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  • On Jun 23, 2008
    April from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are looking at visiting WDW next year in March. We would really love to stay in a cabin so the kids will feel more at home. (we have a 5,4,&1) What is the diffeence between the Fort Wilderness & the Wildernedd Lodge? Is one better then the other

    Fort Wilderness is a campground but they do also have small cabins on site there whereas the Wilderness Lodge is a deluxe resort.  The cabins at Fort Wilderness offer certain amenities that you can't get at the Wilderness Lodge including a full kitchen, an outdoor deck, and a charcoal grill.  The cabins can sleep up to six plus one child under the age of three in a crib.  As you might expect accommodations in the cabins are a bit more primitive than they are at the Wilderness Lodge.

    The Wilderness Lodge offers everything you would expect from one of Disney's deluxe resorts including on-site childcare, room service, and valet parking.  Rooms are located in a large building and offer entrance from an enclosed area whereas the cabins are all independent of one another.  Of course rooms at the Wilderness Lodge are smaller than the cabins.

    It's tough to say that one is "better" than the other because it's sort of like comparing apples to oranges.  If you are looking to stay in a "homey" environment then perhaps you should lean towards the cabins at Fort Wilderness.  There your kids can sit at the table coloring pictures of Mickey while you cook a meal in the kitchen.  If that doesn't have home written all over it then I don't know what does!  Good luck with your decision.
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