Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is home to both the Fort Wilderness cabins and a beautiful wooded campground! Nestled in a serene forest, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort offers a relaxing escape in surroundings that capture the timeless beauty of pioneer days. Guests can spend time on the scenic woodland trails and may even see wildlife such as deer, ducks, armadillos and rabbits. At Fort Wilderness, guests can spend time on the white-sand beach, go canoeing, learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, ride horses, and much much more!
At Fort Wilderness, guests can spend time on the white-sand beach, go canoeing, learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, ride horses, and more! The resort features two swimming pools: Meadow Swimmin’ Pool features a corkscrew water slide, whirlpool spa and kiddie pool; the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool, (the all-ages quiet pool) with a whirlpool spa, is a favorite among adults.
Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins:
The Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins, also referred to as FWR, is one of five Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts. The Moderate Resorts are a step up from the value resorts in that the resorts themselves are nicer and have more amenities to offer their guests. The average rate per night is approximately $364.67 before tax. The Fort Wilderness Resort has 409 cabins that can comfortably accommodate a family of six. Each cabin is approximately 504 square feet. The Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins & Campgrounds are located in the Magic Kingdom Resort area. In addition to the cabins, Fort Wilderness also has 788 campsites.
How many cabins are there and what loop are they in?
As you can see from the map below, the cabins at Fort Wilderness are located in “loops”. The number of cabins per loop are as follows:
2100 loop – 44 cabins
2200 loop – 44 cabins
2300 loop – 30 cabins
2400 loop – 49 cabins
2500 loop – 33 cabins
2600 loop – 65 cabins
2700 loop – 72 cabins
2800 loop – 70 cabins
How do I get to check-in?
Guests who are driving and staying at Fort Wilderness will follow the signs to the Magic Kingdom. As you approach the toll booths, you’ll need to be in the right guest lane. Once you let the cast member know that you are staying at Fort Wilderness, you’ll be waved on through. Following the Fort Wilderness signs, you will take the first right turn onto Vista Boulevard. The Fort Wilderness Resort entrance will be on the left. Guests must park at the Reception Outpost and check in at the front desk. If you are staying at a cabin and should your cabin not be ready, you may store your baggage in the secure storage area behind the front desk. At check-in, you should receive a copy of the Fort Wilderness Gazette, your resort IDs/Bands, and a small folder containing park maps and an information sheet with park hours.
If you are driving, you will be given directions to your cabin. Only one vehicle is allowed to park at the cabin. If you do not have a car, have no fear, Disney will take you to your cabin via an electric cart.
Each Wilderness Cabin provides parking space for one (1) motorized vehicle. Additional parking for one (1) extra motorized vehicle per Wilderness Cabin is available in the main lot near Reception Outpost. Visiting other areas of Walt Disney World Resort? Parking at theme parks and Disney Resort hotels is complimentary for Guests with a Key to the World card or Resort Parking Permit. (Excerpt from the Walt Disney World site)
Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins
The cabins are approximately 12′ x 42′ in size. There is a wooden deck outside, with a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Inside, the cabins are laid out as follows: starting at one end: bedroom with a double bed, bunk beds, a nightstand, a chest of drawers, separate vanity with wall-mounted hairdryer and closet space; full bathroom with tub/shower; hall closet; full kitchen; living room with a television and a DVD player, a dining table that seats six, sofa, kids’ table and two chairs, pull-down Murphy bed, window seats, telephone, and a locked cabinet (safe).
