Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 7, 2012
    Kristi from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We booked our Disney trip and plan to stay at the Fort Wilderness cabins.We also decided to get the Disney meal plan.Without the need of a full kitchen,are the cabins our best choice or should be stay at the Wilderness Lodge? We have two children,ages 4&am

    Hi Kristi!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel!

    This is a really hard question.  Some guests love the cabins and the relative remoteness of Fort Wilderness.  In fact, my family and I are staying in a cabin on our next trip to Walt Disney World.  However, I generally don't recommend staying in a cabin unless you have your own car or a rental car.  That' because Fort Wilderness is a huge resort, requiring it's own internal bus system.  To get to anywhere, except for the Magic Kingdom, you have to take the internal bus and then transfer to an external bus.  I think it just makes getting around Walt Disney World a little harder and more time consuming.

    The Wilderness Lodge is my personal favorite resort in all of Walt Disney World.  I think it is fabulous.  The theming is great; when I'm there, it is very easy to imagine that I'm in the Pacific Northwest instead of the Sunshine State!  It also has one of the best family restaurants in all of Walt Disney World:  the Whispering Canyon Cafe.  It also has a nice food court and Artist Point, a Disney Signature restaurant. 

    Between the two, I would definitely recommend staying at the Wilderness Lodge unless you need the room offered by a cabin.  The Wilderness Lodge is truly a magical resort.  Good luck with your decision, and write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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