I stayed at the Wilderness Lodge for a pre-Christmas vacation. I can't think of a nicer Disney resort to stay at during the holidays, given the festive Lodge atmosphere and the towering Christmas tree in the lobby.
The Wilderness Lodge rooms were updated this year, and it's brought this resort squarely into the 21st century. Gone are the old tacky bedspreads, replaced by modern white duvets. The carpet and soft goods have been nicely updated as well. The rooms at the Wilderness Lodge are a bit smaller than other Disney deluxe hotels, so I wouldn't try to put more than 3 adults in one of these rooms. For two of us, though, it was just right.
My favorite things about the Wilderness Lodge - besides the charming themeing and beautiful grounds - are the close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, and the many on-site amenities. You can indulge in everything from fine dining to fast food without leaving the main building. The pool and beach area are spacious and quite beautiful, and the walk to the boat dock is especially lovely. If you want a break from kids - yours or everyone else's - the Territory Lounge is a cozy place to get a drink in a nice adult space. Dana the bartender made me an excellent Manhattan, and the price wasn't even too high, Disney or no.
In general the staff members were very friendly and I truly felt welcomed each time I returned to the resort at night. While I thought the Lodge might be a nice place for a Christmas trip, it will likely be the Disney resort I choose on most if not all future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Disney's Wilderness Lodge—inspired by the Great American Northwest National Park lodges from the turn of the 20th century—is an architecturally grand Disney Deluxe Resort hotel honoring American craftsmanship and artistry, and celebrating the majesty of the unspoiled wilderness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Disney Wilderness Hotel
- Disney Wilderness Lodge
- Disneys Wilderness Hotel
- Walt Disney World Wilderness Lodge
- Wilderness Lodge Orlando
- Wilderness Lodge Resort
- Wilderness Lodge Disney World
- Disney Wilderness Resort
- Disneys Wilderness Lodge