Disney's Wilderness Lodge
901 Timberline Drive
Disney's Wilderness LodgeThe Wilderness Lodge is an amalgamation of the classic “parkitecture” of national park lodges and the full pixie-dust Disney experience. The soaring lobby, inspired by Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn, includes a massive 82-foot-high fireplace and 55-foot totem poles carved by master craftsmen. Nature is highlighted inside and out: A hot spring in the lobby creates a stream that flows outside and through pine-covered grounds, which feature erupting geysers and a waterfall. Guests can rent boats to fish or just float on Bay Lake, and explore the woodland grounds on jogging trails or rental bike. Dining options range from an family-style cowboy cuisine at the Old West-themed Whispering Canyons Cafe to the elegant Pacific Northwest menu at Artist Point, overlooking the resort’s forest. The Copper Creek Springs Pool area has a 67-foot high waterslide built into the rocks, hot and cold whirlpools, and a children’s splash area. In keeping with the national park design, guest rooms feel cabin-like, with western decor and lodge pine furnishings. Families will like the bunk bed room option, and the most coveted rooms have views of the park’s nightly fireworks display from their balconies. The Wilderness Lodge is a favorite during the winter holiday season, as that tall lobby allows for an awe-inspiring Christmas tree. The Magic Kingdom, across the lagoon, is accessible by ferry and the other parks can be reached by shuttle bus.