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Photo Tour of a Refurbed Cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: Bath and Back Bedroom



By Dave Shute

(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.

Floor Plan Renovated Cabins at Fort Wilderness from yourfirstvisit.net

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.)

Back Hall The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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).

Gear Closet The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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.

Bath The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Next is the bath.

Tub The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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.

Artful Bath Storage The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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.

Lame Ass Water Heater The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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

Back Bedroom The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The back bedroom has one queen sized bed, and a couple of bunk beds.

Queen Bed The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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.

Under Bed Storage The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Unusually for Disney World hotel rooms, there’s space under the bed where smaller suitcases might fit.

Bunk Beds The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

The bunk beds have mattresses 66 inches long by 39 inches wide, but, because of the railings, sleep shorter than that.

Bedside Table The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Note the small table with two available drawers between the beds.

TV Side Back Bedroom The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Other storage in this room is along the entry wall.

Bedroom Dresser Drawer The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Under the TV you’ll find four smallish-drawers…

Bedroom Closet The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

…and next to the TV you’ll find a small closet.

Shelf and Mirror The Renovated Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

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.

AMENITIES AT DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT: THE OUTPOST AND THE MEADOW

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2 comments

1 Lisa { 02.14.16 at 7:54 pm }

Thank you so much for your review of the refurbed cabin! Because of your review we changed our reservation this summer and are staying in a cabin for the first time. I think we’ll probably have the kids sleep on the pull out in the main area and keep the bedroom for ourselves. Is it possible to move that queen bed over a little so it’s not right against the wall or is everything bolted down?

2 Dave { 02.15.16 at 9:34 am }

Lisa, I did not check whether it is movable, but my strong guess would be no! Have fun in your cabin and come back and let me know what you think!

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