Roughing it, glamping, becoming a Wilderness Explorer, or whatever you wish to call it, can be done at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. I recently had a chance to stay in the cabins at Fort Wilderness and from the moment we pulled up to the reception outpost (check-in area), it was obvious this was not your typical Disney resort. This is a full-service campground, so accommodations for anything from tents to luxury RV’s are available but for now, we are just going to discuss the cabins.
Upon arrival, you are given a wealth of information about the property and a detailed map. Fort Wilderness is 750 acres and has miles and miles of roads and loops that will lead you to your assigned site. The cabins, all 365 of them, are the largest standard accommodations on all of Disney’s property. They are just over 500 square feet. Your value rooms are around 260 square feet, so you’ll get almost double the space plus actually have somewhere besides a bed to sit-down AND eat, that’s a big deal! Who wants crumbs in the bed?
Each cabin has a fully stocked kitchen. All you need are the groceries which you can bring yourself or have delivered. A dining area and living room, with a pull-out queen size sofa bed, are in the main area with the kitchen. A separate bedroom in the back has a queen bed and a twin-size bunk bed. Between the bedroom and kitchen is a large bathroom that has plenty of space for your personal belongings. The cabins also have a lot of windows, so you’ll have great natural light throughout the day. Every cabin has its own parking area with plenty of room for your vehicle and golf cart. I highly recommend renting a golf cart if you are staying for more than one night. Again, this resort is very large and depending on where your site is located, it could take you 20 minutes to walk to the bus stop to catch the internal buses that transport you around the property. Golf cart parking is available all around the resort so don’t worry about not having somewhere to store it once you get where you’re going. A large deck with a picnic table and grill are also attached to each cabin giving you plenty of space to sit back and enjoy the great outdoors.
Believe it or not, you really are in a wooded wildlife area so expect the unexpected. You may encounter deer, wild turkey, snakes, and many more wild creatures during your stay. Disney provides in-cabin pamphlets with wildlife information and mosquito prevention. Depending on the time of year, they will also provide you with mosquito wipes to try and keep those pesky insects away.
If you have a larger family, want a few more comforts of home, enjoy the great outdoors, or just want the extra space, I think these are a great option. I personally, can not wait for my next stay at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground!