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kimmar067 10-13-2003 03:22 PM

Like the Phoenix, out of the ashes arises THE NEWEST WL FAQ! (Part 3)
Well, it seems that our "lease" has just 'bout run out, so we begin here anew, on our never-ending journey (more like trials and tribulations!) to achieve the BEST-EVER FAQ for those interested in visiting the Wilderness Lodge, the ONLY TRUE HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME! :wink:

So, set a spell, grab a cup o'joe (or whatever floats yer boat!) and join in:

[size=small]All ideas, suggestions, stories, and photos welcome....[/size]

Here is a link to our last WL FAQ thread:

Majestic 10-13-2003 03:32 PM

Wooohoo! First Post!

Love the new digs!

I feel special.

SHHHHHHHHHH! I'm hunting wabbits....



Fred :)

AspiringCindy 10-13-2003 03:48 PM

Yeah! Congrats Kim on the 3rd installment!:grouphug: Lets put our heads together and get started!

FloridaCat 10-13-2003 04:04 PM

Whoo Hoo, Onward to new horizons, let the merriment begin.

Liv2CdWorld 10-13-2003 04:15 PM

Welcome Home everyone.

Maybe we could cut and past the "basics" from the other thread and put them in the beginning of this one?

Just a thought for the new folk that may arrive :teeth:

AspiringCindy 10-13-2003 04:42 PM

Lately, it seems that room location and requests have been the most sought out info. So here goes...a condensed version in honor of 999Ghosts... who helped make the original thread ssooo successful!

Standard Rooms: All non-smoking rooms with 2 Queen beds.
Located on Floors 4,5 & 6. On the North Side
(MK), they face the Service area. There are
also 4th Floor rooms that overlook the lobby
look out to roof peaks. Some of the more
desirable rooms facing MK are rooms4032,
4034, 6012 & 6022
Lobby rooms do have balconies!

Woods View Rooms: These rooms are located above the
Front Desk on Floors 5 & 6. North side
Woods View rooms are on Floors 1-6 and
face the "Otter Pond"(a handful face MK).
Rm 5032 faces MK & Otter Pond!
Floors 4,5 & 6 above Whispering Canyon are
Woods View Lobby Rooms!

Courtyard View Rooms: Courtyard view rooms can be
located on top of the lobby, down the
South Corridor facing either the falls/pool
or facing the Villas, on the North side overlooking
falls/pool or at the end of the hallways facing
towards the Lake. For best views of the Electric
Pageant, request 4th floor Southside.

Deluxe Rooms: They are at the end of the hallways are
considered non-specific views. They can be
courtyard or woods view.

Concierge Rooms: All are located on the 7th Floor as well as the
Vice and Presidential Suites. Views vary! *talk to

HoneyMoon Suites- are located on the 7th floor above the front
desk and above Whispering Canyon.

Accessible Rooms for special needs- Most are located on the 1st floor-Villa side. There are also some on the North wing 1st floor. There is 1 located on the 6th floor(lobby room above Whispering Canyon).
All accessible rooms at WL are King beds, so if your party is larger than 2, a second room is added at no additional charge(if booked through the special needs department...and guaranteed to connect).
*Seeing eye/service dogs can be accomodated in any of the rooms, but depend on the person's abilities as to whether or not they need a handicap accessible room specifically.

*Even room numbers are to the outside of the WL shape and odd room numbers are rooms towards courtyard side.
* All smoking rooms are located on the North Wing on the 6th
floor(but this could have changed)
Floor plans-


Room views(photos)

*If anyone reads a mistake or knows of changes, please PM accurate info is available! Thanks

Kimberle 10-13-2003 04:48 PM

Just want to leave a big "hello" on page 1!

My WL pic's.

Majestic 10-13-2003 04:56 PM

I will take this valuable message space to make a call for MEMBER PHOTOS and BALCONY VIEWS!!! Why haven't you all been sending me PICS!! :)

Make sure to include WHO YOU ARE and what the ROOM #s are!!
Please, try not to clog my mailbox with too many pics. :) A few at a time will do fine. I don't need more than 800x600 resolution either. (If that is a problem, I will resize the images for you.)

Send them to

I can also scan images (free of charge) if you don't have a digital copy or a scanner. I do these in my spare time so nothing speedy. PM me for more info.

Thanks everyone!

