Disney’s Wilderness Lodge not only has standard rooms that have differing views, but in select room, you’ll find the furnishings to include bunk beds. At first I though, what a great idea! Every kids love a bunk beds, right? But there are a couple things that you should keep in mind before trying to book one of these fun rooms for your Walt Disney World vacation.
The same size as a standard room with two queen beds, the bunk beds are centered in the area would usually be occupied by the first queen. There is then space between the bunks and the wall but there are bed-rails on both sides of the top bunk. The beds seem very sturdy and safe if you let your kids know that they’re for sleeping, not hanging off of.
Several years ago I spent a night at the Wilderness Lodge with my mother and my three-year-old daughter. We were surprised when we walked into the room and thought it might be exciting for my three year old. Unfortunately not every kid is excited by bunk beds. My 3 year old was scared of it and slept with Grandma in the queen size bed, while I took the bottom bunk. Let’s just say I didn’t quite fit and suffered with my feet hanging off of the side for three nights. A word to the wise, if you’re over 5’ 5” it may be difficult for you to achieve a good night’s rest in one of the bunks.
In addition, because of the way that the bunks are situated one of the wall sconces in the bunkrooms has been removed. This can leave the room with poor lighting when the sun isn’t streaming through your balcony window.
The Wilderness Lodge no longer accepts requests for bunk bed rooms, so it’s hit or miss as to whether you’ll get one, and unfortunately that means you could end up with bunk beds even if you don’t want them. If you are ever unhappy with your room at a Walt Disney World Resort, call the front desk as soon as possible and they will try to accommodate your requests.
Bunk beds can be a fun and cool addition for adventurous children on vacation. It’s exciting to get the top and be above it all in your room. Just remember that if you don’t want to be surprised with bunk beds in your room that you need to have a notation made at the time of your reservation.
Have you stayed the night in a bunk bed room? Did your kids fight over whom would get the top bunk, or have you had an experience more like mine? Either way leave a comment below and let us know how you’ve fared in the wilderness of bunk beds.