Ft. Wilderness Cabins at Walt Disney World is a Moderate resort that features cabins that sleep up to 6 guests. It has a very rustic feel that is sure to please outdoor and adventure lovers.
Price: $400 to $574
Cabin Size: 12×42
Sleeps: 6 plus a baby under 3
Cabin count: 407
Features: Cabins are 12′ x 42′ and feature a wood deck outside with a picnic table and charcoal grill. The cabin has a double bed and bunk beds in the bedroom. The den has a murphy bed that will sleep 2. The kitchen is fully outfitted with everything you might need to cook during the week. There is a portable crib available for little ones.
Lobby: If you are staying in a cabin, you enter Reception Outpost and check in at the front desk. If you are staying at one of the campsites, you remain in your vehicle and check in at one of the drive up windows.
Settlement Trading Post – Located near Pioneer Hall and Trails End. Choose from a variety of gifts including: Housewares, hats and apparel. Take some treasure home as well.
Meadow Trading Post – Here you will find camping supplies, a deli, video rental, souvenirs, supplies, sporting goods, basic groceries and more. The campfire area is also located nearby.
Pioneer Hall – Here you will find souvenirs, supplies, sporting goods, basic groceries and more.
Food options: There are 2 restaurants, 2 dinner shows and snack bars. Crockett’s Tavern has beverages and snack foods like pizza. Trails End Restaurant is a sit down restaurant and also has the refillable mugs and a to go window where you can pick up pizzas and fried chicken. You can book dinner reservations at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ.
Fort Wilderness Pavilion: This is home to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.
Pools: There are 2 pools. The main pool is located near the Meadow Trading Post. The Meadow Swimmin’ Pool has a water slide, hot tub and children’s play area.
The smaller pool is located near the cabins.
Playground: There are 4 playgrounds. They are located at Pioneer Hall, Meadow Recreation area, on the beach and at Creekside Meadow.
Official Dog Policies: Guests of this resort may bring their dogs for an additional $50/per night, limit 2 dogs per guest room.
Tri-Circle D Ranch is home to Cinderella’s Ponies and the majestic horses of Main Street, U.S.A. If you visit in the afternoon, you’ll see the same horses that you saw that morning in the parks!
You can also watch the blacksmith make and affix horseshoes, learn more about the Dragon Calliope that appeared in the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade in the 1950’s in Disneyland and even take a pony ride! Pony rides are daily from 10 am to 5 pm for kids 2 years of age, under 80 pounds and no taller than 48 inches. It is a cash only activity. You can also take a 45 minute Horseback Trail Ride (for guests 9 and up) or a 25 minute wagon ride or a 25 minute carriage ride.
- Campfire with Chip and Dale nightly starting at 7 – 8 pm depending on season
- Horseback Riding
- Petting Zoo
- Pony Rides
- Wagon Rides
- Carriage Rides
- Bicycle rental
- Poolside party
- Poolside activities and crafts
- and more!
The Wilderness Back Trail Adventures tour is a Segway tour that can be booked by calling 407-WDW-TOUR. It is 2 hours long and you will receive 30 minutes of instructional time on the Segway before your tour begins.
If you are visit Ft. Wilderness at Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween or Christmas, you are in for a real treat!
Easter – Field Day Fun, Bingo and Easter Egg Hunts
Fourth of July – Hometown style parade put on by the guests where you can mark, drive decorated golf carts or ride decorated bikes in the parade. you must register ahead of time at the Outpost, Settlement or Meadow Trading Post.
Halloween – Book a Sleepy Hallowe Halloween Carriage Ride nightly in October. There is also a parade that guests can participate in, a camp site decorating contest and a Pet costume parade and contest.
Christmas – Participate in a camp site decorating contest. You can also book a sleigh ride nightly.
Transportation: You can take a boat to the Magic Kingdom or the Contemporary. You can take a bus to the other parks (excluding Magic Kingdom), Downtown Disney or Wilderness Lodge.
Golf carts are available to rent for $59 a day or you can bring your own golf cart.
Overnight parking is $19.
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom –7 miles
- Hollywood Studios –11 miles
- Epcot – 6 miles
- Magic Kingdom –2 miles
We stayed at Ft. Wilderness in the Cabins on our January 2011 trip. The Cabins were the perfect size for our family and it really felt like home. It came with a full kitchen with everything you need to cook for your family. It also had these great bunk beds for the kids. And I loved that they loaded the dishwasher for us everyday.
The internal buses were not bad. We never had to wait a really long time to get around the fort, but you can rent a golf cart if you’d rather have that to zip around in. We rented one on our last day to go sight seeing.
My husband is in love with the resort and wants to stay there everytime we go to Disney. I was not a major fan of the boat to the Magic Kingdom. When it’s cold, that boat is miserable! If we stayed there again, I would take the boat to the contemporary early in the morning and then walk over to the Magic Kingdom. The first Magic Kingdom boat doesn’t run until 30 minutes before the park opens.
You might consider staying at the Ft. Wilderness Campgrounds.