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Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground



Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground address:

4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail
Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830-1000
407-824-2900

Maximum persons per room: 6 (plus child in crib)
Total Number of Cabins: 363
Total Number of Campsites: 847
Total Cabins + Campsites: 1210
Campsites: From $75 - $189 per night
Cabins: From $364-568 per night
Room size:  504 sq. ft (Cabins)

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Nestled away on a 750 acre cypress and pine forest between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, sits the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. This resort offers the best of the outdoors and even offers one bedroom cabins for those who prefer the "great indoors." There are 847 campsites ranging in length from 25' to 65', for tents, tent trailers and recreational vehicles. New extensions are currently being made for larger campers.

For those who prefer the comforts of home, there are cozy freestanding Ft. Wilderness Cabins available that can accommodate up to 6 guests.

As you might expect "in the wild", there are rabbits, ducks, geese, deer, armadillos, and peacocks roaming the grounds. The Settlement Recreation Area is on Bay Lake and includes the marina, beach, Pioneer Hall, and the Tri-Circle-D Ranch.

The Settlement Trading Post sells gifts, sundries, groceries, snacks, and beverages. The Meadows Recreation Area is in the center of Fort Wilderness. This area includes the Bike Barn (for rentals) and the Fort Wilderness waterways and bicycle trails. Swimming, tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard are all available at the Meadows Recreation complex. The Meadows Trading Post offers similar merchandise to the Settlement Trading Post.

Select cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort are dog-friendly. There is an additional cost of $50 per night to use this service at this resort. Dogs must be leashed in public areas, vaccinated, and well behaved. For more information, click HERE.


Fort Wilderness Cabins / Campsites

Fort Wilderness Cabins

These air conditioned free-standing dwellings are approximately 504 square feet, 12' wide by 42' long. Each cabin has a separate bedroom with a double bed, bunk beds and a pull down bed in the living area. The cabins will sleep 6 people. There is a full bathroom, with hair dryer, and a living/dining area. This area has a sofa and cable TV. The dining area has seating for 6. You'll also be provided with an iron/ironing board.

The kitchen has all major appliances: a microwave oven, dishwasher (with packets of soap), coffee maker, refrigerator with ice maker, stove/broiler and toaster. It is fully equipped for all of your cooking and dining needs (minus the food!): cutlery service for 6, paring knives, manual can opener, serving spoon, measuring cup, pitcher, casserole, dinnerware service for 6, platter, Dutch oven, saucepans, skillet, paper towels, dish towel, sponge, and a drainboard. Outside each cabin, there is a small deck with your own charcoal grill and picnic table. Daily housekeeping service is provided. Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. When checking into the Wilderness Cabins, guests must park at the Reception outpost and check in at the front desk there. There is parking for one car at your cabin. Please note that vehicular traffic is restricted at Ft. Wilderness. The cabins have free wireless internet access. 






Fort Wilderness Campsites


Privacy for the 847 campsites throughout the 21 loops, is provided by the lush wilderness. The sites are approximately 25' wide and range from 25' to 65' in length. They are a combination of paved driveway and sandy pad. All sites have running water, electricity, wifi, cable TV hookups, charcoal grills and picnic tables. There are full hook-up sites that provide sanitary disposal. 

TIP:  Preferred hook-up sites are located near the Settlement Trading Post, Pioneer Hall, and the marina.  These sites may cost a little more and are found in loops through 100 and 300. Premium loops are 400 - 1400, partial loops are 1500 & 2000, full hook-up loops are 1600 -1900 & 2100.

Air conditioned comfort stations are found throughout the resort. They have restrooms, private showers, laundry facilities, an ice maker, and phones. Guests can use their MagicBands access laundry facilities that are open 24-hours a day. There is camping gear available to rent for those in need. Pets are allowed in designated areas or can be boarded in a kennel near the entrance to the resort. Check-in time is 1 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Guests checking in to the campgrounds may register at the drive-through windows at the Reception Outpost.

TIP:  For a location close to the main pool, request a campsite in loops 600 or 800 - 1600.


