Chip n Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long at Disney’s Fort Wilderness is all about fun. Singing and Jokes and S’mores. You can head to this Fort Wilderness evening event whether or not you’re staying at the resort. And we highly recommend it! Really, it’s so so so much more fun that we thought! With an outdoor movie theater set up, complete with a fire pit and a soft pretzel stand, this offers an evening you won’t find anywhere else on Disney property. Here’s everything you need to know about heading to Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds for a night under the stars.
Let’s face it. There is no shortage of amazing things to do at Walt Disney World Resorts. Some offer fireworks viewing from the beach, some let you get an up-close look at the Electrical Water Pageant Parade, and almost all offer a Movie Night on the lawn. But did you know Fort Wilderness offers all these things AND a Campfire Sing-A-Long? Yep. We were absolutely floored by how great Fort Wilderness is. Even if you’re not made of western or camping cloth, you’ll want to add this Sing-A-Long to your next stay at Walt Disney World. Here’s Why.
Is the Chip and Dale’s Campfire a Must-Do?
YES. And believe us. This will be showing up on our Fort Wilderness Bucket List post too. It’s simply so much fun! Fort Wilderness as a whole resort is SUPER LAID BACK! It’s going to be the one place you go at Walt Disney World that feels like you can just kick off your shoes and relax. And the evening events are no exception. The campfire involved all of us, holding our sticks in a shared fire to roast our s’mores. Sitting in an open-air bench area listening to fun songs, and jokes and watching Chip and Dale have the best time. We did get caught in the rain, but many people just threw on parkas, or grabbed an umbrella and stayed through the mini-storm. So, if you’re wondering what special and FREE thing you can do on your next Disney Vacation, you’ve found it.
Chip n Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long
To attend the Campfire Sing-A-Long, no invitation or permission is needed. You simply head over to the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds and head to The Meadows. This event happens at 7 pm nightly. You’ll be greeted by a guitar-paying cowboy and Chip and Dale for familiar songs you can sing with the group. Fun jokes, and the chance to get autographs and photos with Chip and Dale round out the evening before the movie, which you can also stay for.
Can you Meet Chip and Dale at the Campfire at Fort Wilderness?
Yes, you can! But be aware, that the characters are performing throughout this Sing-Along, as this is a show and not a meet and greet. As such it’s requested that you wait until Chip and Dale come to you. There are plenty of cast members on hand, and you can simply ask if Chip and Dale are available the night you visit for a quick photo or interaction.
How Long is Chip and Dale’s Campfire Sing-Along at Fort Wilderness?
Chip and Dale’s Campfire sing-along is about 40 minutes long and includes songs and antics with a singing Cowboy and Chip and Dale on stage.
What Time is Chip and Dale’s Campfire Sing-Along?
The Campfire Sing-Along with Chip & Dale takes place at 7 p.m. during the fall and winter months. And at 8 p.m. through the spring and summer. Be sure to check the Fort Wilderness Resort Recreation Guide for details.
What Do You Need to Bring to the Chip and Dale’s Campfire?
Frankly, you don’t need to bring anything. BUT, if you’re heading over to the resort, you might as well make it special. We recommend you bring the following.
- Fix’ins for S’Mores. Grab Marshmallows, Sticks, Graham Crackers and Chocolate Bars. But don’t worry, if you forget these. The gift shop near Pioneer Hall and the one at The Meadows have everything you need. Even the Chuckwagon Snack Bar at the campfire has s’mores kits.
- Your Refillable Mugs. You can access refillable drink stations at P& J’s Southern Takeout, right between Trails End Restaurant and Pioneer Hall. The cocoa and coffee machine The Meadows Gift Shop and another soda refill station at the Pool Pavilion. All of which are open to guests.
- A Few Extras. A Blanket, Seat Cushion, and a Rain Parka are happy extras you can have on hand. Though not necessarily needed.
Where is the Chip and Dale’s Campfire Sing-Along at Fort Wilderness?
The Campfire Sing-Along with Chip & Dale at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is held just behind the building at the Meadow Trading Post. This part of the campground is technically in the center of the resort. You can get to this area by the internal resort shuttle or walk there.
You can take the boat from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness. From the dock, you walk past Pioneer Hall on the right and towards the Bus Stop. On the internal resort bus system, you’ll be getting on the Orange Bus Line so that you can head towards The Meadows. The Meadows is right across the street from the RV campsites at 900. Just keep an eye and ear out for the 900 stop and depart the bus.
You can take the Disney bus from any park to Fort Wilderness. Once you arrive at Fort Wilderness you will depart the bus and stay at the bus stop until you see the Orange Bus Line. Once again you’ll just board and stay on the bus until you reach campsites 900, at The Meadows.
The Meadows at Fort Wilderness Resort
At Fort Wilderness, in addition to the Pioneer Hall area, The Meadows is where it’s at. Once you depart the bus you’ll head into the gift shop- since you’ll be walking through it to the back entertainment area. Here, if you brought your resort mug, you can get a coffee and cocoa refill. Once you’re done in the gift shop just head out the back door and follow the path to walk over the small bridge on your left. At the end of the bridge, if you turn right towards the pool you’ll find another drink refill station inside the pool pavilion. If you turn left at the end of the bridge you can head towards the campfire and movie area. And never fear, people will be around to tell you where it is if you get twisted around. In the traditional camping lifestyle, there are usually many families out in the evenings at Fort Wilderness.
An Evening at Fort Wilderness
No matter if you’re staying at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds or simply heading there for the Campfire Sign-A-Long for the night, you’ll love the laid-back feel of this resort. If you’re thinking of where to stay on your next visit, check out everything we’re sharing about Fort Wilderness.
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.