Dedicated to the spirit of exploration, it will invite guests to leave the everyday world behind and enter into a new world full of discovery, nature and exotic cultures. The hotel features four distinct gardens based on cultures from around the globe, along with new themed restaurants, a shop and a large outdoor swimming pool.
The story hearkens to that grand era of exploration in the early 1920s, telling of four explorers who cooperatively built a lodge based on their adventures throughout the globe, adding their own artifacts and specimens gathered over a lifetime of travels.
The concept of exploration is meticulously brought to life throughout the hotel’s guest rooms, themed gardens, three restaurants and shop, which are inspired by the explorers’ travels to four regions: the African Savannah Garden, the South American Garden, the Oceania Garden, and the Asian Garden. Disney elements represented at the hotel include characters from The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Finding Nemo and Up.
Pools and Recreation
Rain Drop Pool
The Explorers Lodge features a large swimming pool at the edge of the Pool Garden which is close to the promenade.
Explorers Poolside Adventure
Disney characters join guests for an afternoon poolside party beside the Rain Drop Pool while Cast Members lead poolside activities and other games.
There are four distinctly themed gardens at each end of the Explorers Lodge, each associated with animations named with characters they are named after:
The Explorers Lodge has three restaurants on its premises.
Dragon Wind serves rural and authentic Cantonese and provinicial cuisine reflecting the 'Five Elements' of cooking methods and kitchen layout. It offers buffet-style dining as well as table service.
World of Color Restaurant
World of Color Restaurant is a casual dining choice which offers a range of new cuisines and flavors from across the Seas, Islands and Continents. It offers table service dining.
Chart Room Cafe
Chart Room Cafe offers casual fast food from Continental breakfasts, salads and sandwiches and made-to-order pastas and teas and coffees from the Explorer's favorite countries.
Note: The Whale and Gerald are technically characters and locations, as scenes in the film are set both inside and outside their bodies (with Marlin and Dory being trapped inside both of their mouths at one point).