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  • On Feb 11, 2010
    Hillary from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does anyone have any information about horse back riding at Fort Wilderness?Cost?Time?Reservation? How do you get there from All Star Resorts? This panel has been the best tool for planning both of our trips. Keep up the good work! Everyone is so helpful

    This past fall I took my first horseback ride at Disney in over 15 years.  It not only brought back some great memories it was also a lot of fun!

    The ride itself is approximately 45 minutes long and you are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of the ride time so they can match you with the horse.  They take great care to give you a horse you can manage with your experience as well as for your body structure.  Children under 9 are not allowed and all children must be over 48 inches tall.  You can also not be over 250 pounds.  If you are unable to fit  comfortably and safely in one of their saddles you will not be allowed to ride.  Hard hats are given to you if you choose to wear them.  The cost is approximately $42 but this can change so be sure and get the latest pricing when you call for a reservation.  407-939-7529  Trip times start early in the morning and continue through-out the day depending on weather and time of year.  For the warmer days I suggest you take a ride as early as possible before the heat becomes too unbearable since you are asked to wear long pants.

    To get to the Tri Circle D Ranch you will need to catch a bus to one of the parks or Downtown Disney and then change there for a Fort Wilderness bus.  Once you reach Fort Wilderness get off at the front station as the stables are directly behind the bus area.  It makes it very easy and accessible for all guests to reach this destination.

    We loved our ride.  We saw many deer grazing or laying on the forest floor as we rode by. We actually had to stop to make sure they were real and not audioanimatronic!  I will definitely not wait another 15 years for my next date with the Disney horses!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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