Disney Lifts Phase 2 Closure at Fort Wilderness

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The week before Halloween, we reported that Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground would be under an indefinite Phase 2 closure beginning Halloween night.

In case you aren’t familiar, a Phase 2 closure at a Disney World Resort typically means that only select Guests are allowed to enter the gates:

  • Those staying at the specific Disney Resort — must have a confirmed reservation
  • Disney World Annual Passholders
  • Individuals with in-park reservations or appointments.
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Today, ITM spoke with a Walt Disney World Guest Services Cast Member who confirmed that the Resort is not officially under a Phase 2 closure at this time. However, there are still some caveats to be aware of if you plan to visit friends or family members who are staying at a campsite or in a Fort Wilderness cabin.

First, you will need to confirm at the Resort gate that there are no current visitor restrictions. Then, you will need to provide the last name and site number or cabin number of the Guests you intend to visit.

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Remember that Disney reserves the right to make any changes to Resort Hotel — and campground — policies at any time. Check the official Fort Wilderness webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Disney describes Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground as:

Camp amid the magic of the great outdoors. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier, with deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos roaming the Resort’s 750 acres of pine and cypress forest. Discover charming woodland trails, spectacular pool areas and rip-roarin’ entertainment at this picturesque backcountry retreat.
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The property usually offers a variety of recreation activities for the whole family, including archery, fully-equipped campsites, the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool with corkscrew waterslide, and campfire sing-a-longs.

At this time, certain activities are unavailable due to Disney World’s phased reopening process. The campground is, of course, subject to all of Disney’s health and safety protocols, including mandatory face masks for Guests aged 2 and up and social distancing measures.

Does your family enjoy staying at Fort Wilderness? Let us know in the comments below.

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