The grand centerpiece at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is Cinderella Castle, a replica of the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film.
The Magic Kingdom hosts over 18 million visitors each year, making it the most visited theme park in the world.
#Architecture #GoldenHour #StunningStructures The Frozen castle. Cinderella's castle is decorated with over 200,000 lights for Christmas. Such a beautiful sight to see Cinderella's Castle decorated in over 200,000 lights! It's my favorite holiday display in Orlando!! Magic Kingdom Park is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division, the park opened on October 1, 1971, as the first of four theme parks at the resort. Initialized by Walt Disney and designed by WED Enterprises, its layout and attractions are based on Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and is dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters.
The park is represented by Cinderella Castle, inspired by the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film. In 2015, the park hosted 20.49 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the world for the tenth consecutive year and the most visited theme park in North America for at least the past fifteen years.[1] Cinderella's castle all lit up at Christmas time. Such a beautiful sight to see! Magic Kingdom Park😍 Magic Kingdom has the best fireworks show that you will ever see. Cinderella Castle Bay Lake,Florida:🏰👑 Sometimes, you can't get away to travel. That's when I go to EPCOT (I live only 1 hr away). I ride Soarin & pretend I'm really there. Can't stop a girl from Dreamin!
#EndlessSummer Where dreams come true...
Favourite picture of the castle because of this amazing sunset! 💜💗 Fireworks over Cinderella's castle at Disney World in Orlando. It may seem cliche... but it really is magical, especially viewed through your child's eyes. One of the best parts of completing the Round the World tour at Epcot Center is the performances given by all the artists in each country. This was in China, and the dancers had all of the onlookers mesmerized. As I've gotten older, I've grown out of some of the other parks at Disney and really come to enjoy strolling through Epcot. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older, but I felt like it made a lot of sense considering how much I've fallen in love with travel. Visiting each country at Epcot only made me want to visit those places in real life. #colorful Never tire of this landmark.... amazing at night.
The Main Street, U.S.A. Station of the Walt Disney World Railroad greets visitors of the Magic Kingdom. The vintage steam-powered locomotive provides a full-circle tour around the Magic Kingdom, with stops in Frontierland and Fantasyland. Seeing Cinderella's Castle around the holidays is a magical experience. Book your tickets early, as it is one of the busiest times of the year. Morocco Pavillion at Epcot in Disneyworld
#patterns Giant gingerbread house in lobby of Grand Floridian Hotel. They start baking four months previous for the tiles needed for this huge house. Christmas at MK. Best wishes !! I'm not big on posting pictures from well known tourist spots but this snap is just too good/lucky not to share. I am so impressed that Disney can consistently manufacture magical moments like this night in & night out. The magic is alive Do you believe in Magic?? If you need convincing a visit to Magic Kingdom Park for the evening Light Show will surely change your mind!! Watching the huge fairy tale castle turn into a backdrop for projections was out of this world. It feels like you are transported to each and every scene projected. A show worth watching more than once. No need to be a kid to experience the magic Disney creates for all to see. Hang around a bit after the light show and the fireworks to follow will astound you!! Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake, Epcot Center, Florida I was psyched to visit the mother of all Disney castles :) September, 2012. No need to explain this one. My meeting with Chewbacca, Hollywood Studios A gorgeous #sunset at Disney's Polynesian Resort with the Grand Floridian in the background.
#Disney #Beach #Lake #Dock Flowering garden celebration at Epcot Epcot Park at Disneyworld
#stunningstructure Disney Boardwalk Final float in the magical electric light parade at the Magic Kingdom. View from our hotel room at the Shades of Green in Orlando Florida. Beautiful hotel located away from all of the craziness of the parks but is just a 5 minute bus ride away from the ticket and transportation center where you can catch a bus, monorail or ferry to anywhere in Disney. The Dolphin and its sister property the Swan are within the Walt Disney World property. Keep in mind these are Starwood hotels not Disney hotels so... the process for getting any reservations, park passes or things like linking your fastpass are going to be a bit of a hassle. I have been here dozens of times over the past twenty years working various conventions and that's primarily the hotels specialty. Expect to see large groups of conventioneers with name badges taking over every little space and then all disappearing at once into workshop and general session meeting rooms. As a business meeting hotel it works... going to the parks ? Not my first choice.
As to being a #StunningStructure ... I am always impressed by the giant lotus flower fountains and clamshell waterfalls that balance out the pyramid on the Dolphin. The walk from the Swan to the Dolphin gives a wonderful view. Lined with majestic royal palms and mirror lakes on either side the property's landscaping certainly keeps up with the high bar set by its neighboring Disney properties. Epcot One of my favorite landmarks in Walt Disney World. Cinderella's Castle I realize photos of Florida theme parks is rather, unexciting. But, from time to time I get a different angle that I'm happy with. I live only 1 hour from all things Disney and I have the photos to prove it. But, this one is my new fave. Don't come to Orlando in the dead of summer. It's 100 degrees and everyone in the parks is miserable. Come in mid January, mid Sept through Oct. much more pleasant then.
#EndlessSummer Cinderellas Castle Castle at Christmas. Manatee exhibit at Living Seas Epcot. Such gentle creatures. Truly magical place Experimental Prototype Community of tomorrow.
Photo taken with my iPhone 5.
Some surprisingly awesome cocktails at the Polynesian Resorts Tanbu Lounge ! Disney's Magic Kingdom in the midst of sunset. I captured this shot from the top of the Dumbo ride. Love Florida clouds. Really took this photo as a The Stormtroopers guarding Hollywood Studios. Magic kingdom! 🇱🇷 A beatiful evening at magic kingdom. 🇱🇷 View of the Boardwalk from the Beach Club Resort. Waiting for the boat home.
#stunningstructures Animal kingdom
Inside the castle A magical atmosphere that leaves a permanent smile on your face. Such a gorgeous family oriented place to be. Very relaxing, year round. Mouse romance blooms Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade is a must do when visiting the Magic Kingdom at WDW! The new addition - Beast's castle at Disney World #thundermountain is worth the wait #disney #orlando #trover My meeting with Darth Vader at Hollywood Studios So much yummy and different foods Magic kingdom! hats off to Walt for finding the best talents to create his world. Mary Blair was a color genius. Beach Club Villas at night Cinderella's Castle :) The castle at nightfall. A little Disney magic in one of the clock tower in Germany. Make sure you visit the Magic Kingdom on nights this takes place. Disney World The super fun swimming pool at Disney's Boardwalk inn. Once you tire from the water slide you can take a lovely walk along side the boardwalk filled with shops and restaurants. A Florida Sunset in Magic Kingdom, Disney World 🐭 On our way up to the splash drop on Splash Mountain. After a long day in the park and Illuminations fireworks in the evening, I took this picture with my iPhone 6+ as I was heading to the trams. Goofy at Chef Mickey's Heart in throat, my dream come true. Magic Kingdom, I love you! Disney World on a misty day Cinderella's Castle is a symbol of the happiest place on Earth, of youthful joy, and of fairy tales come true. #cinderella #disney #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #cinderellascastle #castle #stunningstructures Perfect end to out family holiday - watching Wishes for the final night. Disney World is the definition of #EndlessSummer #EndlessSummerContest Parade 🇱🇷 Wow fireworks Right after the show at the castle when everyone leaves is the best time to take castle pics World Disney World Earthmelon Great view from the rear of Cinderella's Castle. For those looking for the Fairy Godmother, if you're lucky you may find her there. If you're really lucky, she may grant you a wish, or at least give you a magical signature! First floor gift shop, has a sneaky little Tiki God. Get it in gear Helado de maiz...mmm... This camel provides hours of entertainment. Grab a Dole Whip, stand back, and get ready to laugh as he sprays water at unsuspecting guests. Planet Earth. Finally got to see Mickey at Magic Kingdom. .. The parade is cool to see as there are numerous Disney characters like Woody, Donald, Genie .. Epcot Center at night! This photo was taken at 21th February 2014 from an IPhone 6 without flashlight. #epcot #atnight Splash Mountain on Christmas Day #florida #usa #disneymagic Everyone of us has grown by watching this castle in cartoons !! Disney !! Glimpse of Spaceship Earth from the World Showcase. The Grand Floridian Mickey at Chef Mickey's - Contemporary Resort Disney World, Florida Wishes Fireworks Magic Kingdom Cool 👌 Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow... Right near the tea cups in Magic Kingdom 💕 #springfun
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Get an overview of this hotel4-star family-friendly resort near Walt Disney World®

