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Photo Tour of a Standard Room at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

By Dave Shute

For the first page of this review of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, click here.


At Disney's Wilderness Lodge from

Standard rooms at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge–like those at the Animal Kingdom Lodge–are distinctive among Disney’s deluxe resorts for sleeping only four, and for the overall small size of their sleeping area. Rooms here were refurbed in 2021. I’ll have updated photos and floor plans shortly.Floor Plan Disney's Wilderness Lodge from yourfirstvisit.netSee the floor plan. Most other Disney World deluxe sleeping spaces are longer and wider, and many have a couch that provides the fifth sleeping spot.

As you enter the room, there’s a bath on one side and the closet, coffee maker and mini-fridge on the other.

The bath is divided into two areas, starting with these double sinks.

A closer, but not all that well-focused,  view of the toiletries.

All Disney rooms come with a hair dryer.  Here’s the one at the Wilderness Lodge.

Behind a door you’ll find a toilet and tub/shower combo.

Wilderness Lodge rooms abound in charming detail. These little guys are inlaid into the bath surround.

On the other side of the entry hall, there’s a coffee maker and mini-fridge, with a couple of drawers above the mini-fridge…

…that are larger than they first appear.

Here’s the inside of the fridge with a scaling object.

The closet is next, good-sized but unstructured, with two sliding doors.  Here’s it open–you can see half of it…

…and the other half. Note the ironing board and luggage rack.

Built into the closet wall is this small safe.

Deeper into the room you’ll find in most Wilderness Lodge standard rooms two queen beds on one side.

Here’s the bed side from the back of the room.

Bunk Beds Disney's Wilderness Lodge from

Some of these bedrooms have kings, and–rare among Disney resorts–others have one queen and a pair of bunk beds–if you want these, they are a separately bookable category. The bunk mattresses are about 5′ 9″ so are best for kids.

A closer view of one of the queens.

Between the beds is a bedside table with a shelf below…

…and a storage drawer for your important books..

The other side of the room has the connecting door (if present), TV, dresser, and a table and two chairs.

Here’s the TV side from the back.

The dresser is large. Its looks like it has six drawers…

…but in fact has three. Regardless, here’s plenty of storage in the room for the four people it sleeps.

Between the dresser and balcony is the table and chairs, with a mirror above. There’s a Disney World rule somewhere about in what resorts these tables are round, and in which they are square. I haven’t found it yet.

At the end of the room is the balcony (patio on bottom floors). Here’s the balcony from one of our woods view rooms…

Balcony Disney's Wilderness Lodge from

…and here’s one from a courtyard view room.

The conversion of half of the former Wilderness Lodge rooms into Cooper Creek, and the Copper Creek-associated bulldozing of a number of trees on the Bay Lake side, means that many higher Wilderness Lodge woods view rooms now have distant theme park views, including of the evening fireworks.

In the zoomed shot above from my fifth floor room near Bay Lake, you can see the Main Street station directly above the chimney on the cabin. Views are not quite so good once the leaves are back on the trees…

But if you are high enough you can still see Magic Kingdom fireworks between and over the trees–above and below.

For a hotel so stunningly decorated with objects and art in its public spaces, the rooms are delightfully but more subtle decorated.

Higher on the page I already showed some minor decoration in the bath.

Headboard Detail Disney's Wilderness Lodge from

These nice carvings decorate the headboards…

Wall Art Disney's Wilderness Lodge

…you’ll find this minor print on the wall by the bath.

And the bed posts have more darling carvings:

Bed Detail Disney's Wilderness Lodge from

Bed Detail Disney's Wilderness Lodge from (2)

And note all the furniture that like the bed posts is in the style of having been assembled from branches or small logs.

The light fixtures are charming, especially the one over the table.

And you’ll find a friend on the bed pillows.

While  delightful, these rooms are small. The glory of staying at the Wilderness Lodge is outside the rooms.


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1 Linda { 07.09.14 at 11:03 am }

Do you know the size of the wall safe in the rooms? We are thinking of taking iPad but not to parks so need to know if it will fit in the safe. Thanks, Linda

2 Dave { 07.09.14 at 12:41 pm }
3 BostonEd { 04.03.18 at 1:24 pm }

Haha… I did not see a “hidden Mickey”, but I saw a “hidden Wilderness reference”. The shower curtain echos the pattern of a Hudson Bay point blanket. Very cool.

4 Dave { 04.04.18 at 8:16 am }

BostonEd, nice find! I dug up an image from Amazon at

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