This past Spring, I was able to cross another item off my Disney bucket list - staying in the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort! Located within the Fort Wilderness Resort, the cabins are considered a moderate resort that offers a unique vacation experience… an experience that my family loved.
The cabins are 500 square feet with a double bed and bunk beds in the bedroom, one large bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen (complete with a dishwasher!) and an additional pull-down double bed in the living area. A family of six could easily stay in the cabin with plenty of room for everyone.
We’ve stayed at the cabins twice over the last few months, both trips my mother-in-law traveled with us, so the extra space allowed us all a little more breathing room. Plus, with the full kitchen, we were able to save some money by dining at our cabin each morning and a few nights too.
The resort offers bus transportation to each of the parks and if you’re headed to the Magic Kingdom, you can also choose to take a boat to the park. It was our preferred mode of transportation – we loved seeing Disney World from a water’s view.
There are so many great activities at Fort Wilderness – horseback riding, the Hoop De Doo Revue – a musical/comedy dinner show, exercise trails, watercraft/boat rentals, numerous pools throughout the resort and each night you can visit the beachfront and see a lighted float parade right before the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom – all from the beach!
One of our favorites was the Chip’n Dale Campfire Sing-a-long, followed up by a classic Disney movie showing under the stars. The sing-a-long was led by a funny cowboy and Chip’n Dale joined in on the fun too. There’s also two large campfires, where you can roast marshmallows. Marshmallow and supplies are available for purchase, but we saw many “veterans” bringing their own supplies to the campfire! (Yay for saving money!)
Tips for Staying at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness
- Ask for a cabin close to the bus/transportation stops.
- If possible, bring your own food for meals and have a fun, family cookout.
- Rent a resort golf cart for a day that you aren’t going to parks – they are approx $65/day.
- The Settlement Trading Post has food, souvenirs and even charcoal available for purchase.
- Check out the Trail’s End Restaurant – they offer a great breakfast and dinner buffet.
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness is a resort that we will definitely stay at more often. You could stay an entire week and never run out of activities for your family…. and dare I say, you wouldn’t even have to go to a park?! The Fort Wilderness Resort is truly a vacation in itself.
Have you stayed in the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness? Do you have any tips?
** I received no compensation for this post. We paid for our own stay at the cabins. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **