Wilderness Lodge Construction Update - October 2016

Cabins, a restaurant and a new resort pool are all beginnning to take shape as Disney moves closer to adding villas to Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Pool (center), lakefront cabins (right) and restaurant (left)

 

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Closer look at the new resort pool

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Restaurant situated along the shores of Bay Lake

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Overhead view of DVC cabin

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Front view of cabin

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Fireplaces would certainly fit the Wilderness Lodge theme

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Numerous cabins simulataneously under construction

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Progress varies from cabin-to-cabin

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Work also continues on conversion of hotel rooms to villas

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

Sheetrock being lifted to upper floor villas

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

The Mickey Mouse topiary has returned!

Wilderness Lodge Construction - October 2016

No evidence of Copper Creek or Boulder Ridge...yet

Disney Vacation Club has confirmed that additional villas and lakefront cabins are being added to Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  These will be dubbed the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, a separate legal entity from the original Wilderness Lodge DVC component.  

Opening date for the new villas is still unknown.  Construction permits suggest work may continue well into 2018.


Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl.”

Reader Comments
Re: Wilderness Lodge Construction Update - October 2016 -- beachclubdvc
2016 Oct 13 02:29:14 PM
A. Those lakeside cabins look awfuly close to the pool and restaurant....gonna be alot of foot traffic around there for those that want privacy
B. Based on the size of them I can easily see close to ,will be less but close to, poly per night point costs
Re: Wilderness Lodge Construction Update - October 2016 -- TimK
2016 Oct 13 02:55:11 PM
beachclubdvc wrote:
A. Those lakeside cabins look awfuly close to the pool and restaurant....gonna be alot of foot traffic around there for those that want privacy

I had the same thought about close proximity, but really that's the case with other similar accommodations. The beach cottages at Vero are right up against a common area walking path. The honeymoon cottages at the BoardWalk are in the middle of the resort near a pool.

These cabins probably won't have the physical separation of the Poly bungalows, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The pool will be fenced--probably along the yellow tape in the photo. I'm sure they'll build-up the landscaping around them once complete, too.
Re: Wilderness Lodge Construction Update - October 2016 -- wdrl
2016 Oct 15 05:22:56 AM
I keep thinking the Copper Creek cabins look to be the same size as the bungalows at the Polynesian.

As beachclubdvc says, some of the cabins are quite close to the pool and restaurant building. But for some guests, that might be a preferred location.

The cabins shown in these photos are all located on the east side of the Wilderness resort, which is the same side as the existing DVC building. There will be 14 cabins on the east side. According to the plans, all of the cabins appear to be the same distance apart from one another and the lots for the first 8 cabins are about as long as the existing DVC building. That means that the last 6 cabins will be a bit of a walk away from the rest of the resort.

Some people may want privacy and request those further out cabins. But others may prefer being as close as possible to pool and other features.
Re: Wilderness Lodge Construction Update - October 2016 -- denlo
2016 Nov 07 12:35:41 PM
We took more photos of the Wilderness Lodge construction on 10/25/16. These photos can be seen on this thread, http://dvcnews.com/forum/showthread.php?15801-Wilderness-Lodge-Construction-Update-from-10-25-16

There are some interesting photos and a possible confirmation of 1BRs or 2BRs are being included in the above link.

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