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The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: A Disney World Resort Review
Staying at the The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort was a great experience for my family and I. We were very happy with the cabin itself, being a family of five, a typical hotel or resort room can get very tight, very quickly.
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is considered a moderate resort and is in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area.
Here is a little preview of the Fort Wilderness area!
The cabin sizes are much larger than a typical moderate room and sleeps up to six people. The cabins themselves are very rustic and have a woodsy feel to them.
The cabin came equipped with a full kitchen, two bunk beds, a double bed and even a murphy bed. So we, for sure, had a lot of room and at least my boys had a hall to run up and down when we got back from the parks. They had room to play, unlike in other rooms we have stayed.
Getting Around Fort Wilderness Resort
The cabins are located furthest from the main building so, it’s almost impossible to walk from the cabins to the main building because of the great distance. There’s also no walkway, only roads that zigzag around the resort and through the other loops. Other resort amenities, like the pools, tennis courts, campfire pit, restaurants, petting zoo, and other locations of interest, are throughout the resort, making no cabin or campsite accessible to everything you might want to do or see by foot. Keeping that in mind, Fort Wilderness has an internal bus system that will take guests around the resort or to one of the three locations that receive external bus and boat service to the theme parks and Downtown Disney. You are more than welcome to rent golf carts or bicycles to get around the park, as well. Keep in mind if you drive or have a car you cannot get to these locations by vehicle. Vehicles can only be used to enter and leave the resort or visit the Meadows Trading Post. You will need a golf cart or bicycle.
Extra Fun Stuff
Although the theming of this resort may not appeal to the littles, this area will make up for it, for sure! The extras at Fort Wilderness are amazing, the recreational activities are hands down the best at this resort. They definitely have the most fun at this resort!
- Chip’n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long: This nightly campfire, s’more roast, and movie, hosted by Chip ‘n Dale is an all time favorite! This awesome extra is at no extra cost. Make sure you check and see what movies are playing during your stay at check-in.
- Tours of the property on Segway.
- Pony, horseback, wagon, sleigh rides
- Archery lessons
- Fishing pole rentals
- Boat Rentals
- Pools: The pools aren’t as grand at this resort as other resorts, but guest can enjoy a good way to cool off in the pool area along with a nice area for the smaller guests too.
The dining options at Fort Wilderness is awesome! Although Fort Wilderness does not have a designated food court they make up for it with other dining options.
- Meadows Snack Bar located near the pool is a great option for snacks and quick lunch like hot dogs and pizza.
- Trail’s End Restaurant is a great option for anyone. It has many varieties of foods and is easily adapted to accommodate allergy sufferers. Great choice for anyone with a wide range pallet. You can sit down for buffet style or traditional style dining, depending on the time of day you visit. They also have take out.
- Geyser Point
- Hoop De Doo Musical Revue is a must-see. With its character and charm it will for sure dazzle you with the dining and of course the entertainment!
Overall, the Fort Wilderness Cabins are roomy and will keep your larger family staying on Disney property on the cheap-er side. Fort Wilderness is the best choice for staying on Disney Property, especially if you plan to take advantage of the kitchen.
Just a few things to keep to remember, as I mentioned above, when staying at the Fort Wilderness Cabins:
- The resort is very spread out. Be prepared to rent a golf cart or bring your own.
- There is not a food court at this resort.
- There is no vehicle parking at the Dining Hall. Again, rent a golf cart, take a bus or ride a bike.
Fort Wilderness Cabins share resort areas with travel trailers and RVs and is very spread out, like I said before. The resort has bus transportation to all of the parks and has a ferry boat ride to the Magic Kingdom. We loved the location, it was very close to the Magic Kingdom, which is where my kids like to be at all times when we visit, as I’m sure yours do too! It was very close and made it convenient to come back to the room for extra clothes or maybe a little rest.
We really did like the Fort Wilderness Cabins and were very happy with the amenities. For the money we spent and the location it was well worth it for this stay!
How do you like Fort Wilderness? Did you take an RV or did you stay in the cabins?
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