Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 6, 2009
    Helen from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family is staying at the Wilderness Lodge from 8/18 to 8/25. Will the children 2-5 like it there? I have never stayed at a Disney Deluxe Resort before. The three young grandchildren have never been to WDW. Can't wait to see their faces!!!

    Hi Helen,

    We love Wilderness Lodge, as a matter of fact, it is our Disney Vacation CLub property. The resort theming is amazing, from the moment you step inside the towering lobby you will think you have been whisked away to a Northern Lodge. Plus in my opinion, you can never go wrong with Disney World's Deluxe properties...they are top of the line for sure.

    There are a number of amenities that you and your grandchildren can enjoy at the resort. Bikes and a variety of boats are available for rent. Buttons and Bells is the arcade located off of the main lobby, and there is a great health club too. The large pool off of the back lobby area appears to be carved directly out of the rocks and offers a kiddie pool, hot tub, slides and a squirting geyser. There is a great gift shop in the lobby and two table service restaurants called Artist Point (fine dining atmosphere) and Whispering Canyon Cafe (a lively, loud family fun location), as well as a counter service option at the Roaring Forks. There is also a great children's program housed here called the Cubs Den. It is available, for approximately $10 per child per hour, for ages 4 to 12. The Den is full of supervised activities like crafts, movies and games. My kids just enjoy lounging in the overstuffed couches in the lobby and enjoying the massive fireplace.

    I am positive your family will love their time there. Be sure to ask about being Family of the Day. This special treat allows one family per day to go up on the roof of the WIlderness Lodge and help with the AMerican Flag. It is a great honor and treat for sure!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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