Vacationing in Cabins – Disney Style

This past week I was lucky enough to take a tour of cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. I was absolutely amazed at the beauty of this resort and by how spacious cabins were. If you love the rustic outdoors, this resort is the place for you!

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The cabins were nestled back from the road, surrounded by trees, but close enough that you can pick up the bus from your nearest Disney bus stop. Each cabin had a small grill out front, perfect for some great outdoor eats. Enjoy your dinner on your own private patio equipped with a picnic table, or bring your own lawn chairs to set up.


At this resort you can take advantage of the Disney dining plan but also pick up some tasty food to cook up from one of two Trading Posts located at the resort. These trading posts are fully stocked with groceries and supplies to make your cabin experience a very comfortable one.

Cabin Bus Stop

Golf carts are available to rent so you can take them around the resort grounds and not have to worry about getting too tired for the parks! There are also bikes to rent, and even some nature trails along the way for a nice evening stroll. Don’t forget the main pool area for a nice cool dip after a long day! And there is also a whirl pool and multiple quiet pools located around the property.

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The cabins sleep up to six adults and are very roomy and comfortable. There is a full kitchen area in each cabin. The bedroom consisted of a queen size bed, bunk beds, and in the living room, a Murphy bed that when put back up blended so well into the wall I didn’t know it was even there!

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These cabins are great for families of any size and age. There are so many out door activities to do that these are perfect for the family who may want to take a break outside of a Disney park, but still get the same Disney feel right in their own back yard, literally!

I can’t wait to get my family together and take a trip to the cabins. Have you stayed? I would love to book your cabin today. Please contact me, and let’s get you to these rustic cabins right in the heart of Disney!

How to surprise your kids with their first Disney trip!

We all love to surprise our children with treats from time to time, and one of the best surprises can be their first trip to Walt Disney World! But how many of you have heard stories of parents who planned and saved and “kept the secret” until the day of the Big Reveal, and got the video camera ready… only to be met with blank stares from the kids, when they heard the big news? It happens more often than you think!

The secret is all in preparing your kids for the trip, without them knowing! Young children especially love familiar things (Read that book again, Daddy!), so your surprise will be that much more wonderful when they are already familiar with some Disney World information. Here are some ideas to help prepare your children:

Order the Walt Disney World planning DVD. It’s free! When you watch with your kids, tell them you’ll go there “someday”.

Watch youtube videos of some of the rides and parades you plan to experience.

Many young children have seen the recent Disney movies like Toy Story and Monsters Inc., but it’s great to have them watch the classics like Dumbo, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland, so they’ll be excited when they see those characters in the parks too.

Listen to Sorcerer Radio online ( or on your smartphone. They play music from the parks and resorts all the time!

Download classic songs from the rides. “It’s a Small World”, “Grim Grinning Ghosts”, and “Zippity Doo Dah” are some great ones to start.

With a little preparation for the children, your surprise vacation can be a big hit!

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If you have any questions, or would like help to make a magical vacation for your children, contact me at or call 800-670-4312 Ext. 140 and use my FREE planning services! I’d love to help make your family’s Disney dreams come true!