Disney's Wilderness Lodge

901 Timberline Dr., Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, United States

The architects outdid themselves in designing this seven-story hotel modeled after majestic turn-of-the-20th-century lodges in the American Northwest, with a cavernous lobby, supported by towering tree trunks, an 82-foot-high fireplace made of rocks from the Grand Canyon, two 55-foot-tall hand-carved totem poles that pay homage to the region's Native American culture, all lighted by enormous tepee-shaped chandeliers. The hotel's showstopper is its Fire Rock Geyser, a faux Old Faithful that erupts with sometimes alarming regularity, near the large pool, which begins as an artificially heated hot spring in the lobby. This hotel is a good option if you're a couple without kids looking for more serenity than is found at Disney's other hotels, but there are plenty of family-oriented activities.

PROS

  • impressive architecture
  • boarding point for romantic cruises or free water taxi to Magic Kingdom
  • elegant dining options
  • children's activity center, free Wi-Fi

CONS

  • no direct bus to Magic Kingdom, no monorail

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 407-824–3200

HOTEL DETAILS

727 rooms, 31 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals

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