Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 4, 2013
    Alexandra 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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    Hello! We're staying at Wilderness, but wondering what type of access we have in Animal. Can we walk all around the grounds & see animals, or is that only if we buy admission? Many thanks, planning on booking dinner but wonder about other free sight

    Hello Alexandra!

    You will absolutely love staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Known as one of the best themed resorts on property for the towering lobby and breathtaking fireplace, your family can easily spend a day enjoying the recreation, dining and shopping all within the resort.  If you listen closely, you'll hear crickets in the lobby! The Wilderness Lodge pool is one of my favorites, whereas bubbling geysers begin in the lobby and lead out to Silver Creek Falls. You'll often find woodland creatures scattered about the grounds of the resort, too!

    A little known secret while staying at Wilderness Lodge is to request being chosen for "Flag Family" upon check-in. If chosen, you'll be brought to the hotel roof to raise the morning flags and have the opportunity to see Walt Disney World from an amazing perspective! 

    Your family can visit Disney's Animal Kingdom  via bus on the complimentary Walt Disney World transportation system reserved only for Disney Resort hotel guests. Disney's Animal Kingdom does require a ticket per guest age 3+. Purchasing park tickets to Disney's Animal Kingdom will provide wonderful animal attractions, including my favorite, Kilimanjaro Safaris.

    For other complimentary activity ideas, I'd suggest the following:
    • Explore the woods between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness
    • Watch the Electrical Water Pageant on the Seven Seas Lagoon shown nightly around 9:00 pm
    • Movies Under the Stars, check with your front desk for days and times
    • Resort campfires on select nights with complimentary marshmallows
    I hope your stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a magical one, Alexandra.

    Please contact us again with further questions!


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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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