Day Trip: Fort Wilderness

Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Staying at Wilderness Lodge, you are just a hop, skip and jump away (or, well, 1.5 miles) from one of Disney’s original resorts, the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground! Activities abound at Fort Wilderness, so why not take a day trip?

First, grab breakfast or lunch at Fort Wilderness’ Trail’s End Restaurant. The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is served from 7:30-11:30 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:30-2 p.m.

Then, set off on one of the itineraries below for your own Fort Wilderness Day Trip!

Horseback Adventure

The Tri-Circle-D Ranch offers animal activities for kids and adults alike. Pony rides for children under 80 lbs. are $3, then afterward you can visit the Petting Farm located between Pioneer Hall and the Tri-Circle D Ranch, where the kiddos can interact with lovable critters.

For adults, try Horseback Riding. For $42, you can take a guided ride on horseback from the Tri-Circle-D Ranch through the Sherwood Forest of Fort Wilderness. Riders must be 9 years old, at least 48 inches in height, and weigh less than 250 lbs.

Click here for more info about the Tri-Circle-D Ranch!

Guided Segway Adventure

The Wilderness Back Trail Adventure gives guests the chance to try their hand at a Segway and explore Fort Wilderness at the same time. No worries – training is provided before the tour!

Guests must weigh less than 250 lbs. and be at least 16 years of age. Cost is $90 for the 2-hour tour.

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Trail’s End Restaurant

Sports and Fitness

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2:45pm guides lead wannabe archers through the basics of archery, followed by some target practice.

You can also work up a sweat playing volleyball, tetherball or basketball; take it easy with a game of horseshoes or shuffleboard; or run the 2.3-mile rugged Fort Wilderness Exercise Trail.

Games and Fun

If you have kids, this would be a great itinerary! Start out at the Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade at Pioneer Hall and Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade in the Meadow Recreation Area, play a variety of video and pinball games.

Then head on over to the Children’s Playground at Pioneer Hall, where your kids can climb, slide and play to their heart’s content. Additional playgrounds are located at the Meadow Recreation area, Creekside Meadow and the Marina/Beach area.

Finally, cool off with a dip at Meadow Swimmin’ Hole! Ask a Cast Member about planned pool activities for children. There’s even a kids’ play area, waterslide and hot tub!

All of these itineraries are just scratching the surface of what Fort Wilderness has to offer. Click here to get even more ideas about a Fort Wilderness Day Trip!

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