Did you know Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is three times the size of Magic Kingdom? With all that space in the great outdoors, guests can kick back, relax, take in all the beautiful Floridian wildlife, or they can dive into the long list of unique and some exclusive recreation activities for a wild vacation!
So, join us as we discover all the outdoorsy fun you can experience when you stay or visit Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground!
Guest Amenities at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds has the most extensive and unique list of recreational activities of any other Resort hotel at Walt Disney World! From Horseback riding to archery and segway exploration, you definitely won’t be at a loss for fun things to do.
Here is a complete list of the recreation offerings at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground:
Meadow Swimmin’ Pool
The Meadow Swimmin’ Pool will have your entire crew having a splashing-good time on any hot sunshiney day in Florida! Featuring a nod at the old water park, River Country’s old water tower is set as the fixture for the 67-footlong corkscrew waterslide.
Even the tiny tots can have all the aquatic fun at the fort-themed splash pad area fully equipped with little slides and tons of water fun!
For a quieter, more tranquil swim, visit the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool. This leisurely pool also offers a whirlpool spa for the adults. You’ll definitely want to enjoy that spa after a few fun-filled days at the theme parks!
Activities and Recreation at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long
Resort and visiting guests can join nutty friends Chip ‘n’ Dale for some old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows around a crackling fire. This hidden gem is a special treat for kids of all ages!
Disney movies play under the stars after the sing-a-long at the open-air Campfire Theater.
Crockett’s Craft Corner – Wine and Woodshop
Take home a personalized piece of the magic from your visit with this craft activity! Every Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., guests can participate in a custom wood painting piece of artwork. The two-hour craft activity includes a beverage and light snacks.
Have a Disney’s Brave fan in your family? Let them feel like Merida with this archery training experience.
Learn how to aim and send an arrow straight into the bullseye of the target. This will be an experience they won’t forget!
This experience is for guests ages 7 and up. The experience lasts 75-minutes and is currently priced at $45 per person.
Reservations are encouraged but walk-ups are welcome pending space availability.
Be sure to arrive 15-minutes before your reservation time.
For guests that are not staying at the resort, plan to park at the entrance to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and take the Yellow or Orange Line buses to Bike Barn.
Enjoy Guided Fishing Excursions, where you can venture out to Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon for some catch-and-release outings all year long.
This activity is suited for guests of all ages and includes everything you need to experience this fishing adventure. Guests can choose between a 21-foot Sun Tracker pontoon boat that can accommodate up to 5 guests or a tournament-style NITRO® bass fishing boat for one or 2 people.
Book a 2 or 4-hour excursion, and if you need a little more time, an extra hour may be added in person at the Marina. Solo anglers may book an afternoon excursion at a reduced rate.
Experience the beauty of the outdoors by bike! Bike Rentals are available for $20.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Hei Hei! Is the sea calling you? Then to the sea you must go, or you’ll never know how far you’ll go!
Guests ages 11 and up can experience the tranquil waters of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort by canoe. Here are the details provided in Disney’s Website:
- Rental location: The Bike Barn at the Meadow Recreation Area
- Hours: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM daily
- Price: $13.00 per hour
When in Florida, do as the Floridians do! That’s how that saying goes, right? Well, either way, when you’re surrounded by water, it’s only logical to enjoy it! So, why not do so with one of the Boat Rentals available at the Walt Disney World Resort?
Boat rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests must be 18 or over to rent a boat. Don’t forget to wear complementary life jackets provided. They are not optional!
Here are the boat rental choices you can experience during your visit:
- Sea Raycer by Sea Ray® – seats up to 2 Guests; $32 per half-hour
- Boston Whaler® Montauk – seats up to 6 Guests; $45 per half-hour
- Sun Tracker® Pontoon boats – seats up to 10 Guests; $45 per half-hour
Burn off some of that tasty Disney food by shooting some hoops at one of several basketball courts located throughout Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Basketballs are available in a designated box at each court. If the box is empty, simply call Housekeeping from a Comfort Station phone and a basketball will be delivered to the court.
If volleyball is more your thing, enjoy a friendly match on a sandy court located at Meadow Recreation Area.
Complimentary equipment is available at the Bike Barn for all Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel.
There are two arcades at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground; Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade and Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade.
Let your little Mouseketeer gamers enjoy both the newest and the classic family-friendly games at the arcade!
Find Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade by the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade is located at Pioneer Hall.
Get your miles in as you jog through lush meadows and pine and cypress groves. You can even explore neighboring resorts like Disney’s Wilderness Lodge when you go the distance!
Maps are available from the Concierge.
Wilderness Back Trail Adventure
Ever been on a Segway? No better time to try! Go “Wild” on 2 Wheels!
Take in Florida’s natural beauty while gliding along scenic back roads. In a quick two-hour circuit, you’ll be able to see Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the stables of Tri-Circle-D Ranch, and glassy Bay Lake.
Learn trivia and more about your stops thanks to a Cast Member that will guide the way! This unique tour will have you laughing, learning, and exploring all at once. And we know it’s one you won’t forget!
Holidays at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Experiencing the holidays at Disney is like nothing else. And Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground joins the fun like no other resort on property!
During Christmas and Halloween, guests join the fun by decorating their campsites and RVs for the season. Campers spare no expense when decorating their areas and it’s a sight to be seen!
From haunted houses to massive holiday inflatables, you won’t believe the creativity Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground guests showcase during these special times of the year. It’s truly the best time to stay at this resort!
Tri-Circle-D Ranch Activities*
Youngins’ ages 2 and up can enjoy a ride on one of the cute Fort Wilderness resident ponies for $8.
Horse-Drawn Carriage and Wagon Rides
Take in all your surroundings as you travel through the beautiful outdoors in fun and romantic Horse-Drawn Wagon or Carriage rides.
During the holidays, you can enjoy the Holiday Sleigh Rides. This cozy sleigh ride will make get you in that holiday spirit as you enjoy the woodland beauty in a decorated sleigh with lights and garlands.
Holiday Sleigh Rides are available during the month of December. Each ride lasts 25-minutes and costs $84. Carriages fit up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 small children.
Experience Disney like never before! Ride through the idyllic wilderness, surrounded by wildlife like deer, rabbits, ducks, and armadillos, as you horseback ride through this Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.
Guests ages 9 and up can enjoy 45-minute horseback trail rides. Currently, the cost is $55 per person.
Now that you have almost a million and one reasons to visit this resort, let us know what you’d put on your vacation plans from this list on the comments! For us, a visit to the Chip’ N Dale Sing-A-Long is a must!