(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, click here.)
THE BATH AND BACK BEDROOM IN THE CABINS AT DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT
The Cabins at Fort Wilderness have been refurbed, and this photo tour is of one of the refurbed cabins.
THE BACK HALL AND BATH IN THE CABINS AT DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT
(For the first page of this photo tour of a refurbed cabin at Fort Wilderness, see this.)
On the other side of the kitchen there’s a hall leading to the bath and back bedroom (see the floor plan at the top of the page).
The first stop is this half closet (with mechanicals below in the other half of the space) which is OK for suitcases but not much else.
Next is the bath.
The bath is adequately sized, but unlike those at the other Disney World moderate resorts, is not divided into two spaces, and also has only one sink, not the two you’ll find at most of the other moderates.
While it does have a nice set of drawers–artfully displayed in this shot–the lack of a divided bath and second sink makes it less handy for even four-person families than the baths at the other moderates.
The biggest issue with the bath is not enough hot water.
It has a 41 gallon first hour rating hot water heater. With typical showers being ten gallons, six people will need to be pretty thoughtful about their use of the tub and shower. So will three.
THE BACK BEDROOM IN THE CABINS AT DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT
The back bedroom has one queen sized bed, and a couple of bunk beds.
The queen bed has one side tight against the wall, meaning that if two are sleeping here, one has to exit over the other, or via the foot of the bed.
There’s space under the bed where smaller suitcases might fit.
The bunk beds have mattresses 66 inches long by 39 inches wide, but, because of the railings, sleep shorter than that.
Note the small table with two available drawers between the beds.
Other storage in this room is along the entry wall.
Under the TV you’ll find four smallish-drawers…
…and next to the TV you’ll find a small closet.
Left of the closet, what looks like another cabinet is actually the enclosure around the hot water heater. The counter-top is usable, and on the short wall above it there’s a mirror. There’s also another mirror behind the door from the hall.
An oddity to these back bedrooms that troubles me a bit is the second door to the porch you’ll find in this space.
This door is secured by a deadbolt, which makes it easy to leave unlocked. If kids are in this bedroom, and the hall door is closed, there’s some potential for the kids to get outside without the parents knowing…
Overall, I love these cabins. And the queen beds and additional dresser space in the living room that came with the refurb make them more livable.
But they have an awkward bath set up for large families, not enough hot water, egress issues, and the kitchen is not quite as fully configured as it could be.
TOPICS IN THIS REVIEW OF DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT
- Overview of Fort Wilderness
- The Campsites at Fort Wilderness
- Hints for Tent Camping at Fort Wilderness: Gear and Weather
- Photo Tour of a Tent Campsite at Fort Wilderness
- The Comfort Stations at Fort Wilderness
- The Cabins at Fort Wilderness
- Photo Tour of a Refurbed Cabin: Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room
- Photo Tour of a Refurbed Cabin: Bath and Back Bedroom
- Amenities at Fort Wilderness: The Outpost and The Meadow
- Amenities at Fort Wilderness: The Settlement
- The Pools at Fort Wilderness
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 150+ stays in them