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Cabins at Fort Wilderness

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is a moderate resort located on Walt Disney World property in the Magic Kingdom resort area. The cabins are quite stunning and are a unique option. Those who love the outdoors and camping will especially love this option. 

Overview

The Fort Wilderness Cabins are like camping, but a bit more luxurious. They’re located near the Fort Wilderness Campsites on 750 acres of pine and cypress forest. 

From local wildlife, to rustic woods, to pools, to recreation and activities, to golf cart rentals, and so much more, the Cabins offer just as much as a hotel, but in a different way.

And what makes the cabins so enticing is they are fully-equipped with everything you’ll need during your stay, including a kitchen and a dishwasher.

Let’s talk about everything else you need to know about the Cabins. 

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Rooms And Bathrooms

There is one type of cabin to choose from that includes several types of amenities and views of the woods. The private cabins are fully furnished and have all the conveniences of home. 

Living area at Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins

The Wilderness Cabin has 1 Queen Bed, 1 Bunk Bed, and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa. The Cabins have a living room with a TV, a dining area to eat, a small kitchen, 1 bathroom with a split tub and bath, and much more, including:

  • Toaster
  • Kitchen with dishwasher and 2 counter-top burners
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet – Free WiFi Service
  • Refrigerator
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron & Ironing Board
Kitchen at Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins
Bathrooms at Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins

Just an FYI: housekeeping (yes, Walt Disney World housekeeping clean your cabin if you wish) will even do your dirty dishes for you.

Storage isn’t an issue. There are plenty of drawers, closets, and dressers for you to store your belongings. Plus, space underneath the queen bed. There’s even a great patio attached with a charcoal grill that’s perfect to sit and relax. Each cabin sleeps up to six people. 

Bedroom at Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins

There are also wheelchair and hearing accessible cabins with roll-in accessibility and visual alarms. There are room layouts below if you want to check those out.

PET-FRIENDLY POLICY

Yes, the Cabins are pet-friendly, but there are certain conditions that must be met. First, there’s a limit of 2 dogs per room. In order to bring your dog with you, you’ll need to call (407) 939-7539.

There’ also a day and overnight kennel care at Best Friends Pet Care located on property.

Checking In And Checking Out

There are a few options for checking in and checking out when staying at the Cabins. First, upon arrival guests can visit the Reception Outpost and check-in at the front desk. 

Those staying at the Cabin can also use online check-in through the official Walt Disney World website or via the My Disney Experience app. (Guests are encouraged to check in online or by using the app.)

Fort Wilderness Cabins reception outpost

When it comes to checking out, currently, guests will automatically be checked out. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk in the Reception Outpost.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and bus transportation are out front at the Outpost Depot near the Reception Outpost. Be sure to check with the resort to see if luggage storage services are available.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available at the Cabins, but it’s works a bit differently than a resort, because if you have a car you will park at your Cabin rather than in an actual parking lot.

Each Cabin has one parking space for one motorized vehicle. Unlike the Campsites, there is a parking fee of $20 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can also check out.

Pros And Cons

Cabins at Fort Wilderness

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Accommodates up to 6 per cabin with separate bedroom and 2 TVs, full kitchen, peaceful, away from theme park noise, lots of on-site activities (archery, campfire, fishing, pony rides, etc), can park right next to cabin, dog-friendly, boat option to MK and nearby resorts

Cons: Buses have to be taken everywhere (including internally at the resort where they take you to the bus stops to the parks or to the marina for the boat to MK), a golf cart is a must (which is an extra expense)

Cabins at Fort Wilderness room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Wilderness CabinQueen6

Scheduled refurbishments

Name: Pool Refurbishment

Description: The Meadow Swimmin' Pool at Fort Wilderness will be closed for maintenance work. Guests can use the Wilderness Swimmin' Pool during this time.

From: 01/09/2023

To: 04/30/2023


Other info

  • Photo tour of Ft. Wilderness
  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Cabins at Ft. Wilderness Resort Maps
  • Amenities And Shops

    There are several amenities offered to guests at the Cabins, including on-site laundry services , grocery delivery, two gift shops, and more.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    Settlement Trading Post gift store at Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins
    • Groceries: You can pre-order a pantry of fresh groceries days or months before you arrive by choosing from a pre-selected list of items. All you have to do is select your items and send your grocery oder and cabin reservation details to the resort via email, fax at (407) 824-1221, or mail at Fort Wilderness Cabins, ATTN: Meadow Trading Post, 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000.
    • Laundry ServicesSelf-service laundry facilities are available at Comfort Stations.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: For dry cleaning and valet laundry service, select “Housekeeping” on your Wilderness Cabin phone.
    • Meadow Trading Post: Here you’ll find souvenirs, basic groceries, camping supplies, sundries, and also movie rentals. 
    • Settlement Trading Post: You can find groceries, supplies, and souvenirs here.
    • Childcare Services: In-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    There are two pools available for guests, along with plenty of recreational activities to choose from.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Swimming pools at Fort Wilderness campground

    The pools available are:

    • Meadow Swimmin’ Pool: The pool has a 67-foot-long corkscrew waterslide. There are hangouts for both adults and children, including a whirlpool spa and a fort-themed water play area for the little ones. There’s also a snack and refreshment shop nearby.
    • Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool: This is an all-ages leisure pool with a whirlpool spa.

