Fort Wilderness Cabins Get a Deluxe Upgrade (and Extended Hours!)

Big news for Disney Vacation Club members and cash-paying guests! Bookings are now open for the reimagined Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Here's a breakdown of the updates:

What's New?

  • Deluxe Upgrade: Previously a Moderate Resort, the cabins are now classified as a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property, making them a Deluxe Villa.
  • Extended Evening Hours: This perk, exclusive to Deluxe Resorts and Villas, lets guests enjoy select parks after regular closing times.

Booking Breakdown:

  • DVC Members: Bookings began April 23rd, 2024 (7-month rule applies).
  • Cash Stays: Start September 27th, 2024 (separate booking category from older cabins).

Important Note: Only the "Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort – A Disney Vacation Club Resort" qualify for Extended Evening Hours. The original "Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort" (Moderate) do not.

Pricing and Availability:

  • Nightly Rates: Prices haven't been released yet, but expect a premium for the new DVC cabins.
  • Cash vs. Points: DVC points or renting points allows earlier access (July 1st) compared to cash stays (September 27th).

More to Explore:

  • 3D Virtual Tour: Get a sneak peek inside the new cabins with an interactive 3D tour.


This upgrade brings exciting perks like Extended Evening Hours and potentially nicer accommodations. However, it also introduces some complexity with separate booking categories. For those who prioritize these perks and a modern cabin experience, the DVC option might be worth the extra cost.