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The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Magic Kingdom® Park Area ·
3520 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

About The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Escape into nature — with a few modern conveniences — in these rustic cabins. Enjoy a horseback ride and sing around the campfire with Chip 'n' Dale! Read More

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  • Monorail Transport
  • Boat Transport
  • Bus Transport
  • Skyliner Transport
  • Suites
  • Waterslide
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Early Theme Park Entry

Disney Springs® (3.2mi)

Bus 8 min

Magic Kingdom® Park (3.3mi)

Bus 6 min

Boat 13 min

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park (3.4mi)

Bus 8 min

Disney's Boardwalk Entertainment District (4.1mi)

Bus 11 min

EPCOT® (4.5mi)

Bus 8 min

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park (4.8mi)

Bus 9 min

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (6.4mi)

Bus 9 min

Disney's Hollywood Studios® (7.1mi)

Bus 10 min

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Rooms Offered at The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

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Additional Details
In Each Cabin:
  • Alarm Clock 
  • AC/Heat 
  • Charcoal Grill 
  • Coffee Maker & Setup 
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play 
  • Dining Table & Chairs
  • Driveway (one car only) 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board 
  • Kitchen - Full-size Refrigerator, Microwave, Stove, Oven, Toaster, Blender, Dishwasher, Plates, Flatware, Glasses, Cookware, Sink
  • Living Room Area
  • Patio 
  • Picnic Table 
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more 
  • Vanity Area
  • DVD Player 
  • Voice Mail
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request) 
  • High Chair (available upon request)
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Wilderness Cabin

  • 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed and 1 double-size pull down
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
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The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort*

What we love

  • Being up close with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of it all
  • It's one of the most affordable ways to stay on-site at the Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Being a boat ride away from Magic Kingdom® Park; also from Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Aspiring archers can channel their inner Merida with lessons on-site
  • The little ones will love miniature pony rides at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch
  • You can get take out from the Trail's End restaurant 
  • Meeting Chip and Dale (for free!) at the Campfire Sing-A-Long
  • Horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides, plus kayak and canoe rentals!
  • Free parking!

Keep in Mind

  • Cabins, which are in loops 2011-2800, are further away from the main Meadow pool, although they have their own quiet pool
  • The resort is very large; uses internal buses to transport guests
  • While the camping and wilderness theme appeals to children, the resort is not overtly "Disney" themed
  • Buses make multiple pickups/dropoffs, and they can get crowded

Notable Facts

  • At Christmas time each year, regulars return string lights and decorations from their campsites
  • The resort opened in 1971, a month after the opening of the Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Fort Wilderness includes a primitive campsite area used by scout troops, schools, and other campers called Creekside Meadow
  • The resort was originally home to a steam-powered railway, which provided transportation around the resort and the nearby River Country water park; it was dismantled in the 1980s

Frog Family Tips

  • Arrive early for the Campfire Sing-A-Long to meet Chip and Dale
  • Factor in extra time to the theme park if you are taking the buses, as you'll likely be making multiple stops at the resort before you transfer
  • Bring your own bikes and golf carts; Disney also rents them

Best For

  • Families, especially larger families, who like the outdoors and want a less expensive alternative to a hotel but want the benefits of free Disney transportation and Extra Magic Hours.

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Information

Nestled in a serene pine and cypress forest, The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort offer a quaint, relaxing escape in surroundings that capture the timeless beauty of pioneer days. Enjoy wildlife sightings, woodland trails, pools, and rootin' tootin' entertainment.

  • Early Theme Park Entry for Resort Hotel Guests - guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks—for each day of your stay, subject to capacity

Planning to visit a theme park? To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid theme park ticket, for the same park on the same date, are required for Guests ages 3 and up. Keep in mind: a hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access (though Disney Hotel Guests do have access to a separate pool), and you’ll need a Disney account to make a separate theme park reservation. Prior to booking, be sure to view theme park reservation availability as park reservations are limited in availability and not guaranteed. You can check the reservation availability here.

Face coverings are optional for Guests in both indoor and outdoor locations. However, face coverings are not permitted while experiencing water slides or in the water.

Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. 

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Refurbishments

The Meadow Pool aquatic play area is currently closed for refurbishment. Meadow Swimmin' Pool, Wilderness Swimmin' Pool and its nearby whirlpool spa will remain open for your enjoyment.

You may see and hear construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but you should not hear noise from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.

The following resort amenities are unavailable at this time:

  • Holiday Sleigh Rides - Temporarily Unavailable

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 409 cabins, 799 campsites
  • Disabled accessible cabins available
  • All cabins non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
  • P & J's Southern Takeout, quick-service restaurant
  • Meadow Snack Bar, quick-food counter near the Meadow Swimmin' Pool
  • Crockett's Tavern, bar and quick snacks
  • The Chuck Wagon, RV-style food truck
  • Trail's End Restaurant, full-service restaurant for breakfast and dinner
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, all-you-can-eat dinner and a show
  • BBQ Picnic pavilion
  • 2 Pools - one located near campground & another near the cabins area
  • Children's pool with waterslide and water playground
  • Children's playground
  • Arcade
  • Archery
  • Segways Adventure
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Bike rental
  • Jogging trail
  • Horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides
  • Horseback riding - Pony rides
  • Hayrides
  • Chip 'N' Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long
  • Nightly Disney Movie Under the Stars
  • Waggin' Trails Dog Park
  • Motorized boat, canoe, and kayak rentals
  • Fishing
Motorcoach transportation:
  • Disney Theme Parks
  • Disney Water Parks
  • Disney Springs™
  • Official Walt Disney World® Hotels (requires one transfer at a Disney Theme Park)

Water launch to:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort

Other Services:

  • Merchandise location (gifts, sundries)
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Business Center
  • Convention/meeting space
  • Salon/barber services
  • The hotel charges $19 per night (sales tax included) for overnight self-parking

General Walt Disney World® Resort Benefits

Staying on-site at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel gives you several great complimentary benefits, including free transportation and more. 

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity - You can easily go back to your hotel from the parks if you need a break or want to relax at the pool. It's just as easy to head back to the parks after relaxing at your hotel for a couple of hours.
  • Free Park Transportation - Overnight self-parking at the hotel is free and depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Skyliner, Monorail, water launch and/or bus transportation. Many of the Official Walt Disney World® Hotels are also within walking distance to the parks and other resorts.
  • Free Wi-Fi - When staying on-site, you'll have access to complimentary wi-fi, available in your room and select public areas, such as the pools, arcades, restaurants, and more.
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup – Merchandise delivery is available for purchases made in-store at select Walt Disney World® shops and through the Shop Disney Parks mobile app (for in-stock merchandise).
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