Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a rustic, Colorado feel to it. It’s actually inspired by the Pacific Northwest, however, the closest I’ve gotten to that is Colorado and it’s amazing how similar it feels when you walk into the resort. You would never know that you were just a short boat trip away from the Magic Kingdom!
The Wilderness Lodge is a Deluxe Disney Resort and as the name suggests has a fun wilderness theme. The kids like to refer to this resort as “Chip and Dale’s House” when we stay.
The rooms have cabin-inspired décor with natural wood accents and cozy furnishings. In the bathrooms, there is tilework that has Disney friends Chip & Dale, Bambi, and Meeko (from Pocahontas).
The lobby is one of my favorite areas of this resort. It’s inspired by National Park lodges across the west and uses wood and stone as the major materials of the lobby. There’s a huge stone fireplace that has rocking chairs to relax in as you watch the fire, as well as a Disney Character totem pole in front of the gift shop. The sites of the fireplace and sounds of chatter from the lobby as well as The Whispering Canyon Café make the area warm and inviting.
Restaurants at the Wilderness Lodge
There are four restaurants on the property. Artist Point is their signature upscale dining with a menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Whispering Canyon Café is a casual, fun table service restaurant where servers crack jokes and kids get to do hobby horse races. Geyser Point is an open-air restaurant that overlooks Bay Lake. There various seating options, all a very casual hang-out type spot. Roaring Forks is the resort’s quick-service restaurant. We’ve had breakfast here a few times and it’s always been good. It’s also the place to grab a quick snack or dessert!
There are two pools, the Copper Creek Springs pool and Boulder Ridge Cove. The Copper Creek Springs pool also has an adjacent kid splash area for little ones. The Boulder Ridge Cove is the “quiet” pool where there aren’t as many activities going on.
Near the hotel, there is Fire Rock Geyser, a faux Old Faithful that erupts near the large pool. You can often hear it on the boat ramp as well.
The resort transportation includes buses and boats. You can take a boat to Magic Kingdom or to the Wilderness Campgrounds also. There’s a lot of non-park fun to be had over at the campground area including wagon rides and ponies!
Is the Wilderness Lodge For You?
If you are looking for a rustic feel but want something closer to the park than Saratoga Springs Resort Treehouse Villas, this is definitely a fantastic option to check out! We love the convenience of the resort to the parks but also that when we are at the resort itself it feels like we are in a remote area in the west. It is a cozy, inviting resort that is enjoyable for kids and adults.
Is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge worth the money?
Yes. It’s worth every penny and many times is one of the cheaper of the Deluxe Disney Resorts.
Do they offer Club Level?
Yes! There is a Club Level option and the Cast Members in the lounge are very friendly (I know, you’re thinking aren’t they always?) they truly work on making a connection with guests not just making sure you have everything you need.
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