MAGICinMYHEART 10-13-2003 04:59 PM

<center>Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas Resort</center>
The Wilderness Lodge and Villas are nestled in a dense forest of pines on Bay Lake, accessible by waterway from the Magic Kingdom. The Lodge and Villas were inspired by the U.S. National Park lodges built in the 1900s.
Wilderness Lodge and the Villas offer varying accommodations, ranging from 350-1072 sq. feet. The Lodge houses 728 guest rooms and suites, with some encircling the cavernous lobby but most in the two wings. The cozy Lodge rooms are outfitted with pine furniture and quilted bedspreads. Most Lodge rooms have two queen beds, but some offer a bunk bed in place of the second bed. The Villas feature 136 studios, one-and two-bedroom suites, each with a kitchenette or full kitchen, VCR, and washer and dryer.

Questions Asked at Wilderness Lodge:
What are the advantages to staying at the WL?
Located in the Magic Kingdom Resort area, the WL is a themed resort unto itself. Many folks feel they could stay at the Lodge their entire trip and still have had relaxing vacation with their money well spent.
Is there a Wall Safe located in the rooms?
The rooms do have a small safe in the closet to store valuables. It's big enough for your plane tickets, cash/travelers checks and maybe some jewelry, but not much more. For storing larger valuables inquire at the front
What time does the geyser erupt?
The geyser erupts every hour on the hour from 7:00a.m. until 10:00p.m.
Are there towels available at the pool?
Towels are available at the pool by the pool bar. They are also located by Hidden Springs Pool at the Villas
What time is the Electrical Water Pageant?
The Electrical Water Pageant is nightly at 9:35p.m. on Bay Lake. (Note: May be canceled due to inclement weather.)
What about shopping?
The large Wilderness Lodge Mercantile in the Lodge carries Disney themed clothing, sundries, camera supplies, postage stamps, beer & wine, foodstuffs, newspapers, and souvenirs.
Are tours of Disney's Wilderness Lodge available?
A unique tour, called the "Wonders of the Lodge," is offered to guest on various days beginning at 9:00a.m. This guided tour provides an informative look at the history of Disney's Wilderness Lodge, including its distinctive construction, theming and artwork. Please call the Front Desk for the schedule of the tour days and availability. (Guest should meet in the Lobby of Wilderness Lodge.)
Where can I find a map of The Wilderness Lodge?
Just click on the link below.
What activities are available at WL for children?
On select days Wilderness lodge has programs for children: Duck Races on Upper Silver Creek, Pool Games, Fireside Storytelling, (Meet in your pajamas at the Mercantile Fireplace) Beach Games, Penny Toss & Duck Rings.
Daily Activities: Open Crafts and Games in Cub's Den (free)
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
*For good rainy day activities, ask for a Kid's activity/coloring book at the bell station or a list of Hidden Mickeys at Guest services. You can also get a list of the resort's music at the Mercantile shop.
Explore the resort:
Indian artifacts, historic paintings, and survey maps are displayed. Follow Silver Creek from it's indoor origin as a Hot Spring and onward outside as a bubbling brook and waterfall, eventually making it's way to Bay Lake.
Flag family:
Ask about becoming a Flag family. Each morning a family is selected to go on the Lodge roof to help raise the flag! This is popular, so inquire at check-in for a better chance.

Cub's Den:
Children's Entertainment Center
Ages 4-12
$8.00 per hour
(Meal included)
Call WDW-DINE for reservations.

You can take a direct boat to the Magic Kingdom. Boats also ferry you to Ft Wilderness and the Contemporary. Buses take you directly to EPCOT, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, and the water parks.* To reach other resorts, go to the Magic Kingdom (daytime) or Downtown Disney (evening), and then transfer to a resort bus. Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge share many of their bus routes, so travel to and from Fort Wilderness is quite convenient.* Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge are the only Resorts that have a bus to TTC this boat goes to TTC to provide guest with another option to reach MK, some guest may have trouble boarding the boats with ECV's due to varying water levels of Bay Lake, so travel to any of the Monorail resorts is also convenient. Note If you would like to take the bus to TTC you may then board the Monorail to EPCOT this is just an option.

