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Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a Deluxe Resort that can be found in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area. From popular dining, to photographic views, to embracing the great outdoors, to its Pacific Northwest theme, Wilderness Lodge has a lot to offer. Copper Creek Villas & Cabins and Boulder Ridge Villas are also located at Wilderness Lodge.

Overview

Wilderness Lodge is a gorgeous resort offering guests a rustic vibe with stunning views, all while being located super close to Magic Kingdom.

There are pine forests, nature trails, a geyser, and other ways the resort celebrates the great outdoor. In addition to Wilderness Lodge being beloved for its overall theme, it features popular dining, including character dining with Snow White, the Whispering Canyon Café that offers unforgettable skillets, and several other options.

When it comes to rooms, there are a variety of styles you can book, in addition to rooms that have Club Level Access, which we go into more detail later.

Wilderness Lodge first opened in 1994 and continues to thrive. Here’s everything you need to know.

View Wilderness Lodge Maps

Rooms And Bathrooms

Wilderness Lodge has a variety of room offerings. Depending on which room you book, you can sleep up to 4 adults. 

There are, of course, the standard amenities, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board. There are also a range of views, including the pool, courtyard, woodlands, waterfall, Bay Lake, Copper Creek, and more.

The rooms also have both standard and USB outlets scattered around, with some near the beds and TV stands. Better yet, there is even space underneath the beds for storing luggage and whatever else you need to get out of the way.

As for the bathrooms, each offer a nice amount of counter space and drawers, cupboards, and cubbies to store belongings. 

Now, let’s take a look at the rooms and their offerings.

Standard Rooms

  • Courtyard View — Bunk Bed: Views of Courtyard, Pool, Waterfall or Bay Lake; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed
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wilderness lodge updated standard room bathroom
  • Courtyard View: Views of Courtyard, Pool, Waterfall or Bay Lake; 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard View: Views of Service Areas,  Rooftop or Parking Areas; 2 Queen Beds
  • Nature View: Views of Landscape, Trees, or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; 2 Queen Beds
nature view from wilderness lodge room
  • Nature View — Bunk Bed: Views of Landscape, Trees, or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed
  • Courtyard View — King Bed: Views of Courtyard, Pool, Waterfall or Bay Lake; 1 King Bed
  • Nature Fireworks View: Views of Landscape or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Partial View of Magic Kingdom Fireworks; 2 Queen Beds
wilderness lodge updated king room
wilderness lodge updated king bathroom
  • Standard View — King Bed: Views of Service Areas, Rooftop or Parking Areas; 1 King Bed
  • Nature Fireworks View — King Bed: Views of Landscape or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Partial View of Magic Kingdom Fireworks; 1 King Bed
wilderness lodge update king room view
  • Nature View — King Bed: Views of Landscape, Trees, or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; 1 King Bed

Room And Suites With Club-Level Service

  • Standard Room — Club Level: Views of Woodlands, Courtyard, Pool, Waterfall or Bay Lake; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed or 2 Queen Beds
wilderness lodge updated standard room club level
  • Standard Room — King Bed — Club Level: Views of Woodlands, Courtyard, Pool, Waterfall or Bay Lake; 1 King Bed 
  • Deluxe Room — Club Level: Views of Bay Lake, Woodlands or Interior Courtyard; Deluxe Room is larger than Standard Room; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
wilderness lodge deluxe room club level refurbishment
wilderness lodge deluxe club level access refurbishment

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

You can check out room layouts below.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the lobby of the main building of Wilderness Lodge. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Wilderness Lodge lobby
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

As for the pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and the bus stop, you can find those near the main lobby of Wilderness Lodge, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available at Copper Creek Villas. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

Pros And Cons

Wilderness Lodge

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Most affordable of the Deluxes, one of the most beautiful at Christmas, great theming, beautiful grounds, can take boat to Magic Kingdom, can view Electrical Water Pageant

Cons: Shared buses, most rooms are smaller than other Deluxe Resort rooms and will only accommodate four people (can have 5th person if they are under 3)

Wilderness Lodge room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Standard ViewQueen4
Nature ViewQueen4
Courtyard ViewQueen4
Nature Fireworks ViewQueen4
Standard View - King BedKing2
Nature View - King BedKing2
Courtyard View - King BedKing2
Nature Fireworks View - King BedKing2
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen4
Standard Room - King Bed - Club LevelKing2
Deluxe Room - Club LevelQueen6

