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Wildnerness Lodge and Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

The Wilderness Lodge is a great resort. The theming is incredible. If you really want to be secluded to have the illusion of being secluded this is a great resort for that.

The main fault we have found with this resort is that getting to and from it can be a bit tedious and long. You have to take the bus everywhere, except the Magic Kingdom, which has boat service.

The Wilderness Lodge grew a new wing in the 1990s called the Wilderness Lodge Villas, which are a vacation club property located right next to the resort.

The Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

If you get a chance visit this resort. The lobby is really impressive and the architecture is incredible, just like the rest of Walt Disney World. Another claim about this resort is that you should not be able to see a palm tree from it. There are also regular geyser eruptions throughout the day.

We highly recommend checking out the villas. Their Spike Room features a lot of Walt Disney train history, through pictures and a couple of Walt's miniture railway cars.

Dining Options
  • Artist Point
  • Wispering Canyon Cafe
  • Roaring Forks Snacks
  • Territory Lounge
  • Trout Pass Pool Bar
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill

Quick Facts
  • Opened May 28, 1994

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge (Formerly The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge) are part of the Disney Vacation Club and feature 114 two-bedroom equivalents and opened in November 11, 2000

  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge opened July 17, 2017
Hotel Statistics

Number of Rooms: 340 (originally 728)
Suites: 1 (originally 31)
Concierge: yes
Rate Range: Deluxe Resort and Home Away From Home
Restaurants/Snack Bars: 4
Room Service: Yes (limited)
Lounges/Bars: 2
Pools: 1
Gym/Health Club: No
Kid's Programs: Yes
Baby-Sitting: Yes
Shopping: Yes
Water-Sports: Yes
Marina: Yes
Beach: Yes
Tennis: No
Biking: Yes
Reservation Number:
(407) W-DISNEY
Group Reservations:
(407) 828-3200
Meeting Facilities/Sq. Feet: 0

Geek Items - Background Music
(list provided to one of our contributors by front desk at the resort)
Artist(s) Film/Album Year Song Title
? The Wild Ride 1960 The Wild Ride
? The Way West (TV) 1995 Creation
Aaron Copland ? ? Open Parairie I
Aaron Copland ? ? Frontier Town
Aaron Copland ? ? Open Praireie
Aaron Copland Rodeo (The Ballet) 1942 Buckaroo Holiday
Aaron Copland Ballet 1944 Appalachian Springs
Aaron Copland The Heiress 1940 The Heiress
Alfred Newman How the West was Won 1962 How the West Was Won
Bill Frisell Have a little faith 1992 Prairie Nights
Bruce Broughton Silverado 1985 Silverado
Dimitri Tiomkin Duel in the Sun 1942 Duel in the Sun
Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven 1960 The Magnificent Seven
Ferde Grofe Grand Canyon Suite 1933 Grand Panorama
Ferde Grofe Grand Canyon Suite 1989 On the Trail
James Horner Field of Dreams 1994 Field of Dreams
James Newton Howard Wyatt Earp 1994 Wyatt Earp
James Newton Howard Wyatt Earp 1958 Wagon Chase
Jerome Moross The Big Country 1933 The Big Country
Joe Roccisano The Shape I'm In 1933 Theme for Earth Day
John Barry Dances with Wolves 1990 Ride to Fort Hays
John Barry Dances with Wolves 1990 Buffalo Hunt
Marc Shaiman City Slickers II 1994 The Map is on Fire
Mark Isham Of Mice and Men 1992 Walk to the Bunkhouse
Paul Winter Consort Earth: Voices of a Planet 1990 Appalachian Morning
Randy Edelman Angels in the Outfield 1994 The Wave
Richard Carpenter and John Bettis ? 1973 Top of the World
Time and Paul Guardian Spirits 1993 Siyo Tank
? The Last of the Mohicans 1992 The Last of the Mohicans
? How the West Was Won 1993 Sand Creek Memories
? Dodge City 1939 Dodge City


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