Looking for something to do on the day you arrive or the day that you are leaving? Or if you and the kids just need a break from the parks?
Well, a fun thing to do is to take Disney transportation, or your car, over to Disney's Fort Wilderness. It's a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours; and it free!
The "Outpost" is where the parking lot is and where the Disney buses will drop you off. It's also where you will find the Fort Wilderness Kennel and the Tri-Circle-D Ranch - Trail Rides.
From the "Outpost" you will take a Disney bus to the "Settlement". It's a short bus ride that travels on roads with campsites on either side. Every time I take that bus ride all the people I see seem to be having lots of fun camping out. I've never done it but it sure looks like a really fun thing to do.
Once the bus arrives at the "Settlement" you are free to roam the property. I suggest you take the short walk over to the Tri-Circle-D Farm. Here is where all the horses used to pull Cinderella's coach and the trolley's on Main Street are kept and cared for.
The kids can even have a pony ride (for a price).
If you are lucky you could see the blacksmith in action or Cast Members washing and grooming some of the horses. This is an actual working farm so it's pretty neat to see it in action.
Anyway, from the ranch head over by Pioneer Hall. That's where they have the Hoop Dee Doo Review every night. Also there's a very good restaurant there called Trails End. It's an all you can eat buffet. The fried chicken there is finger lickin good!! The Settlement Trading Post is where campers can purchase food and souvenirs.
Fort Wilderness Landing is where you can rent boats or take a boat over to the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort or Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort. In a future blog I'll take about things you can do if you decide to head over to one of these hotels.
My recommendation is if you have some time head over to Fort Wilderness. You won't be disappointed!
I hope this blog helped you as you plan your next trip to Walt Disney World.
Well, that's all for now. As my good friend says "see ya real soon" - DizneyMike
Mike Bachand (aka DizneyMike) is a long time Disney Enthusiasts. Over the years Mike and family made numerous trips down to WDW from their home in Massachusetts. Now Mike and his wife live year round in the Orlando area. He is a Florida Annual Passholder who visits WDW on an average of once a week. Besides his love for WDW, Mike has a large collection of Disney books, figurines and ornaments and is a former Disney Cast Member working as a Concierge at the Contemporary Resort.
The previous post in this blog was Magic Kingdom Updates - DizneyMike's World.
The next post in this blog is Animal Kingdom Lodge Concierge Part 1.