• On Feb 13, 2021
    Linda from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m staying in a cabin this summer at Fort Wilderness. Can I put up a canopy and attach it to the deck railing so it won’t blow away?

    Hey there, Linda. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is one of my favorite places to stay. In fact, we rent a cabin the week of Christmas every year. Most Guests staying there at that time deck their campsites out with all sorts of holiday decorations and it's so much fun taking a golf cart around looking at all of it.

    Staying at the cabins, I've definitely noticed people bringing pop-up canopies for their porches. In fact, my family and I talked about what a great idea this was because the weather was not cooperating this past trip and are considering it for next year. While I know people do bring them, I can't find any official word on whether or not they are technically allowed. There is a whole list of what is and is not allowed decorating wise so I assume it would fall closely in line with those rules. Because there is also a charcoal grill on the deck, you'll want to set up your canopy toward the back so as not to cause a fire hazard. You also need to keep the stairs and walkway completely clear at all times. I think as long as it looks safe, you'll be fine doing this and securing it to the deck railing. If during the day Mousekeeping or another Cast Member drives by and deems it unsafe, they do reserve the right to have you take it down. However, I've seen canopies on the decks of the cabins on multiple occasions and don't think you'll have a problem.  

    While you are at The Fort, I hope you'll plan to have dinner one night down in The Settlement area. Right now, because of everything going on, only P & J's Southern Takeout is open but it does not disappoint. My family and I always plan to eat there at least once or twice during our stay. If you have a big group with you, I highly recommend ordering the Rib and Fried Chicken dinner. This meal serves 4-6 people and we've comfortably fed 5 of us with plenty of leftovers and costs just $44.99 - it's such a deal. In the dinner, you'll get a full-slab of barbecued ribs, 8 pieces of fried chicken, a loaf of cornbread and 4 sides to share. The side dish offerings can be coleslaw, cowboy beans, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes with gravy of french fries. While the food is ordered to go there are some tables and chairs set up inside of Trail's End where you can eat or you can take it back to your cabin to enjoy. 

    I hope this helps, Linda. If you have any other questions about your stay at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, I'd love for you to come back and ask me

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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