Planning on Visiting Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground? We Know The Best Evening to Visit!

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is possibly one of the most unique Walt Disney World Resorts. The Disney Moderate Resort offers several types of accommodation to Disney Guests. Disney’s Fort Wilderness consists of four campsite types that dedicate space for RV Campers and tents. For Guests who wish to enjoy a more luxurious experience, the Fort Wilderness Cabins are an ideal place to stay.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort covers 750 acres of forest, occupied by cypress and pine trees, and an abundance of wildlife, evoking the timeless beauty of the American frontier. There are plenty of woodland trails to explore by foot, bike, and horseback. Several pools are available throughout the Disney Resort to allow you to cool off after a day in the Disney Parks. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Guests can get around the Resort quickly by hiring a golf cart. To add to the fun of your Disney camping experience, Guests are welcome to decorate their campsites and golf carts. This is particularly popular at certain times of the year, including Christmas, Halloween, and Independence Day.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground
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Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is known to be home to the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue in Pioneer Hall. The high-energy musical and comedy dinner show occupies Guests three times every evening. Guests can enjoy as much food and drink as they like during the two-hour show. Advance dining reservations are highly recommended if you wish to participate in the fun during your next Disney vacation.

There’s even more, to enjoy, though, at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

When should you visit the Disney Resort?

During a Disney vacation, there are plenty of great times to visit Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Visiting during the day offers an ideal opportunity to explore the Tri-Circle-D Ranch and see the horses and ponies that call Walt Disney World home. Evenings are also a popular time to visit with Guests who have advance dining reservations for the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue. But there is a more specific time to visit the Disney Resort.

We love to spend Wednesday evenings at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Let us explain why.

Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long

Walt Disney World Resort hotels are known to offer Guests the chance to toast marshmallows at a nightly campfire. However, Disney’s Fort Wilderness campfire differs from your usual on select weeknights. While the Country Campfire occurs nightly in the Campfire Theatre from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long takes place Wednesday through Sunday evenings. During these evenings, Guests can toast marshmallows and make their s’mores around the campfires. Cast Members will give out complimentary marshmallows, but a Food Truck also sells additional marshmallows and s’mores kits if you still need to buy your own.

Chip 'N' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
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But from 8 p.m., Guests welcome their favorite Disney chipmunks to the stage. Accompanied by a guitar player who strums well-known tunes and songs to sing along to, Chip and Dale entertain Guests. While there aren’t opportunities for photos, Chip and Dale join Guests, who are invited up to the floor to dance and participate in beloved songs such as the Hokey Cokey. It doesn’t matter how old you are; there’s plenty of fun to be had at the Campfire Sing-A-Long.

Chip 'N' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long, Disney's Fort Wilderness
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Food Truck Round-Up

While there are several Disney restaurants to dine in at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, Guests can enjoy food items from food trucks on select nights of the week. The Food Truck Round-Up takes place at the Settlement on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings every week. From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you can order sweet and savory delights, including hot dogs, burgers, crepes, ice cream, and more. The benches at the Settlement offer a great place to enjoy your order. Relax and take in the fun atmosphere. It’s worth noting that the Food Truck Round-Up differs from The Chuck Wagon, which can be found at the campsite.

Food Truck Round-Up, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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Visiting Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground on a Wednesday evening allows you to enjoy both activities. We recommend enjoying your dinner from the Food Truck Round-Up around 6 p.m. Once you’ve eaten, stroll through Disney’s Fort Wilderness grounds toward the Meadow Trading Post. Across the river from the Meadow Trading Post are the Bike Barn and the Meadow recreation area. Continue along the path passing the Bike Barn, and you will reach the Campfire Theatre. Ensure you arrive in time to enjoy Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-Along at 8 p.m.

Food Truck Round-Up, Disney's Fort Wilderness
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Getting to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

The easiest way to travel to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground is by boat from Magic Kingdom Park. While Guests can also use the Walt Disney World Transportation System to travel to the Disney Resort from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney Springs, you will need to switch buses upon arrival at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. The buses will drop you at the Outpost Depot near the Reception Outpost. Using the internal bus loop to travel around the Disney Resort easily would be best. You will need to do the same if you wish to use your own car or Lyft. 

Travel to Magic Kingdom Park by bus if you plan to visit Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort from another Disney theme park or Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Once you have passed through security at the Disney Park, head to the central boat landing for Disney’s Fort Wilderness. The boat will take you directly to Fort Wilderness Marina near the Settlement. Guests traveling from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney’s Contemporary Resort should use the Disney Monorail to Magic Kingdom Park before using the boat. If you stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, you can use the boat or bus to travel to Disney’s Fort Wilderness.

Magic Kingdom Boats
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Do you plan on visiting Disney’s Fort Wilderness during your next Disney vacation? If you plan to visit one evening, plan to do so on a Wednesday. You will want to experience the fun to be had at the Disney Resort!

Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!

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