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DaniB
02-20-2010, 08:27 PM
I'd love to take the kids to the Wilderness Lodge for the campfire sing-a-long with Chip & Dale, and watch the movie outdoors afterwards.

We're not sure if we really want to eat at Trail's End or Whispering Canyon however.

I thought I read somewhere someone mentioned there's a Chuck Wagon (or something) close by that sells food along with the marshmallows & s'mores (IE, hot dogs, etc.).

Does anyone know if that is correct? And what it might be called? Does it take cash only for food items, or QS points?

Dani

livndisney
02-20-2010, 08:32 PM
I'd love to take the kids to the Wilderness Lodge for the campfire sing-a-long with Chip & Dale, and watch the movie outdoors afterwards.

We're not sure if we really want to eat at Trail's End or Whispering Canyon however.

I thought I read somewhere someone mentioned there's a Chuck Wagon (or something) close by that sells food along with the marshmallows & s'mores (IE, hot dogs, etc.).

Does anyone know if that is correct? And what it might be called? Does it take cash only for food items, or QS points?

Dani

The campfire and sing along are at Fort Wilderness(the campground), not Wilderness Lodge. Trails End and Chuck Wagon are at the Campground. Whispering Canyon is at Wilderness Lodge. Chuck Wagon is in the movie area and you can buy snack items and s'more makings.

Lynne M
02-20-2010, 08:36 PM
There are two different resorts with "Wilderness" in the name.

Fort Wilderness Campground is where you'll find the campfire with Chip & Dale and the movie. The campfire and movie are in the Meadow Trading Post area, and the Chuck Wagon is located nearby. You can get food and marshmallows at the Chuck Wagon.

Trails End buffet is in a different area of FW, near the marina.

Whispering Canyon Cafe is at the Wilderness Lodge, a completely different resort that's roughly a mile from FW. If you want to dine at WCC, there's boat service at WL that will take you to FW. From the marina, you can take an internal bus to the campfire.

sters
02-20-2010, 08:37 PM
How far away is the campfire site from the Hoop De Doo? Is it possible to see the 5pm HDD and catch the campfire/movie? Thinking about doing this.

Dizney_Luver
02-20-2010, 09:23 PM
How far away is the campfire site from the Hoop De Doo? Is it possible to see the 5pm HDD and catch the campfire/movie? Thinking about doing this.

Campfire, Sing -A- Long and Movie are just a short bus ride away by the Meadows Trading Post. Campfire starts at 7:30, Sing-A- Long is 8-8:30, movie starts at 8:40. Hope that helps! :thumbsup2

DaniB
02-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Whoops -that got confusing. Thanks for setting me straight!

Since I had the wrong place listed for the campfire... I'm wondering if my chosen transportation method is now incorrect.

I was originally thinking of taking the boat from Magic Kingdom to get to the campfire sing-a-long. Can I do this?

livndisney
02-20-2010, 11:52 PM
Whoops -that got confusing. Thanks for setting me straight!

Since I had the wrong place listed for the campfire... I'm wondering if my chosen transportation method is now incorrect.

I was originally thinking of taking the boat from Magic Kingdom to get to the campfire sing-a-long. Can I do this?

There is a boat from MK to the campground. Then you will need to take an internal bus to the campfire.

Lynne M
02-20-2010, 11:52 PM
Whoops -that got confusing. Thanks for setting me straight!

Since I had the wrong place listed for the campfire... I'm wondering if my chosen transportation method is now incorrect.

I was originally thinking of taking the boat from Magic Kingdom to get to the campfire sing-a-long. Can I do this?

Yes, you can. There's boat transportation from MK to FW; from the marina, you'd take an internal FW bus to the Meadows.

rachdd
02-21-2010, 11:04 AM
So can anyone go to Fort Wilderness and enjoy the campfire and movie?

stitchlover
02-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Yes, anyone can go to Fort Wilderness for this event. It is not limited to Fort Wilderness guest.

wildcatfan
02-21-2010, 12:04 PM
Can anyone tell me more about it? I have never done this and was wondering what it was like in June? In other words is it overly hot? Does it seem real kiddy?

Lindy Loo
02-28-2010, 06:25 PM
Please can you advise me how long to allow from MK on the boat to the Campfire and movie?

Ie do I need to allow an hour or more ? Thanks

Sandisw
02-28-2010, 09:48 PM
Please can you advise me how long to allow from MK on the boat to the Campfire and movie?

Ie do I need to allow an hour or more ? Thanks

I would allow for the hour. This gives you time to catch the boat, get to FW, catch the bus, and make it to the campground.

julezdisney
03-01-2010, 03:30 PM
Is this for RESORT guests only or can off-site people join in the fun?

DaniB
03-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Is this for RESORT guests only or can off-site people join in the fun?

