7in7: Seven Disney World Resorts in Seven Days – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

| February 12, 2015 | 2 Replies

Welcome to the 2015  7 in 7 series where we will be visiting 7 Walt Disney World resorts in 7 days. We will be sharing our experiences through blogs, photos and videos from our time at these resorts. We will also be publishing a daily video where we talk about our thoughts after visiting  each resort. Check back daily to see where we went next.

Day 1: Today we will be experiencing Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and the Villas at Wilderness Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge is in the Deluxe resort category.

This resort speaks to my soul. I feel so at peace at this resort. It is the closest I will ever get to staying in the Great Outdoors. I feel like I have stepped back in time when I walk into the magnificent lobby! Please take the time to explore and enjoy all the little details that Disney has packed into this resort.



The resort is located near the Magic Kingdom and can be reached by bus or boat.



The resort has 725 rooms. There are 181 villas that are part of Disney’s Vacation Club. The rooms will sleep 4 in the room where some of the other Deluxe resorts will sleep 5. The resort opened in 1994.  The resort was designed by architect Peter Dominick, Jr. (He also designed Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.) The resort reminds you of a National Park Service lodge around the turn of the 2oth Century.

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It is hard to believe that you are in the middle of Central Florida when you have views like this.

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There are plenty of recreational activities at this resort.  You can rent a boat, take a specialty cruise on the lake, go Bass fishing, rent a surrey or regular bike.  You can also have an Archery Experience. This would be a great resort at which to rent a Pontoon boat.


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The pool area has been recently refurbished and they added a new water play area. You will also find life jackets for your use while you are using the pool.

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These rooms face into the center of the resort.


Just a short walk away are The Villas at Wilderness Lodge. You will find  576 villas. You can stay in a Deluxe Studio, 1 or 2 Bedroom Villa. The Deluxe Studio will sleep 4, 1 Bedroom Villa will sleep 4 and the 2 Bedrooms will sleep 8. There is a smaller swimming pool, and a hot tub for the Disney Vacation Club units.

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The Villas lobby area has a great sitting room, The Carolwood Pacific Railroad Room. Nothing beats sitting by the roaring fire on a rainy or cold day reading a book or talking with friends. You can look at all the pictures of Walt Disney and his trains. Every so often they have guest speakers that talk about Walt’s trains.



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  • cooolbrook

    The deluxe studio villas can now sleep 5 with a pull down murphy bed. We stayed in one at Christmas this year, and my daughter loved the little pull down bed.

  • Annette

    Loved reading about your walking tour blog. My husband and I will be staying there for the first time at the end of May, looking forward to it.