Disney Vacation Club is coming to The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Apr 20, 2023 in "The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - A Disney Vacation Club Resort"

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - A Disney Vacation Club Resort concept art
Posted: Thursday April 20, 2023 10:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Vacation Club announced plans today to redevelop The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort into a new DVC property comprising 350 updated, environmentally friendly cabins.

Disney Vacation Club says, "Design concepts offer a fresh take on the current cabin experience and are inspired by the resort's idyllic setting, while also paying homage to the resort's unique culture and heritage through the magic of Disney storytelling."

Each cabin will sleep up to six adults and include a bedroom, bathroom, living room, full kitchen, and a private patio.

The planned cabins are part of a collection of improvement projects underway at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, including proposed pool and walking trail enhancements as well as new expanded dining experiences at Trail's End Restaurant and Crockett's Tavern, with more news to come.

The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort is planned to open at Walt Disney World in 2024 Disney says that additional information regarding project details, the start of sales and rental bookings will be released at a later date.

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monorail815 days ago

Here now. They opened the 100 loop today to traffic. Cabin tours were also started today. While we didn’t make it for a tour, the curtains were open and I peeked in.

monorail815 days ago

2200, 2300, and 2500 are currently closed.

Duffy the Disney 510 days ago

We arrive next week, does anyone know which cabin loops are currently unavailable due to the DVC construction?

DisneyFanatic12Apr 13, 2024

Tons of the new cabins are going up in the 2300, 2500 loops (I believe those are the loops). Those aren’t nearly as complete as the ones near Pioneer Hall, however.

DisneyFanatic12Apr 13, 2024

While that set of cabins had no signs, all the other ones have no photography signs… so I think they just forgot to put them up.

nickysApr 13, 2024

Why did you delete the photos?

DisneyFanatic12Apr 13, 2024

Saw a few cabins getting installed by Pioneer Hall today, they looked quite nice!

plutofan15Mar 24, 2024

They are evacuated due to the amount of trees.

SaucyBoyMar 23, 2024

I miss being a local for this exact reason. There was a deal last summer that was much better "bang for the buck" than my current AP price, imo. Alas, that's the price you pay for wanting to be back closer to family.

Tony the TiggerMar 23, 2024

Permanent implies they’ll be better able to withstand apparently increasingly severe weather. There can be no question a structure attached to the ground and up to code has a better chance against hurricanes; and we’re getting more tornadoes down here, too. I do agree the lack of “woodsy” theming is a minus and was a big part of the cabins’ charm, but not a dealbreaker. As for the rest, as always around here, just know that other people prefer things differently. For me, in my party of two (plus eventually 1 or 2 pets) there are many advantages to this layout that far outweigh a washer/dryer. And I’m guessing there will be a common area for that, but I don’t know. First, when you have pets, in addition to what I mentioned earlier, the convenience of just walking right out the door to pee is wonderful. You don’t have to go down 13 flights and find a designated area, you just open the door. That’s worth something. You will 100% never have a family above you jumping around. You will never share a wall with people being loud or smoking. You will never even hear a toilet flush other than your own. You don’t even have to deal with people in a hallway or lobby, or all their germs, for that matter. That level of privacy, but still having amenities like restaurants, is unheard of in theme park resorts and worth a lot to me. Then you have the setting itself: again, super quiet at night, peaceful, empty, nature, etc. Horse and buggy, horseback riding, and other relatively unique things like archery, etc. Inside the cabins: full kitchen (I guess that’s the same as other DVC) separate areas, and it doesn’t feel like you are in a hotel! Overall I love the idea of the Cabins; I just don’t think buying DVC saves you much, but obligates you to a lot. And we get sometimes the same or slightly less discounts as FL residents/APs. Plus I can pay for my non-DVC Cabin with Chase Disney Visa points. Vs. other DVC, if important, they sleep six without getting two rooms. That could be good for rental/resale, or could be outweighed by the washer/dryer situation for some. That might be less important to newbies, I don’t know.

peter11435Mar 23, 2024

For a variety of reasons that don’t include the construction of the cabins themselves.

UnbansheeMar 23, 2024

Well, sure. Fort has a lot of trees that could come down and injure guests. Additionally, those same trees and the isolated nature of each guest cabin would make rescue services very difficult. Easier to put guests in a unified structure. Are you suggesting that the concern is that the cabins would blow away? Jim Shull, is that you?

Tha RealestMar 23, 2024

And yet will likely be the first to close down/evacuate in the chance of a hurricane

SaucyBoyMar 23, 2024

Hmm good point. I could see them working for that time frame.