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New Digital Key Feature Coming Soon to My Disney Experience App

At Walt Disney World® Resort, they are always looking for ways to wow Guests with new technology that enhances their experience. The My Disney Experience app is a perfect example, with recently introduced features like mobile order and online check-in that are providing you with additional choices to make your vacation even more enjoyable and convenient. Today, they are unveiling another exciting app feature: a digital key.

Coming soon to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, a new feature in the My Disney Experience app will allow Guests to quickly unlock their hotel room using a digital key on their mobile devices, providing them with another seamless room entry option that brings added ease and flexibility to their experience.

Guests can also use their digital key to unlock the hotel entrance gate and common area doors requiring a key, which may include pools, fitness centers, elevators and club level lounges. Arriving travel parties that have checked in online may even use their digital key to bypass the need to visit the front desk, giving them the opportunity to go directly to their room when it is ready and start their vacation even faster.

The feature represents the latest evolution of keyless room entry, which we began offering with the MagicBand, the unique all-in-one device that effortlessly connects the vacation choices you  make in My Disney Experience. You may use either or both options to enter their room during their stay.

So how does it work? To use their digital key, Guests can opt in and activate the feature on their check-in day through a brief set up process in the app. To enter their room, Guests tap the “Unlock Door” button and then simply hold their phone against the door lock. Check out the video below to see a sneak peek of the feature in action.

Bluetooth®-enabled mobile devices with the latest version of the My Disney Experience app are required to take advantage of a digital key for room entry. Be sure to remember to wear your MagicBand for all other uses including park entry, FastPass+ redemption, room charges and more.

Stay tuned for more information about the digital key feature and other future enhancements to the app.

Salon by the Springs Joins New Enhancements at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Salon by the Springs Joins New Enhancements at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge recently welcomed the addition of a new Disney Vacation Club property, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, as well as newly enhanced pool and dining areas. And now there’s one more new enhancement at the resort, the all-new Salon by the Springs!

Those of you looking for some extra pampering can stop by the recently opened salon for manicures, pedicures, hair styling and other spa services. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a spa-like retreat without even having to leave the resort.

Salon by the Springs is open daily from 9am-5pm, and reservations can be made by contacting your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner!

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

The rustic Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is open again, one of those spots favored by vacationers looking for a creative, quick bite that’s above average. Located in the main building with patio seating near Copper Creek Springs pool area, it’s a convenient stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with spacious seating inside – or get your food to go and head outdoors as the weather cools.

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

For the first time, Roaring Fork is offering specialty beverages like the Gold Rush Latte (vanilla latte with caramel) previously featured in Territory Lounge, and now on the daily breakfast menu.

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

Lunch and dinner is served from 11 a.m.-midnight, and the big winner on the new menu is Chef Michael Bersell’s Brisket Burger with cheddar, cranberry barbecue sauce, cast-iron onions and frisée served on a sweet brioche bun. Or try the Grilled Chicken on Focaccia with roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella. A Gourmet Grilled Cheese features cheddar, arugula, tomato and onion jam on multi-grain bread.

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

Flatbreads are back with two new options: Fennel Sausage and Pepperoni with caramelized onion and goat cheese, or an Asiago Grilled Chicken topped with peppers and onions.

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

Fans of the popular Wilderness Salad with chicken, walnuts, apples and cheddar will still find both in the grab ‘n go area – or they can be made to order.

Popular Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gets a Makeover, but Favorites Remain on Menu

Roaring Fork is open daily.

Five Fun Facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Five Fun Facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

With the grand opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge now just weeks away, we wanted to share five fun facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Favorite Fun Fact No. 1: The new Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Area enriches the resort’s back story of resourceful renewal, appearing to have repurposed a rock quarry abandoned by the Boulder Ridge Railway and Mining Company. If the area’s two pieces of vintage mining equipment look familiar, it may be because they played a starring role for years in Catastrophe Canyon, part of the former Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These striking pieces of Disney history have now found another life, further underscoring the resort’s story of resourcefulness and renewal.

Five Fun Facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Favorite Fun Fact No. 2: A sculpted bear totem necklace shadowboxed on a wall inside the resort’s new Cascade Cabins is identical to one presented as a symbol of love to Kenai in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Brother Bear, a film that, like this resort, was created in Florida but set in the Pacific Northwest.

Five Fun Facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Favorite Fun Fact No. 3: Two seemingly abstract pieces of art hanging in the Cascade Cabins’ kitchens are deconstructed logos from two former Disney railroads: the Carolwood Pacific Railroad (the miniature train that famously carried family and friends through Walt Disney’s backyard) and the Fort Wilderness Railway (which traversed Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground from 1973-1977).

