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Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

everything was great,we have stayed here before and it is always top notch!!

loved the experience! There is quite a bit of walking required when staying here. This is good if you love the outdoors. The ferry to the Magic Kingdom is nice! Even though the resort is close to the park, keep in mind to take the ferry you need to take an enterior bus from your cabin to the ferry, & then the ferry to the Magic Kingdom, so there is still some transportation wait times.

We stay at the cabins each time we visit. The cabins have been refurbished with new appliances, cabinets, large screen TV, etc. since our last visit. We also choose the 2500 circle of cabins. It's located next to one of the swimming pools and to a laundry pavilion. The mid number cabins (2510-2520) are my preference. These are farther back on the circle from the bus stop so you do not hear the bus activity (air brakes hissing, beeping when lowering the ramps, etc.) The area is also nicely wooded. After a full day at the parks, it's refreshing to come back to the cabin, where all you hear are crickets and frogs chirping with few people. If you like being in a country setting, this is the place for you.

We really enjoyed our stay in the Fort Wilderness Cabins! If you go I highly recommend getting a golf cart. My kids LOVED riding in the golf cart. You can get one at Fort Wilderness OR make arrangements to pick one up off the resort. Everything was great and we are already talking about our next visit.

We arrived at 5:30p and was told our room was not ready.Check in process took almost 30 minutes.Magical express did not deliver our luggage until 12 midnight.Staff throughout the resort were not as friendly as other resorts we have stayed at.Not one said hi or welcome.Its a very large resort so make sure you either rent a golf cart or a rental car.Nobody tells you how to use the internal bus system so be prepared to learn on your own.

Great family setting close to Magic Kingdom. Busing and transportation was easy to use.

We were very pleased with the Ft. Wilderness Cabins. The staff was friendly, the facilities were clean and spacious. The surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. We rented golf carts for the duration of our stay and would highly recommend others do the same. Cars are not allowed to park to board park transportation, so walking or internal campground bus are your only other options. Even with the carts, we found getting to the theme parks time-consuming. The transportation to the parks does not start early enough to arrive for opening. Quick service food options are minimal, so do not get a dining plan. The pool was fine and has a nice water play area, but we were disappointed in the quality and quantity of playgrounds. There is no longer a petting zoo.

We have annual passes for Disney, so don't stay on property all the time, as Disney hotels are very pricey compared to off sight condos (we travel with three adults and three kids). We chose the cabins for our son's birthday, to get the full Disney experience with boat transportation to the parks and extra magic hours. The cabins were OK. They bare aged trailers covered in wood paneling to appear as a log cabin. The food had a little slant, and the overall space was a bit cramped, but was clean. Then staff was very friendly and helpful. You either have to rent a golf cart or take the bus if youbwamt to go anywhere on property (boats, pool, restaurant, etc.

Our cabin location was perfect-close to bus stop & pool (cabin loop 2600). Only negative was could not control air conditioner temp & it got too cold. Housekeeping staff excellent.

Travelled with my wife, son (9) and his best friend (8). More than enough room. More than adequate bedding. Fridge and stove save money on meals. Rented a golf cart, recommend but understand the added expense. Will be back within 2 years.

Stay was great. With 3 teenage boys the extra space is great.The full kitchen is great for a few easy meals.If you drive to the parks your car is right outside the door. If you take Disney transportation to and from parks it might take a little extra time than other resorts due to 1 transportation changes.

I LOVE STAYING AT DISNEY RESOTS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE ATTENCION IS ALWAYS A 10. BUT THIS TIME THE ATTENCION WAS HORRIBLE FROM CHECK IN TO CHECK OUT. THEY WERE SO UNORGANIZED I NEVER IN MY LIFE EXPERIENCE ANYTHING LIKE IT. HORRIBLE NEVER EXPLAIN ANYTHING , THEY DIDNT GAVE ME THE BAND AT CHECK IN SO I GOT TO THE CABIN WITH NO IDEA HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR HAD TO GO BACK ,BIG MESS. IT WAS SUCH A SHAME.

With a car, the location is awesome. Easy to get around. Without a car, it would take multiple busses or bus and boat to get anywhere. Plenty of room for everyone. One bathroom could be a deal breaker.

definitely stay in the cabins vs the RV or tents. More privacy and quiet . Buses take you everywhere you want to go, usually come every five mins. just check the colors to make sure you take the right one to pool, ferry and check in area. great way to easily get to all disney resorts/ restaurants. pack a cooler, bring the dog and cat and go!

Good Hotel for young children " the Disney experience "

Your staff needs special (re) training on customer relations. I mean ALL of them that we have been in contact with, only 2 amazing exceptions: Earl from booking our dine show tickets and Josephine from seating us for dinner. We rented a golf cart and highly recommended it to those that don't like or can't take long walks. Restaurant food is delicious. Make sure you make reservations in advance and have them input notes in their systems for any special requests.

We had a wonderful time at Fort Wilderness. We stayed in a cabin and rented a golf cart. The kids were very busy swimming, fishing, bike riding, roasting marshmallows, and watching the fireworks at night. We will be back!

Fort Wilderness is a peaceful, relaxing place to stay while being very close to the Magic Kingdom. The cabins are roomy and comfortable.

