Camp amid the magic of the great outdoors. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier, with deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos roaming the Resort’s 750 acres of pine and cypress forest. Discover charming woodland trails, spectacular pool areas and rip-roarin’ entertainment at this picturesque backcountry retreat.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area at the Walt Disney World Resort. It officially opened on November 19, 1971. The resort is adjacent to Bay Lake and the upcoming Reflections Vacation Club Resort. The resort is also located near Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. It also formerly contained Disney’s River Country, a water park.
Nestled on 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier. Teeming with such wildlife as deer, ducks, armadillos and rabbits, the Resort welcomes you to delight in scenic woodland trails, exciting pool areas, rootin’ tootin’ entertainment and hearty country eats.
Fort Wilderness Resort offers bus service to all 4 Disney theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), both water parks (Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water park), and Disney Springs.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Cabins and Campsites
Tree-lined winding roads loop around to the various regions of the Disney resort. Part of the resort is occupied by campsites where visitors with tents or recreational vehicles can stay. The remainder of the lodging area is occupied by permanent trailers, designed to resemble log cabins.
Experience the down-home pleasures of pioneer life—with all the conveniences of home!
Settle in to your settler’s paradise—a fully furnished private cabin in the woods spacious enough to sleep 6 adults. Brimming with rustic charm, these hideaways offer a living room, bedroom, full bathroom, private patio, charcoal grill and modern kitchen complete with a refrigerator, dishwasher, convection/microwave oven and 2 countertop burners. Housekeeping even does your dishes!
Stroll to the lakeside dock for an easy 10-minute boat ride to Magic Kingdom park or rent a golf cart or bike and explore the whole darn Resort!
Typical Standard Room, Woods View, with 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed in master bedroom and 1 double size sleeper sofa in living room, with a full kitchen and private porch, 504 sq. ft. Accommodates up to six Guests plus one child under age 3 in a crib.
- Alarm Clock
- Full Size Refrigerator
- Hair Dryer
- In-Room Safe
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Table & Chairs
- Television – ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
- Vanity Area
- Voice Mail
- Free WiFi
The Campsites are great for larger parties and campers, 4 types of campsites accommodate everything from tents to 45-foot and longer RVs (including full hook-up), with a maximum of 10 Guests per site. Smaller campsites accommodate a pop-up trailer or tents.
Each campsite is equipped with privacy-enhancing landscaping, water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Most campsites also include a sewer hook-up, and some are even pet friendly.
Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Guests may check in at the front desk or the My Disney Experience app as early as 8 a.m. and if the room is not ready, store your bags with Luggage Services and head for the theme parks.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Dining
Savor hearty home-style cooking, all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets and rip-roarin’ dinner shows at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
- Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue – Delight in a dinner show by the spirited Pioneer Hall Players and dine on a hearty all-you-care-toenjoy feast.
- Trail’s End Restaurant – Enjoy brunch and buffet offerings from the Old West-and Deep South-served up with rustic-cabin ambiance.
- P & J’s Southern Takeout – Rustle up some tasty vittles to go – available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- The Chuck Wagon – Keep watch for this RV-style food truck serving up camp classics like burgers, hot dogs and s’mores kits.
- Crockett’s Tavern – Step into a frontier-inspired watering hole and try some modern-day moonshine and savory snacks.
- Meadow Snack Bar – Grab a light meal or pick-me-up snack at this quick-service food counter poolside at Meadow Swimmin’ Pool.
- Settlement Trading Post – Stock up on groceries, snacks, beverages and supplies so you can relax and unwind in the great outdoors on your WDW vacation.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Recreation
- 2 Pools
- Meadow Swimmin’ Pool – Make a splash at Meadow Swimmin’ Pool, the feature pool with a 67-footlong corkscrew waterslide.
- Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool – Retreat to Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool, the all-ages leisure pool with a whirlpool spa, for a more tranquil swim.
- Fort Wilderness Archery Experience: Put pro tips to the test and zero in on the coveted bull’s-eye after receiving a short training lesson.At the Bike Barn at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Archery Guides teach Guests 7 years of age and up how to use a compound bow; then it’s time for target practice! Most of this 75-minute experience is dedicated to firing at range targets. With class sizes limited to 10 Guests, each marksman receives personalized advice from the Archery Guides to best help you hone your archery skills. Sessions run from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM.
- Tri-Circle-D Ranch: Stroll through the stables to see Cinderella’s Ponies and the majestic horses of Main Street, U.S.A.. You can watch the blacksmith make horseshoes and affix them to horses’ hooves, and discover the Dragon Calliope—the horse-drawn musical instrument that Walt Disney purchased for the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade at Disneyland Park in the 1950s. Animal lovers of all ages will delight in the variety of breeds that live at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, including Appaloosas, Arabians, Belgians, Clydesdales, paint horses, Percherons and quarter horses, plus Shetland ponies
- Carriage Rides: Travel through the lush pine and cypress forest where deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos like to roam. You’ll board your horse-drawn carriage for a 25-minute ride at the main entrance of Crockett’s Tavern at The Cabins and Campsites of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Carriages fit up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 small children.Each horse-drawn carriage ride costs $55. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
- Pony Rides: Pint-sized cowpokes can climb aboard the petite ponies at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. Afterward, they may even get to see Cinderella’s Ponies!Pony rides are offered daily at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground with the last ride of the day 30 minutes prior to close. Riders must be at least 2 years of age, under 80 pounds, no taller than 48 inches and able to hang on by themselves. A parent or guardian must lead the pony at all times.
