As a family with three children, we always look for ways to save money while being comfortable and enjoying our Disney Vacation. We usually bring a grandparent or extra adult, so our party size of 6 limits our options when choosing a resort within our budget. We have found that The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are a great choice for our family & maybe yours too! Here’s why:
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are the only moderate option that sleeps six. It includes multiple living spaces (including a separate bedroom) a full–and fully equipped–kitchen, as well as a deck and barbecue grill. If you aren’t on a meal plan, having a grill and a full kitchen is a GREAT way to save money.
When you arrive and check-in at the Reception Outpost, you’ll be assigned your cabin. Make sure you check out the location on the map. If you have any preferences, such as being near to the pool (2400-2800), close to Pioneer Hall & the boat landing (100-400), or as far from civilization as possible (1800 -2000), make sure to let the Cast Members know. They’ll do their best to find the perfect spot for your family.
Next, you can drive your car & park it right in front of your cabin. YES! Each cabin has a parking spot large enough for one standard vehicle for added convenience. There is also extra parking near the Reception Outpost if you have a larger vehicle or need more space. Don’t worry, if you are not driving, the Disney bus system will take you to the bus stop nearest your cabin.
The cabins are spaced far enough apart from each other to offer a little privacy. Outside, you’ll see your deck with barbecue grill and picnic table on it. Inside, you’ll find your living area with a pull-down double murphy bed, fully-equipped kitchen, full bathroom, and separate bedroom with a double bed and a set of bunkbeds.
The barbeque grill and full kitchen – including a full size refrigerator/freezer- offers many options for dining. It gives you a great way to prepare as many of your meals in your cabin as you need to. Breakfast & dinner in the cabin with a quick-service lunch at the parks is a good way to save money. Even if you have a deluxe dining plan, you could have a meal at your Cabin & use the extra table service entitlement to enjoy a signature dining experience, attend one of Disney’s exciting dinner shows, or dine with the Princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table. The options are endless!
To add to the charm of this resort, there are many recreational activities to enjoy such as jogging, fishing, archery, and more! Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long, Movies Under the Stars, and the Electrical Water Pageant are all free activities to enjoy at night after you’ve had a full day at the parks.
As with all resorts, despite all the WONDERFUL features of The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, there are a few things that might need to be considered when choosing the best resort for your family. The Cabins do offer sleeping spots for 6, but none of these options is longer than 73 inches, the fold-down Murphy bed reduces your living space while it is down and there is only one bathroom with limited hot water, so you’ll need to plan baths/showers accordingly.
Also, if your budget is smaller, please keep in mind The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are typically 50% more expensive than the 4-5 person traditional moderates and about $40 to $110 more expensive than the 6 person alternatives such as The Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and The Family Suites at All-Star Music.
So, if you are a group of 5-6 that needs a little space to stretch out & enjoy a little privacy surrounded by nature, check out The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.
For more information and resort photos, visit Disney’s website. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/cabins-at-fort-wilderness-resort/