After checking out from Bay Lake Tower, we checked into a Deluxe Studio at Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. I had never stayed there with our Disney Vacation Club, and wanted to experience some new things on this trip. I love the atmosphere whenever we are at Wilderness Lodge eating, so this resort was on my list!
After our lunch at Magic Kingdom, we headed to Wilderness Lodge by way of the boat. We hadn’t gotten a text that our room was ready yet, but we wanted to check out the shops and the lobby some.
When we got off on the boat dock, this was our view:
We went inside to check out the lobby since it was decorated for Christmas.
I just love this lobby! I love how open and massive it is and the smell is amazing!
While we were checking out the lobby, we also checked with Bell Services to see if our luggage had arrived yet through the transfer. One note about transferring luggage from one Disney Resort to another is is’t not guaranteed to arrive and be ready for you until after 4 p.m. It wasn’t there yet.
Around 3:00 p.m. we got our text that the room was ready! The Wilderness Lodge has three different “sections” if you will. The regular Lodge part, Copper Creek Villas (Disney Vacation Club), and Boulder Ridge Villas (Disney Vacation Club). Although two parts are Vacation Club, anyone may book there as a cash room as well.
Some views along the way to the Boulder Ridge Villas section:
The Deluxe Studio has 1 queen bed, 1 double sized sleeper sofa, and 1 single pull down bed.
The Deluxe Villas have a small kitchenette area with a toaster, microwave, coffee maker, sink, mini fridge, and some paper utensils and plates, etc.
I love having the kitchenette available! I usually order a case of water, and can refrigerate that and any leftovers or snacks we get to bring back to the room. The toaster is nice for quick breakfasts!
I liked that the vanity/sink was outside of the shower/toilet area, so multiple people can be getting ready at the same time.
This was my least favorite part of the room! The bathroom seemed really old and outdated. Our drain did.not.work. It didn’t drain! I had to resort to shutting the shower off after each step of my shower so the water could drain down some! (I did report it to the resort.)
Here are some shots from outside around the resort:
In my opinion, this is a hidden gem! Geyser Point Bar & Grill! Watch for another blog post on a review of dinner here.
At this point, we were ready to head back to Magic Kingdom. This is the walkway to the boat launch:
Although this line looks line, it wasn’t that bad. Everyone is social distancing which makes the line seem longer! We did make it on the next boat that got here.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here! When given the option though, I would pick several other resorts over this one. One thing I wanted to mention was the customer service we received here. If you remember, I had inquired at Bell Services if our luggage was there yet, and it wasn’t. Well the Cast Member remembered me and when the luggage arrived, HE called ME in the room! He said he remembered me asking about the luggage and that it had arrived. It was sent directly up to us. I really liked that!
- Location. I loved being able to take the boat to/from Magic Kingdom.
- Atmosphere and theming
- Dining options
- Customer service
- I felt the rooms were a bit dated and I was not a fan of the bathroom!
Up next, dinner at Geyser Point.