While planning a stay at Fort Wilderness Resort we got caught up in creating a Bucket List of everything we wanted to do! And boy is there is a lot to do! Of course we knew about the Chip n Dale Campfire Sing-A-Long and we knew about the Hoop de Doo Revue but we had no idea you could watch ( and listen to) the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show from the beach. And so our Fort Wilderness Resort Bucket List began.
Fort Wilderness Resorts and Campgrounds
If you’re looking for a relaxing Disney vacation, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds may just have to be your next stop. We absolutely loved the complete immersion in nature, laid back atmosphere of a golf cart community and access to a fantastic dinner on the go. Here are all our top picks for activities to try at Fort Wilderness.
Check out our full review of Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds, so far.
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Everything on our Bucket List Even If You’re Not Staying There!
- Walk the trail from Fort Wilderness to Wilderness Lodge
- From Pioneer Hall to Wilderness Lodge
- This path, while currently under construction, is a 2.5 mile trail that will most likely reopen when construction on Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge completes.
- From Pioneer Hall to Wilderness Lodge
- Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the Beach
- Every evening when the Magic Kingdom shows the Happily Ever After Fireworks display you can find guests at Fort Wilderness lining the beach and dock near Pioneer Hall. You can even hear the entire show and songs that are piped in through the speakers.
- Chip N Dale Campfire Sing-a-long and a S’mores Kit!
- An absolute must do, this little escape for s’mores at The Meadows, features a cowboy playing songs, and telling jokes alongside Chip and Dale.
Disney Bucket List Food Goals at Fort Wilderness
- Eat at the Chuck Wagon Food Truck
- Found near the Chip N Dale Campfire Sing-A-Long in the Meadows Trading Post area, check out all the foodie options at the Chuck Wagon Food Truck. And if you visit at Christmastime, this little chuck wagon turns into the RV we all know and love from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!
- Sunday Brunch at Trails End
- Trails End is the main restaurant on property at Fort Wilderness and boasts the same food offered at the Hoop de Do Revue. But, when you visit for brunch on the weekends, you get the best of both breakfast and dinner! And it’s such a budget-friendly meal.
- Order Food from P & J’s Southern Takeout
- A perk of being at Fort Wilderness is that it’s so low key, you can walk in and get amazing takeout meals to take back to your site, eat at a picnic table or bring to the beach.
- Grab dinner at the Hoop de Do Revue! This dinner with a show brings you back to the wild west!
Disney Bucket List Activities at Fort Wilderness
- Archery Lessons
- You can join a cast member for some archery practice. No experience necessary. Grab a reservation for an Archery Lesson at Disney.
- Carriage Ride
- While the carriage ride path is currently closed during the construction of Reflections, once open again, you can get on the next carriage, soon in it’s new location.
- Visit the Horse Barn
- Ahhh, the feeling of being in the country always lends to relaxation. You can meet the horses that pull Cinderella’s carriage, hire a trail ride and do a few rounds at the stables.
- Do the Fort Wilderness Scavenger Hunt
- Looking for a fun game to play while on property? Check out this scavenger hunt if you’re staying for a while and see what you can find.
- Watch an Outdoor Movie after the campfire at The Meadows
- Fort Wilderness has a bleacher-filled little movie theater right on grounds. Unlike the other resorts where the evening lawn movies just take place on the lawn, Fort Wilderness goes all out. At this little outdoor movie you get access to the Chuck Wagon for snacks, s’mores at the campfire beforehand and seats where you can get cozy.
- Swim in Swimmin’ Hole
- Located in the Wilderness Swimmin’ hole, there is nothing here but water and peace. Also known as the quiet pool if you’re looking to get away from the kiddies.
- Walk, Bike, or Drive a Golf Cart to all 21 Camping Loops
- The camping loops at Fort Wilderness consist of campsite loops, RV loops, and Cabin Loops. Put it on your list to visit them all. Each has a different natural setting, and feel.
- Visit during the Holidays!
- Nothing is quite like seeing Fort Wilderness at Christmas. Or any holiday for that matter. No matter the campsite, everyone takes part in decorating their sites with decorations, lights and more!
Fort Wilderness Bucket List
If you’re looking for fun ways to add loads of mostly free fun on your next visit to Walt Disney World head to Fort Wilderness. We absolutely loved our time here and could easily spend a month hanging out at this resort. Hopefully you love it as much as we do. 🙂
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.