The Wilderness Lodges and Resorts evoke the feeling of the great outdoors, whether it's the Pacific Northwest or the serengetti. Two are in the woods along the shore of Bay Lake with ferry access to the Magic Kingdom. The third resort is near the Animal Kingdom. The resorts are the Wilderness Lodge, the Fort Wilderness Campground, and the Animal Kingdom Lodge. They are entirely different resorts. The Wilderness Lodge reflects the style of a National Park Service hotel. The campground is a rustic, wooded setting, with individual cabins or campsites for your accommodations. The cabins have separate sleeping areas, a full kitchen, and a seating area - more spacious than most of the other resorts. The Animal Kingdom Lodge uses the dark colors of the African woodwork to take you on safari.


The Animal Kingdom Lodge is near the Animal Kingdom park. The African safari theme of the park is exquisitely captured in the hotel. All rooms have balconies and many of them overlook an adjacent savannah where zebras, giraffes, and other wild animals freely roam. Unless you plan to request a deluxe room with a savannah view, however, you should consider another Disney resort. This lodge is a long way from the other parks.
Animal Kingdom Lodge

At Fort Wilderness, you stay in your own log cabin which can sleep six guests. There is a living room and a full kitchen. Because the cabins are at individual campsites, it takes a little longer to travel to the parks from Fort Wilderness. On the other hand, the outdoor setting is a welcome change of pace, and the kitchen helps with meal costs.
Fort Wilderness Cabin

Inspired by the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park, the Wilderness Lodge is spectacular. The lobby even has a stream running through it. The rooms are small, but they accommodate a family with two small children. The rooms have either two queen beds, or bunk beds and a queen bed, or one king bed. Hidden Mickeys are everywhere; there is a clue sheet at the front desk for you.

Wilderness Lodge