Wilderness Resort & Campground address:
4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail
Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830-1000
Phone: (407) 824-2900
Maximum persons per room: 6
child in crib)
Total Number of Cabins: 363
Total Number of Campsites: 847
Total Cabins + Campsites: 1210
Campsites: From $75 - $189 per night
Cabins: From $364-568 per night
Room size: 504 sq. ft (Cabins)
Nestled away on a 750-acre cypress and pine forest between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, sits the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. This resort offers the best of the outdoors and even offers one bedroom cabins for those who prefer the "great indoors." There are 847 campsites ranging in length from 25' to 65', for tents, tent trailers and recreational vehicles.
those who prefer the comforts of home, there are cozy
freestanding Ft. Wilderness Cabins available that can
accommodate up to 6 guests.
As you might expect "in the wild," there are rabbits, ducks, geese, deer, armadillos, and peacocks roaming the grounds. The Settlement Recreation Area is on Bay Lake and includes the marina, beach, Pioneer Hall, and the Tri-Circle-D Ranch.
The Settlement Trading Post sells gifts, sundries, groceries, snacks, and beverages. The Meadows Recreation Area is in the center of Fort Wilderness. This area includes the Bike Barn (for rentals) and the Fort Wilderness waterways and bicycle trails. Swimming, tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard are all available at the Meadows Recreation complex. The Meadows Trading Post offers similar merchandise to the Settlement Trading Post.
Select cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort are dog-friendly. There is an additional cost of $50 per night to use this service at this resort. Dogs must be leashed in public areas, vaccinated, and well-behaved. For more information, click HERE.
Fort Wilderness Cabins
These air conditioned free-standing dwellings are approximately 504 square feet, 12' wide by 42' long. Each cabin has a separate bedroom with a double bed, bunk beds and a pull down bed in the living area. The cabins will sleep 6 people. There is a full bathroom, with hair dryer, and a living/dining area. This area has a sofa and cable TV. The dining area has seating for 6. You'll also be provided with an iron/ironing board.
The kitchen has all major appliances: a microwave oven, dishwasher (with packets of soap), coffee maker, refrigerator with ice maker, stove/broiler and toaster. It is fully equipped for all of your cooking and dining needs (minus the food!): cutlery service for 6, paring knives, manual can opener, serving spoon, measuring cup, pitcher, casserole, dinnerware service for 6, platter, Dutch oven, saucepans, skillet, paper towels, dish towel, sponge, and a drainboard. Outside each cabin, there is a small deck with your own charcoal grill and picnic table. Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. When checking into the Wilderness Cabins, guests must park at the Reception outpost and check in at the front desk there. There is parking for one car at your cabin. Please note that vehicular traffic is restricted at Ft. Wilderness. The cabins have free wireless internet access.
Privacy for the 847 campsites throughout the 21 loops, is provided by the lush wilderness. The sites are approximately 25' wide and range from 25' to 65' in length. They are a combination of paved driveway and sandy pad. All sites have running water, electricity, wifi, cable TV hookups, charcoal grills and picnic tables. There are full hook-up sites that provide sanitary disposal.
TIP: Preferred hook-up sites are located
near the Settlement Trading Post, Pioneer Hall, and the
marina. These sites
may cost a little more and are found in loops through
100 and 300. Premium loops are 400 - 1400, partial loops are 1500 & 2000, full hook-up loops are 1600 -1900 & 2100.
Air conditioned comfort stations are found throughout the resort. They have restrooms, private showers, laundry facilities, an ice maker, and phones. Guests can use their MagicBands access laundry facilities that are open 24-hours a day. There is camping gear available to rent for those in need. Pets are allowed in designated areas or can be boarded in a kennel near the entrance to the resort. Check-in time is 1 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Guests checking in to the campgrounds may register at the drive-through windows at the Reception Outpost.
TIP: For a location close to the main pool,
request a campsite in loops 600 or 800 - 1600.
Furry friends are welcome to join your family’s camping adventure as long as the following conditions are met:
P & J's Southern Takeout
P & J's Southern Takeout is a quick-service dining location that offers guests a wide variety of hearty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that can be enjoyed at the nearby outdoor picnic tables or packed up and taken back to your campsite or cabin.
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue
One of the most popular dinner shows on property is the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue. In addition to the corny,
hilarious hoe-down-style entertainment, guests are treated
to a family-style, all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner.
Appetizers and dinner consists of chips and salsa, bread, salad, country fried chicken, barbecued ribs, corn, beans and strawberry shortcake. Drinks, including beer and wine, are included, however cocktails are separate. This show is held daily at 5:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Priority Seating is a must and can be made up to 60-days in advance. Because of the "no vehicle" rule at Fort Wilderness, allow yourself plenty of time to get there. Internal shuttle buses run to Pioneer Hall.
Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground opened on November 19, 1971. At the time, there were two "comfort stations" and 232 campsites.
In 1973, Fort Wilderness expanded by adding more campsites and 10 Airstream trailers. The now defunct Wilderness Line Steam Railroad was introduced. The four Forney Type 2-4-2T engines pulled up to five cars and could transport 90 guests. This predecessor to the Internal bus system was not only enjoyed by Fort guests, for $1 anyone could ride it all day long. Here's a tidbit for Disney trivia buffs: these engines became ticket booths for Pleasure Island before being sold to collectors.
Today there are 847 campsites and 363 Wilderness Cabins. Not only are the Cabins (as well as the Reception Outpost, Meadow Trading Post, and Crockett's Tavern) equipped with free wireless internet access, but the campsites have free wifi access as well.
While Phantom of the Opera may claim longest running Broadway musical status, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is the longest running musical in America.
The larger main pool and kiddie pools are located near the Meadow Trading Post. One of the many benefits of this resort is the large number of recreational activities available here.
Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long is held nightly at the Meadow Trading Post and begins with a fire lighting (weather permitting). Tiimes vary by season, so check with guest services for the times during your vacation. It features
a sing-along, Disney movies and cartoons. Marshmallows
can be toasted over the campfires. You can bring
your own or buy them there. The Fort Wilderness Food Truck is located there and sells food and beverages.
This entertainment is free to all Walt Disney World resort guests. Also nightly, weather permitting, Bay Lake is the backdrop for the Electrical Water Pageant. Dancing lights on a 1000-foot string of floating barges shimmer over Bay Lake. This seven-minute show can be seen from the Fort Wilderness beach and marina around 9:45 p.m. (Check the schedule with guest services.)
Marina Boat Rentals: Guests can rent Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauks, and SunTracker pontoon boats at the resort marina. For more information and pricing click HERE
Fort Wilderness Transportation
In keeping with the wilderness theme, motorized vehicle
transportation within the grounds is prohibited unless
entering or leaving the resort. Alternatives are
bicycles, golf carts, the internal bus system or walking. Supply is limited, but golf carts can be reserved up to one year in advance by calling the Cart Resrvations at (407) 824-2472. The two internal buses are called Chip
and Dale. The external bus routes are the Crockett and
To get to:
Magic Kingdom - take an internal bus to the marina and take the Magic Kingdom boat
Epcot - take an internal bus to the Outpost bus depot, and take the bus to Epcot.
Disney Hollywood Studios - take an internal bus to the Outpost bus depot, and take the bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - take an internal bus to the Outpost bus depot and take the Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney's Blizzard Beach bus.