Friday, February 19, 2010

Fun Things Review of Wilderness Lodge in Walt Disney World

Name Of Area: Walt Disney World, Florida

Hotel/ Lodging: Wilderness Lodge (Magic Kingdom)

Price $240- $995 a night

Summary
My family and I recently traveled to Walt Disney World in Florida, we are a Disney Family and try to head to Disney every few years, it the budget will allows. I have been to Disney over 7 times and I know that there are people out there who have been there way more, but friends and family always seem to come to me for advice on planning their Disney trips. In the next few post I will give you some tips that I have learned along the way when traveling with small children in Disney.

Now onto my review of the Wilderness Lodge, let me start out by saying this is the first time my family and I have stayed at a deluxe resort, we normally stay at the moderate resorts and we have stayed at all of them so we decided to change it up a little this time because Disney was offering such a wonderful rate and package. I choose the Wilderness Lodge because it was so close to the Magic Kingdom, and because it seemed to be more peaceful looking and less congested than the other deluxe resorts.




We arrived at the hotel via the Magical Express and the hotel was beautiful it reminded me of Lincoln Logs that we used to play with as kids. When you walked inside it felt like you were in a log cabin.


The rooms are clean and roomy (for a family of 4) and all rooms have a balcony. When we checked in and went to our room we were greeted by Mickey Towels which my kids loved! Unlike the moderate resorts the Wilderness Lodge has everything in one building, you don't have to leave the building to talk to the concierge or get you meals. This was a nice perk since the weather was so cold while we were there.
What we really liked about staying here was how close we were to the Magic Kingdom, which was a 5 minute boat ride! This also allowed us easy access to Epcot as well, because we would take the boat to Magic Kingdom and then hop on the monorail. For Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios we used the bus system.
We didn't take advantage of the camp program that was offered at the resort, but they did have daily activities. On they days when it was too cold or raining the life guards were in the lobby organizing games and activities for the kids. This was a nice touch. The resort also has boat and bike rentals available for a small fee. The pool was lots of fun for the kids, it has a slide and the pool was also heated which made it more enjoyable since the high each day was in the 50's.

The only downside we experienced while we were there was the front desk staff giving different information every time we asked a question. I was also disappointed that they didn't have wi-fi in the lobby of the hotel and it was very difficult to connect to the internet in the hotel room (frustrating for a blogger).

Overall we had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend staying at the Wilderness Lodge in Walt Disney World.

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