Resort Map

Wilderness Lodge

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • Photo tour of Wilderness Lodge
  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Wilderness Lodge Resort Maps
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to a spa and fitness center, there are several amenities offered to guests staying at Wilderness Lodge.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    Wilderness Lodge Mercantile
    • Wilderness Lodge Mercantile: Find everyday essentials, souvenirs, beverages, and snacks.
    • Laundry Services: There is a 24-hour self-service laundry room just beyond Roaring Fork.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Electrical Water Pageant: A nighttime water parade that sails along on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies between the marina and Geyser Point Bar & Grill.
    • Salon by the Springs: A one-stop spot for manicures, pedicures, hair services, and more right by the pool.
    • Sturdy Branches Health ClubA full-service fitness and center.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    Wilderness Lodge offers several different types of recreation, along with swimming pools. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Wilderness Lodge

    There are two different pools to enjoy.

    • Copper Creek Springs Pool: Features a 67-foot waterslide, hot and cold whirlpool spas, and an activity play area for kids.
    • Boulder Ridge Cove Pool: A more relaxing pool with a whirlpool spa and a zero-depth entry pool. 

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Bike Rentals
    • Motorized Boat Rentals
    • Buttons and Bells Arcade
    • Fishing
    • Jogging Trails
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows

    How to get from Wilderness Lodge to anywhere at Disney World

    There are two main forms of transportation: buses and watercraft transportation. Buses will take you to all four theme parks and Disney Springs. The boats will take you to either Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Check out all of the ways to get around Walt Disney World below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Wilderness Lodge

    There are several dining options at Wilderness Lodge. You can choose from both Quick Service and Table Service options, including character dining with Snow White, the Evil Queen, and some of the Seven Dwarfs at Artist Point. To make things easier, Roaring Fork has Mobile Order.

    Whispering Canyon Cafe also offers Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    Roaring Fork (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Roaring Fork (breakfast)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Usually good service, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Mediocre food, small and can be very busy/crowded during peak meal times


    Whispering Canyon Cafe (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Whispering Canyon Cafe (breakfast)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Family-pleasing food (skillets/platters, Mickey waffles) and a fun atmosphere that includes "pony" races

    Cons: Noisy, little bit pricey, and while the servers here used to be known for their shenanigans, those no longer occur (which takes away some from the fun)


    Lunch

    Geyser Point Bar & Grill (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Geyser Point Bar & Grill (lunch)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lovely covered outdoor seating (with heaters and retractable walls for cooler months), home-made chips and many unique food options that should appeal to a wide range of tastes

    Cons: Out of the way for a Quick Service meal (unless you are staying at the Wildnerness Lodge)


    Roaring Fork (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Roaring Fork (lunch)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Usually good service, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Mediocre food, small and can be very busy/crowded during peak meal times


    Whispering Canyon Cafe (lunch)

    Table Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Whispering Canyon Cafe (lunch)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Family-pleasing food (skillets/platters) and a fun atmosphere that includes "pony" races

    Cons: Noisy, little bit pricey, and while the servers here used to be known for their shenanigans, those no longer occur (which takes away some from the fun)


    Dinner

    Geyser Point Bar & Grill (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Geyser Point Bar & Grill (dinner)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lovely covered outdoor seating (with heaters and retractable walls for cooler months), home-made chips and many unique food options that should appeal to a wide range of tastes

    Cons: Out of the way for a Quick Service meal (unless you are staying at the Wildnerness Lodge)


    Roaring Fork (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Roaring Fork (dinner)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Usually good service, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Mediocre food, small and can be very busy/crowded during peak meal times


    Story Book Dining at Artist Point

    Table Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Story Book Dining at Artist Point

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Opportunity to meet Snow White and the Evil Queen, fun themed menu

    Cons: Can be a little bit of a hassle to get there if you aren't staying at Wilderness Lodge or have plans to be at Magic Kingdom that day


    Whispering Canyon Cafe (dinner)

    Table Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Whispering Canyon Cafe (dinner)

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Family-pleasing food (skillets/platters) and a fun atmosphere that includes "pony" races

    Cons: Noisy, little bit pricey, and while the servers here used to be known for their shenanigans, those no longer occur (which takes away some from the fun)


    Everything Else

    Territory Lounge

    Table Service

    Wilderness Lodge - Territory Lounge

    Location: Wilderness Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Fantastic place to grab a drink and appetizer, great ambiance

    Cons: Can be noisy, Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


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