All pools are outdoor and heated
One Main feature pool with a slide (Silver Creek Springs Pool)
Silver Creek Pool Hours Lifeguard/Slide
One quiet pool located at Villas, Hidden Springs Pool (No lifeguard on duty)
Kiddie pool
Three Jacuzzis (Two next to Silver Creek Springs Pool one at Villas next to Hidden Springs Pool)
For your safety and enjoyment, diaper-age children are required to wear swim piapers or rubber pants when using and pool at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. Swim diapers are available at the Mercantile for your conveience.
Health Club:
Sturdy Branches Health Club:
Full range of cardio and strength equipment, free weights
Massage Treatments offered. In room massage by appointment.
Sauna room
Personal Training by appointment
Located in The Villas at Wilderness Lodge (next door)
Bay Lake Beach:
For sunbathing
Buttons and Bells Games Arcade available for the kids
Playground available
*Watercraft Rentals:
Water mice, sailboats, pontoon boats, canopy boats and water-skiing
*Bike Rentals:
Bikes are available to rent
Hook a fun-filled fishing trip for the entire family. Bass Fishing Excursions and Children's Fishing Excursions for bluegill (ages 6-12 years) are available on Bay Lake and Seven seas Lagoon. Trips are two hours long and depart from Wilderness Lodge Marina. Fishing guide and equipment provided for up to 5 guest per boat. (Catch-and-release basis only)
Jogging path extends about a mile to Ft. Wilderness.
Kids Activities:
Game room, kiddie pool, and Cub's Den themed baby-sitting service for kids ages 4-12.

Teton Boat & Bike Rental
Explore the Seven Seas lagoon, Bay Lake and the wilderness trails.
Bike Rental 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Boat Rental 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Speciality Cruises available to view the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. Call WDW-PLAY for reservations

*Recreation Family Plans:
Plan includes the Water Mouse, Pontoon Boats, Canopy Boats, Sailboats and Bicycles, (Cruises and Surry Biles NOT included)
Captain Plan: 4 hours of rental per Group $115 plus tax
Family Plan: Length of Stay Plan (Weekly Rate for Use of Equipment Listed Above) $199.00 plus
tax (Up to 5 Guests per Plan)

Artist Point
The ambiance is inspired by the rustic yet elegant dining rooms in cherished National Park lodges. This dramatic space captures the spirit and romance of the American frontier through beautiful murals and paintings, and a view that overlooks Silver Creek Falls. Celebrate the culinary heritage and flavors of Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia.
Cedar plank salmon, seasonal game meats, Penn Cove mussels, Artist Point Berry Cobbler, and an award-winning wine list.
Meals: Dinner Serving nightly from 5:30p.m. until 10:00p.m.
Service Type: Sit-down Meal and Something Special
Special Requirements: Priority Seating Recommended.
Priority Seating:Please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)
Menu: Dinner
Kid's dinner:
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Yee-haw. Ready for a rowdy meal? This hootin' and hollerin' good time restaurant serves regional barbecue favorites and award-winning chili.
Breakfast: American favorites, all-you-can-eat breakfast skillets plus la cart selections. Lunch/Dinner: All-you-can-eat skillets; la carte selections including sandwiches, salads, roasted chicken and maple glazed pork chops.
Meals: Breakfast served from 7:30a.m. til 11:00a.m. Lunch served daily from 12:00 noon til 3:00p.m. full bar is available, and Dinner sered nightly from 5:00p.m. til 10:00p.m. Full bar is available.
Service Type: Sit-down Meal
Special Requirements: Priority Seating Recommended.
Priority Seating: Please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)
Kid's breakfast:
Kid's lunch:
Kid's dinner:
Roaring Fork Snacks
Description: Grab a quick bite before heading out to explore the "Pacific Northwest." Purchase a Disney's Wilderness Lodge souvenir mug and receive complimentary refills on non-alcoholic beverages.
Specialties: Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit. Lunch/Dinner: Hamburgers, specialty sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit and ice cream.
Meals: Breakfast 6:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Lunch/Dinner 11:00a.m.-12:00midnight (grill opens at 7:00a.m. and closes at 11:00a.m.) and Snacks.
Service Type: Convenience Meal
Territory Lounge
Description: Located off the lobby of Disney's Wilderness Lodge, this lounge offers a quiet retreat for light snacks and refreshing beverages.
Specialties: Appetizers are served in the evenings.(from 4:30p.m. til 11:00p.m.)
Meals: Snack
Service Type: Lounge Open daily from 4:30p.m. until 11:30p.m.
Miss Jenny's In Room Dining
Choose from a selection of memu offerings for breakfast, and dinner.Breakfast is served from 7:00a.m. til 11:00a.m. and dinner is served from 5:00p.m. til 10:00p.m. Pizza,sandwiches and snacks served from 4:00p.m. til midnight.
Trout Pass Pool Bar
Description: Located by the picturesque pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy snacks and beverages.
Specialties: Drinks and snacks.
Meals: Snack Open daily from 12:00noon until......
Service Type: Convenience Meal and Lounge


While staying at Wilderness Lodge many guest enjoy
Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground
following are fun activities,and resturants, located just a quick boat ride from the Wilderness Lodge.

