3. Wilderness Lodge
This fantastic resort stands out thanks to the genius theming of a large lodge with a lobby boasting a beautiful open-air area with colossal totem poles. There’s also how a small waterway leads to a huge stream and then a river ending in the waterfall into the pool area with a hot tub, waterslide, and even a geyser in the background. There’s great dining, from a food court to the wonderful character meals at Artist Point. The outdoor activities alone, like boating, dining, and horse riding on trails, can fill a vacation well.
Some might be miffed it’s the one Magic Kingdom resort not on the Monorail, yet that’s a minor quibble. The Wilderness Lodge is a fantastic place to spend a Disney vacation as it feels oddly remote from the main Walt Disney World complex, yet still has the Disney touch to pull guests in.