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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Standard Room-2 Queen Beds
King Bed Room
Vanity features dual sinks
Tub tiles feature forest friends
Bunk Bed Room-1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin sized bunk
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"
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:
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
Evening Appetizers: 5:00PM-7:00PM
Desserts & Cordials 8:00PM-10:00PM
Level page for more details and guest
Woods View (ground floor room)
Enclosed balcony on the 7th Floor Club Level
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.
carpaccio, cedar plank salmon, filet mignon, berry cobbler
Whispering Canyon Café
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.
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.
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.
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
Trout Pass Pool Bar
Full service pool bar featuring cocktails, frozen
blended specialties, beer, wine, and sangria.
Available from 6:30-11:00AM and 4:00PM-12:00AM. A menu can
be found in your room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Electric Water Pageant floats by the
Wilderness Lodge at 9:35 PM.
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 transportation is available to the Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood
Animal Kingdom, Water parks, and Disney Springs. Buses may share with the
Grand Floridian Resort.
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 15 minutes
Epcot -- 10 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 5 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 15 minutes
Disney Springs -- 25 minutes
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?
What is the
Childcare at the resort?
Yes. The Cub's
Den offers supervised childcare from 4:30PM-12:00AM. For more details
visit our page on
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
Standard Bunk Room
Bird's Eye View
901 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Telephone: (407) 824-3200
Fax: (407) 824-3232
Disney Vacation Club pages for information
Wilderness Lodge Villas.