The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

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 Been going there for over 20 years

Jul 28, 2021 mikeaT3201BL Miami, Florida

before you go DO YOUR RESEARCH! Be nice with the staff they are actual people remember! Do not be afraid to ask questions, and listen to their answers, the FTW staff clearly takes pride in the facility and they can really make your trip so much more fun. It takes several visits to really get the hang and understand all the… Read more
before you go DO YOUR RESEARCH! Be nice with the staff they are actual people remember! Do not be afraid to ask questions, and listen to their answers, the FTW staff clearly takes pride in the facility and they can really make your trip so much more fun. It takes several visits to really get the hang and understand all the amenities/charms/services of the campground. Talk to someone that has been there many times for pointers. The "premium" and "preferred" sites are more about location within the campground. If you want big spots you need to get on 1600-1900 loops the "cloverleaf", 2100 has big spaces too. 2100 has many spaces that are close to the main road. I like being near the road it lets me get the dogs out for a walk, without passing many other campsites. Frankly the the road noise does not really bother me. 2000 & 1500 loop are tent/pop up loops, water power no sewer (no dump station in the camp ground), we have had our pop up and our 31' TT on these spots in the past, and used the bathhouse for major transactions (S/S). The outside of the loops have better bigger spots and more room between them than the inside. (when you check in ask to see "the book" it is a basic map of the campground and you can see where every site is) If you have a bad time at fort wilderness, I am not sure what your expectations are. It is a very nice place but you are in Disney World and you have to keep that in mind. If you are expecting a wilderness camping experience this place is not for you. They do a tremendous job is providing a low stress outdoorsy vibe. There is no wilderness camping experience close by. Nearest state park is Lake Louisa, not a lot of sites or shade and I assume in the summer the bugs are ferocious. I saw someone complained about the bugs in FTW it is Florida it is a swamp. DW does and excellent job on mosquito control. Yes, you will get bit, set up a fan or two and it will be much more tolerable. There are times the weather makes the mosquitoes almost uncontrollable, it is swampy central florida. There are deer and turkeys in the campground. The squirrels will get into your food if you leave it out. Back in the day there used to be aradillos and racoons in the campground but I cannot remember the last time I saw either. For us it is a no brainer two dogs to board would cost $100+ a night, and eating out is more than the spot. There is a bus service within the campground, with 2 sometimes 3 routes to get you around. At the south end where you check in there a buses to everywhere movie studio, epcot etc. At the northern end is a boat to the magic kingdom and launches to the contemporary to get the monorails and wilderness lodge. We get there set up camp and usually the truck does not move the whole time we are there. There are a couple of loops for really big rigs. Yes there are a few sites that are not very desirable. Yes waiting for the bus is no fun. Yes it is expensive (I paid more for a MEH spot in a KOA in St Petersburg) Yes the swimming pool gets crowded, but you can go to any pool, pool jump. But other than Golden Oak I would say this is the least stressful resort I have camped all over florida, yellow stone, zion, yosemite, many places in arizona, georgia, idaho on and on. Fort Wilderness is what it is, to me it is a wonderful place. I have been 20 or so times had a crappy spot once. Even that was not such a big deal still better than being in a hotel room. If your loop backs up the the creekside meadow group camping area, know when groups are there you will here children running playing and screaming. The second night they usually all crash pretty early. The comfort stations are generally the best I've ever encountered, if something is wrong call house keeping and they get on it right away. There is laundry available the machines are small and expensiveish. We travel with laundry pellets. I have camped in all seasons in campers and tents there. It is very hot and rainy in the summer, it can be very pleasant to downright cold in the winter. Have woken up with ice on the tent. Fall and Spring are hit or miss with weather, generally more hit has been my experience. Usually we cook outside but a morning or two with large groups between the cold 30's and trying to manage people it was easier to go to trails end. Going there on the spur of the moment is tough these days. Fishing, canoeing, bicycles, horseback riding, hayrides, kiddy movies, smores and a bunch of others things are available there. I assume like a lot of places rude, demanding, unlikeable guests get different treatment/resolution than a guest that is reasonable and understanding. People do not understand the extremely complicated organization that exists at WDW, It blows me away how much the get right dealing with Millions of people a year. To put it into perspective when the parks are full there are 400,000 people present. Plus the water parks and disney springs. how many reading this are from a town with more population? the city of St Louis proper has about 300k people.City of Miami has about 420k. I believe their bus fleet in the 9th largest in the US. let that sink in Read less
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Jul 6, 2021 Janet S

Not worth the Florida rate much less than the full price. Could only park our trailer. Couldn't use the grill or picnic table as our campsite was flooded. Useless to use. Totally had our reservation mixed up with other family members. Will not be coming back and cut our stay from 4 days to only one night.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Over and above...spectacular!

