Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in Lake Buena Vista (Bay Lake), you’ll be convenient to Richard Petty Driving Experience and Walt Disney World®. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 727 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a 24-hour health club, an outdoor pool, and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the resort’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
How to Get There
My family has been traveling to Disney World every year for the past 6 years. We have always stayed at Moderate resorts and loved them. This time we decided to splurge and try Wilderness, after reading dozens of glowing reviews. It did not disappoint! The resort is absolutely beautiful. From the gigantic lobby, to the waterfall that appears to run straight to the pool I can't find one bad thing to say about the resort. All facilities and our room were sparkling clean. All of the cast members were so kind and willing to help. We were on the Copper Creek side, so each time we traveled through the lobby, we walked past the pin shop/pin board. Every single cast member working that store throughout our 9 days was extremely kind and jovial. While it's difficult to pick a favorite, I believe I'd have to say it's the ability to travel by boat (very short ride) to the Magic Kingdom. What a treat! We loved the resort. In fact, we loved it so much, we joined DVC with Copper Creek as our home resort. Can't wait for next year!
Wilderness Lodge is one of Disney's deluxe resorts and well worth the cost. As in all Disney resorts the staff and the accommodations are excellent. You have convenient bus services to other resorts and it is a short boat trip to Magic Kingdom. We used Danielle Fuhlsang an Independent Travel Consultant,specializing in Disney Destinations to make all our reservations for the week. She was excellent to work with and handled our reservations for lodging, meals, fast passes, etc. It cost us no more and we had to do nothing other than tell her what we wanted. The trip went off without a hitch! If you want to contact Danielle to arrange your next Disney experience you can reach her at email@example.com, through Facebook, or at 309.253.4783, you will be happy you did. Be sure to sign up for a meal plan, but I would not go with the top of the line as it is way more food than anyone can eat in a day. Suggest a mid range meal plan which gives you a meal and snacks each day, even then we did not use all the snacks, but we did get them and take them home with us.
Nice place, nice staff, and good rooms. Recommend this hotel To families with a child lots of things for his/her to do. Water slide, good food, and parking at a affordable rate, just the parking will get you though everything else is good.
Room and amenities were very nice. We used the pool pictured in this photo. Nice! Location very good to get to the Magic Kingdom. Short walk to get to the ferry for MK or to bus to get to the other parks. Bus ride to the other parks is about 20".
But,if you want to get to the Polynesian or Grand Floridian from here, you have to get to the MK first, then transfer to another ferry or the monorail, pay for taxi or drive yourself. (We flew to FL.) If you have a reservation there, allow 30" to get there without anxiety. I like to be on time, if not early. One never knows how crowed the ferries are or the wait to board either the ferry or monorail.
"Artisans Point" is a lovely restaurant in Wilderness Lodge. If you have the deluxe dining plan, you HAVE to have dinner in this restaurant! If you don't have that dining plan, you're in for a LARGE bill. The filet mignon was delicious, but $50 alone. We had the deluxe dining plan and it cost us two tickets. No big deal because we never ate lunch. It's a three course dinner with one alcoholic beverage. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent, as it should be for the cost.
We plan on returning to WDW in 2021 for the 50th Anniversary. We WILL stay at Wilderness Lodge, even after staying three times in the Polynesian.
I highly recommend for families with small kids or extended family traveling together to visit Disney. Clean and friendly, with all the amenities you may need while navigating the different adventures around Disney World. It’s a short boat ride to Magic Kingdom and/or bus ride to other parks. We’ve stayed off property while visiting Disney parks but after staying at the Wilderness Lodge, I would only want to stay at a Disney property in the future for ease of access and feeling like you are getting the full Disney experience. Seeing the Magic Kingdom fireworks show from our balcony each evening was extra magical. They were very helpful when I needed to extend my reservation by one extra day.