Disney's Wilderness Lodge
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This hotel is absolutely beautiful! Hands down, one of the best properties I've ever stayed at. The theme is wonderful and thoughtfully done throughout the entire resort. When you walk in, the lobby is grand and breathtaking. There are many restaurants to choose from with most having plenty of seating. There are food options even for the pickiest of eaters. There was a small amount of construction but it didn't bother us in anyway and it was right outside of our room (we stayed at the Copper Creek Villas). I found the transportation options to be great with easy access to the magic Kingdom via boat. for our stay, after the fireworks we didn't have to wait much longs than a few minutes for a boat while others waited in huge lines and what looked like a very long wait for their bus. On a side note, we had a small issue with the fridge (it wasn't an issue at all just was leaking and didn't bother us one bit) so I called the front desk. Them came within 10 minutes and fixed it. The next day they sent us a beautiful card to apologize (which was lovely) and a small box of chocolates. I was happy with the fact that the service went above and beyond and this little touch was unexpected and so nice. The cast members are amazing!!!
The lodge is beautiful and so is the campus. It has the standard Disney amenities with transportation (including boat to Magic Kingdom). The room itself was very ordinary (smaller than a typical Hampton Inn). Employees are friendly but this is a BIG hotel that is part of a big hotel system. Case in point - our daughter vomited in the middle of the night. We made two requests to have our bathroom deep-cleaned ( one to the front desk and one via the operator) and neither request resulted in anything being done in a 24 hour span. I am fairly certain that wouldn't happen at a similarly priced smaller hotel. Message lost on the Disney bureaucracy.
We've just returned from a 2 week stay at Disneyâ€™s Wilderness lodge, having visited Walt Disney World in Florida twice now (and getting engaged at Disney 2 years ago) it seemed a natural choice for our honeymoon.We have stayed at moderate resorts before, but decided to try a deluxe resort this time for our honeymoon and opted for Disneyâ€™s Wilderness Lodge - The lodge is set in the Magic Kingdom area of Disney World and has a beautiful natural park style to it. We chose this hotel for its beautiful decor and proximity to the Magic Kingdom Park.â€˘Lobby- the entrance lobby to the hotel is absolutely stunning, you are greeted by the most beautiful smell when you enter. The lobby - which stretches up all 7 floors of the hotel is covered in beautiful wood carvings, totem poles, Native American artefacts and roaring natural fireplaces. One of which stretches at least halfway up the lobby with lots of cosy rocking chairs below. The impressive 4 tee-pee style lights hang low above the tall ceilings and it really is a sight to behold upon entering this beautiful hotel.â€˘Rooms- you can really tell the difference here between the moderate and the deluxe style rooms that Disney has to offer, as it was our honeymoon we were greeted by a castle view upon opening the door (this really made our honeymoon) as it offered stunning views out onto Bay lake and the Magic Kingdom. The room was near immaculately clean and the beds (as always with Disney) were incredibly comfy. We had a double vanity and television unit, we found we had plenty of storage for our two week stay & we had a lovely spacious balcony with two chairs and a table - perfect for hot coco in the evenings! As far as the room went I really cannot fault anything and the view from our room topped it off for me.â€˘Pool areas, grounds and recreation- Disneyâ€™s Wilderness Lodge has 2 main pool areas- the copper creek pool & the new Boulder Ridge pool. Copper creek is a large pool, which is the noisier of the two- this is where the childrenâ€™s entertainment is held. This pool has beautiful views onto the main area of the hotel and a waterfall, which runs directly from inside the hotel lobby down into the pool. The other pool - boulder ridge is the quieter of the two and is set a bit further away from the main building. Both pools offer hot tubs and lots of sun loungers and cabanas.We also took advantage of the on site cycle hire (just 9 dollars and hour) which has a great trail through the surrounding woodlands to Fort Wilderness - we saw deer, lots of birds, lizards and plenty of horses so great if you love nature! And also the speedboat hire - which was incredibly fun!! These were around 30 dollars but weâ€™re one of our highlights of our holiday.â€˘Dining - Theres are 4 restaurants at Wilderness Lodge, we dined at 3 of these - Roaring Forks & Whispering Canyon. Roaring Forks is pretty much standard of a Disney hotel, it offers quick convenient good quality fast food. We were on the dining plan but the food all seemed reasonably priced (for Disney prices) the dining room also offers coffee (jofferys which is delicious and also available in the parks) fountain drinks and Grab and go options such as croissants & and delicious selection of cakes. The other restaurant we dined at is Whispering Canyon - which offers the â€śfamousâ€ť all-u-can-eat platter. This restaurant warns you is is loud and in your face before entering. I would warn that the sense of humour used throughout the service is that of a particular taste which could be considered almost rude in some cultures, however the food was delicious (if not HUGE portions) and served piping hot. The last restaurant we dined at was Geyser Point which is located on Bay Lake. This was a really pretty lodge style restaurant we ate here once and had excellent service and the food was delicious.