Children's Playground:
Climb, slide and play to your heart's content at outdoor activity areas located at Pioneer Hall, the Meadow Recreation area.
Hook a fun-filled fishing trip for the entire family. (Catch and release only.)$165-$195
Horse-Drawn Excursions:
Take a relaxing, old-fashioned wagon or carriage ride through the Resort & Campground.
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Leaves from Crockett's Tavern
6:00-10:00p.m. $30.00
Horse Drawn Wagon Ride
Leaves from Pioneer hall @ Ft Wilderness.
7:00 & 9:30p.m. "Hayride"($8/adult and $4/children)
Horseback Riding:
Take a guided trail ride through the woods at the Resort & Campground. $32.00 at the livery (must be 9+yrs.,48"+)
Pony Rides:
Take a leisurely pony ride with an accompanying adult at the lead. (Ages 2 and older.) $3.00
Chip'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long:
Gather 'round the campfire with your nutty pals for songs and fun, then watch a classic Disney movie under the stars. 8:00p.m.
Petting Farm:
Interact with lovable critters at the petting farm located between Pioneer Hall and the Tri-Circle D Ranch.(free)
Hit the hard courts for a set or two. (Bring your own equipment - rentals are not available.)

Trail's End Buffet
Beamed ceiling and split rails give this Pioneer Hall buffet its frontier flavor.
Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Specialties: All-you-care-to-eat home-style buffet
Breakfast: Breakfast meats, omelets, Mickey waffles, French toast
Lunch: Fried chicken, pizza, sandwiches, soup and salad
Dinner: Fried chicken, BBQ ribs, peel and eat shrimp and chefs specialities
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Service Type: Buffet
Musical Revue @ Pioneer Hall:
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a hilarious vaudville-style entertainment plus all-you-can-eat vittles. Enjoy a special evening at Pioneer Hall. Casual dress. Price includes tax and gratuity.
Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Specialties: All-You-Care-To-Eat fried chicken, smoked BBQ pork ribs, corn, baked beans, tossed green salad, fresh baked bread and strawberry shortcake. Unlimited draft beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks.
Meals: Dinner
Service Type: Dinner Show
Special Requirements:Priority Seating Required.
Priority Seating:
Please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)
Mickey's Backyard BBQ
Come join a knee-slappin' good ol' time. You'll be thrown back to Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer's old stompin' grounds when you enter the outdoor pavilion just a stone's throw away from Pioneer Hall. This is an outdoor (under cover in a pavilion) picnic event, with Disney Characters, live Country Western music and an all you can eat BBQ Buffet. Open seasonally, on selected days. Price includes tax and gratuit
Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Character Meals: Mickey and Friends
All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet featuring BBQ pork ribs, baked chicken, hot dogs with all the fixin's, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, corn bread, watermelon, marble cake. Unlimited draft beer, wine, lemonade and iced tea.
Meals: Dinner
Service Type: Dinner Show and Character Dining
Special Requirements: Priority Seating Required.
Priority Seating:
Please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463)
Crockett's Tavern Lounge
Blaze a trail to this refreshing outpost of flavor featuring pizza, appetizers, smoothies and full service bar. They pioneered great taste.
Chuck Wagon
(loacted near the campfire area)Open during the Campfire Program, serving hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, and marshmallows for roasting.
Location: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground


Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a majestic reflection of the famous National Park lodges of America's Great Northwest. This Deluxe Resort features a spectacular pool area with water slide, white-sand beach, and a complete array of dining and recreational options. [
Check In/Out: 3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
2004 Room Rates
(tax not included)
Room Type Value Regular Peak Holiday
Standard View $ 199 $ 239 $ 289 $ 324
Lodge View (Woods) $ 219 $ 254 $ 299 $ 339
Courtyard View $ 250 $ 290 $ 340 $ 385
Concierge $ 350 $ 385 $ 435 $ 475
Honeymoon* $ 360 $ 400 $ 435 $ 490
Deluxe - Jr. Suite $ 390 $ 435 $ 495 $ 540
Vice Presidental - Yosemite* $ 720 $ 815 $ 920 $ 1,045
Presidental - Yellowstone* $ 815 $ 895 $ 1,020 $ 1,190
Value season for 2004 is 1/1 - 2/11, 7/5 - 9/29, 10/31 - 12/19
Regular season for 2004 is 4/18 - 7/4, 9/30 - 10/30
Peak season for 2004 is 2/12 - 4/17
Holiday season for 2004 is 12/20 - 12/31
*To book this room type, please call (407) WDW-MAGIC (939-6244)
About 37 Lodge rooms with King beds double as the barrier-free (handicap-accessible) rooms and have a large shower with no tub. Smoking rooms are 6th floor, Building "B", North Wing. This would be Woodsview and inner Courtyard.
Most rooms have a maximum four-person occupancy per room. Prices are per room and do not include the 11.5% Resort tax for 2004. There is an additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than two adults in a room. Prices, benefits, and other terms are subject to change without notice. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Rooms subject to availability. Certain nights are already sold out. Prices are in U.S. dollars.
STANDARD-TWO QUEEN BEDS (sleeps 4) Guest Room amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, and hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Coffeemaker and refrigerator are available upon request
DELUXE-TWO QUEEN BEDS & ONE SOFA BED (sleeps 6) The Deluxe Guest Room has a sitting area separated from the bedroom by french doors, additional television, refrigerator with ice machine, coffeemaker, and wet bar. All Deluxe Guest Rooms feature woodland views.
Guest suites (not shown) are also available

