Kids with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground; in costume as cowboys
  • On Mar 3, 2024
    Amaris from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We booked horse trails for my daughter's birthday for March 15th. What other activities are we able to do while visiting as guests? Like fishing, swimmimg, etc. Is there a picnic area where we can eat lunch?

    Hi Amaris!

    Welcome to planDisney!  It sounds like you have a wonderful birthday planned for your daughter enjoying the horseback riding at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort!  One of my panelist pals, Elaine, recently did this and shared her experience on the planDisney Instagram page which may be helpful to give you a sneak peek at what to expect.

    Amaris, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort is home to both cabins and campsites available for guests to reserve, but also features a variety of recreational activities open to anyone.  I like to think of it as a bit of a hidden gem for guests looking to do something a little different than the theme parks on their visit to Walt Disney World Resort.  In addition to horseback riding, you'll also find that you can visit the horses at Tri-Circle D Ranch and take a wagon or carriage ride around the property.  While the swimming pools on the property are reserved for guests of the resort, you can enjoy some time on the water with canoe or kayak rentals.  If your family enjoys outdoor sports, there are opportunities for fishing and archery at Fort Wilderness.  Some of these recommend advanced reservations so I encourage you to take a look at ones that may interest you before your visit. Did you know that the fun even continues as the sun sets?  You can see the Happily Ever After fireworks from the beach area and even enjoy an evening campfire with Chip and Dale?

    I chatted with a friendly Cast Member today who confirmed that you'll be able to find a picnic area near the stables which is open for day guests to enjoy while visiting the resort.  If you'd rather leave the cooking to Mickey and friends, there are a few options as well.  Trails End Restaurant is a Quick-Service location featuring a variety of menu items including things like fried chicken, ribs, and burgers.  You can take advantage of Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering in your My Disney Experience Mobile App at this location to limit your time waiting in line for your food to be prepared.  As an additional celebration for your daughter's birthday, you may want to see if reservations are still available at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show.  Not only will you have a wonderful dinner, but the added entertainment will certainly make for a rootin' tootin' good time.  

    Amaris, I hope this helps you plan a fabulous birthday for your daughter!  Please stop by and see us again at planDisney with any other vacation planning questions you have in the future!

    Cheers,
    Kristi
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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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