How To Spend An Entire Day At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Boulder Ridge Villas

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Do you have an upcoming stay planned at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, or DVC Boulder Ridge Villas? Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a deluxe resort that lives up to its name. There are many benefits to scheduling a resort-only day during your Walt Disney World vacation. Spending an entire day at your resort is the best way to explore all of its amenities and recreational offerings. Here are our favorite ways to spend an entire day at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.


One benefit to staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge are its extensive and scenic walking and jogging trails. Maps for these trails are available in the lobby, and they make for a great start to your morning at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Guided fishing excursions are also available for booking at Wilderness Lodge and make for a peaceful and fun morning activity.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Photo: Disney
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Photo: Disney

Once you are finished with your morning exercise and activities, settle in for breakfast at Roaring Fork. This quick-service dining location serves breakfast favorites like Mickey waffles, eggs, and freshly baked pastries.


The afternoon brings the heat of the day which means it is the best time to go from a swim in the pool. Wilderness Lodge has two pools: Copper Creek Springs Pool and Boulder Ridge Cove Pool. Copper Creek Springs pool is surrounded by nature and features a waterslide. There is also a water play area nearby for children. Cast Members lead poolside activities throughout the day at this pool. Boulder Ridge Cove Pool is a leisurely pool with a whirlpool hot tub and a more serene setting. This pool is perfect for adults and those who want more of a laid-back swimming experience.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Pool
Wilderness Lodge’s Picturesque Pool. Photo: Disney

Whispering Canyon Cafe is a fantastic sit-down restaurant for lunch. This all-you-care-to-enjoy meal is full of fun and western atmosphere. The Cast Members here love to joke around, and this restaurant is known for it’s fun-loving lively environment. The lunch menu here consists of beef brisket nachos, braised pork belly, and other western-style favorites. This is a popular dining experience, so be sure to make reservations as soon as you are able to.

Whispering Canyon Cafe
Delicious Food At Whispering Canyon Cafe. Photo: Disney


Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has great evening activities for everyone to enjoy. There are nightly campfire activities occurring at 7pm near Geyser Point Bar. Sing songs, roast marshmallows, and enjoy partaking in this classic family activity. Movies Under The Stars are also shown nightly beginning at 7:30pm on the lawn of Reunion Station. As night falls, situate yourself near the shore of Bay Lake and view the Electrical Water Pageant which lights up the water each night.

If you are looking for more family-friendly excitement for your evening then check out Wilderness Lodge’s arcade Buttons and Bells. This arcade is packed full of games for all ages to enjoy and partake in.

For dinner, check out Story Book Dining at Artist Point With Snow White. This character dining experience is special because it is only available for dinner. Guests can dine in the Enchanted Forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Evil Queen also makes a special appearance during this enchanting meal! This meal features a prix fixe menu of prime rib, herbed chicken, braised pork, and more. Be sure to make reservations for this popular dining experience.

Disney Dine with Snow White
Dine With Snow White! Photo: Disney

Are you planning a stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge? What is your favorite thing to do at this resort? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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