The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, it's time for the outdoor life, Disney style! Both parents and children alike will love staying in the very comfortable rustic-style cabins, surrounded by serene forest. Reminiscent of log dwellings from the pioneer days, special touches include vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and a private deck. Fishing, swimming, horseback riding, wagon rides, boating and cycling are just some of the exciting activities on offer. At night, gather round the campfire for a rousing sing-along, followed by a classic Disney film under the stars.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Magic Kingdom Resort area. Transfer time from airport: Approximately 30 minutes.

Hotel information

365 cabins. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board, microwave oven, kitchen with dishwasher and 2 counter-top burners, toaster, private patio, bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 set of bunk beds and a living room with pull-down double bed. Wilderness Cabins sleep maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $20 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Trail's End Restaurant, P & J's Southern Takeout, The Chuck Wagon, Meadow Snack Bar (pool bar), Crockett's Tavern (lounge) and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show.

Main pool (closed Jan - Apr 2023), quiet pool, water play area and 2 whirlpools. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Boat and bike rentals*. Chartered fishing boats available on lake*. Nature trails. Horse riding* (9 years and over). Wagon rides. Canoe and kayak rentals*. Basketball courts. Volleyball. Horse-drawn Carriage Rides*. Pony Rides* (minimum 2 years, terms and conditions apply).

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Water Transportation to Magic Kingdom. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful, wonderful place to be!

Jun 30, 2022 N5055UXwandah

We arrived at 9:30AM, which I know is really early for check-in, but our site was available and we went through the check-in process and drove to our spot. It was not far from the marina area and very close to the comfort station. The road in front of the site is quite narrow with many trees and bushes, so you really have to watch as you’re… Read more
We arrived at 9:30AM, which I know is really early for check-in, but our site was available and we went through the check-in process and drove to our spot. It was not far from the marina area and very close to the comfort station. The road in front of the site is quite narrow with many trees and bushes, so you really have to watch as you’re backing into your site. We rented a golf cart in advance for our days there. We found it to be very convenient. There are inner resort busses to take you up front and to the marina and to a close location to your cabin or campsite. But, we found the golf cart to work well for us as we didn’t have to wait for a bus to get where we were going. We swam at both swimming pools during our stay. The hot tubs were enjoyable, as well after a long day at the parks. I do have to pay a compliment to their wonderful staff. One night my husband accidentally left his phone in the mens bathroom. When we realized it and called the number, a man by the name of Fabio answered. He agreed to meet me back at the comfort station to return it. As it turns out, Fabio was a member of the staff and as per their policy he held the phone until someone called it before turning it in to their lost and found. Thank goodness for Fabio!! We will definitely stay here again! We had a great time! Read less
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Jun 25, 2022 nicolecA1805MB

avoid the pool at all costs my 2 year old and 5 year old got ear infections and my 2 year old got seriously sick with 105 fever. My in laws also both got covid. I understand we were at Disney. But let’s be real. That pool smelled like pee and was just horrific. I do NOT recommend
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Apr 14, 2022 Shamalama65

Even though it was a pretty good trip overall there was some issues with this campground that I have never experienced before!The cable rv did not work! They stoped spraying for mosquitoes at some point they will carry you away! They let people that are not complying with the rules keep parking all over kids playing in the road and leaving bikes… Read more
Even though it was a pretty good trip overall there was some issues with this campground that I have never experienced before!The cable rv did not work! They stoped spraying for mosquitoes at some point they will carry you away! They let people that are not complying with the rules keep parking all over kids playing in the road and leaving bikes lay all over like it is some dumpy trailer park! The Disney employees used to all wave at you only about half so now and this goes for everywhere on property! We love the great Disney employees that make your experience better! I would give them a while until they figure out what the word family means to the American family they are a train wreck right now! Read less
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Mar 13, 2022 eminva Vienna, Virginia

I spent two nights tent camping at Fort Wilderness on a spur of the moment Florida escape. Because I came by air, I was limited to the essentials, but my first visit to Fort Wilderness was as magical as I had hoped. The site was in Loop 2000 and was ready at 11 a.m., which was great, as my flight was an early one. Wifi was excellent and I was… Read more
I spent two nights tent camping at Fort Wilderness on a spur of the moment Florida escape. Because I came by air, I was limited to the essentials, but my first visit to Fort Wilderness was as magical as I had hoped. The site was in Loop 2000 and was ready at 11 a.m., which was great, as my flight was an early one. Wifi was excellent and I was able to take a work Zoom call that afternoon right at my picnic table. There's electricity at each site. The nearest comfort station was undergoing renovation, but it wasn't too far to the next one. The pads for tents are now covered with gravel (see photo) -- I take it from other reviews that it used to be sand. Though my tent was small, I could see other campers had erected two large tents on their sites. Overall, the sites were quite spacious compared to other campsites I've visited. The grounds are huge. By the time I made my plans, there were no golf carts available to reserve. Instead, I rented a bike for 48 hours at Celebration Bike Rental. Because I'd rented a minivan, I was able to pick it up on my way from the airport to Fort Wilderness. That was the perfect way to get around, familiarize myself with the premises, get to the pool, dock, restaurants and whatever else I felt like exploring. The tent loop had a very family friendly vibe -- there was at least one pack of Cub Scouts while I was there. Things were quiet at night and early in the morning. We also had ample wildlife in our loop -- deer, water fowl and turkeys. So peaceful and beautiful! Looking forward to returning. Read less
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Feb 21, 2022 meganj968

