Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Guide

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Resort Guide from #DisneyWorld #Vacation

4510 N. Ft. Wilderness Drive
Lake Buena Vista, 32830
Phone: (407) 824-2900
Fax: (407) 824-3508

Refurbishment   Theme   Rooms   Dining   Recreation   Shopping

Transportation   Childcare   Resort Rates   Resort Map   Cabin Reviews

Campsite Reviews   Activities   Top 10 Resort Tips   MFL Tips

Campground Resort Classification
Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. Cabins; 1:00 p.m Campsites / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Here’s where you go for the Disney Magic with a rustic touch. Choose between air-conditioned cabins with decks or secluded, scenic sites for tents and RVs. Enjoy hiking trails, horseback rides, evening Disney movies with Chip and Dale, and of course access to all the activities and benefits of an on-site Disney vacation.

Fort Wilderness, like all Disney resorts, is smoke-free. Designated outdoor smoking areas are indicated on the Resort Map.

Resort Refurbishment

Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground during your visit.

Resort Theme

This is an actual campground, as only Disney can do it, with campsites or cabins available.

Check-in  at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Pioneer Hall


This resort has 409 cabins and 784 campsites.


Cabins have a capacity of six plus one child under three in a crib (504 square feet).
Each cabin has a double bed, a bunk bed and a double Murphy bed.
Disabled cabins are available.

Each cabin has:
Alarm Clock
Charcoal Grill
Coffeemaker & setup
Dining Table & Chairs
Driveway (one car only)
Hair Dryer
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Full-size Refrigerator, Microwave,
Stove, Oven, Toaster, Blender,
Dishwasher, Plates, Flatware,
Glasses, Cookware, Sink

Living Room Area
Picnic Table
Telephone with voice mail
  ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
DVD Player
Complimentary wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) (click link for specific details)
Housekeeping service
Room Layout

Fort Wilderness Cabin Interior Fort Wilderness Cabin


Tent/Pop-up Hookup campsites:
– Have electric, water, cable, internet.
– Accommodate 4 plus one child under three.
– Fit 1 pop-up OR 1 van camper OR two tents (No RVs)

Full Hook-up campsites:
– Have electric, water, sewer, cable, internet.
– Accommodate 10 plus one child under three.
– Fit 1 tent plus either a motor home or a travel trailer or a 5th wheel

Preferred Location Hookup campsites:
– Have electric, water, sewer, cable, internet, preferred locations.
– Accommodate 10 plus one child under three.
– Fit 1 tent plus either a motor home or a travel trailer or a 5th wheel

Premium Location Hookup campsites:
– Have electric, water, sewer, cable, internet, prime locations.
– Large level paved pad, upgraded picnic table & grill, Designed especially for RVs.
– Accommodate 10 plus one child under three.
– Fit 1 tent plus either a motor home or a travel trailer or a 5th wheel

Each campsite loop has a comfort station:
Toilet facilities
Ice Machines
Picnic Table and Charcoal Grill
There are campsite pet loops- restrictions apply; documentation required.

Resort amenities include:
Groceries available
On-site kennel
Self service laundry facilities
Wireless Internet access points are located throughout the Resort

Available upon request, subject to availability
Electric Carts (fee)
Pet Loop (per pet fee)
Tent/Cot rental (fee)

Activities at Fort Wilderness Tri-Circle D  Ranch and Farm

Resort Dining

Trail’s End Restaurant has buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is Disney World’s longest-running dinner show.
Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is an outdoor all-you-can-eat barbecue with Disney characters (seasonal).
Meadow Snack Bar serves snacks and drinks by the pool.
The Chuck Wagon has hot dogs, pizza, popcorn and marshmallows, at the campfire.

Refillable mugs are available for purchase at Trail’s End Restaurant and Meadow Snack Bar for $15.49 plus tax.

Swimming Pool at Disney's Forl Wilderness Resort Pool at Fort Wilderness

Resort Recreation

Two pools:
Ol’ Meadow Swimmin’ Hole located near campground with slide & hot tub
Wilderness Pool in the cabins area
Child wading pool and water play area
Children’s playground
Two video arcades:
Davy Crockett Wilderness Arcade near Pioneer Hall and Bay Lake
Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade at the Meadow Recreation Complex
Marina/boat rental
Canoe or kayak rental
Bike rental
Segway Tour
Beach area
Fort Wilderness Swamp Trail
Horse-drawn carriage rides
Horseback riding & Pony rides
Wagon Hayrides
Petting farm
Waggin’ Trails Dog Park
Electric Cart Rentals
Evening campfires with movies and Chip & Dale
Electrical Water Pageant view

Resort Shopping

Meadows Trading Post stocks groceries, souvenirs, and sundries.
Settlement Trading Post sells Fort Wilderness logo clothing and souvenirs, general Disney character merchandise, and sundries.

Settlement Bus Depot Boat Launch at Fort Wilderness Resort

Resort Transportation

Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort to the four theme parks, the two water parks, and Downtown Disney. A water launch, which docks near Pioneer Hall, transports guests to the Magic Kingdom, as well as the Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary Resort.

