Where to stay: The Wilderness Lodge always Calls Me
|November 29, 2012||Posted by John Saye under Wilderness Lodge||
I have many first loves when it comes to picking out a hotel for a stay at Disney World and the one that tugs at me the most is the Wilderness Lodge. I love the Contemporary, and the Polynesian is probably number one, but the Wilderness lodge is one of the best. It was there, at Artist Point restaurant, that I first learned how to use a French press coffee maker, and was hooked on them for many years. (May have to go back to that.) The Whispering Canyon Cafe is one of those places that you’ve just got to take your kids to while they are young (just for the horses right?) and the pool is just fantastic. I’ve heard that it’s been changed into a zero entry pool. I’d love to go and take a look at that little improvement.
Even when you walk into the place. Besides the fact that the ranger at the entry booth before you get into the park welcomes you home (which always breaks our heart) the walk into the lobby is flat out dangerous. Everybody’s looking up at the big chandeliers that are designed to look like giant tepees.
When I visit this hotel, I’m planning to do a lot of time in the Magic Kingdom, since they have a boat that will hop you right over there. Everything else is by bus, but it’s just not that bad. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve never had to wait in a large crowd for a bus here. Whenever I have, it’s been a relatively short wait that’s under somewhat of a cover, so there’s not really any standing in the rain either, and when the bus comes, there’s generally plenty of room, even if you’re dragging a stroller around with you.
If you’ve never stayed here. Do it. It’s an awesome experience. If you’re like me, and trying to stay all over property to make sure you see it all, then once you’ve been, you may find yourself always wondering when you’ll make it there next.