When I told my family and friends that I was going to Disney's Fort Wilderness, and that I had never been before, their reaction was the same: SHOCK.
After spending the weekend in one of their comfortable cabins, I understand. Everyone should experience this Disney-Meets-The-Great-Frontier property.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is 740 acres of forested pines and cypress sprinkled with RV sites, camp sites, one-bedroom cabins and plenty of Disney experiences.
They also have segway tours and the best investment you can make while here is a golf cart rental. It makes getting to the Campfire Sing-A-Long (with Chip n’ Dale) easy and fast. If you don’t want to rent a cart, you can catch a Disney bus. There is no driving of cars around the property – and it was a mile from our cabin to the restaurants, beach, stables and trading store.
- Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review – an indoor all-you-can-eat & drink, root-n-tootin show
- Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – outdoor, good old-fashioned feast with all the fixins’ and plenty of singin’, line dancin’ and rope trickin’ fun
- Trails End Restaurant – open for buffet breakfast, sit-down lunch or buffet dinner (best shrimp and grits ever)
- Crocket’s Tavern – drinks and appetizers in a rustic bar setting
The cabins each have their own charcoal grill so we grilled burgers each night (and each morning, a Disney cast member would come and clean our grill). Got to love that!
- Horseback riding
- Wagon rides
- Disney crafts
- Bass fishing charters & pole rentals
- Tennis, basketball & arcades
I must say, this is my kind of camping. My spouse wants to rent an RV and come back for a month. The boys agree. Not sure we could ever really disappear into the wilderness for that long, but it sure is nice to dream.
To make your reservations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, call 407-W-DISNEY or log on to their website.