Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins

 

During our recent stay at Walt Disney World we had the chance to stay in a new-to-us Disney resort. I knew about Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins before our stay, since they can sleep up to 6 people and any hotel or accommodation that caters to families of 5 or more are always on my radar. 

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Disney Parks made the Fort Wilderness Cabins in a typical forest setting. Drive into the area and it’s just like camping. Trees everywhere, lots of shade and quiet. Oh so quiet. 

Fact is, part of this resort is for people to bring their tents and RV’s and stay in a campground-like setting. The other part of the resort is where we stayed, in adorable rustic but chic, cabins. 

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Each cabin is so spacious, with a kitchen equipped with pots and pans and all the necessities you’d need for your stay. Bring your own groceries, visit one of the two park shops which sell all kinds of groceries, or make a shopping list and they deliver anything you’d need {for just a $10 surcharge}.

A couple nights during our stay, we were too tired after a long day at the Parks for full sit-down meals, so we’d stop at the store and grab some frozen pizzas and relax in the cabin. It was so nice!

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The cabins feature a separate bedroom with one bed plus bunks. There’s a dresser and closet as well. 

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Of course then you have the bathroom, which is large enough that even 5 of us didn’t feel crowded. You do get service daily to your cabins, to tidy up and re-stock items as would a hotel room. 

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The spacious living room has a Murphy bed which pulls down from the wall proving one more sleeping space for the cabin. There is a flat screen TV here in the living room as well as in the separate bedroom along with air-conditioning to cool things down. 

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Best of all, I loved the little touches that Disney gives, to make this cabin a home away from home. Beautiful ‘rustic’ tapestries to the fine details on lighting and the furniture, it’s so quaint. It gives the feeling that you are off in the middle of the woods and not right there at Walt Disney World.

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Outside is a spacious deck, a place to cook outdoors and all the woodland animals you could want. It was our girls favourite pastime while at the cabin, to look for geckos and other small animals which we don’t have at home.

You’d think us Albertans are made for cabin-stay and that it wouldn’t be much an experience to us. Wrong! Combine cabin life with the warm and humid Florida setting, the mix of woodland and tropical flora, the hum of southern insects at night … it’s a completely different outdoor adventure. You REALLY appreciate where you are. 

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There’s much to see and do on-site as well. Take in some of the recreation and amenities like video arcade rooms, nightly campfire programs, a dinner theatre, two swimming pools, the beach, horseback riding, fishing, the restaurant and a tavern too. For all ages and interests, this resorts offers much for family travel. 

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Catch a boat from Fort Wilderness Landing, it goes directly to Magic Kingdom. Alternatively the buses go to all the parks with some stopping at the Transportation and Ticket Centre first.

disney world fort wilderness marina boat transportation

 

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For this reason, keep in mind that depending on where your cabin is and where you are going, you may need to take an internal bus along with another to transfer to your destination.

This can eat up a lot of time in the day, so I’d suggest taking in one park per day and really planning your time to avoid spending too much on Disney transportation. 

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I think the Fort Wilderness Cabins are best for those that really want peace and a serene location at the end of the day. Spending time at the cabins is a true break from the parks, the perfect unwind to a busy day. Sit on the deck and literally watch a herd of wild turkeys and deer walk by your cabin, amazing!

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We were guests of Disney Parks Canada for this travel review. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Comments

  1. patricia says:

    this looks awesome

  2. What a nice little cabin! I am especially loving the wildlife and the chairs at the table!

  3. melissa says:

    I remember camping there in a motorhome when I was a little girl. It was fun!

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    I didn’t even know they had that kind of accommodation there! Love the cabins and that you can tent it or bring your RV

    thanks

  5. This looks like so much fun! I would love to go camping, but would definitely like to stay in a cabin (like this one).

  6. I love this! The cabin is so cute! We are considering a trip there and this looks like the perfect place to stay!

  7. We have never been to a Disney park (yet) but I didn’t know they had anything but hotels. This is great to know! Thanks for sharing.

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