Disney's Wilderness Lodge

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Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Wilderness Lodge logo.svg
Disney's Wilderness Lodge at dusk.jpg
Disney's Wilderness Lodge at dusk
Location Magic Kingdom Resort Area
Resort type Deluxe Resort
Opened May 28, 1994; 22 years ago (1994-05-28)
Theme Pacific Northwest
Areas Main Building
Rooms 729
Suites Honeymoon Suite, Yosemite Suite, Yellowstone Suite
Green lodge yes
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
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Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.jpg
Location Magic Kingdom Resort Area
Resort type Disney Vacation Club Resort
Opened November 15, 2000; 15 years ago (2000-11-15)
Theme Pacific Northwest
Areas Villas
Rooms 181
Suites None
Green lodge yes
Disney's Wilderness Lodge lobby
Waterfall between the lobby hot spring and the main swimming pool

The Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a AAA Four-Diamond Award–winning[1] 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. A similarly-themed resort, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is located at the Disneyland Resort in California.[2][3]

The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, a Disney Vacation Club Timeshare resort on the site, was announced in 1998, and the property first accepted guests in November 2000. The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge are adjacent to Disney's Wilderness Lodge, whose design is based on the National Park lodges of America's Pacific Northwest. The Vacation Club Villas are themed to the antecedent lodgings built by workers on the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century, and contain railroad memorabilia and artwork. The accommodations include Studio units with a kitchenette, as well as one and two-bedroom villas with a larger kitchen and living space. In late 2015, Disney began an extensive building project to expand the Villas with waterside units similar to those found over the water at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, as well as recreation and dining facilities.[4]

Resort[edit]

This hotel was designed by Peter Dominick.[5] 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AAA Four Diamond Hotels" (PDF). AAA. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort". WDWHistory. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Walt Disney World Resort - Disney's Wilderness Lodge". Official Disney Website. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Plans filed for waterside Disney Vacation Club villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort". WDWMagic.com. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  5. ^ http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/090115dominick.asp
  6. ^ "Two Disney Resorts Receives Florida Green Lodging Designation". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 

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