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Wilderness Lodge Resort Facts and Fun

The 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 Mountain.

A 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.

Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the fishing excursions that depart from Disney's Wilderness Lodge (catch and release only). The bass in Bay Lake are very hearty!

Disney's Wilderness Lodge opened on May 28, 1994.

All the copper used for decorative purposes at the Resort would equal more than $3 million in pennies.

The 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.

The 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.

Hidden Mickeys

There 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.

On the 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 shop.

In the transportation sign, outside Wilderness Mercantile shop.

On the fireplace in the lobby.

On the geyser, at the base of the rock.


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