Wilderness Lodge Resort Pool
  • On Dec 30, 2021
    Hollie from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Travelling from U.K. in October, staying at Wilderness lodge for 8 nights. Offsite for 10 more days. First time planning a disney vacation. Myself, husband, 2 children and grandparents. Where do I start? Please help!

    Hi, Hollie! Welcome to planDisney! An 18-day holiday to the Most Magical Place on Earth with family sounds like an absolute dream, and I'm so excited to help you start planning!

    I vividly remember the first time I planned my family's Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Coincidentally, we also stayed at the stunning Disney's Wilderness Lodge, and while I remember feeling extreme excitement, I also remember feeling slightly overwhelmed. If you're feeling the same way, don't fret! You have come to the right place.

    Your holiday planning is already off to a great start! Disney's Wilderness Lodge - with its rustic yet majestic beauty, proximity to Magic Kingdom Park and some of the best dining at Walt Disney World Resort - is one of my favorite Resort hotels and Disney Vacation Club Resorts. It's the perfect place to stay if you enjoy being right in the middle of the magic while still being able to escape to serenity.

    If you haven't done so already, start by getting a My Disney Experience account, downloading the mobile app, and linking your Resort reservation to your account. Next, start thinking about your itinerary and which theme parks or water parks you and everyone in your party want to visit. Then, purchase your theme park tickets and be sure to make your park reservations, as they are currently required to enter a theme park.

    Now that the business is taken care of it, it's time for my favorite part of Disney vacation planning: Dining! Walt Disney World Resort is a foodie's paradise, and there is something for every palate and every budget. Using My Disney Experience, start exploring your endless dining options at your Resort hotel, the surrounding Resort hotels, the theme parks and Disney Springs. Once you've determined everyone's must-have munchies, remember that you can make Advanced Dining Reservations 60 days in advance plus the length of your stay, up to 10 days.

    I must recommend one of my favorite dining experiences, Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. With the ambiance, adorable characters and delicious food, this experience will quickly become a favorite of the kids and kids-at-heart in your party. Plus, it's located right at Disney's Wilderness Lodge!

    Hollie, I am wishing you and your family THE most magical holiday! Please stop by any time with any other questions! Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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