5. Wilderness Lodge
The blazing fireplace surrounded by rocking chairs scattered under the gorgeous totem poles in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge is the picture of serenity and relaxation. Styled after the National Parks of the American Northwest, this resort is complete with waterfalls, a stream running through the lobby and a working old faithful geyser that is active every half hour. Gorgeous pools complete with a waterslide and rustic landscaping helps guests achieve full relaxation as they lounge beside the pool. Cub’s den childcare, bike rental, fishing expeditions and movies under the starts are the makings of a fun day at the Wilderness Lodge. Because the resort is just a short ferry ride away from the Magic Kingdom, guests can easily travel to enjoy extra magic hours and tour the park when the crowds have calmed and the park takes on a magical stillness after dark.