Furry friends are welcome to join your family’s camping adventure as long as the following conditions are met:

Fort Wilderness Dining

Trail's End Restaurant



The Trail's End Restaurant is a cafeteria found in Pioneer Hall. It is a buffeteria that features all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner and offers pizza as a late night snack from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well. Breakfast hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and consists of breakfast "pizza", fresh fruit, cereals, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, omelets, French Toast, grits, beef hash, oatmeal, Mickey waffles, and bread pudding. Dinner is offered between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and the buffet offers salad bar, soup, chili, pasta, pork ribs, chicken, potatoes, vegetables, peel and eat shrimp, roast beef, a daily special, pizza, the catch of the day, and desserts.

A Bountiful Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and features Mickey & Belgian waffles with toppings, carving station with smoked bacon & glazed ham, omelets and eggs made to order, bacon, sausage and hash browns, pasta, fried chicken and mashed potatoes, cold foods like shrimp, smoked salmon & salads, plus, an entire island dedicated to dessert!


Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

One of the most popular dinner shows on property is the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue. In addition to the corny, hilarious hoe-down-style entertainment, guests are treated to a family-style, all-you-can-eat dinner. 


Appetizers and dinner consists of chips and salsa, bread, salad, country fried chicken, barbecued ribs, corn, beans and strawberry shortcake.   Drinks, including beer and wine, are included, however cocktails are separate. This show is held daily at 5:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Priority Seating is a must and can be made up to 180-days in advance. Because of the "no vehicle" rule at Fort Wilderness, allow yourself lots of time to get there. Internal shuttle buses run to Pioneer Hall.


Mickey's Backyard BBQ



Offered at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, the Mickey's Backyard BBQ is the perennial favorite of many guests. This all you can eat buffet features everything you would expect at a Barbecue and much more. There is also a variety of live entertainment (including character appearances)

As the name suggests, it includes everything you'd find at a barbecue/picnic, with carnival type games, food, music, dancing, storytelling and best of all, visits from Disney characters. The all-you-care-to-enjoy food includes BBQ pork ribs, baked chicken, hot dogs with all the fixin's, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, corn bread, watermelon, and marble cake. Unlimited draft beer, wine, lemonade, and iced tea.

NOTE: Although nothing has been officially announced by Disney about a closure for this location, there are no available booking dates for Mickey's Backyard Barbecue after December 31, 2018.


SERVICES/AMENITIES:

Fort Wilderness Fun Facts:

Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground opened on November 19, 1971. At the time there were two "comfort stations" and 232 campsites.

In 1973, Fort Wilderness expanded by adding more campsites and 10 Airstream trailers. The now defunct Wilderness Line Steam Railroad was introduced. The four Forney Type 2-4-2T engines pulled up to five cars and could transport 90 guests. This predecessor to the Internal bus system was not only enjoyed by Fort guests, for $1 anyone could ride it all day long. Here's a tidbit for Disney trivia buffs: these engines became ticket booths for Pleasure Island before being sold to collectors.

Today there are 847 campsites and 363 Wilderness Cabins. Not only are the Cabins (as well as the Reception Outpost, Meadow Trading Post, and Crockett's Tavern) equipped with free wireless internet access, but the campsites have free wifi access.

While 'Phantom of the Opera' may claim longest running Broadway musical status, the 'Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue' is the longest running musical in America.

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. Fishing equipment is available to rent, along with bait for purchase. 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.  

At the Bike Barn guests can rent kayaks and canoes. 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, U.S.A. are housed. 

Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long is held nightly at the Meadow Trading Post and begins with a fire lighting (weather permitting). Tiimes vary by season, so check with guest services for the times during your vacation. 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 Fort Wilderness Food Truck is located there and sells food and beverages. 

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.)

Marina Boat Rentals: Guests can rent Sea Raycers, Boston Whaler Montauks, and SunTracker pontoon boats at the resort marina. For more information and pricing click HERE

Fort Wilderness Transportation

In keeping with the wilderness theme, motorized vehicle transportation within the grounds is prohibited unless entering or leaving the resort. Alternatives are bicycles, golf carts, the internal bus system or walking. Supply is limited, but golf carts can be reserved up to one year in advance by calling the Cart Resrvations at (407) 824-2742. The two internal buses are called Chip and Dale. The external bus routes are the Crockett and Boone.

To get to:

Magic Kingdom - take an internal bus to the marina and take the Magic Kingdom boat

Epcot - take an internal bus to the Outpost bus depot, and take the bus to Epcot.

Disney Hollywood Studios - take an internal bus to the Outpost bus depot, and take the bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - take an internal bus to the Outpost bus depot and take the Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney's Blizzard Beach bus.

 


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