Anon Mouse

Published: August 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM

For $275-405 a night, I would think they would offer two bedrooms for all those beds. A large family isn't comfortable sleeping together like that. It has that mobile home look. It would have been better to be an actual villa style bungalow. This is another example of milking the customer in the way Disney knows how to do it.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: August 5, 2011 at 10:54 AM

To be honest, does anyone pay rack rate for Disney World hotels, though? We didn't. (More like $170 a night.)
24.73.197.194

Published: August 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM

This is a nice review, for sure. However, your description is far more compelling than the photos -- which tell an entirely different story. This is not a criticism of your skills as a photographer. Far from it. Rather, they say to me, the viewer: "This place is dated!" Is this really such a good value? It looks to me like it hasn’t been remodeled since it opened in the 1970s. I can think of much nicer properties to spend $275 to $405 a night.

- Brian

James Rao
Writer

Published: August 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Incidentally, how was the pool area itself?
75.9.47.160

Published: August 5, 2011 at 5:12 PM

I stayed a couple of nights at the Fort Wilderness Cabins last year and we enjoyed staying there. Yes, you're right Robert it would have been nice to rent a golf cart to get around since we didn't have a car. And for Anon Mouse's comment: "It has that mobile home look" First of all, mobile homes are nice and a villa bungalow wouldn't suit suit the rustic atmosphere of the Fort Wilderness campgrounds.
m johnson

Published: August 5, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I stayed there a few years ago and I thought it was nice if you were there for a camping experince. But if you are trying to hit the parks it's time consuming taking the internal bus lines. The golf carts are fun but at $60 dollars a day thats more then my car rental. If you do have a golf cart you can go looping and checking out the other campground sites. Guest with motorhomes go all out with decorations during Halloween and Christmas are fun to see. It would be nice if Disney would reopen River Country for the guest staying there.
Scott Supeck

Published: August 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM

That would be a HUGE plus! River Country was E-ticket all the way back in it's day. It wouldn't take too much of a re-thinking to bring back what was a great diversion on a hot summer day. With the other 2 water parks, wilderness guests would truly feel like they had River Country to themselves.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: August 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM

If the Fort Wilderness cabins really had '70s decor, the kitchen appliances would be avocado green, the wood paneling would be vertical and multicolored, the TV would have a huge picture tube and four channels, and the flooring would be shag carpeting. #livedthoughthat
Anon Mouse

Published: August 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM

@"75.9.47.160"

Mobile home is the same term that the author used. Why do you say a villa bungalow wouldn't work? A cabin isn't technically a mobile home. It is a home with its own foundation. A bungalow is by defintion an one story home. Thus, I described it accurately.