Welcome Guest Reviewer James Armstrong! Today, we get to see the concierge’s food amenities at the Wilderness Lodge in Walt Disney World. Let’s head to the Old Faithful Club!
While recently staying at Wilderness Lodge we had the pleasure of staying on the Concierge level (also known as the Old Faithful Club).
This is an “upgrade” you can purchase for your room when staying at most of the deluxe Disney World hotels. As part of this upgrade (and additional cost), you benefit from a private concierge to help arrange tickets, childcare, transportation, and recreational activities.
You ALSO get some free food in the Club Lounge.
To get to the concierge level guests need to use their room key in the elevator, which will activate access to the seventh floor.
From here, you’ll be afforded excellent views of both the Fire Rock Geiser and the lodge itself. It also has the Old Faithful Club Lounge!
As part of the Concierge experience, access to the Old Faithful Club Lounge is granted. Here, you’ll find all-you-care to eat snacks and drinks. This service will likely not replace all three meals, however it is a convenient stop for in-between snacks or light meals.
Continental Breakfast (7:00am – 10:30am*)
Breakfast was a nice variety of pastries, muffins, bagels, yogurt, fruit, and cereal. The menu was consistent throughout our visit.
The Cinnamon Rolls had tender dough and a nice sweet flavor.
There were plenty of Mini Muffins– Blueberry and Chocolate Chocolate Chip — to fill us up before we hit the parks.
There was also a variety of bagels and croissants to choose from.
The fruit selections consisted of Pineapple, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon.
Refreshments (11:30am – 4:00pm*)
Refreshments were small snacks. The selection was handy when needing to grab a handful of goodies on the way to our room. It was nothing of great substance to fill us up.
There were Chocolate Chip Cookies and Sugar Cookies, and regular and chocolate milk were available as well.
I really enjoyed the Gummy Bears; they had a more natural fruit flavor than I generally find. Not sure what kind they were but I would buy them by the quart!
The hit of our party were the House Made Chips coated with seasoned salt (I think) with Ranch Sauce.
Wine and Cheese Selections (5:00pm – 7:00pm*)
During these hours, we found more substantial snacks at the Lounge. If desired, you could probably get away with making this your dinner.
Wine and Cheese – Cold Items
We started with the Arugula Salad with black beans, feta, red onion, and orange slices.
There was also a cold cut Antipasti Platter with three different types of meats.
The namesake of this service was an assortment of various cheeses and a selection of wines (Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon).
For those who do not like wine, there was also a nicely stocked fridgewith beer and soda.
Wine and Cheese – Hot Items
There were BBQ Chicken Skewers that had somewhat of an odd texture, resembling a formed ground chicken. That being said, they were very good.
I also enjoyed the venison meatballs in sweet and sour sauce.
Wine and Cheese – Dessert
To give you a little dessert, there were PB&J Shooters, which consisted of a layer of creamy peanut butter and a layer of grape jelly accompanied by puff pastry. Perfect for making a sandwich!
Cordials and Dessert (8:00pm – 10:00pm*)
This service focused on sweets; the first night we arrived they had Peach Cobbler (very similar to what is served in Artist Point). The next night, they served a delicious, Warm Apple Crisp.
There were plenty of Brownies and Cookies (Sugar and Chocolate Chip).
The pièce de résistance — all-you-care to take Magic Cookie Bars – (aka crack bars in our house)!!!
During these hours, the staff also broke out some fine liqueurs.
And the wines from the previous service also made an appearance.
The fridge was stocked with these beverages.
*Times subject to change
We had a great time at the Old Faithful Club! Hopefully this overview will help you make your decision about whether or not Club Level is worth the money for your family!
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