5 Reasons We Love Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

The Resorts of Walt Disney World offer guests the opportunity to never leave the magic during their vacations, and with so many beautiful options to chose from there's sure to be a theme to fit everyone. If you're the rugged outdoorsy type who longs to spend their days exploring the wide open spaces of the Pacific Northwest then Disney's Wilderness Lodge & Villas may be just the place for you. This Disney Deluxe property offers a truly stunning lobby and 386 guest rooms that will transport you to the great lodges of the National Park Service, but with a decidedly Disney spin.

It's hard to narrow down the list of hidden treasures at Disney's Wilderness Lodge because there are so many fantastic things. Here, in no particular order, are five fantastic reasons that you may want to choose the Wilderness Lodge for your next Disney vacation.

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Grand Canyon Fireplace

This truly astounding highlight of the Wilderness Lodge Lobby captures the essence of the grandur in our natural world. The 82 foot tall geologic chimney created by Imagineers faithfully recreates the strata of America's Grand Canyon detailed right down to the fossils that would be found in the natural rock. Keep your eyes open and you might even discover a Hidden Mickey.

Wilderness Lodge's Grand FireplaceWilderness Lodge's Grand Fireplace

Silver Creek Springs Pool

Truly one of the more stunning themed pools at Walt Disney World, Silver Creek Springs is surrounded by natural looking rock-work and extensive landscaping. Feed (via a little Disney magic) by a bubbling spring that rises up in the hotel's main lobby, this complex pool with a slide, spas, and wading pool offers guests a magnificent spot to spend an afternoon outside the theme parks. Don't forget to grab a cocktail from the Trout Pass Pool Bar.

Silver Creek Springs Theme PoolSilver Creek Springs Theme Pool

Flag Family

Every day one lucky family staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge gets picked to wake up early and help the Wilderness Lodge Cast Members raise the flags on top of the resort. It's a special honor and a wonderful tradition of Americana that make this resort just a little more special.

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Boat Service

It may not be on the monorail, but Disney's Wilderness Lodge offers direct access to the Magic Kingdom via boat service. Rarely more than 15 minutes apart, these water shuttles offer a delightful 5-minute voyage over Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon right to Mickey's Door. Seasonal service also runs to the Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness Marinas for guests looking to resort hop across the water.

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Whispering Canyon Cafe

This table service restaurant is just plain fun for guests of all ages. With down home food and all-you-care-to-eat platters you get a lot of bang for your buck at Whispering Canyon. Though there are no official Disney Characters here, the wait staff is entertaining and creates a fun and interactive dining experience.

The Going-On At Whispering CanyonThe Going-On At Whispering Canyon

So there you have it, just a few of our favorite things about this fantastic Disney Resort! Thanks so much to our friends over at the Wilderness Lodge Tribute Site for use of their images. You can follow the links in this post to read what they have to say about this fantastic hotel, or check out their own Top 5 List here.

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