First trip to Disney World! Our family of 5 stayed in a cabin at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. We chose this resort because it offered a kitchenette, so we were able to prepare and/or pack almost all of our meals while enjoying the theme parks. We saved a lot of money as a result. We placed an online food order with Garden Grocers, and our food was delivered to our cabin and put away prior to our arrival! We did not realize that the BBQ provided with the cabin required charcoal, so we needed to purchase this at the resort store. The kitchen could have been stocked better. We had to request a cookie sheet and a flipper, and it was promptly delivered to our cabin. The cabins were small and comfortable, the staff were pleasant and accommodating, and the location was peaceful and serene. We opted to rent a golf cart to get around , and didn't regret our decision, due to the mere size of the resort and our desire to capitalize on our time in Disney. We found that the golf cart rental was expensive, and wished that it had been included in the price of our stay. The bus and boat system to the parks was efficient and there were never large volumes of people waiting to catch the same bus as us. The resort has 2 nice swimming pools, one with a waterslide, and one without. Our children enjoyed the pools. We would stay here again, perhaps even in the campground!

This is our second stay at the cabins and we love it, and my kids could stay there all summer! They're not cooped up in a hotel room and can run around without bothering anyone. We can cook our own food. The kids can run around and find bugs, frogs and geckos. In fact, when I asked my oldest son what his favorite part of our vacation was (which included all 4 Disney parks, Seaworld and Discovery Cove) he said "The Cabins!" Love it!

4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail Lake Buena Vista FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Free airport shuttle

Located in Bay Lake within 2 miles (3 km) of Richard Petty Driving Experience, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is within a few miles (5 km) of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. This 3.5-star cabin property welcomes guests with 408 rooms and conveniences like a marina, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On a lake, it's also near Walt Disney World® and Epcot®.


Dining

Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 408 air-conditioned cabins feature kitchens and patios, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground enjoy access to a marina, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this family-friendly cabin include an arcade/game room, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Guest reviews for Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Everyone (5) Family (38) Friends (1)
5

loved our stay

Families

everything was great,we have stayed here before and it is always top notch!!

By on Jul 18, 2017

5

fort wilderness cabins, amazing disney experience!

Everyone

loved the experience! There is quite a bit of walking required when staying here. This is good if you love the outdoors. The ferry to the Magic Kingdom is nice! Even though the resort is close to the park, keep in mind to take the ferry you need to take an enterior bus from your cabin to the ferry, & then the ferry to the Magic Kingdom, so there is still some transportation wait times.

By on Oct 4, 2016

5

peaceful, calming, renewing after a busy park day

Everyone

We stay at the cabins each time we visit. The cabins have been refurbished with new appliances, cabinets, large screen TV, etc. since our last visit. We also choose the 2500 circle of cabins. It's located next to one of the swimming pools and to a laundry pavilion. The mid number cabins (2510-2520) are my preference. These are farther back on the circle from the bus stop so you do not hear the bus activity (air brakes hissing, beeping when lowering the ramps, etc.) The area is also nicely wooded. After a full day at the parks, it's refreshing to come back to the cabin, where all you hear are crickets and frogs chirping with few people. If you like being in a country setting, this is the place for you.

By , from Red Bay, AL on Jun 16, 2016

4

perfect size

Everyone

We really enjoyed our stay in the Fort Wilderness Cabins! If you go I highly recommend getting a golf cart. My kids LOVED riding in the golf cart. You can get one at Fort Wilderness OR make arrangements to pick one up off the resort. Everything was great and we are already talking about our next visit.

By , from RVA on Apr 22, 2016

2

not as magical as other resorts

Everyone

We arrived at 5:30p and was told our room was not ready.Check in process took almost 30 minutes.Magical express did not deliver our luggage until 12 midnight.Staff throughout the resort were not as friendly as other resorts we have stayed at.Not one said hi or welcome.Its a very large resort so make sure you either rent a golf cart or a rental car.Nobody tells you how to use the internal bus system so be prepared to learn on your own.

By , from boston ma on Apr 9, 2016

5

great family cabin with all the modern needs.

Everyone

Great family setting close to Magic Kingdom. Busing and transportation was easy to use.

By , from Buffalo, NY on Mar 24, 2016

5

not the best choice for themepark lovers

Families

We were very pleased with the Ft. Wilderness Cabins. The staff was friendly, the facilities were clean and spacious. The surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. We rented golf carts for the duration of our stay and would highly recommend others do the same. Cars are not allowed to park to board park transportation, so walking or internal campground bus are your only other options. Even with the carts, we found getting to the theme parks time-consuming. The transportation to the parks does not start early enough to arrive for opening. Quick service food options are minimal, so do not get a dining plan. The pool was fine and has a nice water play area, but we were disappointed in the quality and quantity of playgrounds. There is no longer a petting zoo.

By on Nov 25, 2015

4

good for special occasions

Families

We have annual passes for Disney, so don't stay on property all the time, as Disney hotels are very pricey compared to off sight condos (we travel with three adults and three kids). We chose the cabins for our son's birthday, to get the full Disney experience with boat transportation to the parks and extra magic hours. The cabins were OK. They bare aged trailers covered in wood paneling to appear as a log cabin. The food had a little slant, and the overall space was a bit cramped, but was clean. Then staff was very friendly and helpful. You either have to rent a golf cart or take the bus if youbwamt to go anywhere on property (boats, pool, restaurant, etc.

By on Sep 17, 2015

5

great family trip-enjoyed by all!

Families

Our cabin location was perfect-close to bus stop & pool (cabin loop 2600). Only negative was could not control air conditioner temp & it got too cold. Housekeeping staff excellent.

By on Aug 3, 2015

5

annual disney vacation

Families

Travelled with my wife, son (9) and his best friend (8). More than enough room. More than adequate bedding. Fridge and stove save money on meals. Rented a golf cart, recommend but understand the added expense. Will be back within 2 years.

By on Jul 27, 2015