Disney’s Polynesian Village has just about wrapped up a huge renovation that not only brought a better use if space, but also more rooms, more entertainment options, and ultra expensive time share rooms, not to mention a new pool. Now that the Polynesian is just about done, Disney is looking to do the same with another hotel, and it’s sounding like the hotel is going to follow the same path, down to the ultra expensive rooms.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is looking to undergo a similar treatment that Disney’s Polynesian Village has recently done. From a Disney Vacation Club wing, to new pools, to even some ultra expensive bungalows.
According to Orlando Weekly, Disney has filed permits for a huge renovation, which includes 26 “bungalows” (or will they be cabins), which is more than the Polynesians’ 20. The bungalows are rumored to be pushed off to the side a bit more, which will give those with lake view rooms an unobstructed view of the lake. It will also give a little more privacy.
Other improvements to look for are a completely revamped pool experience, that will see it become larger with more features for the entire family. There’s even updates happening to the hotels signature dining experience, Artist Point.
The official Disney Park’s Blog unveiled that Artist’s Point has hired a new chef, who has updated the menu. The new menu includes Dungeness crab cakes, steamed mussels, Cedar plank salmon and wild-caught prawns and halibut. One mention they make that will happen down the road is “a terrace dining experience with a communal chef’s table”.
The Wilderness Lodge is definitely a great hotel as it is, but the things that Disney has done with the Polynesian were stunning. Here’s hoping they will do a tad more along those lines for the new line up.