Fort wilderness was a major disappointment. We rented a cabin, we love camping and spend a lot of time in an RV. So this seemed like a great spot for us. It started bad upon arrival the check in said your credit card had been declined so you need to go inside, yes it had been Disney charged separately 700 and 3k at 3 am so it was alerted as a… Read more
Fort wilderness was a major disappointment. We rented a cabin, we love camping and spend a lot of time in an RV. So this seemed like a great spot for us. It started bad upon arrival the check in said your credit card had been declined so you need to go inside, yes it had been Disney charged separately 700 and 3k at 3 am so it was alerted as a fraud charge the morning of arrival. Why say your charge for 3k was denied as the first thing, instead of saying, can we grab your card for incidentials. I felt like a criminal. I was told to go inside and then waited in line for 30 minutes and received parking info. That part wasn’t really that bad tbh, but there was no welcoming part of it. I got the golf cart and we went to cabin. The area is pretty fairly clean besides a shoe and random trash in the trees behind cabin. When got to cabin my phone wouldn’t open the door, I had to wave down a house cleaner to let me in while my husband went down to front desk and got cards to open the door. Only 2 of the cards ever worked and my phone never did. First night I was excited about campfire and movies. I did not realize characters don’t come to the fort anymore. So beware, they don’t. The campfire is only one/two possible fires. It was chilly and they put out the fire at 7:30. Kids were still roasting s’mores and the employees poured water on the fire. Kind of disappointing. The movie area has a food truck can get some snacks and s’mores stuff. The pool is warm, only the big one was open for our stay. But you can’t drink beer in hot tub or at edge of pool, I’m not sure if your supposed to drink beer at all. There are about 4 lifeguards on at all times, but kids run up and down slide pretty fast and wild, but when my 10 year old walked my 4 year old to splash area she was kicked out because a parent wasn’t with her. I think that’s a little way too over the top. Any fun activities cost more, like crafts, horses, anything at all. The food at the southern to go is ok, but after a few nights it’s gross. The third day we had a note on golf cart to call because we owed money, I called of course on hold with guest services who “send a note” to fort wilderness, and there was actually no issue. But the stress of again some weird money thing caused anxiety. The next morning I took the kids to the pool and my husband put our dog on leash run attached to cabin for 5 minutes and went inside to get ready and a staff came and told him to bring dog inside, again always getting in trouble! The days at parks were horrible. It was crowded, I went solo with 3 kids and was cut off a tea cup and had to go back because teenagers split up and took our cup so we had to go back into line get back on. I don’t like genie plus and lightning lane I woke up 7 am to book rides and for example at Epcot I booked the earliest Ratatouille at 7:30 pm we waited through heat at park all day with promise of that ride and alas it was broke down- and we didn’t get a refund or anything. The last day to just really make things magical, we locked ourselves out of cabin. I called guest services because there is no phone to call front desk. I waited on phone 30 minutes at 8 pm with all my little kids outside, my husband ran down to front desk about 1 mile from cabin, I finally got through to an agent who “sent a note” to have someone unlock door. My husband waited in line at front desk and they told him the would send next runner if he would just wait, he said no give me a key and I’ll just run back but send someone in case it’s faster. A guy came about 15 minutes later, unlocked door my husband arrived at about same time. Honestly it was very expensive, very disappointing and I felt the only good thing was the day we went to universal. I’ve been to Disney before. I’ve never experienced anything like this. I think it’s understaffed and overpriced. And the crowds have generally been more rude probably after covid and I’m guessing many having similar experiences as we did. Unless your solo adults I wouldn’t even do Disney unless stay off property are prepared to not ride the rides you want or you want to plan a year in advance and spend multiple days at same park in case rides break down. I should note that wasn’t the only ride broke down and Disney reservation we couldn’t use. Also we did light sabers, that was amazing, incredibly expensive but best thing we did. Droid building was disappointing the employees seemed bored and it felt like a zoo, not like your having an amazing building experience. Anyways, I hope someday Disney figured out how to return to the magical vacations I used to enjoy. Even 3 years ago it was about 100x more enjoyable. Read less