/ Monday, October 8th, 2007
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is modeled after the old National Park lodges found in Yellowstone Park, and even has its own geyser, as well as a spring which originates in the lobby. One of Disney’s Deluxe Resorts, the lodge is located on the shores of Bay Lake, and is surrounded by pine, cypress and oak forests. The 728-room majestic resort is located close to the Magic Kingdom, which is accessible by boat across Seven Seas Lagoon, as well as by Disney’s bus service.
  • If you enter the hotel lobby of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, you will notice a small, bubbling geyser. If you follow the path of the water, you will see that it travels under a small  bridge and turns into a pebble-bottomed stream outside, eventually crashing over a landscaped waterfall that empties into the pool. This water trail is known as “Roaring Rapids.” However, like many incredible details in the Walt Disney World Resort, things aren’t always as they seem. Even though the spring the lobby appears to travel all the way down to the pool, it doesn’t. There are actually three separate water systems – the first feeds the geyser and empties into Bay Lake. The second system begins at the spring and ends at the walkway near the pool’s edge, and the third system handles the actual pool water.

The background music that plays in the lobby is some of the most beautiful in the resort. Here is a track list as provided by the Wilderness Lodge Mercantile Shop:

1. Ride to Fort Hays (from the 1990 “Dances With Wolves” music by John Barry)

2. Big Country (from the 1958 film “The Big Country” music by Jerome Moross

3. Open Prairie 1 (by Aaron Copeland)

4. Land with Wonder

5. Siyo Tanka (from the album “Guardian Spirits” by Time and Paul [1933])

6. The Wild Ride (from the 1960 film “The Wild Ride”)

7. Frontier Town (by Aaron Copeland)

8. The Magnificent Seven (from the 1960 film “The Magnificent Seven” music by Elmer Bernstein

9. Creation (from the original television soundtrack of “The Way West” [1995])

10. Buffalo Hunt (from the 1990 film “Dances With Wolves” music by John Barry)

11. How the West Was Won (from the 1962 film “How the West Was Won” music by Alfred Newman)

12. Open Prairie (by Aaron Copeland)

13. The Last of the Mohicans (from the 1992 film “The Last of the Mohicans”)

14. Duel in the Sun (from the 1942 film “Duel in the Sun” music by Dimitri Tiomkin)

15. Prairie Nights (from the album “Have a Little Faith” by Bill Frisell)

16. Top of the World (music by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis [1973])

17. Silverado (from the 1985 film “Silverado” music by Bruce Broughton)

18. Grand Panorama (from “Grand Canyon Suite” by Ferde Grofe [1933])

19. Buckaroo Holiday (from the ballet “Rodeo” by Aaron Copeland [1942])

20. Wyatt Earp (from the 1994 film “Wyatt Earp” music by Marc Shaiman)

21. On the Trail (from the “Grand Canyon Suite” by Ferde Grofe[1933])

22. The Map is on Fire (from the 1994 film “City Slickers II” music by Marc Shairman)

23. Wagon Chase (from the 1994 film “Wyatt Earp” music by James Newton Howard)

24. Walk to the Bunkhouse (from the 1992 film “Of Mice and Men” music by Mark Isham)

25. Field of Dreams (from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” music by James Horner)

26. Appalachian Spring (ballet by Aaron Copeland [1944])

27. Theme for Earth Day (from the album “The Shape I’m In” by Joe Roccisano [1933])

28. Sand Creek Memories (from the original television soundtrack of “How the West Was Won” [1993])

29. Dodge City (from the 1939 film “Dodge City”)

30. The Wave (from the 1994 film “Angles in the Outfield” music by Randy Edelman)

31. The Heiress (Suite from the 1940 film “The Heiress” music by Aaron Copeland)

32. Appalachian Morning (from the album “Earth: Voices of a Planet” by Paul Winter Consort [1990])