Enjoy spacious studios and one- and two-bedroom villas amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains during the nostalgic railroad era of the 1800s. This Home Away From Home Resort, part of the Disney Vacation Club family of resorts, features a pool with a slide, health club, and a complete array of dining and recreational options.
Check In/Out: 4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
2004 Room Rates
(tax not included)
Room Type Value Regular Peak Holiday
Studio $ 279 $ 314 $ 379 $ 434
1 - Bedroom Villa $ 380 $ 425 $ 515 $ 560
2 - Bedroom Villa* $ 535 $ 690 $ 835 $ 985
Value Season for 2004 is 1/1 - 2/11, 7/5 - 9/29, 10/31 - 12/19
Regular season for 2004 is 4/18 - 7/4, 9/30 - 10/30
Peak season for 2004 is 2/12 - 4/17
Holiday season for 2004 is 12/20 - 12/31
*To book this room type, please call (407) WDW-MAGIC (939-6244)
Studios and One-Bedroom Villas have a maximum four-person occupancy per room, plus one child under the age of 3. Two-Bedroom Villas have a maximum eight-person occupancy per room, plus one child under the age of 3. Prices are per room and do not include the 11.5% Resort tax for 2004. Prices, benefits, and other terms are subject to change without notice. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Rooms subject to availability and certain nights are already sold out. Prices are in U.S. dollars.
Amenities may vary, but most accommodations include the following:
Studios Rooms
Wet bar, mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, linens, and a start-up supply of bath soap, towels, shampoo, and coffee. Also included are tissues, paper towels, paper plates, plastic silverware, and dishwashing detergent.
One & Two-Bedroom Vacation Homes
Linens, towels, washer and dryer, master suite with a whirlpool tub, a full kitchen with major appliances, dishware, dishwashing supplies, and a start-up supply of bath soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, and coffee.

KCDISDAD 10-13-2003 05:03 PM

We just got back and had Rm 5032 which is a Woodsview over the Otter Pond with a great view of the Castle. I was told that all smoking rooms are now on the 6th Floor but that not all of the 6th floor are smoking rooms.

Hope this helps a little.

Mouseteacher 10-13-2003 05:53 PM

:wave2:Kimmar, just drove on over from the Swan/Dolphin Sorority House to wish you well on your new digs.

Well, must head on back to see what's up with my sisters and brothers...:moped:

KCDISDAD 10-13-2003 06:28 PM

Pix sent!

I just e-mailed you a couple of our trip pix, including a balcony view. Hope they come through OK.

slimplaw 10-13-2003 06:33 PM

Looks like I will be requesting room 5032 when we are at WL in Dec. for our 30th anniversary. Thanks for the info. WL is our favorite. We stayed there our first trip to WDW in 1994 when WL was 3 weeks old.

kimmar067 10-13-2003 07:16 PM

Glad to see....
...some of our "old-timers" (and "newbies too!) have found their way to our new "digs". What this place needs is some background music (perhaps the soundtrack of the WL lobby ??!?!?!) but I haven't quite fig-gured out how to do that...Fred, wanna take this one?

But first....GROUP HUG!!!:grouphug: Oh yeah, and feel free to post AS MANY HUGH JACKMAN PIX AS YOU WANT::yes:: !!

dizneykid 10-13-2003 08:02 PM

Congratulations Wilderness Lodgers,

Wow I am away for a day or so and I have to come find you all. Glad you left a trail of breadcrumbs. :wave2:

Now, on with the show. :D

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