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.
Close to Walt Disney World Resort
Where is it
Magic Kingdom Resort area. Transfer time from airport: Approximately 30 minutes.
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. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $20 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).
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, 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
Review of duty manager Chris recognizing his efforts.
Nov 18, 2019Kevin MFort Myers, Florida
I wanted to make sure to let people know that from time to time things do get taken care of. Chris the duty manager had learned of some complaints we had and made attempts to reach me to listen to them and ease our minds. It’s for that that I am writing this. The camping and park is great, this was our 2nd time.
Nov 11, 2019isay691Dayton, Ohio
We booked this location via mydisneyvacation travel agent and took our RV with us. This is our first time and LOVE it. The amenities are very nice and very clean. The only downside us that the streets to the sites are very tight. We did not partake on the dinner shows but I heard that they book 6 months in advance. We like this resort so much…
We booked this location via mydisneyvacation travel agent and took our RV with us. This is our first time and LOVE it. The amenities are very nice and very clean. The only downside us that the streets to the sites are very tight. We did not partake on the dinner shows but I heard that they book 6 months in advance. We like this resort so much we are going back next year. Just a word of caution that the site lots book a year in advance.
Nov 10, 2019449jhRapid City, South Dakota
We visit WDW every year usually staying at The Boardwalk Inn. Last year at the suggestion of a friend of ours we decided to research the Halloween activities at the Fort. We were impressed while looking at videos and decided to start planning our trip. Through further research we found that the Fort is a very, very difficult place for which to…
We visit WDW every year usually staying at The Boardwalk Inn. Last year at the suggestion of a friend of ours we decided to research the Halloween activities at the Fort. We were impressed while looking at videos and decided to start planning our trip. Through further research we found that the Fort is a very, very difficult place for which to reserve a site over the Halloween holiday. On the 499th day of our eligibility we called and could only reserv a Preferred site, Premium sites were completely gone. A very friendly cast member took our rig dimensions and I could see them on my email confirmation as well. I joined several Facebook groups as it was our 1st trip and seemed to be a little bit more complicated than our usual resort stays. I was slightly disturbed to see the monopoly by travel agents and locals for premium sites including ghost reservations and multiple reservations, virtually making it impossible for others from far to secure premium spots. This became a concern for us, our 5th wheel is 40' long and as it was noted on a reservation also has 3 slides plus our tow vehicle. For 18 months I occasionally tried to see if I could secure a premium site, something in the back of my head was warning me we were going to be in trouble. Every time I called, I was reassured that Disney cast members look at the dimensions prior to assigning a site. At the suggestion of a Facebook group member I downloaded an app showing each site in every loop. Fast forward 18 months to our arrival date and we were assigned site to 208 measuring 11 by 40 clearly nobody looked are our dimensions. I immediately contacted the Fort and a polite cast member informe me that it was the best they could do I gently reminded her that our dimensions were noted on the reservation and that there was no realistic way of expecting a 40' long rig to fit in a site that equal the total length of the rig not including the tongue. She put me on hold, came back and apologized and said that unfortunately all they could do was assigned site 312 to us, which was 14 by 46 only 6' longer, to make matters worse for us, the site was at a point where the road curved and narrowed the road. We have been RVing for over 20 years, have a slider hitch and it took us over 20 minutes to back into the site because of the length and the narrow road in front. We ended up having to move the decorations of our neighbors directly across from us, which it's something we hated doing, as campers it is something you just don't do, in particular when the camp site residents are not there, it made us feel horrible. There was very, very little wiggle room without having to go back-and-forth multiple times. We ended up leaving our tow vehicle in overflow parking for the entire 8 days as there was no way we could keep it on site. While we understand of that the Preferred sites apparently are original to the campground, therefore smaller and narrower, what we fail to comprehend is how dimensions noted on the reservation for 18 months played a role in the first offering of a totally inadequate site, this pressured the cast member to come up with another site on the spot during the most demanding season. The 2nd site was 6' longer a bit wider and barely adequate. What was the point of having dimensions on the reservation for 18 months if it doesn't make a difference? It definitely set a sour tone to the beginning of our vacation. We were tired upset but determined to still have a good time, when we realized that we did not have golf cart reservations for that day and asked if we could extend the current reservation.
Your amazing cast member Mike, took care of us, made us smile and even put us in contact with his supervisor Michelle to pay for the extra day and avoid coming back the next day to sign a separate contract as incorrectly told by guest services. Mike's approach reminded us of the Disney service we knew. Our opinion of how the sites are assigned and the apparent uselessness of having the dimensions noted on the reservation, didn't improved as we had to help 2 other campers struggle to get into their sites. One struggle brought a spouse down to tears because of the stress, it became a game of inches between the front of their tow vehicle and another parked directly in front of their site whose occupants were not there to move. On our 3rd day we actually saw another camper make the loop twice, trying to position himself and give up. We were very honest with our opinion of how the sites are assigned on the survey we received while we were there. A campground manager did come out to our site but we were not there, only our teenage daughter was, who tried to explain to situation the best she could. We rented a golf cart and took on the traditional "looping" we noted that several premium sites were empty or occupied by very short rigs to allow room for elaborate Halloween displays, some actually didn't even have a rig just a vehicle and decorations.
At the end, we made a great memories, had a great time but can't say that the drive from WI was worth the hassle of having to stress about backing and then pulling out of the tight site. At the end of the vacation, thankfully our neighbors were gone and we were able to use the front part of the empty site to make a wider turn in order to leave our site safely. Many RVing friends were waiting to hear the details and while we can say that Halloween was a wonderful experience to include the golf cart parade, beach party and so on, we would have to warn them about how the sites are assigned in particular if they can't secure a Premium site, which for Halloween/Christmas 2020 were already sold out in June/August of 2019, with travel agents on Facebook groups already asking for names for their waiting list for 2021, absolutely ridiculous.
We love the Fort
Nov 8, 20197oceandrive
We loved our time at Fort Wilderness. We spent 5 nights there in the 200 loop and had a blast without ever going to a park. The staff is great, our site was nice, the WiFi was very good, the pool is excellent and check in/out is a breeze. I will say the bath houses could use a little updating as they’re a bit on the small size but they were always…
We loved our time at Fort Wilderness. We spent 5 nights there in the 200 loop and had a blast without ever going to a park. The staff is great, our site was nice, the WiFi was very good, the pool is excellent and check in/out is a breeze. I will say the bath houses could use a little updating as they’re a bit on the small size but they were always clean
Winter at Disney
Nov 6, 2019Bob M
It was cold the last time we were there and it was still great The ease of moving around the park from our camp site was simple plus withe grand kids the little extras made the trip outstanding. The parades of the golf carts was another neat part