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The Comfort Stations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, click here.)

THE COMFORT STATIONS AT FORT WILDERNESS

At Fort Wilderness’s 15 comfort stations you’ll find bathrooms, laundry rooms, ice machines, and resort information and notices.

They are generally air conditioned–though on my last visit, the air conditioning in the men’s side of the comfort station between loops 1500 and 1600 wasn’t working, although that in the laundry room was going strong.

Of the fifteen comfort stations, one is by the quiet pool in the Cabins area, and one serves the group campsite Creekside Meadow (it’s accessible from loop 2000 as well). The other 13 are scattered among the 20 camping loops at Fort Wilderness.

Simple math will tell you not every loop has its own comfort station, so you will sometimes see people saying things like “Don’t stay in Loop 1000, it doesn’t have a comfort station.” Such comments are largely silly, as there is a very close comfort station in loop 900.

If you do the math for campsites per comfort station including shared comfort stations, you get 13 loops with about 60 campsites per comfort station. Anomalies are loops 400 to 800, with over 110 sites among them per comfort station, loop 1100 with about 25 sites for its station, and loop 2000, with two (or three if you count Creekside Meadow) comfort stations for its ~70 campsites.

Premium Site Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (2)

The only point of concern here is loops 400-800 with just two comfort stations serving ~235 campsites, but these are premium campsites intended for honking big Class As and fifth wheels, all of which have their own baths, many nicer than mine at home.

So unless you are tent camping in a premium loop–which you should not be doing–don’t let the presence or absence of comfort stations in a loop much affect your loop choices.

Bulletin Board Comfort Station Disney's Fort Wilderness resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The comfort stations are cute little buildings with a lot of helpful notices on their outside walls. Examples are above and below.

Bulletin Board Comfort Station Disney's Fort Wilderness resort from yourfirstvisit.net (2)

Items covered include menus for the dining options at Fort Wilderness, movie and other activity schedules, and various rules–e.g. about what kind of portable fire-pits can be used.

Ice Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

Outside you”ll also find a coin-operated ice machine.

How Much Ice Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

It turns out that my drink cooler is the perfect size for getting a load of ice.

Laundry Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

In the center inside is a laundry room with washers and dryers.

Laundry Drinks Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

Cold drinks and various laundry supplies are also available here.  Right now, it’s all quarters–there’s a change machine–but laundry rooms at Fort Wilderness are expected to move to a mix of quarters and credit cards soon.

On either side of the laundry room are the restrooms.  They are clean, bright, well-appointed, have plenty of hot water, and for most but not for me are air-conditioned. You need your MagicBand to access them late at night.

Sinks Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

Sinks and toilets are on one side…

Showers Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

…and the other side has showers.

Shower Fort Wilderness Comfort Station from yourfirstvisit.net

Each shower area has an outer dressing area and an inner shower area, and one of them has extra accessibility features.

THE CABINS AT DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT

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4 comments

1 Linda { 03.04.16 at 8:31 pm }

Hey Dave, best info we have seen! What about varments? Mosquitos, snakes, alligators, etc., etc.! Am I safe from that in the Magic Kingdom!

2 Dave { 03.05.16 at 5:11 pm }

Thanks Linda! I’ve stayed at FW 9 times and never had any critter issues.

3 Jesse T { 02.13.18 at 12:06 pm }

Hi! Do the comfort stations have “family” restrooms/showers? Or just male/female sides?

4 Dave { 02.14.18 at 12:53 pm }

Jesse, I believe they have only male/female sides. However, I’m not certain…

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