Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida
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Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney truly is one of the most magical places on Earth. And being Disney lovers, we love sharing all of these hotels with you. Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed Disney-owned property, located within the Magic Kingdom Resort Area in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The resort officially opened on November 19, 1971 and is adjacent to Bay Lake and Disney's River Country, a now-defunct water park. We hope that you love this Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida post.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando FloridaDisney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Fort Wilderness combines a frontier theme with a rustic natural setting, complete with 750 acres of pine-and-cypress woodland. A number of hiking trails can be found crisscrossing the property, which is located in the vicinity of Disney's Magic Kingdom. As the resort offers ample Disney RV parking, it tends to attract a number of travelers in these large vehicles, as well as couples and families who prefer traditional camping.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Lodging Options

Standard rooms at the Fort Wilderness Resort can sleep up to four adults, and are furnished with either a queen bed and a set of twin bunk beds, or two queen beds. For those requiring a bit more elbow room, there are cabin rentals available, equipped with full kitchens and private patios. The cabins can comfortably sleep up to six adults. The majority of rooms and cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness offer views of the woodland landscape.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando FloridaDisney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando FloridaDisney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando FloridaDisney's Fort Wilderness Campground features four different types of campsite, ranging from simple tenting areas to sites large enough to accommodate a 45-foot recreational vehicle. This resort has the distinction of being one of the few places that's convenient for Disney RV parking. All campsites feature water, cable, and electric hookups, as well as a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Some are pet-friendly, and many have sewer hookups available as well. Comfort stations are positioned throughout the property for the convenience of the guests. Campsites can be used to accommodate up to 10 people, depending on the type of site.

Transportation

As the Disney campground is relatively large, there are golf cart rentals available to help cut down on walking time. Horseback riding is another way to get around the resort (also see Pools and Activities, below). For guests arriving by car, there is complimentary standard parking for one vehicle per campsite.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando FloridaDining

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground features a multitude of casual dining options. For a quick bite on the go, there are counter service eateries and food trucks such as P&J's Southern Takeout and the Chuck Wagon. Crockett's Tavern, the only lounge on the property, offers relaxed dining in a pub-style atmosphere. There's also a family-style buffet restaurant, Trail's End, for larger and/or more finicky groups.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, hosted at Pioneer Hall, treats visitors to a festive comedy/musical dinner routine in the vein of Hee Haw. The menu features an all-you-care-to-eat array of southern comfort food. Also on-site is Mickey's Backyard BBQ, an opportunity for the little ones to get up close and personal with their favorite characters.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando FloridaPools and Activities

This Disney campground also has a swimming pool, for respite from the hot Florida sun. The Meadow Swimmin' Pool features a corkscrew slide and a separate whirlpool area. All guests staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground may take advantage of the pool offerings. Horseback riding, canoeing, and archery are also available at this resort, and the 750 acres of forested ground offer plenty of opportunities to connect with nature. Visitors can expect to see deer, plenty of birds, and perhaps even the odd armadillo or two.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida

Local Area

The Orlando resort is located within driving distance of all four major Disney theme parks, closest to the Magic Kingdom. This central Florida region is something of a tourist mecca, with no shortage of exciting recreational options. We hope that you loved this Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando Florida post. Happy travels!

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  1. Fun! I didn’t know Disney had a campground. We love to hike and explore nature as a family, so this resort would be perfect for us.

  2. artchee

    The place looks awesome and fun. I have close friends living in Florida. I’m going to ask them to check the place out with me when I visit them.

  3. I didn’t know Disney had a campground! This place looks just as magical as the theme parks; I will have to take my family there. They would love this!

  4. I prefer glamping rather than the rugged camping. And your post on this Disney type of vacation is definitely my ideal glamping! Love it!

  5. Kiwi

    Disney is always innovating themselves. I had no idea there was a campground out there like this!

  6. I can’t get over the lodging options. Very nice overall! Excited to bring the family sometime in 2019.

  7. Oh wow! The layout of the rooms looks great. I like that there’s much to do for the family and more nature-like feel as well.

  8. I would love to take my family for a visit to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground as it looks amazing! You really can’t go wrong with the Disney brand.

  9. Wow! Disney really is a magical place! Would love to visit soon and experience the fun!

  10. This looks like an amazing family vacation! I love all of the different lodging options.

  11. This is more of a glamping experience at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Disney isn’t for kids alone, really, Lydia! I’m inspired to visit. Going to put it on my bucket list.

  12. This looks beautiful and clean! I did not know about this!

  13. This looks very cool and like it could really add to a Disney experience! So so many cool options hey!

  14. This sounds like a great place to visit. We have done a lot of camping and it’s nice to have a variety of different options. Those cabins look so comfortable, and it’s nice to do something other than tent camping.

  15. This is a really nice cabin. Disney has some of the best accommodations for families.

  16. We live in the area, so we’re fortunate to be able to go to Disney all the time. I think the next time we go, we’ll definitely make it a weekend at Fort Wilderness.

  17. This area is little known and would be great for an RV family stopover. I will keep this inmind because I want to go exploring in the future in an RV.

  18. Amy

    Wow, this looks mega fun!! Places like these are why I want to get an RV!

  19. Rachel Newlon

    Thank you for this! We are planning a trip to Orlando this year and I am trying to way out all of our options! We’ve talked about renting an RV and driving down so that we can sightsee along the way. Don’t get me wrong…I love flying, but driving lets you enjoy so much more!

  20. I had no idea you could camp at Disney! I love all the options they have for lodging too. This is definitely something I would want to check out.

  21. Kathy

    Wow, that is so beautiful. I’ve never been to Disney before, but that’s exactly where I’d love to stay. I just know my family would enjoy it there.

  22. I love her nature mystic this Disney lodging experience is. It reminds me of when my parents and I would go to the timeshare in Tyler Texas. I would love to visit here

  23. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground looks so magnificent and thanks for all those informative trivia about the place. What a fun place to visit. 

  24. I heard Disney had a camp ground a few years ago but i never really looked into it. I love how it has different housing options. I would probably prefer glamping more than camping. I hear it’s better priced than their hotels.

  25. Kimberley

    This looks like such a wonderful and fun place. Would definitely want to visit it. 

  26. Oh wow, I never knew they had this kin dof campground at Disney. It’s been a long time since I visited, but it looks like I might have to return.

  27. Catalina

    This place is a fairy tale. My husband and my kid will go crazy over this! We should plan a trip there as soon as possible!

  28. Fort Wilderness is on my bucket list – we are passholders but haven’t had a chance to stay here yet! It is so cool.

  29. Sarah

    So awesome! I had no clue there were campgrounds at WDW. WE’ll so need to check this out. Fun! 

  30. We’ve stayed in the lodge, but not the campground. Talked about doing it next time – whenever that ends up being!

  31. reesa

    What a fun way to do Disney!! I hope we get to check this out one day! 

  32. Wow! I love camping and this place looks amazing! My nephews and niece will definitely love this wilderness resort of Disney. So cool!

  33. This looks like a great camping ground to take the kids too! Heck, I’d enjoy it all by myself! LOL xo

  34. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Now this is the kind of vacation I yearn for! Every photo you shared of the place, every detailed description of the amenities and fun activities made me want to pack my bags and fly over there.

  35. Courtney

    I’ve stayed in the cabins at Fort Wilderness before!!! Perfect for those like me that live camping activities, but hate actual camping lol

  36. This looks like an excellent place to stay! I love how it’s all laid out! 

  37. Angela

    this is my kind of stuff! Would really love to try this place! Seems so beautiful!

  38. Oh wow! this resort looks amazing for families! it has everything one could ever need!

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