'Glamping" At Disney!

On our Super Bowl Disney Trip I splurged a little and booked us at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness so as always I’m here to report back! I’m going to touch on my thoughts on the actually stay, our favorite things on property the Hoop Dee Doo and our thoughts on Trails End!

I’ve always wanted to stay at the Cabins ever since I checked out Fort Wilderness for the first time when Courtney and I went to the Chip & Dale Campfire! FREE fun at Disney! You can check out a blog post about that here!

The Cabins: The actually cabins are beautiful and HUGE! These would be perfect for a family but were a little big for just Chad and I but I expected that! We had a living room, full kitchen, bathroom and bedroom! Ours could of slept 6 including the pull out couch! Our trip was only 4 days so I was trying to cram in all the park time we could plus our Super Bowl celebrations so we didn’t spend a lot of time in the cabin which is a bit silly.

Pro:

  • SPACE! Like I said there was SO much space in the Cabin!

  • Private & Peaceful! Because you’re in your own cabin it just felt more private than a hotel room and really feels like your not at Disney when you’re walking in the woods to your cabin!

  • Activities! There is so much do on this “resort”, they have different things going on at the pool all day, the hoop dee doo, the dining options, Chip & Dale Campfire! Next time I’d like to take a day to not go to the parks and just enjoy the resort!

Cons:

  • Transportation. It’s very confusing. You have to take a bus to get to another bus to get to the parks. You could avoid this if you want to rent a golf cart but that’s another $70 a day which seems a bit high. But you take one bus to get to the bus stop for all parks except Magic Kingdom and then a different bus to the boat dock to get to Magic Kingdom which brings me to another concern your only options of transportation to Magic Kingdom is a boat which is nice but I don’t think it should be the only way. I talked to one family who her daughter was scared of boats.. Maybe I’m being dramatic but I just think a boat should a convenience option not the only option.

That’s my only con, but I just feel for the price you pay transportation should be a bit easier.

Hoop Dee Due Revue! I mentioned this on Instagram but this was a family tradition for Chad and his family on all his trips growing up and he talks about it all the time so I finally fit it into our plans and I am SO happy I did! This is a dinner and a show and needs to be booked in advance! At the time of booking you will be prompted to pick Category 1, 2 or 3 this is just where you’ll be sitting closer to the stage, further back or on the balcony and there is a small cost difference! I decided with Category 1 because I wanted to be as close as we could however the actors end up everywhere even the balcony so even with a Category 3 option you still might be part of the show!

Price again depends on your seating selection but includes a family style meal so all you can eat and select alcohol!

Meal:

  • Fried Chicken

  • Smoked BBQ pork ribs

  • Tossed Green Salad

  • Baked Beans

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Corn

  • Cornbread

  • Strawberry Shortcake (save room for this!)

You don’t have to be staying at Fort Wilderness to join in on this fun you could take an Uber or a bus from one of the parks to the bus stop and then take a bus to Pioneer Hall where Hoop Dee Doo is located! That let you in right at your time which is either 4, 6:15 or 8:30! We seriously had so much fun, my cheeks hurts from laughing! I loved it so much I actually just booked it again for my trip with my mom!

(I will add if you have anxiety over being called out in a show this may not be the experience for you!)

One more quick review! Trail’s End Restaurant! This was a last minute decision to snag a reservation here! (Literally 30 minutes beforehand) It was a buffet but oh my gosh it was SO good! I failed and didn’t take any pictures but I just wanted to quickly say we really enjoyed our dinner there and also heard breakfast is just as good if not better!

Moral of all of this is go to the Hoop Dee Doo Revue because it’s like my new favorite things at Disney (besides Happily Ever After)

Have you expereienced anything at Fort Wilderness?! Tell me in the comments below!

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