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities

In Lake Buena Vista, near Magic Kingdom Park

This family-friendly Walt Disney World Resort hotel is located just 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from Magic Kingdom Park. Disney's Magnolia Golf Course and Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Heated outdoor pool, free WiFi

Inspired by old-time National Park lodges and the rustic splendor of the Great Northwest, this hotel features a heated outdoor pool fringed with pine trees. WiFi is free, and guests can enjoy a stroll along the pretty paths that wind through the wooded grounds.

Rustic rooms with balconies or patios

All 727 family-friendly rooms are decorated in a laid-back, rustic style and provide home comforts like refrigerators and coffee makers. WiFi is free, and guests can relax on a furnished balcony or patio.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge features a heated outdoor pool, as well a 24-hour health club. Guests at this family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort can enjoy a seasonal menu in the onsite Artist Point restaurant, before unwinding with a drink at one of the resort's laid-back bars. Free WiFi makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family back home.

This family-friendly resort also offers a fitness center.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Marina on site 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 727 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • 24-hour health club 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Patio 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Television 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Disney's Wilderness Lodge has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

A marina and a 24-hour health club are featured at the resort. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Sailing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD $24.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD $33.00 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Wilderness Lodge Orlando
  • Disney's Wilderness Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Hotel
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Hotel Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Lake Buena Vista
  • Lodge Wilderness
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney Wilderness Hotel

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay: First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required); xxtended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required); complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort; complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks; complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants; complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms; resort hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences.

Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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