New Tour – Walt’s Wilderness explores Fort Wilderness and More

Disney World Introduces New Tour Offering

Fort Wilderness campground was one of the original lodging options at Disney World and opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. To this day it remains one of the hidden gems for guests to explore and enjoy. A quiet, off the beaten path option, there are so many things to see and do it’s our favorite “unofficial theme park.”



Disney recently announced an awesome new addition to their special experience lineup with the Escape to Walt’s Wilderness tour. The 5 hour, $109 tour offers guest a variety of experiences and a unique peek at what makes Fort Wilderness a favorite of many.

The tour starts at 8 am with a pontoon boat tour leaving from Contemporary resort. The boat ride, lead by wildlife guides will offer participants a look at some of Florida’s wildlife along with stories about Walt’s love of the outdoors. Bay Lake is beautiful and we’ve enjoyed many afternoons on a pontoon boat as a family. Guests will not be disappointed.

Following the boat ride, a camp style breakfast is served alongside a bonfire on the beach. From there things get busy. Wagon rides, hiking and archery are on the agenda before Ending at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch. For folks that have always wondered the draft horses they see on Main Street USA are cared for when they aren’t on stage or want to see the little white ponies that pull Cinderella’s carriage up close, this is bound to be the highlight of the day.

Tours are typically offered twice a week. More information can be found on the Disney website. To book this experience, call 407-WDW-PLAY.


Chad Nykamp

Husband, father and lover of all things Disney. Like every kid, I loved Disney and the couple trips I took to Disney World in my early years are good memories. But my obsession began in 2004 when we made our first family visit. It's hard to believe that we almost cancelled the trip because it seemed like a lot of work with 3 very little kids. We were hooked by the end of the first day. By day 3 we were planning our next trip back. By day 5 we were doing the math on DVC. And by the end of the vacation everyone was crying the blues that we had to leave. Since then, Disney World has become our favorite vacation destination, a hobby and now a home. We love the detail of the story telling and the memories of time spent with friends and family.
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