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  • On Jun 7, 2023
    Michael 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.

    Hi Doug, I saw you recently responded to someone that the walking trail from Fort Wilderness to Wilderness Lodge is currently open. The last time I was there in October of 2021 this was closed. Has it reopened since? Thanks!

    Michael,

    Thanks for asking your question to plan Disney!

    Since the time of that writing, the path that connected Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to the Fort Wilderness area has been permanently closed. I am certainly disappointed, as it was a wonderful stroll to take, but I don’t mind sailing over on the boat instead!

    While I have no inside information, it seems apparent that the walkway will not re-open. There have been plans underway for a possible resort along that route, so it is possible that this is the reason why.

    But how do you get to enjoy that outdoorsy vibe, even when you cannot make that walk? I have a few favorites to recommend if you are not already aware of them.

    Tri-Circle-D Ranch: The all-new Tri-Circle-D Ranch is a beautiful home for some of our favorite four-legged friends. My family and I visited there this Spring break before having dinner at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and we were truly impressed. If you have a youngster in tow, a pony ride might not be a bad idea!

    RANCH BONUS TIP
    The ranch is open to visitors from 10 am to 5 pm.

    Geyser Point Bar & Grill: I love to grab a drink and some sharable appetizers with my planDisney panel friends at this wonderful outdoor lounge. It is very family-friendly, and it has some great waterside views.

    GEYSER BONUS TIP
    Near Geyser Point, in the evening, they have a fire for grilling s’mores. They even sell the necessary goodies to complete your sweet treat!

    So, I am sorry that the answer is no, the path is no longer available, but there are so many other fun activities and venues in the area that you should still have a great time!

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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