'Rough it' - but in comfort - at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
By Jill Martin
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, located in Orlando, is 740 acres of forested pines and cypress sprinkled with RV sites, camp sites, one-bedroom cabins and plenty of Florida theme parks experiences.
Everyone should experience this Disney-Meets-The-Great-Frontier property. Read on to discover some of its offerings.
Ways to Explore
There are plenty of ways to explore. A visit to the Bike Barn will yield your choice of kayaks, canoes or bikes. (Yes, they have helmets). Rent by the day or by the hour and GO!
Rent a canoe and paddle the serene waterways for a chance for reconnect with nature and relax, spying all kinds of birds along the way.
Biking is pleasant and easy: the trails are paved, the sidewalks wind and in true Disney style, you can spot “Hidden Mickeys” made out of pine cones in the middle of nowhere along a trail.
They also offer segway tours.
A golf cart rental is a good investment; it makes getting to the Campfire celebration-- a little old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire-- easy and fast. There's no driving of cars around the property – and it can be a long way from you cabin or camping site to the restaurants, beach, stables and trading post.
If you don’t want to rent a cart, you can catch a Disney bus.
If you like country cooking and barbecue, you'll be in heaven.
- Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review – an indoor all-you-can-eat & drink, root-n-tootin show.
- Trails End Restaurant – open for buffet breakfast, sit-down lunch or buffet dinner, with the best shrimp and grits ever.
- Crockett’s Tavern – drinks and appetizers in a rustic bar setting
Each cabin has its own charcoal grill, so you can opt for an evening 'at home.'
Cool off in the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool with its giant waterslide. Have lunch at the snack bar. Swim and relax. There's also a smaller pool closer to the cabins.
You can also enjoy:
- Horseback riding
- Wagon rides
- Fishing charters & pole rentals
- Back trail adventures, by Segway
- And more...
To make your reservations, check out Fort Wilderness, or call 407-W-DISNEY.
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