Disney's Wilderness Lodge
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Wilderness Lodge is my favorite resort on Disney property. It is beautiful with incredible decor, amenities and restaurants. The new DVC additions and changes to rooms are incredibly well done. They could present space issues for larger families since a 2 bedroom is 3 hotel rooms converted. That means the living room/kitchen is smaller. However, the bedrooms are huge with the master bedroom being well appointed and comfy.
We stayed here in october - november 2017 for our honeymoon. We booked a courtyard view, hoping to get a lake view (which is not guaranteed). Regarding the hotel in general: The place is just spectacular. It is very difficult to imagine that a hotel could make you gasp for air the moment you enter the lobby. You really need to be prepared to be left breathless the moment you walk in. Everything is perfectly themed like the US Northwest, the music is perfect, the geiser in the lobby is amazing, everything was truly superb. Regarding the food options in the hotel: We were very satisfied with this. You have your quick service option at roaring fork, your low end table service at whispering canyon, your high end table service at artist point, your bar with a view at geiser point and your in door bar at territory lounge. There's food options for everyone, and the food/drink quality is really good. Regarding amenities: We only had a chance to use the pool, hot tub and rent a pontoon. Each of these experiences were flawless. Regarding our room experience: Unfortunately this is where we had a difficult time. We booked a room with a view and they gave us a room on the first floor, however, what nobody tells you is that the rooms "with a view" on the first floor overlook a bush. Like, literally, a bush. Also, our bathroom didn't have a tub, as advertised on their website, and a couple of the bathroom fixtures were old and broken.So Why am I giving this resort 5 stars instead of 3? because being disney, we filed a complaint, not really expecting much out of it, and a manager IMMEDIATELY came out, listened to our case, and offered a room change to the 5th floor, with a 200 dollar refund for the first night. We declined the refund, because we weren't really looking for any freebies, but they "respectfully declined" our request. After that, everything was smooth sailing.
Being a Disney property, there is already pre-defined, very high expectations set even before you walk in the door but what sets this property apart from other non-Disney hotels, is the level of detail en mass Disney goes to here, carrying over the magic from its Disney brand. The moment we pulled up, greeted and welcomed to the resort but for those that travel with young kids, there is often a feeling of 'parental anxiety' when checking in, as you need to go through the sometimes lengthy process of checking in with one eye on your kids, one eye on the check in process....not here. We walk in the door and the greeter asks the kids "you must be 'name' and 'name'?" Our kids eyes lit up wondering how they knew. As we checked in, the kids took in the many Disney sites around the hotel. Main lobby is absolutely massive and caverness, very comfortable even with the large number of family groups on the property. Rooms are very good size, lots of space to sprawl all your family "stuff".Transportation to Magic Kingdom was comfortable and relaxed by boat (about 10 minutes?) at the back of the hotel. Nice to not be battling parking or paying at gates, etc....Short wait for the boat where you enjoy your surroundings ultimately puts you right at the main gates. Food was good although pricey (what do you expect, it's Disney).Service at hotel was incredible. We had an incident that involved some personal items falling over the balcony onto the roof and we were under time constraints with catching a flight home. This wasn't an easy recovery as it was in an awkward location over 5 stories up on the roof so could not easily retrieve it. Within 90 minutes, the service team had a platform crane normally used for window cleaning brought in to retrieve them. They mentioned we were lucky the crane was there that day but I was really impressed with the initiative their team took to get our personal items back in time to make our flight.Thanks to everyone there. A great stay even when some abnormal circumstances are thrown into the mix, your service was exceptional.
For it being my first time to the wilderness lodge i have to say this place was great the people was nice from the start they really make you feel at home here. Plan on coming back here in 2019 thanks again Disney
We had the pleasure of staying in the newly renovated rooms, specifically 2 bedroom, the beginning of November. It comfortably accommodated 7 of us for a week. It is our fourth time at the Wilderness Lodge and the renovations to the pool, lake amenities, villas and rooms were nicely done. Very family friendly resort while still offering a retreat for adults and couples.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Option 1: Magic your Way base ticket kids promotion
Magic Your Way Base ticket give you access to one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks each day of your ticket. Theme Park choices are Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Magic your Way base ticket included for 6 days or more. Apply for kids ages 3 to 9 only travelling with 2 adults.
- Option 2: Disney Dining Plans
Disney Dining Plans offered for free when you buy 6 days or more Magic your Way base ticket. With Disney's Dining Plans, you can relax and enjoy your stay knowing your meals are paid for in advance. Only guests who have booked both a Disney Resort Hotel and a Magic Your Way Ticket can take advantage of these convenient and affordable plans:
Disney Quick-Service (Offered with "Value" hotels 3*) Dining Plan for Guests on a budget or planning a packed itinerary, the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan offers superb value, convenience and the peace of mind of prepaid meals. Includes: Two Quick-Service meals, two selected Snacks and one Refillable Resort Mug per person, per night at participating locations.
Disney Dining Plan (Offered with "Moderate and Deluxe" hotels 3.5* and +) This package offers you an easy and affordable way to experience a wide variety of restaurants. Includes: One Quick-Service meal, one Table-Service meal and one selected Snack per person, per night at over 100 participating locations.
- Option 3: No Magic your Way base ticket promotion
- 728 Rooms
- 2 Full Service restaurants: Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Cafe
- Quick Service restaurant
- Pool bar
- Room Service: 7am - 11am & 5pm - midnight
- Pool: natural spring theme with water slide and nearby rock geyser
- 2 whirlpool spas
- Marina/boat rental
- Beach area
- Bike rental
- Jogging trail
- Health club
- Massage/spa services
- Electrical Water Pageant view
- 2 queen-size beds
- Full bathroom
- TV with Disney Channels
- Internet (fee)
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
For the Kids - Kid's pool, Children's playground and Arcade. Kids activities available for a fee.
Free Magical Express transfers: If you choose the package with transfers, Disney's Magical Express Service is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. Motor coaches pick you up at Orlando International Airport and take you to your Disney Resort Hotel, while your bags are picked up and taken to your room. And when your vacation's over, you and your bags are taken back to Orlando International Airport.
Car Rental included - If you choose the Transat package with car rental, it is included for the length of stay and is based on your type of accommodation: Hotel room - 4-Door Midsize, 2 Bedroom Condo/Home or larger - Mini-Van, when 4 or more adults share. The rental includes Unlimited mileage, Air-conditioning, Automatic transmission, AM/FM stereo, State map, 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Applicable local taxes and surcharges are not included. Please inquire for full details.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Disney's Wilderness LodgeOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
901 Timberline Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8426
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