• Get the Inside Scoop of the Brand-New Fort Wilderness Cabins

Get the Inside Scoop of the Brand-New Fort Wilderness Cabins

Jennifer Alejandra M.

Created: Mar 25, 2024

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2024

Get the Inside Scoop of the Brand-New Fort Wilderness Cabins

A look behind the magic of Disney’s new cabins

Hey there, folks! We've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Fort Wilderness Resort summer stars. Oh, I'm certain you're itching to experience the best night's sleep there too! Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes to see the incredible process that has been unfolding to make this amazing new project a reality.

The masterminds behind the masterpiece

Everything starts with a dream, right? Juan Quiroga is a great person and a hard worker with huge dreams. He has been participating in the construction of the more than 350 cabins that will be giving a warm welcome to guests in the Summer of 2024 at Disney World.

It's truly inspiring to witness Juan's journey from cleaning windows in towering buildings to contributing to the creation of this wonderful Disney project. Nicely done, Juan! What's even more remarkable is Disney's commitment to supporting local businesses by partnering with them closely. They've collaborated with over 8,500 small businesses from various regions across the country, fostering growth and opportunity within local communities.

“It’s so exciting to be part of this venture and see how it’s bringing together the expertise of local businesses like ours to create something truly exceptional for Disney,” Juan says, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

What to expect from these cabins?

Guests will have the opportunity to relish in the elements that made the resort's cabins so beloved, including the private patio, cozy living room, and dreamy bedroom.

However, the new ones will be equipped with incredible new features to enhance the guest experience, such as expansive windows offering breathtaking views and abundant natural light. Additionally, guests will be happy to know that there are new additions like the stoves in the kitchens, perfect for whipping up delicious treats during their stay.

What about the construction strategy?

On the construction front, there were some notable changes due to the unconventional nature of the refurbishment. Each component was constructed separately, with careful consideration for harmonious integration. The result is a forward-thinking design aimed at ensuring a respectful interaction with the environment.

Dean Huspen, Executive Architect with Walt Disney Imagineering, said; “We worked to develop a pre-fabrication strategy to allow construction of the components of each cabin off-site in Central Florida. This approach assures minimal construction disruption at Fort Wilderness and assures a high level of quality in the construction of each of the new cabins.” This aligns perfectly with the project's overarching goal of sustainability.

The waste counts in every project

Jeff Friederich, the owner of Friedrich Watkins Company, one of the companies involved in this exciting project, shared an innovative approach to waste reduction. "By utilizing a cutting-edge machine that interprets plans designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, we've produced customized metal studs, saving time and minimizing waste," explained Jeff. The minimal waste generated can also be recycled for future purposes. Truly remarkable!

Want to book already?

If you're brimming with curiosity and excitement about these upcoming cabins, don't hesitate to reach out to our team now. We'll swiftly plan your summer vacation (or any other vacation you desire) and secure your spot in one of these dreamy, modern, and innovative new cabins. July 1st is your day, so mark it on your calendar and get ready for an unforgettable getaway!

Do not hesitate to ask any further questions, our team is more than happy to assist you in any possible way.

Until the next one, friend!

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