This is our third Disney World (deluxe) resort. We have stayed at the Polynesian first and Animal Kingdom Lodge second. We absolutely loved AKL. But we want to try the other resorts too. The Wilderness Lodge was not my first choice, but we got a better deal with WL so we decided to try it out. This was amazing. It feels like AKL with a different theming though so that's why I enjoyed this resort. Disney World deluxe resorts have amazing themes! The pool is amazing.
The staff was friendly and helpful, but then again, this is a Disney World resort... it would be hard to find one that is not friendly nor helpful.
I love and will always stay in a Disney World resort (more likely a deluxe resort.) And I will always rate them as amazing because of the theming and the location of the resorts. Sometimes, you feel like staying in the resort at night and you want more choices of restaurants to eat in and Deluxe Resorts have more choices. But it is a personal decision if you choose to pay premium for these resorts. I feel it is worth it!!!
My favorite thing about WL compared to the other resorts we tried: bananas foster Mickey waffles!! I also like that there was an option to use the ferry to get to MK.More