â€˘Staff- The staff at Wilderness Lodge made us feel welcome and as they like to say â€śat homeâ€ť at the resort. We had on file that it was our honeymoon and they greeted us a lot with a congratulations which is always nice when you are celebrating. I would like to mention Allison who is part of the college programme, she was really friendly and always greeted us with a smile and made time to talk to us - Disney she is a real asset to your company!Most of the staff were really great at the hotel- the only things I would say to look out for is the timeshare programme (DVC) is highly advertised throughout your stay, they have a table with staff located on the way in and out of the hotel with eager cast members ready to sell. upon check out when we went to clear our room Bill (as we do in any hotel) we were told this had been charged to the card & in future we should do it before (which we hadnâ€™t been told) then when we said we would like to use our remaining US dollars to clear it we were told she was going home so maybe to go to someone else - definitely NOT Disney service (never mind that we had saved for years for this â€śdeluxeâ€ť service. However all in all the staff were great and this was just a small error at the end of our trip.â€˘Transportation- unfortunately this is what has stopped me giving this hotel full marks, having previously stated at a moderate resort with its own transports links we expected the same if not better from a deluxe offering - sadly this was not the case.Wilderness lodge shares bus and boat links with both Fort wilderness campground and Disneyâ€™s Contemporary resort (this is something that was not mentioned prior to our arrival). Having had excellent bus links to the parks at our last stay (coranado springs) we were excited at the prospect of a deluxe bus service, not to mention the boats direct to magic kingdom from our resort.We felt that although close in location, because of the location and the fact that you share transport links with both fort wilderness and contemporary you had to double what you thought the journey would be (for example it took us over an hour to get to Magic Kingdom on the shuttle boats) which are advertised as a convenience to you when staying at this resort.To anyone considering a stay at Wilderness Lodge and wanting to do the Theme Parks I would strongly consider looking into the transport links between resort hotels and the parks - as we found we spent a long time travelling on this trip. Even to the point of where we felt a lot of the time the fort wilderness campsite (which is a moderate resort) was often given priority over Disneyâ€™s Wilderness Lodge. This was my only real letdown for this resort as sometimes the staff on the buses and boats can be incredibly obnoxious (even to the point of blatantly ignoring you to your face or pulling in a bus away from a shelter in the pouring rain) so I would recommend for people looking into Wilderness Lodge to maybe consider resorts which have a single transport link (I believe animal kingdom lodge has this and I know that Coronado springs has) to avoid very very lengthy journeys between parks and restaurant reservations.All in all Disneyâ€™s Wilderness Lodge is a beautiful hotel & has really stunning ground and lots of great amenities to offer to couples and familyâ€™s young and old alike, and despite the small issues we had it really was a great place to stay - from the views in our room to the nature we saw throughout our 2 week stay is really was the perfect base for our honeymoon and we will definitely return.
Our first experience of access to club level facilities did not disappoint. Staff, consistently attentive and we appreciated their efforts to accommodate any request, our thanks to all the club staff, especially Loyda, Travis, Karen and Rocky. Our room on the 3rd floor (3003) had lovely views of Bay Lake and no request was too much trouble for the staff tidying us up each day. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety and quality of food and beverages on offer at Old Faithful Club, soups were delicious. Love whole resort, the spectacular lobby and in particular the quieter Hidden Springs pool and Geyser Point. As WL and WDW is our daughters special place our future son in law chose to propose by Silver Creek just after we arrived and complimentary strawberries and champagne from WL was such nice touch - added a little pixie dust to such a special occasion.
This was our first stay here and it was everything anyone could expect. Although it has been there for some years, everything looked brand new and the staff (cast members that is) were exceptional. We loved it and will be back. We have a service disabled vet family member and there are substantial discounts on the room. I highly recommend the food and drink package for your stay. It turned out to be a real money saver and the food is great.
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- Option 1: Magic your Way base ticket kids promotion
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- 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.
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Disney's Wilderness LodgeOrlando,United States
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901 Timberline Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8426
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