• On Dec 29, 2018
    Tiffiny from HI 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.

    If we have reservations at the Trails End Restaurant, are we able to park at the Fort Wilderness campground parking lot for free?

    Howdy Tiffiny!

    Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is my favorite Walt Disney World Resort! Even though it may not be where you are staying this trip, I'm happy that you'll be getting a peak at this beautiful resort just by dining there.

    Getting to Fort Wilderness can be a little tricky.  If you choose to drive, you can park in the Reception Depot parking lot, which is right at the front after security.  You will then need to take an internal bus at the Outpost Depot, across the parking lot from Reception, to the Settlement Depot where Trail's End Restaurant is located.  You can take the red or the yellow bus line back and forth between the Outpost Depot and the Settlement Depot, but they do make multiple stops along the way at different camping loops.  Allow yourselves extra time for taking the internal bus. 

    Another option for transportation is by watercraft.  There is a boat that will take you from Magic Kingdom Park right to the marina of Fort Wilderness, which is where Trail's End Restaurant is located.  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, take a bus to Magic Kingdom Park and then the boat to Fort Wilderness.

    Which one should you choose?  Time wise it could be a wash, but I always enjoy a lovely ride on the water.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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