Getting Outdoorsy at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

When planning a vacation, do you prefer something a little rustic and outdoorsy?  Well, the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground at Disney World may be the place for you.

fort wilderness cabin

It’s nestled on 750 acres of pine and cypress forest.  It has the beauty of the American Frontier with a touch of Disney charm.  It opened in November of 1971.  The resort has 799 campsites and 409 air-conditioned Wilderness Cabins.  Fort Wilderness is the only pet friendly resort on Disney World property.

The cozy cabins can accommodate up to 6 guests.  The cabins 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.  There is a full bathroom with hair dryer.  The living area has a sofa and cable TV with DVD player. The dining area has seating for 6. The cabin also comes with an iron and ironing board.  There is a full kitchen, and a grill outside.

The camp 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, charcoal grills and picnic tables.  There are full hook-up sites that provide sanitary disposal.

The Trail’s End Restaurant is a cafeteria found in Pioneer Hall.  It is a buffet that features all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers pizza as a late night snack.

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

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is a favorite of many guests.  This all you can eat buffet features everything you would expect at a Barbecue, plus much more.  There is also a variety of live entertainment, including character appearances.

The resort has a pool, horseback riding, fishing, and other recreational activities.  It provides Disney transportation to all theme parks.  There are also shops, laundry facilities, lockers, and childcare services.

Check out the video below to see what the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground has to offer.“>

Have you ever stayed at this resort or campground before?  What did you think?


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