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5 Reasons You Need to Eat at Trail’s End on Your Next Visit

Trail’s End, located at Walt Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, is often overlooked by guests but is a wonderful dining experience. Trails End is a family-style meal for breakfast and dinner. On the menu, you will find home-style favorites that are sure to please everyone in your party. It is located off the beaten path, which is why it is a hidden gem. There are a few ways to get to Trail’s End. First, you can drive to the resort and park in the front parking lot. You will need to take the internal resort bus back to Settlement Outpost. The second option requires you to take a boat from Magic Kingdom theme park or from the Wilderness Lodge or Contemporary Resort.  It’s a little more effort to get to, but the food is well worth it! Here are five reasons why you should make the trek to Trail’s End on your next visit.

Editor’s Note: While it has not been officially announced, Trails End is closing this spring. The last day you can make a restaurant reservation is Sunday, April 16, 2023. The rumor is that it will be turned into a market-style quick-service location. We share this article so you can dine at this restaurant while you still can. We’re very sad to see it close! 


5 – A Reason to Visit Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort

Walt Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a gorgeous 700-acre retreat at Walt Disney World. Like any Walt Disney World resort, you don’t need to be staying here to enjoy some of what the resort offers. Recreation at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is almost as endless as the great outdoors itself! Guests can choose from horseback riding, fishing excursions, nature trail exploration, boat rentals, volleyball, tennis, bike rentals, and the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure, where guests can experience, first-hand, a Segway X2. The Archery Experience is an option for guests who are interested in learning target shooting from an Archery Guide. Those who want to slow it down and relax can unwind on a white sand beach, play a leisurely game of shuffleboard, take the little ones on a pony ride or enjoy an evening horse-drawn wagon ride around the resort. Or you can simply tour the campground and enjoy its beauty. Whether you dine before or after your meal at Trails End, you’ll enjoy your time at Fort Wilderness!

4 – (New) Family-Style Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast and Dinner are now served family-style, both offering a variety of foods. The breakfast offerings have been pared down but still include Mickey waffles, smoked brisket and eggs, cheesy potato casserole, and yogurt parfait. Plant-based options are also available. Dinner now consists of all-you-care-to-enjoy skillets featuring pecan-smoked brisket, corn on the cob, and green beans.

3 – Moonshine

Moonshine is a sweet, non-alcoholic fruit juice found at Trail’s End. It is a mix of orange, passion fruit, and guava juice and is absolutely delicious. It’s offered by your server during Breakfast and is available for order during dinner as well. It is very sweet, so you may want to order a glass of water to go with it. Remember that beverages are included in the price for breakfast and dinner, so try it out on your next visit!


2 – Quaint, Rustic, Country theme

The atmosphere of Trail’s End is cozy and comfortable. Wood panels and beams give the location a rustic feel. Even the tables and chairs appear to be made out of unfinished logs. The walls are decorated with kitchen items, which could be used by settlers after a long day on the trail. There is even a 6-foot bear located downstairs near the bar! The atmosphere sets the stage for the hearty country fare offered at this location.

Trails End Interior

1 – Price

Trail’s End is one of the most affordable restaurants on Disney property. The breakfast menu features many of the same items that other more expensive restaurants on property have. Dinner offers hearty family favorites and southern cooking at its best.  But Trail’s End is less expensive than many of these other locations. The price for breakfast is around $23 per adult and $13 per child. At dinner, where you really get the best value, prices start at $32 per adult and $19 per child.

There are many great reasons to pay a visit to Trail’s End on your next visit. Don’t let the fact that it is a little out of the way discourage you from trying it out, as the food is delicious, and you can’t beat the price!

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Jenn S

Jenn is a Pennsylvania native whose love of Disney caused her to move to the Sunshine State. As a child her family visited Walt Disney World every year on vacation and now that she calls Orlando home she frequents the Disney parks often. Jenn loves all the wonderful dining experiences on property and can't wait to try anything new. In her free time she loves spending time with friends, cooking and visiting other Orlando attractions and restaurants.
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