Disney's Wilderness Lodge

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Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Wilderness Lodge logo.svg
Location Magic Kingdom Resort Area
Resort type Deluxe Resort
Opened May 28, 1994
Theme Pacific Northwest
Areas Main Building
Rooms 729
Suites Honeymoon Suite, Yosemite Suite, Yellowstone Suite
Green lodge yes
Waterfall between the lobby hot spring and the main swimming pool

Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a resort hotel located at the Walt Disney World Resort. It opened on May 28, 1994. The resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area on Bay Lake. The resort is also located near Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Disney's Wilderness Lodge is home to The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, a Disney Vacation Club timeshare resort. A similarly-themed resort, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, is located at the Disneyland Resort in California.[1][2]

Resort[edit]

This hotel was designed by Peter Dominick.[3] It is themed with an atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, and features both natural and Native American elements. The main building was modeled after the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. An artificial geyser and hot springs are located on the resort grounds.

Boat transportation is available to the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

In November 2007, the resort received designation in the Florida Green Lodging Program.[4]

Dining[edit]

The resort has several dining options, including room service. There are two main restaurants at the resort:

  • Artist Point — Restaurant serving food prepared in the style of the American Northwest, featuring meals from Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia. These include dinners such as cedar plank salmon, and grilled buffalo.[5]
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe — Restaurant geared primarily towards families with younger children.

The resort also features quick snack eateries, including Roaring Fork Snacks, Territory Lounge, and Trout Pass. Guests staying on the 7th-floor Concierge level can access the Old Faithful Club, which offers continental breakfast, cheese and wine tastings, and beverages and snacks throughout the day.

Shopping[edit]

The Wilderness Lodge contains one store named The Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, located in the main lobby of the resort. The store sells many Disney items available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, as well as items specifically themed to the Pacific Northwest and the hotel itself. Since the addition of The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the shop has begun selling limited grocery items as well. A Disney pin trading booth is located across the lobby from the store.

Recreation[edit]

Teton Boat and Bike Rentals rents boats for guests to use on Bay Lake, and bikes to use on the trails around the resort.

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Coordinates: 28°24′34″N 81°34′21″W / 28.409390°N 81.572615°W / 28.409390; -81.572615