Take a Dip in the Pools at the Wilderness Lodge
One of our favorite things about the Wilderness Lodge - aside from the amazing lobby and great themeing - is the Silver Springs Pool.
The pool actually "begins" in the lobby of the resort. If you stand on the bridge near the back of the lobby you'll see the start of the "springs" for the pool. The water flows out of the lobby and through the courtyard before finding its way to the main pool.
The Silver Springs Pool is a good-size pool and features a fun water slide that kids and adults will enjoy. There is also a small wading pool for the little kids (swim diapers are required!) and two hot tubs.
During the day the pool is a hotbed of activity with cast members leading trivia games, dance parties, and more. Be sure you check the resort activity sheet for all the details. (And be warned: if you have a pool view room you will hear the activities at the pool!)
If you're hungry the Roaring Fork quick service location is a hop, skip, and a jump away from the pool and the Trout Pass pool bar has the tropical drinks you're looking for.
For DVC members the Villas offer the Hidden Springs Pool - which is a quieter and less crowded swimming hole! This pool is located between the Villas and Bay Lake and features several massive water jets in a separate section of the pool (hence the "hidden springs"). There is also a hot tub for the grown ups!
Whether you're a DVC member at the Hidden Springs Pool or a resort guest at the Silver Springs Pool, you have a surefire way to beat the heat at the Wilderness Lodge.