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The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort

Magic Kingdom® Park Area ·
4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

About The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort

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

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Amenities

  • 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
  • Free 2025 Water Park Admission on Arrival Day

EPCOT® 1.7mi
Magic Kingdom® Park 2.6mi
Disney's Hollywood Studios® 2.7mi
Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park 3.7mi
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Rooms Offered at The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort

Disney Vacation Club Cabins1 Room

Additional Details
In Each Cabin:
  • 65-inch flat-screen television
  • 55-inch flat-screen television
  • In-room laptop safe
  • Shower and bathtub combo
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Dishes, glasses and utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Casserole dish
  • Cooking utensils
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking sheet
  • Can and bottle opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator with an ice maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Stove and oven
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Balcony or porch
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1 Bedroom Cabin

  • One (1) queen bed, one (1) queen-size pull-down bed, (1) bunk bed
  • Sleeps up to six (6) adults 
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The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club 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
  • 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 takeout 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

  • While the camping and wilderness theme appeals to children, the resort is not overtly "Disney" themed
  • The resort is very large and uses internal buses to transport guests
  • Buses make multiple pickups/dropoffs, and they can get crowded

Notable Facts

  • At Christmas time each year, the campsites glow extra bright as regulars return with string lights and decorations
  • The Fort Wilderness Campgrounds 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, want a less expensive alternative to a hotel and still want the great benefits that come along with staying at an official Disney Resort property.

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

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort Information

Nestled into the beloved serene pine and cypress forest, a new Disney Vacation Club Resort is available for stays beginning September 27, 2024.

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - A Disney Vacation Club Resort, on the shores of picturesque Bay Lake in Walt Disney World® Resort, offers a quaint, relaxing escape in your own private cabin surrounded by modern amenities and convenient comforts. Enjoy wildlife sightings, woodland trails, pools and rootin' tootin' entertainment.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS:
  • 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
  • Start Your Stay with a Water Park Day in 2025 - Unwind and start your vacation as soon as you arrive! Registered Disney Resort hotel guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy water park admission to either Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park on check-in day—included with your stay!

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • All cabins non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
Dining:
  • 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
Recreation:
  • 2 Pools - one located near campground and another near the cabins area
  • Children's pool with waterslide and water playground
  • Children's playground
  • Arcade
  • Archery
  • Segways Adventure
  • 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

Other Services:

  • Merchandise location (gifts, sundries)
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Banking and mail services at the Front Desk at Reception Outpost

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 Disney Skyliner, monorails, 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.
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations - Disney Resort guests can make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for their entire vacation 60 days in advance, giving them the earliest access to the most popular restaurants such as Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest.
  • 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.
  • Recreation and Fitness Activities - Disney Resort hotels offer a variety of wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball!
  • Travel Light with MagicBands - Guests of Official Walt Disney World® Hotels can check out MagicBands that let them into the theme parks, unlock their Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, make purchases and more – just with a tap of their band! Disney Resort hotel guests also have the option to purchase a MagicBand+ at a special discount before they arrive for their stay, allowing them to be an interactive part of the magic.
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