Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground® first opened at Walt Disney World® Resort on November 19, 1971, just about six weeks after the debut of the Magic Kingdom Park®. Surrounded by the existing forests found along the shores of Bay Lake, this rustic playground was designed to provide opportunities for visitors to “bring their own accommodations with them” – whether by tent or RV. The campground is nestled on 750 acres of pine and cypress trees, surrounded by quiet trails and gentle wildlife, like deer and rabbits where guests can feel as if they're far away from the bustle of modern civilization - even though the Magic Kingdom is just a short boat ride away!
The resort is comprised of both campsites and cabins. There are 784 campsite locations and 409 cabins.
On the campsite side, there are 4 different types of campsites, including new Premium Campsites, that can accommodate everything from tents to pop-up trailers to 45-foot and longer vehicles, with a maximum 10 Guests per site. Amenities vary, but each campsite is equipped with:
- Privacy-enhancing landscaping
- Water, cable television hook-ups and electrical hook-ups
- Premium picnic table and charcoal grill
- Sewer hook-up (at most campsites)
- High-speed Internet access is available at an additional fee
On the cabin side, the cabins can accommodate up to six guests, plus one child under 3 in a crib. They each feature a double bed, a set of bunk beds, and a separate living room with pull-out sofa, a bathroom and full kitchen. There’s an outdoor patio deck with picnic table, charcoal grill and private parking space. Plus daily housekeeping is provided.
The resort includes two pools, a children’s pool and water play area, white sand beach for sunbathing, canoeing, tennis, fishing, marina for watercraft rentals, an arcade and other assorted recreational activities. The Tri-Circle D Ranch is located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort where guests can enjoy the petting farm, pony rides for the little kids or horseback riding for the bigger ones!
The resort features table-service dining at Trails End Restaurant which offers an all-you-care-to enjoy breakfast and dinner, or simply enjoy the a la carte lunch menu; and Crockett’s Lounge offers pizza, nachos and a full service bar. Guests will also find a seasonal Character Dining experience at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ; and you don’t want to miss the most popular Dinner Show available at all of Walt Disney World® Resort – the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue found at Pioneer Hall not far from the resort’s boat dock and the petting farm. This all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style dinner show is one of the longest continuously running musical shows in the nation, tracing it’s beginnings back to 1973. It sells out quickly, so be sure to get reservations early – you can reserve your table up to 180 days in advance.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground® is a resort that can be considered both a value and moderate level resort - value for the fact that camping accommodations can be found for as little as $19 per night depending on site type and season - and moderate level for the home-like cabins. It is located in the Magic Kingdom area of Walt Disney World. Convenient boat transportation runs daily to and from the Magic Kingdom, and convenient bus transportation will take guests to all other parts of the Walt Disney World® Resort.