Transportation from the Wilderness Lodge to all other Disney areas is free to guests, courtesy Disney Transport!
The bus stops at Wilderness Lodge are located between the Wilderness Lodge and the Villas at Wilderness Lodge, on the same side of the resort as the front doors and porte cochere. During your stay, you’ll likely leave the lobby through the exit next to the Mercantile and Buttons and Bells Arcade, turn right, and walk down a covered walkway to the bus stops.
There are three bus stops:
- Bus Stop 1: Buses stop here if they’re going to Magic Kingdom or Fort Wilderness
- Bus Stop 2: Buses stop here if they’re going to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Blizzard Beach
- Bus Stop 3: Buses stop here if they’re going to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, or Typhoon Lagoon
Disney says that buses run about every 20 minutes to each destination, but our experience has been that they often come at shorter intervals.
One of our favorite ways to get around Disney World is by boat, and Wilderness Lodge is one of the best places to do it. Wilderness Lodge guests get the chance to travel on two of the most beautiful Disney bodies of water: Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.
Boat launches leave from the Wilderness Lodge Boat Dock, located past Silver Creek Springs Pool and to the left of Fire Rock Geyser. You’ll see a wooden pathway off to the left–this is the path to the boat dock.
Disney boat destinations are marked by flags, and boats leaving from the Wilderness Lodge have either a red flag or a blue flag:
- Red Flag: The Boats to the left of the dock have red flags, and go to the Magic Kingdom. The red flag boats operate from a half hour before the Magic Kingdom opens to an hour and a half after the Magic Kingdom closes.
- Blue Flag: The boats to the right of the dock have blue flags, and go to Fort Wilderness and the Contemporary Resort. These boats run from 6:45 AM (yep–you can make that early breakfast at the Chef Mickey’s!) to 11:30pm (yep–you can probably stay for the whole sing-a-long campfire with Chip and Dale at Fort Wilderness!).