Wilderness Lodge Resort Facts and Fun
three-sided fireplace in the lobby of Disney's Wilderness Resort
represents two billion years of the Grand Canyon's strata. At 82 feet
tall, the stone structure is as high as Chickapin Hill at Splash
unique tour called "Wonders of the Lodge" is offered to Guests on various
days beginning at 9:30 a.m. This guided tour provides an informative
look at the history of Disney's Wilderness Lodge, including
its distinctive construction, theming and artwork. Check with the Front
Desk for the schedule of tour days and availability.
will enjoy the fishing excursions that depart from Disney's Wilderness Lodge
(catch and release only). The bass in Bay Lake are very hearty!
Wilderness Lodge opened on May
All the copper used for decorative purposes at
the Resort would equal more than $3 million in pennies.
two 55-foot hand-carved totem poles, the "Raven" and the "Eagle" — located
in the lobby — depict various myths and legends of Native Americans.
A 10-foot "totem" of Disney Characters Humphrey Bear, Donald Duck,
Goofy and Mickey Mouse stands adjacent to Wilderness Lodge Mercantile.
Put them together and you'd have a structure as tall as the "Earffel
Tower" at the Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Electrical Water Pageant, a floating, lighted procession of "sea creatures," takes
place each night on Bay Lake at 9:35 p.m. (weather permitting).
The cricket noises
you can hear throughout the resort aren't real, but come from speakers.
Look for the animal
tracks imprinted in the outdoor walkways around the resort.
Works by "cowboy" painters Charles Russell and
Bill Gollings are on display in the Whispering Canyon Cafe.
are 16 "Hidden Mickeys" located throughout the Lodge. Eight are carved
in the balconies of guest rooms and eight are located in common areas,
including one in the fireplace screen. Check with the Front Desk or
concierge for a copy of the Hidden Mickey Hunt.
poles facing the hotel on the port cochere at the entrance.
On the 'Bear Crossing'
sign on the main driveway.
In the key on the wall between the front desk and Wilderness Mercantile
In the transportation sign, outside Wilderness Mercantile shop.
On the fireplace
in the lobby.
On the geyser,
at the base of the rock.