    As for activities, there are a lot of choices, including:

    • Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade (at Pioneer Hall)
    • Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade (near Meadow Swimmin’ Pool)
    • Wagon Rides
    • Pony Rides
    • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
    • Fishing
    • Motorized Boat Rentals
    • Bike Rentals
    • Canoe Rentals
    • Kayak Rentals
    • Basketball Courts
    • Jogging Trails
    • Volleyball
    • Playgrounds
    Chip 'N' Dale Campfire Sing-A-Long at Fort Wilderness Campground

    Some of the bigger activities are:

    • Fort Wilderness Archery Experience: Those 7 years old and up will learn how to hold and fire a compound bow. The session is 75-minutes and costs $45.
    • Tri-Circle-D Ranch: A full-blown ranch that offers several experiences (some cost extra), including wagon rides, pony rides, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
    • Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long: Roast marshmallows and sing around the campfire with Chip ‘n’ Dale. 
    • Wilderness Back Trail Adventure: You can explore the resort — on a Segway! This is for adults (16 years and older) and is priced at $90 per person.

    How to get from the Cabins at Fort Wilderness to anywhere at Disney World

    There are two main forms of transportation available at the Cabins: Walt Disney World buses and Disney Water Transportation. Regarding the latter, water transportation will take guests to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    Depending on crowds and the time, the water taxi serves up great views of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Plus, at night, you might even pass by the Electrical Water Pageant on your way back to the campsites.

    As for buses, the Outpost Depot is the main bus depot that will take guests to theme parks, water parks, Disney Resort hotels, and the Disney Springs area. There’s also a complimentary bus that will take guests from the cabins and campsites to the Settlement for dinner shows, groceries, and the beach, and to the Meadow Recreation Area for swimming, arcade games, and canoe and bike rentals.

    You can see all of the different ways to get from the Cabins to anywhere at Disney World below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness

    There are several dining options, including both Quick and Table Service options available at Fort Wilderness. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    P & J’s Southern Takeout (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - P & J’s Southern Takeout (breakfast)

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Quick breakfast items and hot items available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited seating


    Trail’s End Restaurant (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - Trail’s End Restaurant (breakfast)

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: One of the most well-liked restaurants for its delicious food, affordable prices and friendly service

    Cons: Difficult to get to unless you're staying at Ft. Wilderness


    Lunch

    P & J’s Southern Takeout (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - P & J’s Southern Takeout (lunch)

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Tasty entrees and family meals available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited seating


    Trail’s End Restaurant (brunch) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Table Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - Trail’s End Restaurant (brunch) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: One of the most well-liked restaurants for its delicious food, affordable prices and friendly service

    Cons: Difficult to get to unless you're staying at Ft. Wilderness


    Dinner

    The Chuck Wagon (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - The Chuck Wagon (dinner)

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Variety of menu options to appeal to many

    Cons: No indoor seating


    P & J’s Southern Takeout (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - P & J’s Southern Takeout (dinner)

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Tasty entrees and family meals available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited seating


    Trail’s End Restaurant (dinner)

    Table Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - Trail’s End Restaurant (dinner)

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: One of the most well-liked restaurants for its delicious food, affordable prices and friendly service

    Cons: Difficult to get to unless you're staying at Ft. Wilderness


    Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue (dinner) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Table Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue (dinner) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: 1 of the most popular things to do at Disney World, this restaurant combines a funny show with family-style down home food, drinks are unlimited (including beer, wine and sangria for people 21+)

    Cons: Expensive, usually books up pretty far in advance, somewhat difficult to get to (easiest way is by boat from Magic Kingdom), prices vary by category and time of year


    Everything Else

    Meadow Snack Bar

    Quick Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - Meadow Snack Bar

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good spot to grab a quick meal

    Cons: Limited drink menu


    Crockett's Tavern

    Quick Service

    Cabins at Fort Wilderness - Crockett's Tavern

    Location: Fort Wilderness Campsites

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Familiar bar food available here like nachos and wings, alcoholic drinks (including Yuengling) are an option, indoor and outdoor seating

    Cons: Menu is limited


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    Patricia A Hennessey

    Monday 6th of July 2020

    Wanting to travel to the Frontier Wilderness campsites with our small 11 lb dog. We would get a full hook up site since we have a bathroom & air conditioning. It is a very large hi wall pop up style and it says no pop ups with dogs, but she will be in air conditioning and travels everywhere with us. Is that ok then for us to come, it is not a tent?