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FtWildernessLogo.png Endless Fun at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Looking for a tranquil ‘non’ park day without leaving Disney property?   Then read on……

Author: British Diva

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the 750 acre Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground; but ask my friends and they’ll soon tell you that I’m quite possibly the least outdoorsy person that they know. In fact I’ve never spent a night under canvas in my life; neither do I intend to!  However, there is something quite earthy, wholesome and enchanting that draws me back to FW each time we visit Walt Disney World.  

Fort Wilderness is not just for the camping brigade…..

As if there isn’t enough already to amuse and entertain else where in The World, Fort Wilderness has it’s own seemingly endless list of fun things to do; just hop on one of FW’s dedicated Resort buses and go discover them for yourself! 

Whilst riding the bus my family likes to play ‘I spy the largest RV’.  You see back home in the UK we don’t often spot these magnificent beasts of the road as our windy country lanes would never cope with their sheer bulk; nor our pockets fund their fuel bills!! 
There are two ‘rootin tooting’ country style dinner shows; one is the famous Hoop Dee Doo Revue, and the other is Mickey’s Backyard Barbecue, which as the name suggests is hosted by none other than the big cheese himself!

You can also join Chip’n’ Dale for a nightly camp fire and sing-a-long with a “bring your own” marshmallow roast, followed by an outdoor Disney movie, and best of all, this gathering costs my favourite price; free!  

You can of course go hunting for souvenirs at either of the Fort’s two shops; the Meadow Trading Post which is centrally located by the largest of the two swimming pools, and the Settlement Trading Post; which you can find down by the Marina. 
A visit to the Tri Circle D Ranch is always a crowd pleaser, it’s where the park and resort working horses all call home. The ranch offers for a fee, pony, guided trail, carriage and hay rides; something here for every budding gaucho!  

Hungry?  Then The Trail’s End Restaurant would be a great place to feed your family; especially at Breakfast or Dinner time where meals are served in budget & belt busting buffet style!

If you still have any time or energy left…..other activities are plentiful, like two wonderful swimming pools, the golden sanded beach, a games arcade, bike hire, jogging trails, tennis, archery, segway tours, various boats for hire at the marina, volleyball, shuffle ball, horseshoes, both pole and line, and BASS fishing and so on and so on…….and for the the finale, be absolutely sure to NOT miss taking in the quirky and nostalgic Electrical Water Pageant, or the Magic Kingdom’s “Wishes” Firework display, both perfectly viewed nightly from the beach!  

There’s truly a winning combination of good old fashioned family fun to be found here.
Daytime at the Fort is a leisurely  affair; as most folk are doing the parks!
If quality time spent with your loved ones in a beautiful, tranquil setting is what your looking for, then FW will not disappoint. 

 For me, Fort Wilderness truly is an adventure destination all in it’s own right!