**See picture gallery below for additional pictures.
Each cabin features
- Alarm Clock
- Charcoal Grill
- Coffee Maker
- Crib: Pack ‘N Play
- Dining Table & Chairs
- Driveway (one car only)
- Hair Dryer
- In-Room Safe
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Kitchen: Full size fridge with ice maker, electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, one 4 cup coffee maker, one 10 cup coffee maker, toaster, tea kettle, flatware and dinnerware for 6, 6 mason jar glasses, measuring cup, 2 qt. pitcher, 2 qt. casserole dish with lid, baking dish, manual can opener, corkscrew, cutting board, spatula, 12″ skillet, 1 qt. saucepan with lid, 2 qt. saucepan with lid, dutch oven with lid, colander, sponges, cloth dish towels, packets of dishwasher soap, liquid dish soap, paper towels and trash bags
- Living Room Area
- Picnic Table
- Vanity Area
- DVD Player
- Voice Mail
- Wireless Internet
- Vacuum cleaner
- 2 extra pillows
- Portable crib with sheet
Items that are not provided are salt, pepper, sugar and/or sweetener, coffee or coffee filters. Available upon Request
- High Chair
- Bed boards / Rails
Accessible cabins are available for guests to book. When making your cabin reservation, make sure that the cast member or your travel agent knows you want to book a fully accessible cabin with roll-in shower. The cabin is 18 inches wider than the standard cabins and the hallway is wide enough for even an adult size wheelchair The picnic table is also accessible. The double bed in the bedroom is noticeably lower to the floor, and the bedroom still has the standard bunk beds. The bathroom has a roll-in shower, plenty of grab bars, an accessible sink, and cupboards behind the door.
Fort Wilderness Resort Campgrounds
There are 788 conventional campsites and they are located in loops 100 through 2000 (20 loops). The majority of the sites are somewhat secluded from one another with brush and trees growing between the sites. The approximately 25 feet wide campsites are all back-in sites and are a combination of paved driveway and a sandy pad. The driveways range from 25 to 60 feet in length. Each site has a picnic table and a charcoal grill.
All site have electricity (20/30/50 amps) and water. 695 site are full hookup sites that also provide sewer. The 90 partial hookup sites, which are primarily used by tent campers and those with pop-up trailers, are on loops 1500 and 2000.
It is very important that guests specify the length of their RV, whether or not it has slideouts and/or awnings and any other detail about the size. This information should be given when the reservation is made as it will help Disney assign the correct size campsite.
Check-in for campsites is 1:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.
How many campsites are there and what loop are they in?
The number of campsites per loop is as follows:
100 loop – 25 sites
200 loop – 37 sites
300 loop – 63 sites
400 loop-33 sites
500 loop-56 sites
600 loop-37 sites
700 loop-35 sites
800 loop-74 sites
900 loop-32 sites
1000 loop-23 sites
1100 loop-24 sites
1200 loop-22 sites
1300 loop-34 sites
1400 loop-61 sites
1500 loop-21 sites
1600 loop-46 sites
1700 loop-41 sites
1800 loop-32 sites
1900 loop-38 sites
2000 loop-69 sites
Fort Wilderness Resort Campground Categories
There are several categories of campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort.
Premium sites: Premium sites are big rig friendly and accommodate RVs larger than 45 feet in length and RVs that have multiple slide outs. The premium sites are up to 24 feet wide and up to 60 feet deep. Premium sites’ amenities include water, power, sewer, cable and access to high-speed internet plus upgraded picnic tables and grills and prime locations. The premium sites can also be used by tent campers but because they have a full pad with no sand area at all, it can be next to impossible to find a place to stake the tent. As Disney says, the actual size and shape of each site depends on Mother Nature.
Preferred sites are sites that are located near the Settlement Trading Post, Pioneer Hall, Meadow and the marina area. Preferred campsites include water, power, sewer, cable and free internet access. A $125 deposit hold will be placed on a valid credit until the kit is returned. Campsites vary in length and width and some can accommodate equipment up to 10 foot by 60 foot.
Campsites located in loops 1600, 1700, 1800 and 1900 are equipped with cable and internet but, due to their location, are full hookup.
Non-preferred sites are farther from Pioneer Hall and the marina area. A full hookup site in a preferred area includes cable but you can have a non-cable (partial hookup) site in a preferred loop.
