You will feel like you've traveled to the Pacific Northwest when you experience the warm, comforting feel of Disney's Wilderness Lodge. This Deluxe resort is nestled among the pine trees on the shore of Bay Lake. You'll enjoy the close proximity to Magic Kingdom, which is just a short boat ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

This breathtaking resort features the rustic charm of the west, which you immediately experience as you are welcomed into the lobby by four large tepee chandeliers hanging overhead and two 55-foot high totem poles. The magnificent 82-foot tall fireplace in the lobby is the perfect place to relax in a rocking chair and sit by the fire after a day in the parks. The Silver Creek Springs Pool, which is the main pool at Disney's Wilderness Resort, recently underwent a refurbishment and now hosts a zero entry access to the pool The pool appears to be “spring fed” from the bubbling spring originating in the lobby. The Silver Creek Springs pool has a water-slide feature that cascades down a rock formation and empties out into the deeper end of the pool. Life jackets are available free of charge for our little swimmers, which allow these guests to enjoy the water-slide as well. There is also a hot tub for adults and a kids' interactive water play area for guests 48 inches or smaller.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of accommodations to suit your family's needs. The rustic charm of the rooms is what appeals to most guests. Your family will enjoy wood-carved furniture and bedding with accents of woodland creatures. Each room has either a patio or balcony. Most rooms have 2 Queen-size beds and can accommodate up to 4 guests and an infant under the age of 3 years. Standard rooms, courtyard views, woods view, bunk-bed rooms, and Deluxe rooms (club level) are all available at this Deluxe Disney Resort. Disney's Wilderness Lodge is also home to the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, which is part of the Disney Vacation Club. While villas rooms are usually for DVC members, Disney also rents them out as hotel rooms.

Two table-service restaurants, Whispering Canyons and Artist Pointe, are located at the Wilderness Lodge. Whispering Canyons is a dining experience not to be missed and is well known for the crazy games and silly gags, Bottomless Milkshakes and Skillets. The "lively" servers, like "Rowdy Randy" and "Sweet Sue" will serve up delicious smoked brisket, barbecued chicken and tasty ribs while participating in a few crazy antics and good old-fashioned fun at each table. Be sure to ask for some ketchup while you are there!!!

Artiste Pointe is a Signature Dining experience that is two table-service credits on the Disney Dining plan. This upscale restaurant features Pacific Northwest cuisine, including specialties like Cedar Plank Chinook Salmon, Aged Buffalo Strip Loin and Grilled Filet Mignon. With over 90 carefully selected wines from the Pacific Coast, guests 21 years and older can enjoy a perfect wine pairing with their meal as well.

If you are looking for a unique, memorable resort with quick access to Magic Kingdom, Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a perfect resort to call home on your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Tressa Krippel

Travel Specialist