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4.6 out of 5

"Running trail was awesome, great fitness facilities for a hotel, very clean room, nice quick service meal spot, healthy choices, great pool, noisy ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 04 Oct 2015

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star resort near Walt Disney World®

Near the airport

Your stay at this Bay Lake resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park. Beachcomber Beach and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Marina, dining

A marina, a 24-hour health club, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, children's pool, and playground. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free WiFi and a free airport shuttle.

Free WiFi, patios

Along with free WiFi, the 727 guestrooms offer patios and TVs. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and in-room massages are also available.

Room (Standard View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room (Club Level)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (Woods View - Bunk Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room Club Level

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room (Woods View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Disney's Wilderness Lodge ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5

Great running trail and fitness facility, smallrm

Running trail was awesome, great fitness facilities for a hotel, very clean room, nice quick service meal spot, healthy choices, great pool, noisy due to water falls and geiser. Room was small for 4 people, nice bathroom with two sinks. 6th floor balcony was smaller than lower levels.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Disney Resort

Pros: We loved the atmosphere and "homey" feeling.
Location: Easy boat access to Magic Kingdom and Fort Wilderness.
We found the Wilderness Lodge to provide a comfortable and quality accommodation for our stay. The staff was very helpful, the facilities were beautiful, and it provided a relaxing atmosphere away from the chaos of the parks. We enjoyed the "quiet pool" and the beautiful lobby/atrium area. We found several nooks and crannies in which to relax and read, as well as the beautiful views from our room and the lobby area. Artist's Point restaurant was really a fine dining experience! The food and service was outstanding.

Posted by , from Iowa on Aug 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Disney wilderness lodge

Excellent hotel and clean room .  Good job housekeeping staff,

Posted by , from Baltimore, MD on Jun 25, 2013

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4 out of 5

We arrived very late due to our flight and the hotel was well you're awful late

Cons: poor selection of food
Meals were not conducive to children. Not a good variety of menu options even for adults.

Posted by , from Mt Laurel, NJ 08054, USA on Oct 16, 2012

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5 out of 5

Wilderness Lodge is a great place to stay with kids! Loved it!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, great theme, great pool, fun family activities
This was our first trip to Disney, and if we went back, I'd stay at the Wilderness Lodge again! There is ferry service to Magic Kingdom, which was convenient, quick, and a nice ride in itself! We caught the fireworks show on our ferry rides a few times, with a beautiful view reflecting off the lake! The Lodge had a fun theme, nightly campfires and movies by the beach, a great pool with a slide and hot tub. The resort's restaurant, the Whispering Canyon Cafe was also a blast, with the waitstaff playing jokes on all the diners. Our kids (ages 6 and 8) begged to go back to the resort from the parks several times so they could swim...great pick!

Posted by , from Argyle, TX on Jun 19, 2012

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4 out of 5

Wilderness Lodge has become our home away from home whenever we visit Disney!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Always a great place to stay at Disney. Great theme resort! Just like being at a great north west lodge but with the Disney touch added in.

Posted by , from Leonardtown, MD on May 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great place to spend time with a young child.

Pros: Close restaurants, super convenient to everything, rustic environment
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
My six year old and I got a courtyard view room and stayed for a week. I loved the view, but would caution that you will have loud children swimming late at night and you will also hear horns from boats on the lake. If you are a light sleeper, this may not be the room for you. Housekeeping was good, and we had several cute towel animals throughout our stay. Room service was on time and the food was hot and tasty. The overall hotel was very convenient to Magic Kingdom by boat or bus. Often even when we went to other parks, we'd take a bus or monorail to MK and then boat it back to the hotel from there. The Roaring Fork fast-service dining leaves a little to be desired, but that's not unusual. One can only have so many pre-warmed hamburgers in a week. We dined in the Whispering Canyon Cafe, which was a nice change. It's a bit quirky, but the shows and ketchup game amused the kids, which was nice. We loved the constant variety of activities. Movies on the beach, the chance to see the MK fireworks from the beach every night, the light show on the lake, marshmallow roasting, etc. were a hit. When we needed a break from the MK and other parks, there was enough to do at the hotel to let us relax, but still feel like we could do and try new things. One thing that was rather disappointing was the strength of the WIFI. I could get connected, and once had an opportunity to browse the web for five minutes, then the WIFI wouldn't work. I never did get it to work reliably for the whole week, which I suppose is fine. It just would have been nice to be able to upload photos at the end of the day.

Posted by , from St Paul, MN, USA on Feb 4, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel was a home away from home

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
All staff member acted professionally. There were food options for all ranges of budget. The hotel room was very clean and decorated nicely. We can't wait to go back again.

Posted by , from Kansas City, MO, USA on Jan 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

Christmas time here is beautiful

Pros: rustic national park type decor
You can't beat the Wilderness Lodge at Christmas time. They decorate the lodge with a beautiful tree that seems to be several stories tall. It's my favorite Disney hotel and worth the extra $ . Being there for Christmas is even better. The only thing that could have been improved was the bed. The one we had seemed to be caving in a little from wear and tear. It was a very high quality mattress they use, but this one seemed to have had its day and should probably have been retired. Overall I will continue to go here and no one has reported any bed bugs at this place yet either that I'm aware of, thank God.

Posted by , from Denver, CO on Dec 10, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great place for family

Pros: Quiet, pool and hot tubs
Cons: pricey meals
I enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. The staff was courteous, organized and efficient at check-in and beyond; one saved me from lining up at the concierge desk by checking on my inquiries herself. The room was clean. We were on the 6th floor and had a balcony overlooking the pool. Beyond the pool, overlooking the bay, a geyser erupted skyward every hour.  There was also a poolside bar where, on the last day, I relaxed with a Sangria as the boys splashed down the slide into the pool or warmed themselves in the hot tub, as it was a bit windy most mornings and evenings this first week of Nov. We enjoyed the hot tub, too, after our long forays into the parks. Our only complaint is Disney's ridiculous pricing for food. The food was good, however. I ended up ordering kid portions for me and let my 9-year-old eat the adult size. His twin brother was perfectly happy with the child's portion, too. I felt room size fine....we weren't there for the room, but for the park.

Posted by , from Avon Lake, Ohio on Nov 12, 2011

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Property Features

Disney's Wilderness Lodge offers its guests a marina, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's pool, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Disney's Wilderness Lodge. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are free. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 727 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) (39.9 km / 24.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Disney's Wilderness Lodge offers 727 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Microwaves and in-room massages can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website.

This property does not have a front desk. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Host will greet you
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 for adults, USD 15 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Disney's Wilrness Buena Vista
  • Disney Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Hotel
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Hotel Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Lake Buena Vista
  • Lodge Wilderness
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney Wilderness Hotel
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • Wilderness Lodge Orlando

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ) guests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.