Family Fun at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins #TravelTuesday #Disney

by Carrie with Children with 31 comments

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.  Disney's Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort

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.

Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness

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.  **


  • Kathleen

    We have considered this resort so many times. Definitely need to stay here our next time.

    • Carrie with Children

      You all should definitely give it a try! It’s such a fun (and unique) way to stay on Disney property!

  • Kerri O

    Oh my goodness, I’d never even heard of these! My family would love it!!

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s really fun resort – and rates are reasonable too! Yay!

  • Melinda @ LookWhatMomFound

    thats looks like a blast, I love the camping aspect but still having modern conveniences

    • Carrie with Children

      Yes! The cabins are about as close to real camping as I’ll ever get! 🙂 I can’t live without modern conveniences!

  • Karen of 3G2S

    I didn’t know about this resort either! So glad you shared about it. I’m not a woodsy type of person, but I’d still go because my husband and children would love it. 😀

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s modern day camping – with all the luxuries of Disney World! 🙂 Thanks for reading, Karen!

  • Cassie

    This is one of the resorts I have not been at but I want to stay at! I love the idea of being able to cook meals!

    • Carrie with Children

      You should give it a try, Cassie! There’s so much to do at the resort!

  • Jenn @therebelchick

    Looks like a real log cabin out in the woods! I’ve never been to the Widlerness lodge at Disney, but now I think I will have to try it out!

    • Carrie with Children

      You should give it a try! It’s camping Disney style.. and I love it – all the comforts of home!

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    This looks like so much fun! We always look at the Fort Wildnerness Cabins when we plan our Disney trips. One of these days we’ll stay there, I think the kids would love it and the sing-a-long seems like so much fun!

    • Carrie with Children

      The sing-a-long is SO fun and the movies afterwards are pretty recent too! Inexpensive night out at Disney World!

  • Hanan

    Never been, but looks like fun!

    • Carrie with Children

      Come to Florida and we can go together 🙂

      • Hanan

        One of these days, I’m going to have to come visit!!

  • amber

    We have considered this several times when we had a camper and they are always all booked when we have had the chance to get away. I’d love to visit a cabin now that we have no camper.

    • Carrie with Children

      Amber – You all should give it a try! The cabins are a lot of fun and so spacious!

  • Emily @FamilyNLifeLV

    Wow that looks like so much fun! I love everything Disney does!
    What does it mean to rent a golf course?

    • Carrie with Children

      The campgrounds/resort relies on Disney bus transportation and golf carts! Once you park your car, there’s no need to drive at the resort, golf carts are the only other way to get around the resort if you don’t want to do the buses. Plus, golf carts are more fun!

      It’s really a great resort!

  • Andrea Kruse

    I never knew that was there! Thanks for sharing. My kids have special food needs and this would fit us nicely.

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh yes, Andrea – this would be perfect! The kitchen is great – a full size fridge, oven and a stove with all the dishes/utensils provided! There is a dishwasher too!

  • Jai

    What fun that looks like! I didn’t even know that place existed.

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s a really great place for families! Now, it’s the only place my husband wants to stay!

  • Jen

    When the baby is a bit older I want to do this! We are planning to stay at the Lodge this fall, but I think the cabins would be a blast!

    • Carrie with Children

      Jen – They offer boat service between the Lodge and the campgrounds area! You all should go over one night and have dinner at the Trail’s End and go on a hayride!

  • JuiceBox2Go

    That’s my kind of camping! Hard to believe it’s considered a Moderate Resort.

    Several times, when we’ve stayed at one of the other Disney Resorts, I’ve intended to set aside a night to swing by for the campfire, but we never seem to fit it in. I just need a three-month WDW vacation. Then maybe we could do all we want to do there! There’s just too much! Darn that mouse!

    • Carrie with Children

      I know – I’m still shocked that they consider it a moderate resort!

      The campfire is really a great way to spend an evening at Ft. Wilderness – put it on your “must do” list for next time! 🙂 I could also go for a three-month WDW vacation!

  • Jen

    How far away are the cabins from the transportation. That was our only concern.

    • Carrie with Children

      Depending on where your cabin is located, I would say it would be no more than 1/4mile walk to the bus stops or less. When you check-in, ask for a cabin close to the bus/transportation stop – that’s what we usually do and it saves a little bit of walking!