There are numerous internal bus system stops located around the resort- the internal buses transport guests throughout the Fort Wilderness resort between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Transportation Times Between Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds and Disney Destinations

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops; those staying at Fort Wilderness may also need to take one of the internal buses to reach the main Disney transportation stops (bus or boat). This will add to the travel times listed below between destinations.

Magic Kingdom – 16 minutes by bus, 23 minutes by boat, 23 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 27 minutes by bus, 18 by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 25 minutes by bus, 19 by car
Animal Kingdom – 28 minutes, 24 by car
Downtown Disney – 30 minutes by bus, 19 by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 27 minutes by bus, 22 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 27 minutes by bus, 15 minutes by car

Resort Childcare

No on-site child care facility. In-room child care is available at all resorts.

Read a first hand report about on TheMouseForLess reader’s stay at the Fort Wilderness Cabins.

Resort Rates

See Current Resort Rates


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Tips From TheMouseForLess Members

TheMouseForLess Interesting Facts about the Resort

This is a huge camping resort with over 700 places to stay. You can stay in a tent clear up to a half million dollar motor home. – Debbie Kuhn

TheMouseForLess Room Request Tips

Decide if you want to be near the Meadows area or the Settlement area. We love the Meadows area. We have stayed on Loop 1500 and the Meadows Pool was directly across the road and the bus stop was right there. This is a basic hook-up area. – Debbie Kuhn

We liked the sites on the outer part of the road in each loop…meaning that you did not back up to another trailer…you backed up to woods….Loop 800 is absolutely a dream! We sat outside each night and watched “WISHES” right from our campsite. – Liz Woods

TheMouseForLess Hidden Treasures

Find the lawn mover tree. Where else can you eat breakfast with a bunny each morning. How about roving bands of peacocks? Go at a holiday time and you will be amazed at the decorated campers and tents. – Debbie Kuhn

The pony rides for the children. For only $5.00 per pony ride, the parents get to lead the horse (with their child riding) around a paddock. It’s a beautiful set up. We have never been allowed to walk our children around while riding a horse before. Just wonderful! The Chip and Dale campfire is terrific. Songs, dancing (hokie pokie), marshmallows and character signing by Chip and Dale make this for a perfect ending of a wonderful day. The movie starts late…many people just come for the sing a long. Bring your own marshmallows…they are VERY expensive there! – Liz Woods

Be sure to catch the Electric Water Pagent on Bay Lake! The light parade floats by the Fort Wilderness Campground at 9:45 p.m. ~ Bea

TheMouseForLess Tips for Romance

Relax together in a lawn chair and listen to nature—-what could be more romantic. – Debbie Kuhn

TheMouseForLess Tips for Families

Great for families–sites accommodate 2 adults and 6 children for the same price. – Debbie Kuhn

The pool is open 24hrs….save your $$ and rent a golf cart for one day…it’s so much fun to ride around the resort. Don’t miss the pony rides, playground and Chip and Dale. – Liz Woods

TheMouseForLess Tips for Large Travel Groups

Arrange to have campers side by side or in same camping loop. – Debbie Kuhn

The 900 and 800 loops have large “back yards” so if you have children, they can run and play behind your trailer. – Liz Woods

TheMouseForLess Tips for Guests with Special Needs

All bathhouses are immaculate and fully accessible. – Debbie Kuhn

The bathrooms are wonderful! The special needs toilet and separate shower stall are HUGE! Concrete walkways are everywhere making it extremely easy to get around the resort. The buses are all accessible for strollers, ECVs, wheelchairs, etc. – Liz Woods

TheMouseForLess Tips for WDW Newbies

If you camped any place else before throw all notions of camping out the window as this is not the same old camp resort. Bathhouses are fabulous and air conditioned. – Debbie Kuhn

Go Go Go….it’s the perfect campground…the perfect resort! Don’t hesitate…just book it! We’ve been camping in our Pop up for years and years all over the east coast of the USA. This is by far the best campground we have ever stayed at! This resort is always quiet….700+ campsites/cabins and yet you feel like there is no one around…fantastic! Internal buses don’t come frequently enough (IMHO) so we actually walked to the Settlement area where you could hop the boat to the MK or other resorts. – Liz Woods

TheMouseForLess Tips for Budget Travelers

If you are on a budget this is the place for you. Sites begin at approx. $45 a night and you have the same Resort privileges as someone at the Grand Floridian(EMH, bus transportation, etc.) Also you most likely will have your own cooking facilities which can save a bundle of cash. – Debbie Kuhn

Bring laundry detergent from home and do a load at the campground…BEAUTIFUL laundry facilities….large washers and dryers….located at every comfort station. Ice is also available for a fee ($2 I think) at every comfort station. You can eat right at your trailer…easy for breakfast and snacks! You get the same benefits of staying onsite …and because FW is right on the lake you actually have much better access to the Magic Kingdom than if you stayed at a budget resort such as POP. – Liz Woods

TheMouseForLess Tips for Luxury Travelers

Come in one of the half million dollar motor homes and you have your luxury. – Debbie Kuhn

Request one of the refurbished “loops”. They are exquisite! Large paved “pads”. New mulch and beautiful landscaping at each site. Sprinkler system for each and every bush at every site. Terrific “square” shaped picnic table with attached benches on each side. Brand new covered grill. BEAUTIFUL and CLEAN restrooms. – Liz Woods

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

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