If so, please Like, Favor, and/or Share the video with others! We'd love to hear your comments. #10 of 40 Specialty lodging in OrlandoNestled on 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, Disney's FortWilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier.
Teeming with such wildlife as deer, ducks, armadillos and rabbits, the Resort welcomes you to delight in scenic woodland trails, a white-sand beach, exciting pool areas, rooting' tuition' entertainment and hearty country eats. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Nearby attractions include Happily Ever After Fireworks (2.3 miles), Fantastic! Some of the more popular amenities offered include free Wi-Fi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cabins at Disney's FortWilderness Resort? In this post, we’ll review the new cabins, share photos from inside the rooms, and offer some thoughts about our experience staying in them.
There is a lot of visible and audible construction occurring near Settlement Depot (where the restaurants and boat dock are located), as well as the campsite loops near it. The Cabins at FortWilderness are interesting from the perspective that they’re technically a Moderate Resort, but with pricing and amenities more akin to a Family Suite or Deluxe Villa.
Like a growing number of Walt Disney World resort rooms, these really defy categorization within the current system, which is probably at least part of the reason the current tiers are likely to disappear entirely in the coming years. I’d say the FortWildernessCabins ultimately compare most closely to the Family Suites at Art of Animation, but for parties with very different vacationing perspectives.
Not withstanding the rooms, Art of Animation and FortWilderness are pretty much polar opposites of one another. Joking aside, you can read more about our thoughts on the similarities and differences between the two resorts in our FortWilderness v. Art of Animation post.
In doing research before our stay here, I read a bit of the fan reaction to the new Cabins at FortWilderness. Responses seemed generally positive, with the biggest complaint being the mattress quality of the sofa couch as compared to the old Murphy bed.
While I didn’t think the sofa couch was bad in my testing, I think the Murphy bed was more comfortable. To the sofa bed’s credit, the mattress in it was thick and was not “springy” (I couldn’t feel any noticeable areas of springs or metal supports below.
My parents did (before you think I’m a terrible son: they were offered the bedroom but wanted the additional space of the main room) and thought the bed was fine but nothing special. The far wall with the framed tapestry is where the pull-down Murphy bed was previously located.
Reminiscent of the Murphy beds you can now find at some Walt Disney World resorts, albeit not as narrow. The main living area offers dramatically more storage space, which was definitely lacking from the previous version of the cabins due to the limitations imposed by the pull-down Murphy bed.
Like a chump, I neglected to pack my tape measure, but the internet tells me this television is 55. The larger television alone (which can actually be seen from the entire living area, including the kitchen) would’ve been worth it, so the storage is just icing on the cake.
Given that and also given that most people who will find the cabins appealing is families with numerous children, the obvious solution here is to make the kids sleep on that sofa bed. Or tell the truth and remind them that until they have jobs and start pulling their own weight, they best not complain about the free shelter you provide them.
Maybe there’s some convoluted backstory about how early settlers of Ft. Wilderness risked life and limb to import this gem by ox and wagon from the enchanted Victorian homesteads of the Grand Floridian. I think the new rooms do an excellent job of staying true to theme (details like the FortWilderness Railroad print, light fixtures, and “carved” chairs are nice touches) while also offering functional and quality improvements to the cabins.
In the process, Disney removed the stove and oven, replacing both with a two burner cook top and convection/microwave unit. My general cooking philosophy is “if something cannot be microwaved, it is not worth consuming.” I’m partially kidding there, but the reality is that I have no idea what the difference (in terms of prepared food’s taste) is between a convection and normal oven.
Clearly, that lack of storage space was a common complaint about the Cabins at FortWilderness, and with the refurbishment, Walt Disney World has rectified that problem (and then some). The improvements to the bedroom are unequivocal gains, as are the aesthetics (save for that couch) all around the cabin.
If you’re looking for a serene place to decompress after a chaotic day in the parks at Walt Disney World but still want modern amenities and a nice and spacious resort, the Cabins at FortWilderness offer an option that’s tough to beat. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page.
Consisting of 788 campsites and 407 WildernessCabins, although the cabins are themed to look rustic, they are air-conditioned, fully outfitted, and come with daily housekeeping service. Although I am not a camper, I repeatedly hear that FortWilderness is by far the nicest campground most people have stayed at.
Although there are paved paths throughout the resort, someone stays at one end would probably not want to walk everywhere within as it is a very big place. From there, guests transfer to a theme park bus or if going to the Magic Kingdom can take the water ferry that is shared with Wilderness Lodge.
The campsites closest to Pioneer Hall are considered preferred, and also include cable TV hook-up, for which there is an additional cost of $5 to $10 per day depending on the season. It's not uncommon to find snowbirds retired people who live up north but come to Florida from December to April to escape the cold weather spending weeks or months camping in their motor homes in FortWilderness.
During the Christmas season, many people decorate their campsites just as if it was their regular home, with lights strung and lawn ornaments in place. FortWilderness is the only resort that permits pets to stay with their owners, although only in the campsites.
Comfort station, open 24 hours a day, provides showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities for tent campers. Although open 24 hours a day, a resort identification card is usually required between midnight and 6 a.m. How busy these stations are really depend on how many tent campers versus RV campers are staying on any particular loop.
For people who do not bring their accommodations with them and prefer not to sleep in a tent, the WildernessCabins are an excellent option. The main cabin door enters into the kitchen, with the living room off to your right and the bathroom and bedroom down the hall to your left.
The kitchen contains all the usual appliances full refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave and coffee maker. Dishes and utensils are provided to serve six people, and a wide variety of cookware is also present.
If you forget to load up the dishwasher after breakfast, chances are your housekeeper will do this while cleaning the cabin. The living room is decorated in hues of forest green and dark red, and fits the wilderness theming.
It's not a large area, but with all there is to do in FortWilderness and the rest of Walt Disney World, the space should be adequate for most families. The room is definitely cramped when the bed is down, but as long as the rest of the party has gone to the bedroom, it'll be fine.
There is plenty of closet and drawer space and having a separate vanity sink in the bedroom is a nice touch. There is a window in the bathroom, which is a nice feature to release steam when showering, so you can still see in the mirror.
Guests with mobility limitations can reserve one of the 13 accessible cabins located on loop 2800. FortWilderness is the resort with the most recreational opportunities, and as such it's possible to vacation here for a week or so without ever visiting one of the theme parks.
Bike Barn has lots of fun activities for guests. You can find this activity offered Tuesday through Saturday at 2:45PM.
Meadow Trading Post has a bunch of the Christmas merch we’ve seen elsewhere, nothing particularly new, but the display had an adorable Wilderness Mickey! With more than 750 pages, the 2021 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is full of tips and planning tools developed by Disney World experts over 30+ years of visits.
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