Fort Wilderness Resort has been a bucket list stay for us for a while, especially the cabins. Growing up camping we were eager to see the Disney version in action. Thankfully we were able to snag a great deal at the last minute right before the holiday rush began. If you’re considering somewhere outdoorsy for the holidays, or anytime, and want to upgrade from a tent maybe the Cabins will be right for you. Check out everything we thought about the Fort Wilderness Cabins.
The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort
At 504 square feet, the cabins are roomy and sleep 6 guests along with 1 child under three. The cabins come equipped with a kitchen, small living room area with a sleeper sofa and a separate bedroom with a queen bed and twin bunkbed. There is one bathroom with a shower, complete with built in toiletries. There is also a TV in the bedroom as well as the main living room. We loved the layout of the cabins because they felt cozy, but spacious. The décor of the cabins is rustic to perfectly match the theme of the campground. Perfect if you’re in the mood for some pacific northwest decor.
Fort Wilderness Cabins and the Great Outdoors
There is also a decent sized porch at the cabins, complete with picnic table and charcoal grill for dining outside when the weather is nice! Sitting on the porch with a homemade morning breakfast in the wilderness is one of our favorite ways to spend the morning at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. It was great to have this all set up for us with the cabin. And be able to have both indoor and outdoor living space to enjoy.
Transportation at Fort Wilderness Resort
Let’s be clear here; Fort Wilderness Resort is huge. Don’t underestimate the size of this campground simply because it is located on Walt Disney World property. There’s a few things you’ll need to know about the transportation to be successful at navigating this campground.
If you’re not driving, we highly recommend renting a golf cart. The bus system can get you most places that you want to go, but having a golf cart will be a lot more convenient. And we think it’s completely worth the cost, even if you only get one for part of your stay. Be sure to rent one ahead of time, as they can sometimes sell out. Even when the season is considered “low”! The current cost of renting a golf cart is $62/day + tax for a 4 seater and the golf cart is due by 11 am the day of return.
The Buses at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds and Resort
It’s important to know that there are two bus systems that run through the campground. There is an internal bus that will take you from stop to stop. This is helpful if you’re trying to get from one section of the Park to another. For example, if you’re visiting with other campers, seeing the Christmas displays at the holidays or if you’re trying to get to the main bus depot, general store or grabbing a bite to eat.
The internal bus runs on “lines” and there’s a map that will help you navigate which bus line you should be taking. And if the map is still confusing, just ask the bus drivers. All of our drivers were so helpful and they’ll make sure you get where you need to go. The second bus system that runs through the campground will take you out to the Parks. There is also a bus that runs solely to and from Wilderness Lodge. Along with bussing, you can take a boat from Fort Wilderness to Magic Kingdom, The Contemporary, and Wilderness Lodge. The transportation around Fort Wilderness can be confusing, but once you get used to it, it’s pretty easy to learn!
The Amenities at Fort Wilderness Resort
Fort Wilderness is more than a resort; it’s a destination all its own! With recreational activities like archery, carriage rides, bicycle rentals, trails, boat rentals and much much more, Fort Wilderness should be experienced for all it has to offer. You can find the full list of amenities of the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort here. Because Fort Wilderness has so much to offer, we actually recommend planning some down time away from the Parks to enjoy some (or all!) of it.
Are the Fort Wilderness Cabins worth the price?
The cabins at Fort Wilderness are considered a moderate resort. However, at peak times, the cabins can run you as much as one of the less expensive deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World. So, is it worth the cost?
Well there are a few things to consider when deciding this. First of all, will you be spending most of your time at the Parks? Or will you be able to build in some resort time during your trip? If you plan to be in the Parks most days, the Cabins at Fort Wilderness will likely be a waste of money. You can easily book a moderate or value resort for considerably less. However, if you’re looking for a more unique stay at Walt Disney World then settle in and enjoy what the resort has to offer. It’s the perfect accommodation for anyone who loves nature, is looking for a more upscale camping experience or anyone who wants to get away from the hustle of the Parks.
Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort Walt Disney World
Add in bike and golf cart rentals, and all of the amazing recreation opportunities and Fort Wilderness Resort really is a destination all its own. So if you’re able to experience even just some of what the resort has to offer, then we think it’s well worth the price. Overall, we loved the Cabins at Fort Wilderness and think they’re perfect for a staycation, a family looking to spread out or anyone who wants to add a bit of nature to their Walt Disney World experience.