bathroom tiles. These rooms have a repuation for being "dark", but the recent renovations have helped brighten things up a bit. For a brighter room, book a Courtyard View and request a higher floor. Rooms here can be booked with one of three views: Standard, Woods View, or Courtyard View. Some Woods view rooms face the Magic Kingdom and have an excellent view of the fireworks!

Standard Room
Standard Room-2 Queen Beds

Standard Room View 2

King Room
King Bed Room

Dual Sink Vanity  Tub
Vanity features dual sinks                     Tub tiles feature forest friends

Bunk Bed Room
Bunk Bed Room-1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin sized bunk beds

Size of Rooms: 344 square feet

Number of beds: Most rooms have two queen beds. King bed and bunk bed (one queen plus bunk bed) rooms are available as well. Club Level rooms and suites are available. Accessible rooms are available.

Features of Room
: Table with two chairs,
refrigerator, a nice sized closet, a small safe to store valuables, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, alarm clock, ceiling fan

Bathroom: The sink area has a double vanity, with the shower and toilet in a closed area.

Balcony
: Yes. Balconies on the 7th floor are enclosed "privacy" balconies.

Occupancy
: Maximum four-person occupancy per standard room. If there are more than 2 adults in a room, there is an additional charge of $25 per adult, per night. 

Suites: Yes -The 31 Deluxe Rooms feature two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed in the bedroom and a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the parlor area. This suite has all the features of the standard room plus a wet bar. Deluxe rooms come with Club Level access.

Deluxe Room Photos: 

Deluxe Room Living Area  Deluxe Room Living 2

Deluxe Room Bedroom  Deluxe Bedroom 2

Deluxe Bathroom  Wet Bar

Club Level: Club Level rooms are located on the 7th floor. In addition to the amenities of standard rooms, these rooms includes robes, DVD players, deluxe turndown service, continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening hors d'oeuvres and desserts with wine and cordials. Advanced itinerary planning is also available. The concierge lounge is open from 7AM-10PM. Seating is available in the hallways overlooking the lobby.
Continental Breakfast: 7:00AM-10:30AM
Snacks: 11:30-3:00PM
Evening Appetizers: 5:00PM-7:00PM
Desserts & Cordials 8:00PM-10:00PM
Visit our Club Level page for more details and guest feedback.

Room Views:

Woods View
Woods View (ground floor room)

Courtyard View
Courtyard View

CL Enclosed Balcony
Enclosed balcony on the 7th Floor Club Level

 

 

Dining:

Dining at Wilderness Lodge

 

Artist Point
Pacific Northwest inspired fine dining. The dining room is surrounded by large windows that provide a picturesque view of the courtyard area. Wines from the Pacific Northwest region are featured. This is a Disney Signature Dining Experience.
ADR:
Highly Recommended
Hours: 5:30PM-9:30PM
Meals: Dinner
Specialties: venison carpaccio, cedar plank salmon, filet mignon, berry cobbler
Artist Point Dining Room

Artist Point Food
   
Whispering Canyon Café
A raucous dining adventure for the whole family. Servers here like to have a lot of fun, and you may be asked to provide some of the entertainment. Food is served family style or a la carte.
ADR:
Recommended
Hours:
Breakfast 7:30AM-11:15AM
Lunch 11:45AM-2:30PM
Dinner 5:00PM-10:00PM
Specialties: All you care to eat, family style skillets for breakfast and dinner. Banana bread french toast, omelettes, waffles, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, salads, sandwiches, fish, ribs, pork chops, steaks, bottomless milkshakes. 
Whispering Canyon Cafe dining room

Dessert
   
Roaring Fork
This quick service location had a small variety, although food is made to order and is quite good. Large sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and kids' meals are available. Breakfast options include platters, waffles with a choice of delicious toppings, and breakfast sandwiches. Grab and go items and baked goods are available as well.
Hours:
6:00AM-12:00AM
Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork Dining Area
   
Territory Lounge
Full-Service Bar-Coffee drinks and pastries are served in the morning; during lounge hours, appetizers and desserts are offered.
Hours: 7:00AM-11:00AM; 4:00PM-12:00AM
Territory Lounge
   
Trout Pass Pool Bar
Full service pool bar featuring cocktails, frozen blended specialties, beer, wine, and sangria.
Hours: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Trout Pass Pool Bar
   
Room Service
Available from 6:30-11:00AM and 4:00PM-12:00AM. A menu can be found in your room.