Campsites in loops 1500 and 2000 are partial hookup sites for campers using tents, pop-up campers and van campers. RVs are not allowed on these sites. All partial hookup sites include cable and offer high speed internet access as well as picnic tables and a charcoal grill. There are no pet loops in this category.
Fort Wilderness Resort also has an area called Creekside Meadow. Creekside Meadow is a primitive campsite area and is for use by scout troops, schools and other group campers.
Guide to the various loops:
Fort Wilderness Campsite Parking
In addition to the camping vehicle, there is room to park one vehicle per campsite. Additional parking is available at the main parking lot. Each site is limited to a total of ten people. Multiple tents or combinations of campers and tents can occupy a site; however, there is a $2 per adult charge when there are more than two adults per campsite.
Fort Wilderness Resort Dining Options
Guests staying at Fort Wilderness (as well as at other resorts) have the option to dine with characters at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, an all you can eat buffet with a live country band, line dance instructor and appearances by Disney characters! Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is held on certain evenings at the Fort Wilderness Pavilion.
If you want to have a rootin’ tootin’ good time, book a reservation at the longest running dinner show in Walt Disney World, the Hoop-dee-doo Musical Revue! Fried chicken, bbq ribs and strawberry shortcake are sure to hit the spot! Come hungry because the meal is served family style and cast members will replenish anything and everything that you ask ’em to.
Trail’s End Restaurant , located in Pioneer Hall, is another Fort Wilderness Resort’s table service dining location. Trail’s End Restaurant is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet serving down-home cookin’ that all are sure to enjoy!
Guests may also dine at Crockett’s Tavern, located in Pioneer Hall, features beverages and snacks such as pizza, quesadillas, etc. Pizza may also be ordered from the Trail’s End Restaurant next door from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and eaten outside the Tavern. A 16 inch cheese pizza is $11.95. Toppings are $1.00 each.
**Prices and hours are subject to change.
The Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Fort Wilderness Resort.
Fort Wilderness Stores
There are two main shops at Fort Wilderness.
The Settlement Trading Post is across from Trail’s End and Crockett’s Tavern. The Settlement Trading Posts sells Fort Wilderness souvenirs, Disney Merchandise, pin trading, assorted sundries, photo supplies, sporting goods, beer and other alcoholic beverages, and groceries (milk, bread, juice, cereal, sandwich meats, bacon, sausage, eggs, canned vegetables, frozen dinners, pizza, stuff for spaghetti, chips, hot dogs, etc.)
The Meadow Trading Post is located at the Meadow Recreation Area in the center of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. There is a small parking lot for cars across the street from the store. It features the same items as The Settlement Trading Post, but it also has camping supplies (including propane tanks, sewage hoses, etc.); a deli, video rental, and an expanded selection of Fort Wilderness souvenirs. The Meadow Trading Post is also easier to navigate in if you are using a wheelchair or electric conveyance vehicle.
Fort Wilderness Cabins & Campgrounds Resort Amenities
- 2 Pools One located near campground & a 2nd pool near the cabins area
- Children’s pool and water playground
- Children’s playground
- Segways Adventure
- Marina/boat rental
- Bike rental
- Beach area
- Jogging trail
- Horse-drawn carriage rides
- Horseback riding – Pony rides
- Chip n Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-Long, Nightly
- Disney Movie Under the Stars, Nightly
- Electrical Water Pageant view
- Waggin’ Trails Dog Park
- Disney Resort Benefits
- Merchandise location (gifts, sundries and groceries available)
- On-site kennel
- Electric cart rentals
- Laundry service
- Water launch transportation to:
- Magic Kingdom® Park
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Laundry services: The washers are $2, the dryers $2 per 30 minutes. Vending machines for laundry detergent, fabric softener and bleach ($1) are also provided. There is a laundry located at the Wilderness Cabin swimming pool as well. For those who don’t want to do their own laundry, bags are left in the closet of each Cabin that will be picked up by Housekeeping. Campers may contact Housekeeping as well for laundry bags and service. Laundry picked up by 8:30 a.m. is returned by 7 p.m., except on Sundays and holidays.
