Families who are looking to try something new in terms of lodging should try the Fort Wilderness Cabins. As one of the 5 moderate resort options at the Walt Disney World complex, it provides spacious and unique accommodations. The Cabins are located in the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. This resort is located south east of the Magic Kingdom on the shores of Bay Lake. The resort opened in 1971 as a destination for campers, but over the years added Cabins for families who aren’t the “camping type” or don’t have access to an RV or tent.
|Fort Wilderness Cabin exterior
Parking in front with space/charger plug for golf cart
|Cabin interior layout|
|Meadows Swimmin’ Pool|
|Meadows Swimmin’ Splash Pad|
|Chip and Dale at the nightly campfire|
- Room for 6 – we were traveling with my Mother and it was nice that she could have her own space (living room/murphy bed)
- Spacious cabin with room to spread out, inside and outside. As soon as the kids are dressed and ready, we pushed them out the door to explore around the cabin while the rest of us got ready.
- Full kitchen. Loved having a full size coffee maker (you have to bring your own coffee, though)!
- Two TVs.
- Quiet and peaceful surroundings. It’s hard to imagine you are in the middle of a sprawling theme park complex when you are at the Fort.
- Wildlife. We saw lots of animals, bugs, and reptiles that my kids loved. I didn’t care too much for the lizard in the closet, though.
- Boat access to Magic Kingdom. There is something special about arriving at the Magic Kingdom via boat.
- Pool amenities – the Meadow’s Swimmin’ Pool is large and nicely laid out. Nice splash area for the younger kids.
- Size. The Fort is a sprawling complex. It’s not easy to walk from the cabins to entertainment areas, or the front reception area.