While technically a value resort option for the campsites, Ft. Wilderness also offers cabins, which cost more than a value room. So it’s sort of a combination option when you look at Ft. Wilderness for a lodging option. It’s also a great option if you have a doggo who is part of your family, because you can bring them to the cabins, or book your RV in a pet-friendly loop.
Fun part of this review: we own an RV, and have stayed here many times! We also had a super-fun incident where our a/c died in August, so we got to experience the cabins. :p
Ft. Wilderness Campground & Cabins
- So, so quiet. The frantic nature of Magic Kingdom feels miles and miles away.
- Boat service for easy access to other deluxe resorts for dinner
- Comforts of home (either in your RV or in a cabin)
- Cheap option if you want to pitch a tent
- Nice facilities for campers with extremely clean bathrooms, showers, and convenience stores
- Campground is stunningly clean and lush
- The property is large, so you may be on buses a fair amount
- No fine dining options, if that’s your thing
- It’s camping – if you hate it, you hate it
Ft. Wilderness Camping Options
If you’re wanting to camp, you can go in a tent or there are multiple spot options for RVers.
- Tent/pop-up campsites
- RV spots: full hook up, preferred and premium sites
The spots are in loops that connect to a main road where shuttle buses circle the property for drop-off and pick-up.
What’s the difference in the RV spot options?
The Disney site actually kinda sucks for making this clear. All of these include a sewer hook-up.
Full Hook-up: You have a concrete pad measuring 10×50, and a sandy area with a grill and picnic table.
Preferred Site: You have a concrete pad measuring 10×45 feet, with room for a tent to also be pitched, plus the sandy area with grill and picnic table. The Preferred ones are the most convenient to the marina, which means you can walk easily to the boats that go to Magic Kingdom, and the one that makes a circuit to the Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge. (This is the one Steve and I book when we stay there.)
Premium Site: Interestingly, their location isn’t as good – it’s further from the boat transportation, but still far enough from the front entrance you aren’t really in walking distance. However, these are the largest spots you can get, with a concrete pad measuring 18×60 feet, so if you have a big rig, it’s your best bet.
The spots are big enough that you do not feel on top of your neighbors, and they’ve done a nice job situating things so you have landscaping and privacy.
The Cabins at Ft. Wilderness
Cabins are free-standing, and are around 500 sq ft. They have a den, a kitchen with eating area, and one large bedroom that has a full-size bed (yeah, not as big as I’d like) with a bunk bed as well. They are air conditioned with a TV and cable, so you’re not really roughing it. 🙂 The kitchen is also stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and appliances, so you can cook, grill out, etc. It also includes one parking spot.
If you don’t want to rely on the buses to get around the property or down to the marina, you can rent a golf cart. It ain’t cheap at $59/day though, so be warned!