We are back…..and I am slowly matriculating into this non vacay life. I so want to share all of our stories.
I want to start with the Wilderness Lodge. I will say I have been to Disney a couple of times and have this small bucket list of things I’d like to do there. One of them is staying at all the hotels. To give you some background I have stayed at all of the All Stars, Port Orleans-French Quarter, Animal Kingdom Lodge , Old Key West, and Wilderness Lodge. My heart just keeps coming back to Wilderness….so let’s take a look.
Wilderness Lodge is nestled in the Magic Kingdom section of the park-what does that mean? You literally have to drive through the Magic Kingdom park sign to get to it oh and it means your bus ride to that park is basically three minutes. The moment you drive in you immediately forget you’re in “Disney” and feel like you’re somewhere in the National Parks with trees and oh yes deer-real deer. The entire resort is built to look like a log cabin-be still my heart.
Check out the lobby…feels like home
This is our second visit to Wilderness Lodge-our first with Row and Grandma. We had a room overlooking the pool and courtyard area-not too shabby. Oh and at night when Magic Kingdom had fireworks we could see the tops of them from our balcony.
Rooms are decorated in a lodge feel-Disney always goes all out on a theme-which is why I love them.
There’s an amazing little spring and bridge in the lobby. This spring runs into the outside, over a small waterfall and ends in the large pool.
Why I love Wilderness and feel like I should stay every time?
The pool-it’s beautiful, don’t like tons of kids? Don’t worry there’s a smaller pool in the villas area that is salt water and has small bubblers. Have tiny kids-they have you covered too with an amazing mini splash/water park area. Two slides-and yes I went down the slide with Row.
The geyser-it erupts every hour and is well-it’s just cool.
The ferry-you can take a leisurely ferry to and from Magic Kingdom straight to the lodge.
The lake-you can sit there at night and watch the Bay Lake water show-oh and they have s’mores making opportunities there as well.
Rentals-you can rent bikes and bike all over the lodge property.
Whispering Canyon Cafe-I’ll go more in depth on this one later-but it’s amazing-book 180 days out because many guests from other resorts love this one and often times you can’t walk in-trust me.
Wilderness Lodge is considered a Deluxe hotel in the Disney pricing tier of resorts. This means you’re going to pay more. What do you get? You get a smaller resort and less distance between you and the food, pool, and bus. You get buses that come and go to the parks more often and your chance of having to wait for another bus because this one was full or stand are much lower-I’ve never had to do this at Wilderness Lodge. You have a lobby that your door opens out to as opposed to one you have to walk to-this element adds to the whole experience.
Wilderness Lodge is my home at Disney and I would literally stay there every single time….darn bucket list.