Artist rendering of the kitchen and living room in a Cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Copyright Disney

Disney Shares Footage from Inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin

Disney has released a video that takes us inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin. The footage is from “Details We Dig,” a Disney Vacation Club series on YouTube. In the latest video, the Disney Files magazine staff shares their five favorite details about this newest DVC property.

Mickey’s Trailer

The staff highlighted several cool design touches, including the artwork hanging on the Murphy bed. “Mickey’s Trailer” pays homage to the 1938 animated short of the same name. This classic cartoon is available on Disney+. The below images are concept art and not actual interior footage. You can catch a glimpse of the first painting in the video above.

Concert art of Mickey's Trailer painting on Murphy bed inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin. Copyright Disney.
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Concert art of Mickey's Trailer painting on Murphy bed inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin. Copyright Disney.
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Canoeing with Characters

Fort Wilderness offers many outdoor activities, including horseback riding, bike riding, and canoeing. The DVC design team incorporated that last activity into the cabin’s bedroom. Four canoe paddles can be found on the bunk bed, one each for Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy.

Minnie Mouse paddle found inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin. Copyright Disney.

Reflections of River Country

River Country was Disney World’s first water park. It was located on the shores of Bay Lake, very near where the cabins are today. The design team included nods to this shuttered park in a postcard painting hanging on the bedroom wall.

Aerial photo of River Country, Disney World's first water park

Cozy Convenience

While Fort Wilderness Cabins can accommodate up to six guests, these one-bedroom units aren’t large. They’re not even medium. At roughly 500 square feet, you might start to feel very crowded very quickly. Thankfully, the designers provided some extra storage space, including drawers beneath the bunk beds. Families with young children will appreciate the hidden step stool found beneath the bathroom vanity. Finally, kids in the bunks will be able to charge their devices in a USB outlet hidden inside the bed’s lantern.

Step stool found inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin. Copyright Disney.

All Hail Chip & Dale!

The stars of the Fort Wilderness Cabins have to be Chip & Dale. They’re featured throughout the space, including on the floor-to-ceiling curtains and in a large mural next to the bunk bed. The latter pays homage to “Winter Storage”, the chipmunk’s 1949 animated short.

Chip & Dale mural found inside a Fort Wilderness Cabin. Copyright Disney.

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness open on July 1, 2024. Find out when you can book a stay.