a traveler from Travelocity.com
on May 26, 2009
Our family did a last minute trip to Disney World. We had planned to stay at a moderate accomodation but they were all booked. Fort Wilderness was one of the last options in our price range (because there were only premium choices left). We hummed and hawed about this so called 2 star resort. It is rustic but it was nice that the kids could play without us having to worry about the neighbors below or beside us as they would have in a regular hotel room. We also ended up having unseasonably wet weather. We all agreed that the added space, the seperate bedroom, and kitchen facilities made it seem a non-issue. If 3 adults and 2 energetic kids had been stuck in a 250 sq ft room during that much rain we would have gone crazy. In otherwords the space was nice.
The kids had fun playing in and around the cabin although be prewarned that there are 4 kinds of poisonous snakes in the area.....although apparently very rarely seen. Car use is discouraged at this resort which can be inconvenient when you have group members who have difficulty walking distances. For example the restaurant has no parking....you can bus it from your cabin and then walk the rest of the way. Travellers with children who refuse a stroller or those who have limited mobility could find this prohibitive. Food was good though (and can even accomodate some allergies) and the little store has just about everything you really need.
Overall it was so much better than we had imagined and we all agreed we'd consider it first next time. Just for the record we have stayed at several of the other Disney resorts in the past. This was by far our favorite despite the 2* rating.
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