Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground; in costume; Mickey Balloons
  • On Nov 4, 2023
    Diane from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will be staying at your campground Jan 8 to 12. Planning to visit Mag iCal Kingdom & Animal K. Opening hours? Will there be fireworks at Magic Kingdom, which day ? Have to buy our ticket before making dining reservations?

    Hi there, Diane!

    Thanks for stopping by with a fantastic Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! I'm thrilled to hear you'll be staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in just a short couple of months. Soon, you'll be relaxing in the quiet wilderness just outside Magic Kingdom Park!

    Diane, at the time of writing, the Hours & Events Calendar on the Walt Disney World Resort website only lists information through January 4, 2023. I recommend keeping a close eye on the website, as I expect details for the dates of your visit to be available very soon! At this time, Happily Ever After illuminates the sky above Magic Kingdom Park every night, pending weather and other considerations. Since no new nighttime entertainment offerings have been announced currently, I think it's very likely you'll be able to see Happily Ever After during your visit! However, if any changes are planned before then, you'll probably see announcements made on the Disney Parks Blog.

    I'm happy to inform you that you do not need to purchase theme park admission prior to making dining reservations, Diane! Dining reservations can be made up to 60 days before your scheduled arrival. Guests staying at eligible Disney Resort hotels (including Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground) can make dining and Enchanting Extras Collection reservations for the length of their stay (up to 10 days) beginning 60 days before their scheduled check-in. That means your dining booking window is just days away, so be sure to map out your "must-eats" soon!

    Diane, I hope this information helps you prepare for a wonder-filled wintertime Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I'm wishing you lots of laughs and happy memories made in the theme parks! If you have any additional planning questions, you may always revisit us at planDisney. We're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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