The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge which opened in 2000, is designed after the National Park lodges of America’s Pacific Northwest. These lodges, were built by the workers of the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century. The resort contains an array of railroad memorabilia and artwork.
It is adjacent to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, which opened in 1994. Members have full access to all the amenities of the resort which includes a Marina with boats rentals, sitting on the shores of Bay Lake, a feature pool with a slide, a quiet pool, state of the art fitness center, two full service restaurants, Artist Point which serves dinner daily with Pacific Northwest inspired cuisine, and Whispering Canyon Cafe. The Roaring Forks Snacks is a counter service restaurant located near the Wilderness Lodge pool area.
The resort has a total of 136 villas which includes studios, 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom villas.
This resort, offering the least amount of villas to its members, it is highly recommended to own if you are planning to use it as a frequent vacation destination. Home resort priority plays an intricate role for reservations.
Transportation to the Magic Kingdom and adjacent resorts such as Disney’s Fort Wilderness campgrounds, Polynesian resort, Grand Floridian and the Contemporary, is available via water taxis all day long. For the rest of the themed parks, resorts, water parks and shopping districts, buses are available right outside the lobby area.
For family activities, a walking and biking trail will lead you to the Fort Wilderness campgrounds where you will find alternative entertainment to the themed parks, such as hay rides under the stars, barbecue cook outs, a dinner show at the Hoop Dee Doo Review, sing alongs, story-tellings, movies under the stars, horse back riding and a petting farm zoo.