Wilderness Lodge Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Maximum persons per room: 4 (plus child in crib)
Total Number of rooms: 728
Price per night: $180-$825
Room size: 340 Sq Ft.
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the best resort on Disney Property AND the best themed resort by
our visitors, is Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
This resort was inspired by Early American National Parks Service
lodges. The lakeside lodge is an 8 story, log-structured building.
The centerpiece of the Wilderness Lodge is the main lobby.
A massive 82 foot tall, three-sided stone fireplace is surrounded
by rustic-looking, wooden rocking chairs. Four large tepee
chandeliers hang overhead and two 55 foot high totem poles
stand guard at the entrance. The multi-colored flooring was
inspired by Northwest Indian designs. A bubbling hot spring
originates in the lobby and appears to continue on outside where
it is transformed into a roaring waterfall that "pours"
into the swimming area. Follow the path behind the pool area
to a 120 foot geyser that erupts hourly from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Other perks of a visit to the Wilderness Lodge include: boat
service to the Magic Kingdom, special guided tours of the resort,
(one that concentrates on the architecture and landscaping, and
the other is a "Tastes of the Lodge" tour that allows
you to sample some of the culinary delights found in the lodge restaurants),
the Discovery Island Animal show, the Ladybug Release, the opportunity
to be the "Flag Family" (who participates in the 7 a.m.
American flag raising ceremony, complete with photograph and certificate
commemorating the event) and of course the front row seating on
the boat dock for the "Electrical Water Pageant" that
crosses Bay Lake nightly.
INFO: The grand fireplace in the lobby is a recreation of the
strata of the Grand Canyon. Over 100 colors in hues
of green, magenta, buff, red, black and brown are visible, as are
fossilized remains of prehistoric plant and animal life. From
the Vishnu Schist to Bass Limestone to Tapeats Sandstone to the
Redwall and Temple Butte Limestone and finally ending with Kaibab
Limestone and Toroweap Formation, the fireplace represents 2 billion
years of the time it took for the layers of rock to form.
- Babysitting/Childcare Services
- Valet Service Cleaning
- Coin Laundry facilities
- Express Check-out
- Refillable mugs
- Bell Services
- Pool with Slide
- Poolside bar
- Valet Parking
- Complimentary newspaper delivery
- Wilderness Lodge Mercantile Shop
for gifts and sundries
- High Speed Internet Access
- Magic Kingdom Park: Take the Red Flag boat launch to the Magic Kingdom.
- Epcot: Take
the Epcot bus.
- Disney Hollywood Studios: Take the Disney Hollywood Studio bus.
- Disney's Animal Kingdom: Take the bus marked "Animal Kingdom/ Blizzard Beach".
- Disney Springs: Before
4 p.m., take the Crockett bus to the Ticket & Transportation
Center, and transfer to the bus marked Disney Springs. After 4 p.m. there will be direct Disney Springs buses from the
- Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Water Park: Before 4 p.m., take the Crockett bus to the Ticket
& Transportation Center, and transfer to the bus marked
Disney Springs. After 4 p.m. there will be direct Disney Springs buses from the resort.
- Disney's Blizzard
Beach Water Park: Take the bus marked "Animal Kingdom/Blizzard
bus stop for Disney's Wilderness Lodge is to the right of the building
as you face it from the front. From inside the lobby
of the lodge, go past the gift shop to the end of the hall and exit
through the doors. Note that some of the buses may
not take a direct route and may share services with another resort,
so allow yourself a fair bit of time if you have a Priority Seating.