 

Recreation:

Pool from above

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is currently undergoing a transformation! You may see or hear work in progress while we create new magic, including enhancements to Hidden Springs Pool, which will be closed from October 26, 2015 through 2017. Certain pathways and other areas will also be closed during construction, beginning in early October 2015. To learn more about refurbishments at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, please call (407) 939-5277.

Swimming: The main pool, Silver Creek Springs, features a slide, waterfall, 2 hot tubs, and a new kid's splash area. Pool towels are available. The pool at the Villas, Hidden Springs Pool, is also open to guests, and features a hot tub.

Playground: A playground is located near the beach.

Games:
Buttons & Bells Arcade is located just outside the lobby, towards the bus stop.

Fitness: Sturdy Branches Health Club features a full range of Cardio & Strength Equipment and Free Weights ... as well as Massage Treatments, In-room Massage, Sauna Room and Personal Training. Visit our Health Clubs & Spas Page for more details and rates. Access is complimentary for resort guests.

Jogging/Walking paths:
There is a one mile path that leads to Ft. Wilderness that is excellent for walking or running. However, it is not well lit, so use caution.

Boat and bike rentals: available at Teton Boat & Bike Rentals.

Horseback riding and  Fishing excursions are also offered. Horseback riding is offered at Ft. Wilderness. Fishing Excursions are offered from the resort marina.

Shopping: Wilderness Lodge Mercantile carries a wide assortment of resort specific merchandise, Disney character merchanise, books, souvenirs, sundries, and food/snacks.

The Electric Water Pageant floats by the Wilderness Lodge at 9:35 PM.

 

Transportation:

Boat to Magic Kingdom

Boats: Boats run between the resort and Magic Kingdom, as well as in a loop around Bay Lake, stopping at Wilderness Lodge, Ft. Wilderness Campground, and the Contemporary Resort. Boats have a colored flag indicating which route it is operating.
Green Flag: Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground to the Magic Kingdom (MK) -- (˝ hour before MK opens; pick-up from MK until 45 minutes after park closes.)
Blue Flag: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Contemporary Resort, Wilderness Lodge (7:30am to 10pm)

Bus: Bus transportation is available to the Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Water parks, and Disney Springs. Buses may share with the Grand Floridian Resort.

Approximate Duration:
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 15 minutes
Epcot -- 10 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 5 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 15 minutes
Disney Springs -- 25 minutes


Room Location:

GeyserWhat floor can I see the fireworks from?
Book a Woods View room and request a room on the Magic Kingdom side on the fifth or sixth floor.

What rooms have closed in balconies?
7th floor (Club Level rooms)

What views can get the noisiest?
Courtyard views

What is the Closest Attraction?
Magic Kingdom

Is there Childcare at the resort?
Yes. The Cub's Den offers supervised childcare from 4:30PM-12:00AM.  For more details visit our page on Childcare facilities.

Check In/Out:
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Photos:

Lodge Entrance
Courtyard View
 
Majestic Lobby
Pool
Lobby Christmas Tree
Road Entrance
Bear Crossing
Moose
Lodge Approach
Night Stand
Sitting Area
TV Cabinet
Bunk Beds
Pool Slide
Pool View
 
Totem Pole
Geyser
Paw Prints
Exterior
Standard Bunk Room
Light Fixture
Scenic View
Bird's Eye View
Walkway
Waterfall
Lobby View


Address:
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
901 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Telephone: (407) 824-3200
Fax: (407) 824-3232


Visit our Disney Vacation Club pages for information on the Wilderness Lodge Villas.



 

 
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