Jun 29, 2021 Scott B Noblesville, Indiana

We really missed Fort Wilderness and it is good to be back! As usual, Disney does it right. From guest services to transportation, to the entire experience, Disney gets customer service and does know how to create a "Magical Experience." On this trip, we had an A/C problem with our motor coach when it was 90 degrees. I asked guest services if… Read more
We really missed Fort Wilderness and it is good to be back! As usual, Disney does it right. From guest services to transportation, to the entire experience, Disney gets customer service and does know how to create a "Magical Experience." On this trip, we had an A/C problem with our motor coach when it was 90 degrees. I asked guest services if I could pay for a one-night stay at the Cabins, next door, but they went well above and beyond (not having any cabins available) and put my family up at Saratoga Springs for a night. This is a DVC club resort and it is most certainly 5 star. They did this without charge and did so many little things to ease our pain that it was amazing. They offered two nights, but we were able to get the A/C working again and didn't need to take them up on it. The Campsites is a great place to stay, is clean, and has everything you need, including transportation to the parks. The staff does a great job dealing with stressed visitors coming back from the parks after a hot day with their kids. I'm amazed at their level of patience and kindness. Read less
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May 17, 2021 Brettellen_54

Fort wilderness is a beautiful campground, don’t get me wrong. But we had a TERRIBLE experience. I booked a site with a request for the 100-500 loop only to get a confirmation day of that I was in the 1600 loop, which is the OPPOSITE end of the park. When I called they very kindly switched my site, HOWEVER... after specifically telling the cast… Read more
Fort wilderness is a beautiful campground, don’t get me wrong. But we had a TERRIBLE experience. I booked a site with a request for the 100-500 loop only to get a confirmation day of that I was in the 1600 loop, which is the OPPOSITE end of the park. When I called they very kindly switched my site, HOWEVER... after specifically telling the cast member the length of our travel trailer and truck we were put in a site that we couldn’t even fit it... we had to sit in the middle of the road basically while waiting for room control to call us back about getting a different site. We got a different site but it was barely adequate for the size of our camper. And let me preface all of this with the fact that the campground WAS NOT full by any means. Once we began walking around the campground we noticed the 400-500 loops have MUCH larger pads that are ALL concrete versus ours with was half concrete/half gravel... and we had to pay more!!!! TRANSPORTATION IS AWFUL. On our last night We waited for an EPCOT bus for over an hour (and still never saw one) until we gave up and went back to our camper. In this hour I asked multiple bus drivers where the EPCOT bus was. I also called the hotline several times and was assured the bus was on the way. At 9:15 PM I finally went to Fort Wilderness front desk and they offered to get us a taxi but by the time we would have gotten to EPCOT (17 min drive) we would have basically had to turned right back around because they closed at 10 pm. Disney is WAY to expensive to have that poor of service. Tickets are expensive and we didn’t even get to enjoy the park our last night because of the bus. If I had known a taxi was an option I would have done that WAY earlier. Also waited 30+ minutes for a Disney springs bus at the campground and 45 minutes at Disney springs for a fort wilderness bus on the way back. Waited at animal kingdom 30+ minutes for the fort wilderness bus. The campground is absolutely beautiful but the transportation is ridiculous. As much as people pay for resorts/campgrounds and park tickets, the poor transportation service is unacceptable. Buses definitely DO NOT run every 20-25 minutes at fort wilderness. You’re looking at 20-45. And just hope you’re not going to EPCOT because you’ll probably never get that bus. Do better Disney. My advice: take the boat to magic kingdom and grab a bus from there. Or call an Uber. Really bummed to write this review because this was our first experience actually camping at Disney and we had high expectations. Read less
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May 4, 2021 Daydream818715

Campsite way to small and there is a big dip where you need to get out of rv, I pray we don't break ankle, they don't spray for bugs help! Front desk not friendly , yes bring ur golf cart way big here, no neck masks allowed in parks,