Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 24, 2009
    Chad from OH 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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    Planning trip to Disney 10/25-10/31 for me husband and two boys (2 and 10) Can't decide between wilderness lodge or cabin? Any thoughts to help me decide?


    Our family is a big fan of Fort Wilderness, but in your case, with the ages of your boys, the fact that you may not need all of the space that a cabin affords, and that the price of the two is about the same, I would recommend Wilderness Lodge!

    The lobby alone towers 7 stories high and sports a HUGE fireplace!  A working geyser shows off poolside as a bubbling brook becomes a waterfall into the pool.  Even in late October the weather should still be warm enough to enjoy all that the pool has to offer two adventurous boys--even if one is a toddler!  You'll want to make reservations at the Whispering Canyon Cafe that serves up corny jokes as well as chicken and ribs.

    Although the cabins give you lots of room to run around, especially for youngsters who love the outdoors, you don't have to stay there to enjoy some of the amenities of Fort Wilderness!  A short boat ride or long trail walk will take you from the Lodge to its free campfire sing-a-long and view of Magic Kingdom's fireworks from the beach! 

    Wishing you a magical vacation!

    p.s. The biggest kept secret for the Fort while you'll be there: trick-or-treating!  Guests dress up their kids--and their campsites!  When we camped last year, our boys filled up a bag of candy in about 45 minutes walking site to site!  What a memory maker!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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