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  • On Jan 7, 2020
    Emily from PA 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.

    Hello! We are hoping to stay at WL in Aug. If we do, where would be the best place/closest opportunity to do some fishing? We are planning a rest day and we love outdoor activities. Thanks so much!

    Hello Emily! So glad to welcome a fellow resident of the Keystone State to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! This member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel also happens to be a fisherman and I love your question about fishing in the waters available around both Disney's Wilderness Lodge and the Walt Disney World Resort! So, let's explore the options for you!

    Fishing on your own is permitted throughout the canals at Disney's Fort Wilderness. There is a walking path that connects Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness. Enjoy seeing some great wildlife (deer and turkey) during this one-mile walk. Guests of this resort are permitted to fish the canals from shore throughout the campground. Rod and reel rentals are available at Disney's Fort Wilderness. While costs are subject to change, the last time I checked these items were available for rent for $6 for 30 minutes. You can rent these items from the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. Live bait is also available for purchase for about the same cost.

    If you are interested in getting onto the water at the Walt Disney World Resort, you can fish either Bay Lake or the Seven Seas Lagoon. These are the two largest bodies of water available for fishing at the Walt Disney World Resort. However, fishing here is only available through guided fishing expeditions. You should know that largemouth bass have been stocked in these waters and they are plentiful and big! You can book a fishing excursion for two-to-four hours. Guides will pick you up from Fort Wilderness and Fort Wilderness Lodge. Please note that reservations for fishing excursions must be made 24-hours in advance by calling (407)WDW-BASS or (407)939-2277.

    Emily, so glad to hear you are going to enjoy some fishing during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Fish on!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.

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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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