Edit: Whoops, forgot one!
The beginning of the pool.
As if the content of this website could get any more boring, we’ll head out to yet another Disney resort for a walk around.
This time it’s the Wilderness Lodge.
I had intended to put these pictures up closer to when they were taken, which was August 24th.
But something always seems to come up.
So if it feels like I start something and never finish it, I’m sorry, but there is a lot that needs to be done.
I think we last visited in December for the Christmas decorations.
Wilderness Lodge is probably my second favorite Disney resort to visit, slightly behind Animal Kingdom Lodge.
There is something about it.
Whispering Canyon Cafe, located in the back right as we look toward the main entrance, now offers a substantially different menu. The Lunch Skillet is no longer offered and for dinner, only the Skillet along with a few appetizers are offered. AllEars has the updated version near the end here.
The lobby is among the best-themed you’ll find.
Wilderness Lodge also has some of the best resort merchandise. Larger: http://www.easywdw.com/reports5/wildernessmerch.jpg.
I particularly like the “Tonight I’m Hibernating…” shirt.
But our real intention is get our drank on over at the Territory Lounge, which is located adjacent to Artist Point around this corner.
Territory Lounge is one of the calmer lounges on property.
As long as I’m not there, anyway.
I was meeting up with Brian and family to try some of the unique appetizers we learned about from DisneyFoodBlog, who also reviews some of the other items on the menu. And you can order anything off the Artist Point menu if you’re looking for a more informal meal.
A particularly cozy spot in the corner.
But it’s a comfortable place.
With Moosehead, Bud Light, Redhook ESB, and Widmer Hefeweizen on draft. I prefer the Hefeweizen.
We opted for the Sharp Cheddar-Beer Fondue with Pretzel Sticks(?), House-made Sourdough, Washington State Apples, and Dried Fruit ($11). Interestingly, the Pretzel Sticks seem to be missing, though I didn’t notice it at the time. In retrospect, VACATION RUINED! MEMORIES FORGOTTEN! This was quite enjoyable otherwise. The cheese fondue had a distinct cheddar flavor and there was so much of it we asked for more bread. It’s also a nice thing to nibble on as you pass the time . The cheese is warmed continuously by a small flame underneath. Recommended.
The Cognac-glazed Chicken Lollipops with Lemon Spritz and Cilantro ($9). These are basically chicken wings.
By my count there were eight point zero of them, but you know what they say about statistics! These were amazing and some of the best wings I’ve ever had. Though it’s worth noting that I eat exclusively Disney quick service food. There was a little tang to them, but they were more sweet than spicy. The meat “fell off the bone” and the presentation is about as classy as possible. At eight for nine bucks, they’re a pretty decent value too. I wouldn’t hesitate to order and you should consider popping in here if you’re at the resort.
Could use more antlers.
Back out to the lobby, where you can sit by the fire. In Florida. In August.
‘Merica please. With how important this election is to the future of the United States, I’m going to be taking a considerable amount of time to explain why I support Ross Perot for President.
A look outside just because we can:
I’m in the bushes.
Still in the bushes.
Hard HDR’d out.
Straight out of the camera.
There’s a quick look around. It really is one of the most beautiful Disney resorts.