Five Fun Facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Favorite Fun Fact No. 4: Close inspection of the Pacific Northwest-inspired wall covering inside the pantry of 1- and 2-bedroom villas reveals an artfully hidden Mickey. (Also look for a less-hidden Mickey burned into these villas’ living room end table.)

Five Fun Facts about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Favorite Fun Fact No. 5: Timberline Drive, the road on which Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is located, shares its name with Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, which has welcomed explorers into the woods for 80 years.

Of course, there are plenty more fun facts to be shared about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. What are some of your favorites?

Experience the Great Northwest at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Escape to the rustic majesty of America’s Great Northwest. Inspired by turn-of-the-century National Park lodges, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge celebrates American craftsmanship and honors the beauty of the untamed wilderness. Soak in the splendor of the great outdoors, from nature trails through pine forests to rocking chairs that overlook a murmuring creek. Inside, discover towering totem poles, headdresses and more, and sink into a plush leather armchair in front of the roaring fireplace.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

There is endless fun with all the activities Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has to offer. From bike and boat rentals to fishing and movies under the stars, there is something for everyone. There are two pools at this resort: Copper Creek Springs Pool is a heated pool surrounded by nature where you can zip down a 67-foot waterslide and relax in the whirlpool spas. Nearby is the Geyser Point Bar & Grill that offers refreshments and snacks to savor poolside. The Boulder Ridge Cove Pool is much more laid-back and offers first come, first served shaded seating areas.

Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

If you’re looking for an exceptional savory menu while enjoying a waterfront view, then Artist Point is right up your alley. Their farm-to-fork menu is ever-changing and you can be sure you will be enjoying the freshest and most innovative dishes.

Located inside the resort’s lobby is the Whispering Canyon Cafe. Fun for the whole family, games and good eating is served with a little attitude. Don’t miss the Lincoln logs, and certainly don’t ask for the ketchup unless you’re ready for all eyes to be on you!

Casual quick-service dining is available at Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Roaring Fork, and Trout Pass Pool Bar.

Wilderness Lodge Lobby

One of the best ways to get from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to Magic Kingdom is via the complimentary water taxi that cruises across Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Always reliable is the Disney Bus Transportation. The bus stop is located a short walk from the lobby and can take take you to most areas throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort is truly one of a kind and fun for the whole family. For more information about this resort and booking your next Disney vacation, visit us online today! We are you concierge to the magic and much more!

Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Now open at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the new Geyser Point Bar & Grill, where you can grab a bite while enjoying the resort’s rustic beauty. Located along the water’s edge, Geyser Point is designed with cedar beams and natural stone to fit into the design that’s reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest.


At the bar, artisanal sips add an authentic touch to beverage menus, including drinks which feature Pacific Northwest brewers and distilleries, and wines focusing on heritage varietals grown in Oregon and Washington. Small plates include crispy fried oysters with miso tartar sauce; edamame with chili salt; cheesy barbecue brisket with house-made chips; “Shrimp on a Wire” with miso-lime vinaigrette, togarashi (Japanese spice mixture), shishito peppers and chili-aioli; salmon rillettes with sourdough crisps, and handcrafted charcuterie.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a quick-service walk-up window next to the bar makes it easy to order and dine alfresco.

Breakfast includes scrambled eggs with sausage and bacon, crab cakes Benedict, maple-cinnamon pancakes and more. For a lighter bite, seasonal fruit is served with lavender honey-yogurt, and steel-cut oatmeal is topped with dried fruit and nuts. For kids, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes and granola with apples, strawberries and honey-yogurt dip is on the menu.


The quick-service lunch and dinner menu, available at the walk-up window includes:

  • Bison burger with Tillamook Cheddar, sweet onion straws and marionberry barbecue sauce
  • Classic bacon burger with Tillamook Cheddar
  • House-smoked turkey sandwich with cranberry mayonnaise
  • Lump crab cake sandwich with house-made Canadian bacon and spicy cabbage-carrot slaw
  • Grilled salmon BLT with lemon-caper mayonnaise
  • Salad with grilled Portobello, zucchini, roasted red peppers, tomato and multi-grain salad with goat cheese dressing
  • Grilled chicken or salmon with arugula and romaine, apples, seasonal berries, hazelnuts and red wine vinaigrette
  • Seasonal fruit plate with lavender honey yogurt
  • For dessert there’s seasonal pie and a chocolate brownie mousse with caramel popcorn and toasted meringue

Kids’ all-day menu:

  • Grilled chicken strips with dipping sauces, apple or veggie sticks
  • Finger Food Sampler with sliced smoked turkey, Tillamook Cheddar, spiced apple jam, grape tomatoes and sourdough crisps.

Please note, Movies Under the Stars and the campfire experience have resumed. Roaring Fork and Trout Pass Bar are temporarily closed for refurbishment.