From what I read in the Unofficial Guide, it's only for Disney lodging guests.

Someone correct me please if I'm wrong.

Madformickey
03-01-2010, 03:55 PM
Well, id say anyone. We went last trip, and n one ever asked for a room key. So i think its no big deal. We had a good time. we also walked from front gate to camp fire. (wont do that again. Too long) But the walk from the campire back to the boat Launch didnt seem more than a 5 0r 10 minute walk. But what ever your choice for transportation is, go and enjoy a Disney Hidden Treasure. And watch out for all thoughs flaming marshmallows.

starstruck93
05-18-2010, 11:01 PM
Thanks so much everyone for all of the great info in this thread! We're staying at BLT this Dec, but I really want to take DS to the camp fire... it sounds like alot of fun. Does the Chuck wagon take the dining plan...as a CS meal? Thanks so much! April

angela152
05-19-2010, 07:19 AM
I remember going to the campfire when i was growing up. My family always stayed in the Cabins at Fort Wilderness (I think about 4-5 times) and we always enjoyed going to the campfire and watching the cartoons. I am excited to be taking my kids in June to the campfire which we didn't do our last trip in 2007. So totally excited!!! I'm also bring my own smore's supplies..... I think it's like $5 for stuff to make 2 smores... we would be spending about $20 for our family to make enough smores.

ShelsGoingToDisney
05-19-2010, 05:18 PM
I remember going to the campfire when i was growing up. My family always stayed in the Cabins at Fort Wilderness (I think about 4-5 times) and we always enjoyed going to the campfire and watching the cartoons. I am excited to be taking my kids in June to the campfire which we didn't do our last trip in 2007. So totally excited!!! I'm also bring my own smore's supplies..... I think it's like $5 for stuff to make 2 smores... we would be spending about $20 for our family to make enough smores.

I was thinking of taking my own smores supplies too but I was wondering if there are sticks or something available to use to roast them? I thought I saw you had to buy those too or they came with the kit. Don't really want to travel around with roasting tongs and I don't want to bring all the smores supplies to find there is nothing to use.

ShelsGoingToDisney
05-22-2010, 01:02 AM
I was thinking of taking my own smores supplies too but I was wondering if there are sticks or something available to use to roast them? I thought I saw you had to buy those too or they came with the kit. Don't really want to travel around with roasting tongs and I don't want to bring all the smores supplies to find there is nothing to use.

Anyone know about the sticks or tongs? :confused3

burberryplaid
05-22-2010, 08:51 AM
Is this for RESORT guests only or can off-site people join in the fun?

I've had friends who are locals to Orlando (so not resort guests) who have gone to this. I think everyone is welcome.

We'll be doing this for the first time on Monday when we arrive. I'm excited to try it. :)

Tinkerbella001
05-31-2010, 05:51 PM
Does anyone know about the sticks?? I was also planning to bring my own supplies. Does anyone know if a smore kit would be a snack on the ddp??

Also...if we stayed for the movie will we be able to still catch a bus back to mk and then our resort? Or would it be too late?

grumpysmrs
05-31-2010, 06:12 PM
You should check out the camping at disney forum for exact info. You will need bug spray in June. The chuckwagon sells dowel rods(sticks) for smores... I don't remember the price. If you want to eat at FW I would recommend trails end buffet...reasonable price and good food.....also depending on the forecast a towel or blanket might be needed in the evening. Also it is bench seating so you might want a towel for a cushion or for little ones to lay on....

DizneyNutz
05-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Can anyone advise if this is seasonal or year round? Does this continue in December specifically? Thanks in advance.:thumbsup2

ebrjlr
05-31-2010, 08:13 PM
We love Whispering Canyon. One of our favorite places.

postesf
06-01-2010, 04:25 PM
We are going in January and I thought it would be fun for nephew. He will be 13 by then though. Do u think he is too old for something like this? We have never done it. Also wondering if this is year round as well. Obviously it would depend on the temps that time of year too.

Do they post a schedule of the movies for the various nights?

Thanks!
Stacie

spiceycat
06-01-2010, 04:52 PM
here you go

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2478623

the real experts are at the camping board

Himom
06-01-2010, 06:21 PM
The Chuck Wagon (the stall at the Campfire site that sells smores stuff) sells sticks for roasting for 50 cents each. We just look around for medium length pine branches that have fallen on the ground that could be used for roasting. You might want to bring your own smores supply, they sell it for $9/kit, enough to make many smores though.

The campfire and sing-along was a lot of fun. We went in May and the weather was nice but the bugs ate me alive. So don't forget the bug spray! We stayed awhile for the movie and went to the marina to watch the electric water parade and Wishes fireworks at MK. It was a fun outing for us!