You don’t have to dig too deep into this blog to know that Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is my family’s favorite Disney resort. Wilderness Lodge is the perfect blend of Pacific northwest theming and comfort. This feeling of rustic luxury continues into the guest rooms so let’s take a closer look.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is one of the few on-site resorts that offers rooms with bunk beds. These are available at a separate price category, but we were assigned a bunk room simply by requesting one in our reservation notes. That means we got to stay in a bunk room at a standard room price. Woo hoo!
Bunk room 5086 is two floors directly above the Whispering Canyon Cafe. Fortunately, we never heard any noise from the boisterous restaurant inside the room. Contrary to any negative assumptions to the room location, we love this location. Opening the room door to start the day and immediately looking out into that gorgeous, expansive lobby … ugh, best Disney reveal ever!
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Inside the room, the entry hallway includes a standard Disney deluxe resort beverage center with a coffee maker, glass tumblers, storage drawers, and a mini fridge. Not pictured is a typical closet with double sliding doors, iron, and ironing board.
Across the hall is the bathroom with an open dual vanity with a large mirror, and wood and twig accents. The toilet and tub/shower combo are in a separate room. Chip, Dale, Bambi, and Meeko are adorable Disney touches here along with more theming in the wood-grain tile.
On into the bedroom, there is slightly more floor space than a standard Wilderness Lodge room despite being the same square footage because the bunk bed only occupies a twin bed-sized footprint. These are the same bunk beds that are in all Fort Wilderness cabins. Unlike Fort Wilderness, the bunk beds at Wilderness lodge aren’t shoved into the corner of the room and are open on both sides. Each bunk has its own reading light and adorable Thumper toss pillow. Again, why Disney doesn’t sell some room decor in their hotel gift shops is a mystery to me. I totally would have bought one of these pillows for our living room!
Yellowstone waterfall artwork and a convenient row of hooks adorn the walls on this end of the room along with a door to a connecting room. The importance of that row of hooks can’t be understated. It’s one of those small touches that you really only notice when it’s missing and not all Disney deluxe resorts have hooks!
The queen bed with a fabulous headboard is the same that is in standard double queen rooms. This intricately carved nature scene in the headboard and sculpted bed posts easily make this my favorite bed of any Disney resort room. And, again, that decorative Thumper pillow is the perfect subtle Disney touch in a room that otherwise isn’t very “Disney.” I love those little reminders that you are at Disney World even if the space isn’t covered in polka dots and Mickey silhouettes!
The opposite wall has a TV dresser unit with six small drawers and our boys’ favorite part of the room (besides the awesome bunk beds, of course) – the table and two chairs. This seems like such a small thing, but it’s a rarity in Disney deluxe rooms that usually just have a desk and one chair. The seats are comfortably padded and the table is large enough for both boys to draw, play with Legos, or unwind however they want at the end of the day. There are also plenty of outlets here and more rustic theming in the mirror and lighting.
Outside is a small balcony with two chairs and a table. Rooms in the wings have dividers between balconies, but here, there is nothing to block the view of the neighbors’ outdoor spaces. The view straight out is just vegetation with just the tips of the Copper Creek cabins to the Contemporary and beyond visible in the distance.