Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 20, 2012
    Francine from PA 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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    wilderness cabins: heard they are quite a distance from lodge and that you have to take a bus to the lodge to get on the main bus circuit. considering upgrading current res from CS to lodge or cabins, but just don't know. Thoughts? 2adults, 5yr son. TY!

    Hi Francine,

    The cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are a lovely place to stay at Walt Disney World.  If you are looking for a rustic retreat that feels far removed from the hustle bustle of everyday life, then you simply can't find a better place to stay.  The cabins are sprinkled throughout the grounds of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and you have heard correctly that you will need to take the resort's internal bus system to reach either the dock (where boats depart for the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Wilderness Lodge) or to the Outpost Depot (where you can transfer to buses headed to the other Disney theme parks). 

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a separate, beautifully-themed resort neighboring Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.  Ft. Wilderness shares some buses with Disney's Wilderness Lodge, but not all of them.  I think you'll find that you will reach most destinations faster if you are staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge (rather than at Ft. Wilderness).  Disney's Wilderness Lodge is my very favorite resort anywhere on the planet so, if I were making the decision, that's where I'd stay.  In fact, we stayed at Disney's Wilderness Lodge when we took our five-year-old son for his first trip to Walt Disney World.  It is the perfect resort for guests traveling with little boys.

    Of course, if the notion of staying at a resort with a well-executed southwestern theme appeals to you, then Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is a great option.  Do let us know if there's any more information we could provide to ease your decision-making process.  We'd be happy to help.

    Best wishes,
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