We loved the Wilderness Lodge. It’s a good fall/winter resort with the theming (we stayed there at Christmas - the tree is awesome). We had woods view, and it turned out to be a view of the VWL pool. We were also very near the main pool, which was nice (though our weather wasn’t the best for actually swimming - the hot tub was nice though), as well as the boat to MK. I typically don’t care so much about the view as I do about the room. The room is rather large, but a little dark. I spent a lot of time in there because I got sick on that trip.
We ate at Whispering Canyon Cafe several times - it’s a great restaurant, especially if you’re staying at the resort. You can make ADRs, but we also lucked out with a walk-up for breakfast.
Explore the lobby and pool area - really unique architecture. As an architecture student, I actually did a speech on the architect, Peter Dominick, and his storytelling designs for both the Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge. I can give you all sorts of architectural stories if you’d like. :laugh:
Also, make sure to see the Electrical Water Pageant! It comes by the resort around 9:00, I think, but you can ask the CMs for the exact time.