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Old 07-28-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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Howdy! FW Cabin FAQ Thread!!

People tend to forget that Fort Wilderness is almost like 2 resorts, a campground and the cabins!



(photos and links in this post are all from the www.wdwinfo.com website)

The cabins are a unique resort experience at WDW, offering spacious and comfy accomidations in a "great outdoors" setting. Cabins are similar to a one-bedroom "villa" complete with a full kitchen, charcoal grill, dishwasher, cable TV, and DVD players. There is parking for 1 vehicle and a golf cart at each cabin. Cabins also recieve full housekeeping daily.

Cabins are located in the 2100 through 2800 loops of Fort Wilderness as seen by the map HERE. Each "loop" is a one-way road lined with between 30 to 72 individual cabins. At the end of each cabin loop is a bus stop, with buses that service the "Purple" route to either the "Outpost" or "Settlement". These buses will be labeled "Outpost Purple" or "Settlement Purple" depending on the direction they are traveling.

The Outpost area is the Front Desk/main parking area. Here you can get bus transportation to Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach. This is also where the Kennel is located, and where you meet up for the Horseback Trail Rides.

The Settlement area is located near Bay Lake. Here you can visit the Settlement Trading Post, the Tri-Circle D Ranch, Pioneer Hall, the Marina, Clementine Beach, and the boat launch. The Tri-Circle D Ranch is home to the "Show" horses of WDW (the ones that pull the carraiges and are used on Main Street), as well as pony rides and a small display of famous Disney horses (and Minnie Moo!). Pioneer Hall is home to Trails End Buffet (best cornbread in town!), The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review, Guest Services (for tickets/dining), and the now defunct Crockett's Tavern. At the boat launch you can get transportation to the Magic Kingdom, Wilderness Lodge, and Contemporary Resort.

There's some more info and photos at the WDWInfo page, and of course post away!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:51 AM   #2
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Can you walk from your cabin to the gift shop? If so, how long is the walk?
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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Can you walk from your cabin to the gift shop? If so, how long is the walk?
It can be quite a hike from most cabin loops to the closest store (the Meadows Trading Post). If you are in the 2100 loop, there is a walkway from near the end of the loop to the 1100 loop comfort station, then the Meadows is just across the street.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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Our family just loves the cabins at Ft. Wilderness. It was our first choice when picking a place to stay for Christmas Vacation. The space to spread out is one of our biggest pluses, peace and quiet, the golf cart is a hoot(we love going out and looking at the wild life at night) This will be our 4th time at Ft. Wilderness (we have stayed numerous times at the other resorts). Can't hardly wait until Christmas
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:27 PM   #5
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Great thread! Here are some photos from our cabin stay in July 07.

The double bed in the bedroom



Towel animals in the front window


The pull down bed in the living room/kitchen area




The "view" from our deck




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great pics and info. looks like a fun and different way of doing disney.
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I can't really tell by the photos I've seen, but are the regular stoves in the cabin's?
We love FW and have spent time there in our RV, but never tried the cabin's yet. Our plan is to stay @ FW cabin's in Jan 09.............
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I can't really tell by the photos I've seen, but are the regular stoves in the cabin's?
We love FW and have spent time there in our RV, but never tried the cabin's yet. Our plan is to stay @ FW cabin's in Jan 09.............
There is a full kitchen in the cabins. When DD was younger we loved having the kitchen and the private bedroom. Our only regret about buying our DVC membership is that we probably won't be staying at the cabins again.
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There is a full kitchen in the cabins. When DD was younger we loved having the kitchen and the private bedroom. Our only regret about buying our DVC membership is that we probably won't be staying at the cabins again.
Thanks! Like I said, we love FW and have spent alot of time there camping, but never in a cabin yet.......we are putting a trip together for the family, (DH & I, our 3 kids, 3 grandkids, & 2 son's inlaw), for Jan. 09. We think 2 cabin's is our best option.
So glad there is a new FAQ for FW!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks! Like I said, we love FW and have spent alot of time there camping, but never in a cabin yet.......we are putting a trip together for the family, (DH & I, our 3 kids, 3 grandkids, & 2 son's inlaw), for Jan. 09. We think 2 cabin's is our best option.
So glad there is a new FAQ for FW!!!!!!!!!!

Not just a full kitchen...dishwashers too! Mousekeeping will load it and run it for you too!!
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Hi...we usually stay at the Wilderness Lodge, but I'm curious, since it's so close to the cabins, I've heard that they have a nice play ground. Also I hear that they have a campfire with Chip and Dale with a movie at night...has anyone gone to this? Can they tell me what time the movies start? We might be going back to the Wilderness Lodge next June and I'm looking at what the kids can do when not in the parks..thanks
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Hi...we usually stay at the Wilderness Lodge, but I'm curious, since it's so close to the cabins, I've heard that they have a nice play ground. Also I hear that they have a campfire with Chip and Dale with a movie at night...has anyone gone to this? Can they tell me what time the movies start? We might be going back to the Wilderness Lodge next June and I'm looking at what the kids can do when not in the parks..thanks
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We loved staying in the cabins. It is a beautiful area. We decided to move to a mod because of the ages of our kids. Two bathrooms really come in handy with two daughters. We have done the movie night and had a really good time. The girls were far more interested in makind S'Mores that watching the movie but it was a lot of fun. Have a great trip!
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Another Golf Cart question

I've combed these boards all afternoon trying to find out how long a charge last in the golf carts. I know they should be charged at night but just how long can you use them before they run down? With my luck I would be on the other side of the resort and it would quit on me. Also, can you ride them to WL?
Thanks everyone. I'm really enjoying this thread.
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