Artist rendering of the exterior of a cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Copyright Disney

Disney Vacation Club Offers First Look Inside the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

The Disney Vacation Club announced several new details about their seventeenth property. The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will sleep up to six guests. Dogs are welcome in some units. I’m not sure I love that. I love dogs, but I’m not a fan of sleeping in a bed where other people’s dogs have slept. Am I alone in this? Anyway, I hope we’ll be able to book a dog-free Villa when we stay there.

The exterior is a pretty big departure from the previous cabins. They look more like converted shipping containers than rustic homes. Nobody will confuse these with Copper Creek’s Cascade Cabins across the lake, but I like the look. I especially appreciate the solitude these cabins will provide.

Artist rendering of the exterior of a cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Copyright Disney
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Artist renderings of the interior show plenty of light playing across a muted color palette. I’m sure we’ll read many “Disney design is boring” comments on social media, but I like what Imagineers have done with this space. The cabins were looking long-in-the-tooth before the renovation. The update feels fresh.

Artist rendering of the kitchen and living room in a Cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Copyright Disney
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Each unit has a full kitchen and includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, combo convection/microwave oven, and two countertop burners. A table accommodates up to six guests. The living room has a queen-size Murphy bed (made by Inova). We’re thinking about adding an Inova to our guest room. They’re a big hit with our family. DVC earned major points when they started removing those dilapidated sofa beds.

Artist rendering of the kitchen and living room in a Cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Copyright Disney
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A bathroom is just off the kitchen. Most 1-bedroom DVC Villas have a central bathroom, but the Fort Wilderness Cabins have bucked that trend. I wouldn’t be a fan of walking through the entire Villa at 3 AM, but that’s a minor nit.

Artist rendering of the bedroom in a Cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Copyright Disney
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The master bedroom features my favorite design in the entire space. The bunk bed is clean and modern but still feels like it belongs in a cabin. The mural and paddles are nice touches. Unlike other DVC 1-bedroom villas, the main bed is a queen and not a king. Families with six members won’t mind that tradeoff. Both the master and living rooms have large televisions.

DVC made no mention of a washer and dryer, which are included in 1-bedroom villas at every other DVC resort.

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will open in summer 2024. DVC hasn’t released details about the sale date or pricing. Cabin contracts will run through January 31, 2075.

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