The Wilderness Lodge resort at Walt Disney World is one of Disney’s deluxe resorts. This resort, located near the Magic Kingdom, is themed after the great American park lodges at the turn of the 20th century. From the moment you arrive at the front entrance the feeling of being at a park lodge. Except for the lodge itself, no other buildings can be seen. You are surrounded by trees and plants. The resort itself is a feast for your eyes with the detailing put into the area.
When you enter the lodge the massive lobby is breathtaking in its details. From the tall carved pillars stretching to the ceiling, the fireplace in corner, to the warm wood colors throughout, the lobby feels warm, inviting, and relaxing. This feeling spreads throughout the resort, even in the 727 rooms where carved headboards and warm wood tones are still prominent. As you exit the lodge to the pool area you are still surrounded by the theming with a small stream (that originates in the lobby) that runs down a waterfall into the pools and a geyser that erupts ever so often.
The resort has many advantages going for it. The lodge surrounds a large pool and two hot tubs. This means that almost every room has easy access to the pool without having to walk long distances. There is a second pool located near the villas and can be used by any guest. The villas pool does have a tendency to be a bit quieter. The resort has the regular bus services to the parks and Downtown Disney but also has the added advantage of a quick boat ride to the Magic Kingdom. A boat is also available to Fort Wilderness and the Contemporary resorts giving you easy access to dining and activities available at these resorts. It also gives you quick access to the monorail through either the Contemporary resort or the Magic Kingdom.
The easy access to the other resorts and the monorail means you have a many options when it comes to dining and activities. Although when it comes to dining the Wilderness Lodge has three good option. A counter service, Roaring Forks, offers quick meals while the Whispering Canyon, located in the main lobby, offers a fun sit down table service meal with lots of laughs as the wait staff has lots of fun with the guests. If you are in the mood for a quiet elegant dinner then Artist’s Point would be for you. There is even the Territory Lounge for a quick bite and drink before turning in for the night.
This resort offers something for almost any visitor. From the regular rooms to the honeymoon suites, the wide range of dining options, the easy access to the parks and some other resorts, just about anyone can find something to like here. The resort has been kept up and shows almost no wear from the daily passage of guests going through the resort.
*John is an independent travel agent with Magical Memories Travel. If you are interested in more info on Disney destinations you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org