The Travelplanners Couple

planDisney Pocket Guide Series Begins-Featuring The Wilderness Lodge

planDisney Pocket Guides are a great resource to deciding the resort of your liking on the Walt Disney World property.

In excitement for our upcoming trips, let’s take a look at a personal favorite-The Wilderness Lodge!

Follow along as we begin to feature A Resort A Day!

When you turn into this resort, don’t be surprised when a sense of calmness takes over. The winding road, surrounded by majestic trees and lush greenery, can mean only one thing, you have arrived at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Inspired by turn-of-the-century National Park Lodges, this breathtaking resort will have you thinking you are vacationing in the Northwest and not sunny Orlando.

Located in the Magic Kingdom Park Resort Area, this resort is a quick ferry boat ride to Magic Kingdom Park or a bus ride aboard complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation to all other theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs.

From standard rooms to Disney Deluxe Villas and cabins, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the perfect resort for a party of two or a party of 12! Standard rooms, which sleep two to four adults, have standard views or amazing views of nature, with fireworks, or quiet courtyards. Disney Deluxe Villas include Boulder Village Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. These villas are so amazing, you will definitely want to plan at least one “resort day” to simply enjoy your surroundings. Did we mention they come complete with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer? Perfect for someone, other than you, maybe, to cook the family a tasty dinner!

Some of our favorite dining locations can be found at this resort including Whispering Canyon Cafe, Geyser Point Bar & Grill and Roaring Fork.

Whispering Canyon Cafe serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a casual table-service restaurant.

Roaring Fork also offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late-night menu (can you say yum?), and this quick service establishment also offers Mobile Ordering.

When enjoying your resort day, be sure to take a dip in one of the amazing pools. Copper Creek Springs Pool includes a waterslide, hot and cold Whirlpool spas, and a children’s aquatic play area. Boulder Ridge Cove Pool offers guests shaded seating areas and even a zero-depth pool entry. Lazing in the sun is an option, but daily activities are also offered at the Copper Creek Springs Pool.

Also, be sure to check out the Movies Under the Stars, campfire activities, and keep your eyes open to spot a few familiar friends that might be palling around the resort! Guided fishing excursions and crafts such as Mickey Tie Dying can also be found here!

planDisney Tip: Be sure to stop in at the front desk and ask about the scavenger hunts. These often include hidden Mickey hunts and the (seasonal) Patriotic bear hunt-by Lisa Mendillo, Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

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