Article: Walt Disney World: Wilderness Lodge
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Lodge, located on Walt Disney World property, is one of my favorite resorts.
The themeing, in the spirit of a Pacific Northwest lodge, is convincing
even in the middle of Florida. I've stayed here twice, and loved it both
You'll find all the amenities of a luxury resort in the rooms. The rustic,
lodge-type theming is superb in the room, along with ample bathroom space.
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The lobby area is spectacular, at least three stories high. There's lots
of American Indian styled artistry to admire. Plenty of cushiony furniture
to relax in. Taking a stroll around the pool, you will notice the 'rapids,'
an elaborate river splashing over Disney-crafted rocks. There's even Old
Faithful. With so much 'wilderness' atmosphere, this is one of the most
relaxing Disney resort pools.
off the Beaten Path
True, you are at a Disney property, but you're not near the monorail,
and the bus service is convoluted (depending on destination). On the bright
side, you've got a great view of the lake (the woody backside of it).
If you don't mind the hike, you can walk to Contemporary Resort, but there's
no path and you're daring traffic.However, there's a boat launch here,
making up for the monorail and bus service.
the Best Park Restaurants
Artist's Point is an upscale Pacific Rim restaurant. You'll find excellent
salmon. Kid's menus are the same here as you'll find in the other sit-down
Disney resort restaurants. Now, I do believe the quality has slipped in
the 10 or so years since they opened, but it remains one of the best restaurants
WDW has to offer. Try the sampler appetizer, and you'll be in heaven.
Also, there's an extensive wine list of some hard to find Northwest labels.
is a more informal restaurant, roughly BBQ style. We had lunch here once,
and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Service is genuine, and you'll
be reminded of 50's-style Western shows.
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