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  • On Mar 31, 2012
    Carol from IL Asked

    Planning on staying at the Wilderness Lodge-is dining much of a problem there or is it easy to get to the other resorts from there?

    Hi Carol!

    The Wilderness Lodge is my favorite resort at Walt Disney World.  I love the incredible theming and everything else about the resort.  It has a small food court, a family restaurant, and a Disney Signature restaurant more suitable for adults.  Be sure to make a reservation at the Whispering Canyon Cafe for dinner if you have children; if you don't, you should consider making a reservation at Artist Point.

    It is very easy to get to the Contemporary Resort and the restaurants there and to get to Trail's End at Fort Wilderness.  There is a boat that runs between the three resorts in a loop.  Trail's End is probably the best value in all of Walt Disney World.  It's a great place if you like things like fried chicken, ribs, baked beans, potato salad, chilli, etc.  It's one of my favorite places to take my family.

    Of course, once you are at the Contemporary Resort, you can also take the Magic Kingdom monorail to the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian give you access to all of the restaurants at those two resorts as well.  However, to go from the Wilderness Lodge to one of those resorts, you should plan on about a 45 minute trip each way, so that's getting a little far to make in the normal routine every night.  An idea might be to visit a theme park in the day, then take the bus back to the Polynesian for example, have dinner at the Polynesian, and then take the monorail to the Contemporary, and finally the boat back to the Wilderness Lodge.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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