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Interesting Facts about Wilderness Lodge

Hey Yall! This past week Dad answered a question for a hotel snob about the Wilderness Lodge. That has inspired to make Monday’s Hotel Monday here on the blog. Every Monday I will be bringing you interesting facts about each one of the hotels at Walt Disney World. These will be things that most guests will miss so it is like you are getting the inside tract. I will be starting with the Deluxe hotels and working my way down.

The beautiful colors of Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Photo by Samantha Decker

Today I will be discussing interesting things about Wilderness Lodge. The lobby is 7 stories made out of Lodgepole pine. It took 85 truckloads to bring this wood to Walt Disney World. Inside the lobby is a great fireplace. The stone on this fireplace was inspired by the Grand Canyon.

The Wilderness Lodge is an outdoor lovers dream. This resort is steeped in American History, Mrs. Mom loves history. Wilderness Lodge recently went under a revamp. This revamp included putting tiles in the bathroom featuring some characters from the great outdoors. Guests might be surprised to find Meeko from Pocohantas in their shower, guests might also see Bambi and Chip’n’Dale in there.

In the restaurants when ordering water you will be brought Crick Water from the creek. Don’t worry it is not really from the creek. When eating at the Whispering Canyon Cafe be sure to ask for ketchup. Artist Pointe is a great restaurant that is not your usually Walt Disney World menu. Another very interesting thing at this resort is that every day a random family is chosen to be the Flag Family. That family gets to go on top of the roof and raise the flag at the beginning of the day.

Wilderness Lodge is a great place to stay and get away from all the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World. It is known for its great transportation to the parks. Prince Charming and I wanted to stay there during the honeymoon but found a much better deal at Pop Century. Check back next Monday when I give you insider information about the Polynesian Resort.


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