Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge Review

We’ve dreamed of staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for years – the resort has the coziest vibes, and is beautiful. It was inspired by some of the great lodges of America’s National Parks – so how could it not be incredible? We stayed there on our trip in December and had a great time. In fact, we recently bought DVC and made this our home resort! We’ve found that the Wilderness Lodge tends to be one of the more affordable Deluxe options – and it’s for sure the cheapest option for a Deluxe Resort near the Magic Kingdom.


The Wilderness Lodge has hotel rooms and DVC rooms. DVC rooms are split into two sections – Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek. In this trip, we stayed in a Copper Creek studio, which hasn’t been updated as recently as Boulder Ridge, but is still nice. As a family of three, we felt like we had plenty of room in a studio – and plenty of room for all our toddler’s stuff!


The Wilderness Lodge has two sit down dining options – a character meal at Story Book Dining with Snow White, the dwarves, and the Evil Queen, and a rowdy BBQ restaurant at Whispering Canyon. Our favorite dining option is the fast casual option at Geyser Point, which has some of our favorite affordable food and cocktails at Walt Disney World.


Our favorite thing about the Wilderness Lodge is that it’s connected by boat to the Magic Kingdom. The boat ride was one of our toddler’s favorite experiences at Disney, and it was so easy to be able to go back for nap time. This worked really well for us because our daughter wants to spend most of her time at The Magic Kingdom right now.