The Cabins at Fort Wilderness

FIRST LOOK: All-New Cabins at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Adventure awaits! Disney Vacation Club just unveiled the ALL-NEW Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and we got a first look to share with you!

The iconic resort, with its laid-back vibe, surrounded by trees, trails, and endless nature, is the perfect spot for DVC to now call home. The new cabins give guests a place to relax with all the amenities of home while enjoying the serene lifestyle of the great outdoors.

The cabins mark the 17th Disney Vacation Club property and are now available to book. Throughout the year, more cabins will open up in phases and will ultimately consist of over 350 cabins.

Note: You do not have to be a Disney Vacation Club member to book the DVC cabins, however, pricing and availability may vary.

We were recently invited by Disney Vacation Club to experience the cabins for a weekend before they opened up to the public and we were definitely wowed. Keep reading to check out all the details and what to expect with these amazing new DVC cabins.

Inside the NEW Fort Wilderness Cabins

The new cabins are dressed in warm, earthy, and comforting tones like dusty blue, sage green, and terracotta. There are floor-to-ceiling windows, including the front door, to make the space feel more open and to allow you to have a view of the outdoors. Each cabin is one bedroom and sleeps up to six guests, making it the perfect place for a family vacation.

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Interior of the new Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

To keep consistency and not have to adjust the size of new cabins that are replacing the old ones, they kept the footprint the same, with some adjustments to the inside to go along with the amenities included in all DVC cabins.

One of the biggest upgrades the new cabins have is the addition of a full kitchen. Each kitchen comes equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and a stove/oven that even has an air-fryer built in (we also don’t think it’s a coincidence the burners on the stove look like Mickey ears…).

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Hidden Mickey or happy coincidence?

The kitchens have ample counter space, a coffee maker and Keurig combo, toaster, cookware, drinkware, plates, and utensils. There’s a kitchen table that sits four – a perfect spot for family dinner or for enjoying Mickey waffles in the morning.

The bedroom is cozy and features a queen-sized bed and bunk beds, which were immediately a hit with the kids. There’s a lantern on the wall next to each bed, perfect for bedtime reading. There’s a dresser and small closet and a nightstand with an Amazon Echo that responds to “Hey Disney.”

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The bedroom at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

The living room has a loveseat/Murphy bed combination that pulls down to another queen-sized bed. If you’re looking for extra storage. the coffee table/ottoman also opens up to a trunk-sized storage space.

One thing we really found convenient was the huge bathroom space with two separate sink areas – one in the bathroom and one just outside of it that also has a lighted, magnifying makeup mirror attached to the wall. The shower has two shower heads and built-in dispensers with Disney Resorts’ famous H2O+ body and hair products.

NEW Fort Wilderness Cabin Decor

Unlike the previous log-cabin style cabins, the new cabins are sleek and modern, yet are still super comfy and inviting. The color palette for the new cabins were thoughtfully crafted using warm, cozy tones found in nature, but still gave off a vibrant Disney vibe.

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The kitchen and dining area at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

The patios on the deck of each cabin have a wooden table and two chairs to sit and relax in (which of course include cutouts of Mickey Mouse).

Original vintage-themed artwork throughout the inside of the cabins gives nods to the earlier days of Fort Wilderness and features beloved characters like Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Chip and Dale. We especially loved the mural painted on the wall next to the bunk beds, making it look like the wilderness at night.

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The patio deck a The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Experiences at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

The resort is full of on-site family-friendly activities and dining experiences and is one of our favorite places to stay – whether you’re visiting a theme park or want to stay on property and take advantage of all the resort amenities. In fact, it’s home to some of our favorite NON-theme park things to do at Walt Disney World!

The Tri-Circle-D Ranch offers pony rides and guided horseback riding trail rides (fun fact – Fort Wilderness is home to over 100 horses!). You can also explore the ranch and see some Disney paraphernalia in their mini museum.

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Horseback riding at Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Fishing enthusiasts can book a two or four-hour guided fishing excursion that takes you to Bay Lake and various docks around the Walt Disney World Resort.

There are also kayak rentals and the chance to try your hand at archery.

Swimming at Fort Wilderness Resort

There are two pools at the resort – the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool. The Meadow Swimmin’ Pool has a 67-foot corkscrew waterslide, splash area for younger kids, and a snack bar, while the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool is the place to go for a more leisurely experience. The Meadow Pool also has daily activities for the whole family, so be sure to check the daily schedule.

Dining at Fort Wilderness

There are several dining options on-site including grab-and-go and table service at Trail’s End Restaurant and food truck-style options at Chuck Wagon. However, if you want the true Fort Wilderness Experience, we HIGHLY recommend booking the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Pioneer Hall!

MORE on the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue recently celebrated a big milestone – their 50th anniversary! The iconic show features a family-style meal of fried chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, salad, cornbread, and coleslaw along with unlimited beer, wine, sangria, and non-alcoholic drinks. And make sure to save room for their legendary strawberry shortcake for dessert (trust us on this…).

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Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is a must-see!

What’s so special about Hoop-Dee-Doo is that you get dinner AND a show! The lively cast of Pioneer Hall Players showcases upbeat, campfire sing-along style songs both on stage and out in the audience. And if your kids love noisemakers, they’ll love the ending where each table gets an old-style washboard and spoon to bang along to the final song.

NOTE: The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue gets booked up fast so book as soon as you make your reservation! There are only three seating times – 4:00 pm, 6:15 pm, and 8:30 pm. You don’t need to be a resort guest to book a reservation. 

Check out our parent’s review of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Crockett’s Tavern

Crockett’s Tavern is a great spot for specially crafted cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine, and other full-bar offerings. We recommend grabbing a drink and walking over to the beachfront area around 9:00 at night to grab a spot to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom followed by the lighted boat parade (that also gives nods to the old Main Street Electrical Parade).

For an even more elevated fireworks experience, Fort Wilderness has a pontoon boat fireworks cruise that you can book.


  • Fort Wilderness is located at 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  • There is direct access to Magic Kingdom from the resort by bus and boat.
  • Parking is not an option at most places around the resort, so it’s best to leave your cars at your campsite and travel by golf cart, bus, or bike.
  • We highly recommend renting a golf cart on-site to make your way around. There are also bus stops throughout the resort that can take you to and from the pools, restaurants, etc.
  • To learn more about Disney Vacation Club and to inquire about ownership or vacation points at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, members and guests can visit Disney Vacation Club’s site or contact Member Services at 800-800-9800.
  • For more information to book a stay at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, visit

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This is an honest review based on a hosted visit from Disney Vacation Club. All images courtesy of Brie Gorecki.