Be transported to the serenity of America’s Great Northwest at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!
Surrounded by pine trees, this deluxe resort is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Located on Bay Lake, the views are full of nature’s beauty! The lobby alone is worth visiting as it towers multiple floors, showcasing hand-carved totem poles! While considered a Magic Kingdom resort, transportation is primarily via bus, with boat transportation available to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness Campground.
The resort is quite compact which is nice after a race or long day on your feet in the parks. Room options include standard, woods or courtyard views. Each room has 2 queen beds, 1 king bed or a queen bed with bunk beds. Keep in mind these rooms are small, especially for a deluxe resort. If you would like the added benefit of concierge level, choose from a standard room, deluxe room (which offers much more space!) or the Yosemite or Yellowstone suites. (Concierge level includes access to the Old Faithful Club lounge for food and beverages throughout the day, as well as personalized services throughout your stay.)
There are various recreational options available at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge! Take a swim in the Silver Creek Springs pool or relax in one of the nearby whirlpool spas. Rent a bike and take a spin around the trails. Rent a boat for a relaxing trip around Bay Lake or even try your hand at fishing! The kids can enjoy the Cub’s Den (ages 3-12) while the adults have a date night. There is even a campfire at night to enjoy!
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers various restaurants to keep the hunger at bay. Enjoy a hootin’ and hollerin’ time at Whispering Canyon Cafe. For a quick meal, head to Roaring Forks Cafe. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, be sure to make a reservation at Artist Point.
When it comes to a race weekend, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a great way to experience a deluxe resort at a lower cost! Runners and spectators will need to take race transportation to the race start, as no other transportation options are available.
For a resort that allows you to relax surrounded by nature when you are not in the parks or running a race, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a great experience!