Welcome to Boulder Ridge Villas!

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a Disney Vacation Club property modeled after railroad hotels of the American West in the 1860’s.

This is evident in the lobby area of this section which features paintings and decorations devoted to trains of the period.

Train related paintings line the walls of the lobby

Off to one side of the lobby is the Carolwood Room, an elegant area dedicated to Walt’s love of trains, from his first exposure to them growing up in Marceline, to his elaborate 1/8 scale, half-mile long Carolwood Pacific Railroad which lived at his Holmby Hills estate.

The Carolwood Pacific Railroad logo, emblazoned on the wall of Boulder Ridge’s lobby

A painting by Bob Byerley depicting young Walt beckoning older Walt to come greet his Uncle Mike Martin’s train in his childhood home of Marceline

The Carolwood Room is decorated with photos and memorabilia related to Walt’s love of trains

The centerpiece of this collection, no doubt, is an original caboose and cargo car from Walt’s Carolwood Railroad set.

The pièce de résistance of the Carolwood Room: an original caboose and cargo car from Walt’s Carolwood Pacific Railroad

The Carolwood’s number 749 cargo car

A close-up of the weathered logo of the Carolwood Pacific number 749 cargo car

The caboose on display is numbered 0-7734 – if you head over to the ground floor of Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Railroad Station, you can see a photo of this car in Walt’s backyard as he works on a nearby train.

The Carolwood number 0-7734 caboose

Bookshelves in the area are stocked with antique railroad memorabilia and equipment, including a copy of Walt Disney’s Railroad Story and The Lonesome Trail.

A bookshelf depicting train related memorabilia

The lobby is open to visitors of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, just follow signs from the main lobby area. Don’t forget to ask the main front desk for a Hidden Mickey Hunt before you head over!

Can you spot the Hidden Mickey? It’s just one of many in this area!

Official Information: WaltDisneyWorld.com


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