Part of the magic of Disney Vacation Club Membership is the refreshingly slower pace that comes with securing decades of future vacations. Unaffected by the “must see it all now” frenzy that taxes many vacationers, Members are more likely to carve out entire days to simply enjoy the amenities of each resort.
So with Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge now open for guests, I’m pleased to highlight a trio of new ways to spend the day at the lodge (when you aren’t taking a water taxi just around the river bend to Magic Kingdom Park).
Just keep swimming: The new Boulder Ridge Cove Pool dramatically expands and re-imagines (with an abandoned rock-quarry theme) the former Hidden Springs Pool, creating a completely new oasis between the new and existing villas, complete with a whirlpool spa and six shaded seating areas (available on a first-come, first-served basis). The new pool complements the nearby Copper Creek Springs Pool (formerly known as the Silver Creek Springs Pool), which features a 67-foot water slide, hot and cold whirlpool spas and an adjacent water-play area for kids.
Lounging at the lake: The new Geyser Point Bar & Grille has elevated the experience of lounging around the lake, with its casual (and comfortably covered) seating areas, unique food items (American classics with distinctive tastes of the Pacific Northwest) and artisanal cocktails (featuring liquors from Pacific Northwest distilleries). The picturesque views of Bay Lake illuminate after dark with the nightly arrival of the famed Electrical Water Pageant.
Saloning (is that even a real word?) by the Springs: The new Salon by the Springs, officially opening soon at the site of the resort’s former Trout Pass Pool Bar, will be designed to offer a full menu of salon services, including manicures, pedicures and hair styling, with appointments bookable through Member Services or by pressing the Massage/Health Club button on your in-room phone at the lodge.
While these are three new ways to unwind in the woods, there are plenty of others. What are some of your favorite ways to spend the day at the lodge?