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Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

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Fort Wilderness Pools/Recreation

The larger main pool and kiddie pools are located near the Meadow Trading Post.  One of the many benefits of this resort, is the large number of recreational activities available here.  

Keeping with the wilderness theme, guests can go horseback riding, have pony rides, visit the petting farm, and go on nightly hay rides or on fishing excursions along the campground's canals or on Bay Lake.  Equipment is available to buy or rent.  Those wishing for a little more exercise can rent bicycles, jog on the 2.3 mile jogging trail, do the Fitness Trail, play beach volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes or tetherball, or go on a nature walk along the Swamp Trail.  

At the marina, guests can rent canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, pontoon boats, water mice or go water-skiing.  There are 2 arcades and playground areas for children as well.  Two lighted tennis courts are available for tennis buffs.  Forget your racquet?  No problem, equipment can be rented.  Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is also home to the award winning Tri-Circle-D Ranch where the draught horses used to pull the trolleys down Main Street are housed. 

A visit to the "lawnmower tree" is fun to see.  This is where a tree somehow grew around a lawn mower and can be found just off the sidewalk on the way to the marina. 

Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long is held nightly at the Meadow Trading Post and begins with a 7:30 fire lighting (weather permitting).  It features a sing-along, Disney movies and cartoons. Marshmallows can be toasted over the campfires.  You can bring your own or buy them there.  The Chuckwagon is located there and sells pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, candy and beverages for those who want something a little more substantial. 

This entertainment is free to all Walt Disney World resort guests.  Also nightly, weather permitting, Bay Lake is the backdrop for the Electrical Water Pageant.  Dancing lights on a 1000 foot string of floating barges shimmer over Bay Lake.  This seven minute show can be seen from the Fort Wilderness beach and marina around 9:45 p.m. (Check the schedule with guest services.)

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