Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Re-Opens

After a lengthy clean-up job of the resort’s landscaping and uprooted trees  which meant a longer closure than the rest of Walt Disney World, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground re-opened today.

Also reopening today is Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground to Add New Dining Pavilion

Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is in the process of putting together plans to add a new dining pavilion.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts has filed for a permit with the South Florida Water Management District for a project that involves more than 3.65 acres of infrastructure “to serve a new dining pavilion building and associated pargo (golf cart) parking at Fort Wilderness,” according to reports.


The new dining pavilion will be located near Bay Lake and the Settlement Trading Post according to plans.

There’s no clear construction timeline, but filing for a water-management district permit means that Disney is taking steps to begin work soon.

Walt Disney World to Begin Renovations at Fort Wilderness

Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will undergo some renovations soon, according to new permits filed by the theme park.

General construction work will begin on more than 10 campground sites — with more than 40 lots each — at Fort Wilderness. The type of renovation work was not revealed, but typical work at Disney’s resorts include upkeep of utilities, design and regular maintenance.

The general contractor on that work is CEC General Contractors Inc. from Lake Buena Vista.

Other permits filed by the theme park include improvements to cast/employee parking lots at Disney’s Yacht Club, Disney’s Beach Club, Disney Springs, Wilderness Lodge and the Grand Floridian, among others.

From the Orlando Business Journal

Escape to Walt’s Wilderness – New Tour Being Offered at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Escape to Walt's Wilderness

Escape to Walt’s Wilderness is a new off-the-beaten-track tour now available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

The tour, which costs $109+tax takes guests on a five-hour journey through the wilderness and gives a taste of some of the activities on offer at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

The adventure begins at 8 AM from the Contemporary Resort boat dock with a pontoon boat tour. During the boat ride, the guide shares stories of Walt Disney and his passion for the outdoors and nature. Along the way, wildlife guides and binoculars help with the wildlife spotting.

On arrival at Fort Wilderness, a bonfire and camp-style breakfast awaits. The menu includes locally sourced citrus salad, egg frittata, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, granola, coffee and juice. And marshmallows for the campfire of course!

Walt Disney World to Test Direct Bus Service from Magic Kingdom to Hoop-Dee-Doo & Mickey’s Backyard BBQ

Disney Buses

Disney will begin testing a new bus route that will bring  direct service from the Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground-Settlement Depot.

This four week test route will begin April 20th and will operate daily from 4pm to 11:30pm, making it ideal for those guests who will be attending either Hoop-Dee-Doo or Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness.

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