- Wilderness Back Trail Adventure: Take in Florida’s natural beauty while gliding along scenic back roads.If you’ve never ridden a Segway before, you’re in for a treat! Maneuverable, fast, quiet and fun to ride, the X2 is an all-terrain vehicle that can be mastered in minutes. And what better way to do it than with a beautiful backdrop of Florida countryside! Navigate a variety of surfaces from paved paths to woodland trails as you complete a 2-hour circuit that includes stops at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the stables of Tri-Circle-D Ranch, and glassy Bay Lake, where photo ops abound.Your informative, entertaining Cast Member acts as a guide, sharing trivia, anecdotes and instructions along the way and keeping you in the loop through your electronic headset.
- Wagon Rides: Giddyup for an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride around the Resort.
- Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long: Join nutty friends Chip ‘n’ Dale for some old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows around a crackling fire.
- Movies Under the Stars: Cozy up for complimentary screenings of popular Disney films at the outdoor theater of Meadow Recreation Area.
- Motorized Boat Rentals: Cruise around Bay Lake aboard a motorized boat, available from the Fort Wilderness Marina.
- Fishing: Reel in some old-fashioned fun with a guided fishing excursion out on the water.
- Canoe Rentals: Set off on your own excursion along the tranquil waters of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Available at The Bike Barn at Meadows Recreation Area
- Kayak Rentals: Enjoy a family paddling adventure on our scenic streams and ponds. Available at The Bike Barn at Meadows Recreation Area
- Bike Rentals: Ride through pine forests and meadows teeming with wildlife. Rentals are available from the Bike Barn.
- Basketball Courts: Shoot some hoops at one of several basketball courts located throughout Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Basketballs are available in a designated box at each court. If the box is empty, simply call Housekeeping from a Comfort Station phone and a basketball will be delivered to the court.
- Volleyball: Enjoy a friendly volleyball match on the sand court in the Meadow Recreation Area
- Playgrounds: Kids can climb, slide and swing to their hearts’ content at playgrounds located throughout Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, including ones at Clementine’s Beach and the Meadow Recreation Area
- Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade: Delight in games both classic and contemporary at this arcade near the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool.
- Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade: Head on down to Pioneer Hall for a variety of video and pinball games.
Kid’s Nite Out Babysitting
Kid’s Nite Out caregivers can provide one-on-one in-room childcare in the comfort of a Walt Disney World® Resort room. The professional staff of Kid’s Nite Out gives the child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities with him/her including reading books, coloring, or playing “I Spy” games. They can also provide a fun, well-trained sitter to just hang out with the family if they need a father’s/mother’s helper. Kid’s Nite Out also plans and works children’s parties, camps, and children’s theme conventions.
- Advance reservations are required – please call 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at all Walt Disney World Resorts
- 4-hour minimum required – children ages 6 months to 12 years old
- Guests can call up to 90 Days in advance. Will try to accommodate same-day calls or unusual hours.
- Cancellations require 24 hours notice to avoid the 4-hour minimum charge
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground FAQs
How long can you stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground?
30 days. You can then make another reservation to begin on the day of the check-out for the first reservation and do that for another 30 days. You can actually do this for as long as you wish.
Does Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground get Extra Magic Hours?
Where are the Preferred Rooms at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground?
Rooms located in Congress Park and The Springs will be part of the Preferred category, while rooms located in The Paddock, The Grandstand and The Carousel will be in the standard category.
Is there a gym or fitness center at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground?
Are the Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground pools heated?
Yes. Pools are heated to 82°F/28°C year round.
How many pools are at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground?
Two. Fort Wilderness has the Meadow Pool and the Wilderness Pool.
Can you see Magic Kingdom fireworks from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground?
Yes. Fort Wilderness provides a great view of the nearby Magic Kingdom fireworks. The music from the show is piped-in, so spending a few moments on the beach watching the night sky light up with wonder is pretty cool. You can also see the Electrical Water Pageant from the Fort Wilderness beach.
Does Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have laundry service?
Self-service laundry rooms are available at Comfort Stations throughout Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. For dry cleaning and valet laundry service, please select “Housekeeping” on your Wilderness Cabin phone.
Does Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have an airport shuttle?
Yes. Disney offers an airport shuttle (Disney’s Magical Express) from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) for resort guests. We recommend confirming your flight details with the resort or your Destinations in Florida travel agent.
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