A new construction permit has been filed for The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort as Disney Vacation Club is set to begin work on its seventeenth DVC property!
Commencement Permit for Fort Wilderness DVC
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are set to become the next Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World Resort. This project, a collaboration between Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club, is part of an overall refreshment plan for Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Late last week, the following permit was filed in Orange County, FL, indicating the commencement of general construction on the cabins.
Key Details from the Permit
The permit indicates an expiration date of May 1, 2025, which means that the new DVC cabins could be on schedule to open in late-2024. There also might be a slight delay from the originally announced opening date. The document outlines each cabin being replaced as part of the transition, listing approximately 353 cabins in total.
What to Expect?
The current cabins at the resort will be rebuilt into refreshed hideaways. More than 350 new cabins will replace the existing ones nestled across the 750 acres of scenic woodlands.
These cabins are designed with an eye toward the environment. They will utilize the footprint of the existing cabins instead of developing more land, and will take advantage of more energy-efficient features. Each proposed stand-alone cabin will offer spacious accommodations, sleeping up to six adults, and will feature a bedroom, bathroom, living room, full kitchen, and private patio.
Expect these cabins to feel very similar in layout to the existing ones but with a refreshing twist. A select number of cabins are also expected to be dog-friendly.
Impact on the Resort
The project will commence in phases, with the cabins closing gradually. However, there will be no impact on the campground sites at the resort.
Enhancements are also expected for the resort pool and walking trails. We recently visited Fort Wilderness to take a look at what was going on around the resort!