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Construction Permit Filed for The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

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.

Fort Wilderness Cabins
Existing Fort Wilderness Cabins to be replaced (Photo Credit: The DIS)

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!

Stay tuned to DVC Fan and our DVC Fan Facebook Group for more information as it becomes available!

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

One thought on “Construction Permit Filed for The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

  • Interesting article. The existing cabins at Fort Wilderness are largely an unrecognized gem in WDW accommodations. They offer more than a family suite so far as accommodations such as kitchen, comfortable sleep, etc. (although only 1 bathroom) but are often much less expensive than a family suite at Pop or elsewhere. Quick boat ride to Magic Kingdom and TTC Monorail to Epcot makes the location excellent. Also, the opportunity for outdoor grilling, family and couples privacy and at-your-door parking and nature exploration (peace & quiet) are wonderful perks. If DVC offers reasonable prices I will be much more interested in buying in at this property than at others like Poly or Riviera.

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