The 2015 Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds Information Thread Howdy Folks! And Welcome to one of Disneys best kept secrets!....The Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. This resort is a destination in itself! So y'all just sit back and relax now, and make yourself at home! This great resort is a hop, skip,and a jump from three of the Disney parks, and it's within a short hike to the beautiful Wilderness Lodge! The resort has around 799 campsites and 409 air-conditioned Wilderness Cabins residing on more than 700 acres of lush foliage and surrounded by pine and cypress trees. Early Morning at the Fort... Outside of the Meadow Trading Post... Pioneer Hall... If you look closely, you'll see beautiful wildlife such as rabbits, deer, armadillos, ducks, geese, and peacocks roaming around. Fort Wilderness Resort is also the only pet friendly resort on Disney World property; but dont worry there's plenty of room for guests with and without pets. And no worries y'all, these critters are harmless. Thread Links Post 2 Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Post 3 When Y'all Arrive Here's What Ya Do! Post 4 Cabin or Campsite?? Rates Are Posted Here! Post 5 Y'all Hungry? There's Plenty of Food to go Round! Post 6 Which Way Do We Go??? All Ya Need to Know about Transportation Post 7 Guest Services Post 8 Activities & Recreation for the Whole Gang Part 1 Post 9 Activities & Recreation for the Whole Gang Part 2 Post 10 Holidays at the Campgrounds and Some Decorating Tips! Things that might interest y'all! Lots of pictures for y'all to see!! (compliments of surferrat on the Camping Boards) Video Clip of the Fort!!! Fort Wilderness Railroad River Country History River Country History - Fact or Fiction??? Loving the Great Outdoors Compliments of WDWKOOK Background Info for the curious * 1971 -Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground opened in November. * 1973 The Fort Wilderness Railroad begins offering steam train transportation service to guests staying at the campground. * 1974 Pioneer Hall opens, and an original version of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue opens and is performed by the All-American Musical Comedy Workshop. * 1976 The Fort Wilderness Kennel opens. * 1985 Meadow Recreation Complex opens and the 2300 loop (Shawnee Bend) opens for occupancy. * 1986 Fort Wilderness expansion is completed (363 sites freed up by relocating trailers), and Pioneer Hall begins Melvin the Moose Breakfast Show. * 1996 Crocketts Tavern at Fort Wilderness changes from a full-service restaurant to a themed full service bar. * 1997 Fort Wilderness begins replacing its Wilderness Homes with log cabins. Address Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds 4510 N. Ft. Wilderness Trail Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Phone 407-824-2900 Fax is: 407-824-3508 So once again... Welcome, Y'all, to one of Disney's best kept secrets!