Bridging the eras at Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge

A new video sheds some light on how Copper Creek Villas & Cabins is intended to match the turn-of-the-century theme of Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  (Spoiler alert:  it isn't supposed to.)

VWL Design

Most criticsm levied toward Copper Creek has focused on the idea that the villa design doesn't really mesh with the rest of the Wilderness Lodge.  While the hotel and existing Boulder Ridge Villas feature theming circa 1900, Copper Creek has a more modern and upscale look.  

Turns out this was the approach deliberately taken by designers.  

The latest promotional video illustrates how the three segments of the property salute different timeframes along the Transcontinental Railroad.  Boulder Ridge Villas--the original Disney Vacation Club segment--is set in the late 1800s with the lodge itself in the early 1900s.  Meanwhile Copper Creek Villas & Cabins depicts the same territory as it appears today.  

Apparently designers actually DID go shopping at Ikea--perhaps one located outside of Tacoma, Washington. 

The complete video is available in the embedded player above or by clicking HERE.