The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are a very different option to the other resorts on property, there’s nothing else like them! I’ve stayed in a Cabin twice now, and I feel like I can honestly give my opinion of the things I liked and didn’t like about the cabins.
What I liked
Stock your fridge for your arrival
Yes, you can order groceries to be waiting in your cabin when you arrive! How great would that be to arrive at your cabin to find your
favourite cold drink in the fridge and milk or cream to make your first coffee or tea? To order your items click here.
I know that for some, the last thing you want to do on vacation is cook, but for others – cooking a few meals can cut down on costs and leave some money for souvenir shopping! It’s also very nice to have a full size fridge that gets really cold, along with a stove and microwave to heat up the leftovers that we had from the night before.
Even in the best resorts – if you have a loud neighbour, it can be annoying. In the cabins, you are not ‘connected’ to anyone else, in fact the cabins are a decent distance from each other. Both times we have stayed here I have never heard our neighbours. It’s a very quiet and peaceful sleep here.
We loved sitting on the deck. It was fun to eat out there, have a morning coffee – it was just nice to feel like I was ‘out in the wild’, and yet be only 6 feet from the coffee pot in the kitchen.
Proximity to the Magic Kingdom
Being able to take a boat over to the Magic Kingdom and see see the Electrical Water Pageant is a huge bonus!
It’s recreation overload
While we are pretty ‘relaxed’ people who enjoy sitting on the deck, we could have been REALLY busy if we took advantage of all the recreational activities that Fort Wilderness had to offer!
There is archery, a ranch, pony rides, basketball and bicycle rentals to name a few. You could have this all done by the evening and then participate in a campfire sing-a-long! Seriously, you could spend a week here and never go to a park just enjoying everything it has to offer. For a full list – check here.
The dining options
Okay – I know I said one of the great things was being able to cook, but the other great thing is being close to some GREAT dining options! The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is definitely a favourite of many Disney fans, but I have to say that Trail’s End Restaurant is a hidden gem! It’s a fantastic buffet that we’ve grown quite fond of, we will make our way over for dinner even when we’re not staying there!
Not a fan –
The resort is BIG
There is an internal bus service to get you from your cabin to the restaurants or shops – but if you weren’t in the closest loop, you couldn’t walk there. If you can, the best way to vacation here is to rent a golf cart! It’s the best and most convenient way to get around and not be dependent on the bus.
I feel like the bunk beds being in the same room with the mater bed didn’t make a lot of sense for our party. There were 4 adults, so we choose for two to sleep on the pull out couch in the living room vs us all in the 1 bedroom.
I don’t like camping
Okay – this isn’t camping, I know that. There’s running water, a full kitchen, bathroom and a comfy bed – but it’s still ‘close to nature’! I prefer the trees like the ones at the Grand Floridian 🙂
Have you stayed in the cabins? What did you think?
For a full walkthrough – see my video below!
Stayed there for the first time over Mother’s Day weekend this month. My CM daughter booked it for me as a surprise! Loved, loved, LOVED the cabins and all the space and the kitchen (I’m a “breakfast-in-the-room” gal). Since it was a surprise I didn’t really have time to think ahead to groceries, etc but I would definitely take advantage of that in the future. It was also a short visit, so we didn’t really have time to partake in all of the fun activities that FW has to offer (but time on the deck with a cocktail is definitely… Read more »
Good points! We drove a lot too – and Minnie Vans (I love those!).