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Ring in 2019 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Beach Dessert Party

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is hosting a private bash on Clementine Beach where guests can ring in the new year with delectable sweets, a viewing of the Magic Kingdom park fireworks and a champagne toast at midnight.

Schedule for Halloween Activities at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will host several Halloween activities which take place October 30 and October 31.  Check out the schedule below:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

  • Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Located in the Settlement area)
    • 2:00-5:00pm – Drop off your pumpkins for voting
    • 5:00 – 7:50pm – Voting
  • Halloween Cart Parade – 5:30- 6:30pm – participant lineup will be at the hitch/unhitch area beginning at 5:00pm
  • Halloween Beach Bash – (Located at Clementine’s Beach)
    • 7 – 7:30pm – Halloween Trivia
    • 7:30 – 8:00pm – Villain Lip Sync Competition
    • 8 – 8:10pm  – Contest Winner Announcements
    • 8 – 10:00pm – Movie Under the Stars: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
    • 8:15 – 9:00pm – Frightening Doughnut Eating Contest
    • 9 – 9:30pm – Family Mummy Wrap Contest
    • 9:30 – 10:00pm – Candy Corn Toss Contest
    • 10:15pm – HalloWishes Viewing
    • 10:30 – 11:00pm – Monster Bash Dance Party
  • Food Truck (Located in the Settlement area) – 5:00 – 11:00pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018

  • Headless 5K Run
    • Registration: 6:30am – Race: 7:30am (The registration and race begin at the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ
  • Halloween Pet Parade
    • 4:30 – 5:30pm – Located at the playground field in the Settlement area
  • Camp-or-Treat – (Located in the Settlement area)
    • 7-9:00pm – Join in on Camp-or-Treating by signing up at the Bike Barn.  A list of those participating will be available at the Bike Barn on October 31 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Food Truck (Located in the Settlement area) – 4:00 – 9:00pm

Entertainment and offerings are all subject to change.  Pre-registration and site sign-ups for events will be located at the Bike Barn beginning  October 21 – 30, 9:00am – 5:00pm.


“Return To Sleepy Hollow” at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Begins September 28

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will once again offer their spooky event this year called “Return to Sleepy Hollow” which will feature the popular Headless Horseman.

“Return to Sleepy Hollow” includes a group viewing of the 1949 Disney animated classic film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” inside the resort’s historic Tri-Circle-D Ranch stables. And during event nights, you’ll be able to see galloping ghosts and experience an up close and personal encounter with the Headless Horseman.

The “Return to Sleepy Hollow” begins on September 28 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: September 28-30, October 3-7, October 10-14, 17-21, 24-31 at 8 and 10 p.m.

Also, new this year, is a dessert party at 9 p.m. after the movie if you’re viewing the 8 p.m. show or prior to the movie if you’re viewing the later show.

This experience can be reserved by calling 407-WDW-TOUR. General seating costs $22 per person, while premium seating, which includes a priority photo opportunity with the Headless Horseman and a Halloween treat bag, costs $38 per person. And the dessert party at 9 p.m. costs $60 per person.

Make your reservations now because space is limited!

Minnie Van Service Expanding to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Beginning February 12, Disney’s Minnie Van Transportation Service will be available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground at Walt Disney World Resort.

In case you aren’t familiar, the Minnie Van Service is a collaboration with Lyft, allowing guests at Walt Disney World to arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone. With Minnie Van Service, Disney cast members will drive you to wherever you want to be at Walt Disney World Resort. This service accommodates up to six guests and provides two versatile car seats so even the tiniest of passengers can travel in style!  The cost is $20 for a one way trip.

To use this service, simply visit the front desk at a participating resort to activate the Minnie Van Service through the Lyft app.

Below are the Disney hotels who currently use the Minnie Van Service:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club


Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Will Reopen Wednesday, September 20

Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground closed Saturday, September 9 ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival.  The resort suffered considerable damage to its landscape including downed/uprooted trees and has remained closed after the storm.

According to Walt Disney World’s website, the resort plans to reopen Wednesday, September 20.

In addition, all shows at the resort including Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will resume normal operation.