Guests seeking a unique and fun lodging experience should consider Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins. Nestled amongst the pines near the Magic Kingdom, this resort offers rustic charm with modern amenities. After this resort review you may just find yourself booking a cabin for your family’s next Walt Disney World Vacation.
1. Location and Theming
Fort Wilderness Resort is a Magic Kingdom area resort located a ferry ride or bus ride away from the Magic Kingdom. Located near the water and situated in the Florida pines you can experience the rustic charm of camping right in the middle of the Disney fun. Rustic theming evokes a western meets woodsy vibe that Disney fanatics might associate with Frontierland, Davey Crockett and classic Camp Inch scenes from The Parent Trap (1961). Log cabins and resort buildings and dirt trails winding through the campground transport guests through excellent theming.
2. Cabin Details
The cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort are just as practical for families as they are fun. Each wilderness cabin can sleep up to six adults making it a great option for larger families or a group of friends that want to lodge together. Each cabin has a queen bed, double sized sleeper sofa and set of bunk beds. Dark wood and warm décor with western and Native American design details tie up the theming inside the cabin. A dark wood table and chairs in the living room, beautiful textiles and nature themed wall art help the cabins feel extra cozy.
3. Kitchen and Living Room
The cabin makes the most of space with a living room sitting area near a television with built in wall storage for the guests using the sleeper sofa during the stay. A dining table and chairs between the living room and kitchen is perfect for enjoying breakfast before leaving the resort each morning. A big sell of this resort is the kitchen. With a full refrigerator, 2 stove burners, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and dishwasher guests are all set to make in-room meals. Having the space to store snacks for the family cuts down on vacation dining costs and is especially perfect for larger families that need more space to eat and hangout than a traditionally sized hotel room offers. Outside the cabin, guests can enjoy a full porch with beautiful views of the Florida woods and plenty of space to set up foldable chairs to hang out and enjoy the resort atmosphere.
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4. Bedroom and Bath
A separate bedroom contains the bunk beds and queen bed with a closet, storage and a second television. The bunk beds have safety railings and the room is equipped with lots of adjustable lighting with mounted lamps around each bed. A full bathroom is situated between the living room and bedroom with a full tub/shower setup and ample bathroom space.
5. Price and Value
This Disney Moderate Resort varies in price depending on the season your visit, but can range from $350- $500 a night. Guests looking to save should visit during slower times of the year. Consult Disney crowd maps to see peak vacation times and avoid visiting then. Depending on your travel group the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort might be a great value. Couples, friends or families divining the cost of the cabin can rack up substantial savings. Utilizing the cabin kitchen to prepare at least one meal and snacks daily may also save serious cash for your family. When calculating your resort budget be sure to consider the money you will save on dining if you cook some of your vacation meals yourself.
6. Pools and Resort Fun
The activities and amenities at Fort Wilderness are perfect for guests looking to relax and enjoy time outside the parks as well. With archery classes, pony rides for kids, trail rides for adults, wagon rides and character camp fire experiences in the evening you could easily fill a day with fun without ever leaving your resort. Guests looking to enjoy the water can rent kayaks and canoes for boating and fishing excursions. Easily enjoy the landscape of the resort by bike, play in the arcade or relax by the pool. Excursions, rentals, and classes are not included in resort costs and can be booked upon your arrival at the resort. Fort Wilderness Resort has two fun pools for guest to cool off in. The Meadow Pool has a nearby pool bar, whirlpool hot tub and a 67 foot long waterslide. The Wilderness Pool is the quieter pool option with a whirlpool hot tub nearby.
If you are hungry at Fort Wilderness Resort you are in luck, there are plenty of delicious dining options nearby. The Chuck Wagon Food Truck is one fun way to satisfy cravings at the campground. The food truck meanders through the campground serving up burgers, sandwiches and smoked meats. For a quick-service option to take back to your cabin drop by P&J’s Southern Takeout for classic southern food like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, pizza, burgers, cornbread and strawberry shortcake. P&J’s serves three meals a day making it the perfect place to drop by on your way to and from the ferry dock. Poolside guests can refresh at Meadow Snack Bar with light eats, drinks and cocktails. Speaking of cocktails, drop by Crockett’s Tavern to enjoy appetizers like Smoke House Nachos and sample cocktails that have a moonshine twist. You cannot go wrong with a Strawberry Lightnin’ or a Moonshine Margarita! One of my family’s favorite Disney buffets is Trail’s End Restaurant located in the heart of the campground. Trail’s End serves country cooking at a great price. Fish, fried chicken, seasonal veggies, delicious desserts and steaming soups and chili are some of our favorite menu items at Trail’s End Restaurant!