Comfort stations: There are 15 comfort stations located throughout the campground. Most loops have their own comfort station but some of the smaller loops share a centrally located station. All comfort stations are air conditioned, have private showers, restrooms, laundry rooms, telephones (pay and house phones used to call the front desk if experiencing problems) and ice machines. With the exception of the laundry, the comfort stations are open 24 hours a day. The station doors have security locks that are activated from midnight to 6:00 a.m. The stations are clean and are cleaned at least once a day.
Fort Wilderness Transportation Options
Transportation at the Fort Wilderness Resort can be a bit confusing so it’s best that guests come prepared with the knowledge of how the system works before they arrive.
Three internal buses run – Purple, Orange and Yellow — between the Outpost Depot near the resort’s entrance to the Settlement Depot, near the resort’s marina. Guests use these buses to travel to points within the resort. Buses announce each stop through the sound system as well as on the LED sign. The complimentary transportation is available one hour prior to Disney Theme Park opening time up to 3 hours after Disney Theme Park closing time. Additionally, buses operate until 3:00 a.m. from the Downtown Disney Area. Certain areas of Walt Disney World Resort are also connected by well-lit, paved, low-grade walking paths.
The Purple route travels between the two main depots through the Wilderness Cabins loops.
The Orange route travels straight through the middle of the resort along the Fort Wilderness Trail, past campsites, the Meadow Trading Post, and also runs through the cabin area, (if you are staying at the cabins, and want to get to Meadow Trading Post, take an Orange Settlement).
The Yellow route passes the 300, and 1400-1900 campsite loops, on the eastern side of the resort.
Resort to Park Transportation:
Magic Kingdom: Take a bus to the Settlement Depot and walk to the marina to catch the green flag launch to the Magic Kingdom.
When traveling to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Hollywood Studios , Typhoon Lagoon or Downtown Disney: Take an internal bus to the Outpost Depot (the resort entrance), then catch the appropriate bus.
Resort to Resort Transportation:
Contemporary or Wilderness Lodge: Take a bus to the Settlement Depot and walk to the marina to catch the blue flag launch. You can also take a bus to Wilderness Lodge from the Settlement Depot. There is also a walking/biking path to Wilderness Lodge that begins near the Settlement Depot. (Golf carts are not allowed on this path.)
When traveling to the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian: Take a bus to the Settlement Depot and walk to the marina to catch a launch to the Magic Kingdom or the Contemporary and then take the monorail. or boat.
To get to the Epcot area resorts: Take a bus to the Outpost Depot and then catch a bus to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From there, you can either take a Friendship boat or walk; or take the bus to Downtown Disney and transfer. Take a bus to the Outpost Depot, then catch a bus to and either take a Friendship or walk; or take the bus to Downtown Disney and transfer.
To get to all other Disney resorts: Take a bus to the Outpost Depot, then catch a bus to Typhoon Lagoon, Downtown Disney, Epcot, Blizzard Beach or the Animal Kingdom. Do this only if the parks are open. You will need to transfer to a bus for the final destination. An alternative, take a bus to the Settlement and take the Magic Kingdom lauch at the marina (if the park is open). Transfer to a bus for the final destination.
Electric Cart Rentals
Fort Wilderness Resort is large. Hence the reason, many Guests often rent an electric cart to explore the more than 700 acres of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Carts have windshields and headlights and can be rented by the day ($59.00/day) or the week. Guests must be 18 years or age and older to rent a cart, and reservations are highly recommended. Carts can be rented for $63.54/day ($59 plus tax) at the Outpost (407-824-2742). Fort Wilderness carts may be reserved up to one year in advance.
**Hours and prices are subject to change
Additional Resort Information
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
3520 North Fort Wilderness Trail
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Fort Wilderness Photos
Fort Wilderness Cabins & Campsites Reviews/Articles
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Fort Wilderness Restaurant Reviews/Articles
A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue was posted on February 25, 2015.