Become one with your inner frontier at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Private, horse-drawn carriage rides ©The Walt Disney Company

Private, horse-drawn carriage rides ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide to the Fort Wilderness Resort

Take your family on a picture-perfect vacation…for anyone who enjoys the American Frontier theme! Imagine 750 acres of cypress and pine trees, speckled with adorable little cabins. Each one is perfectly secluded with about 500 square feet of living space and appointed with all the amenities you require from private patios and charcoal grills to indoor plumbing and fully equipped kitchens.


Walk along the peaceful trails where deer, ducks and rabbits can be seen meandering along. Or take in some of the organized activities that take place in these here parts:

  • Tri-Circle-D Ranch offers horseback rides, wagon rides and carriage rides. For the littlest buckaroos in your party, there are pony rides available too!
  • Hop aboard a Segway personal transporter and explore the “backcountry.”
  • Later in the day, head to Meadow REcreation Area’s outdoor theater to watch a classic Disney movie, roast some marshmallows and have a sing-a-long with Chip ‘n’ Dale!
  • Horseshoes, swimming, tennis, volleyball, archery, shuffleboard, bike rentals…you won’t get bored anytime soon.


There are four different types of campsites offered at the Fort Wilderness Resort, for those who prefer to rough it a little bit more than the rest of us! Whether you plan to pitch a tent or to park a 45-foot RV, Disney’s premium campsites can accommodate you. Amenities vary from campsite to campsite, but you can bet on a picnic table, charcoal grill, TV and electrical hookups, water and “privacy-enhancing” landscaping. Other spots give you a sewer hookup and you can even get high-speed Internet access for an additional fee.


Stock up on provisions at one of the resort’s trading posts or rustle up some grub at the on site deli, the Trail’s End Restaurant, or Crockett’s Tavern. For something a little fancier, check out the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show! Of course, you’re not far from the Magic Kingdom if you’d prefer to head to that part of the park for a bite.

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