Disney’s Fort Wilderness

This weekend we ventured to Fort Wilderness for a weekend getaway. The cabins there are really cool and we really enjoyed ourselves.

We will definitely do it again…just not in August. Oy, the heat and humidity.

Now on to the food! Friday night we ate at the Trail’s End Restaurant.

This is a buffet style restaurant with a bar; they offer take-out and pizza as well.

I started with ribs, pulled pork, peel and eat shrimp, potato salad, corn and a spoon of mashed potatoes.

Nothing stood out from these selections but the ribs were meaty and good.

Next, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn. I added some scallions and bacon to the potatoes.

They have a little baked potato bar with several toppings that looked good. There are also soups, chili and a salad bar.

For dessert, I had the apple cobbler…

and the tot had banana pudding.

The also offered a selection of cakes, cookies, bread pudding and ice cream with toppings.

This restaurant also serves breakfast and lunch.

You don’t need reservations, so I highly suggest you try this spot for a meal when you stay or visit. We will visit again for sure.

For Saturday evening, I booked a reservation in advance at The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue. I visited this dinner show 23 years ago and couldn’t wait to experience it again with my four year old daughter. She had a blast and even got some special attention from a certain performer. Suffice to say, she now has a cowboy for a BFF. Hold me.

The dinner is another all you can eat bonanza of country cookin’! They start with a bucket of salad topped with an Italian vinaigrette dressing. Next come buckets of ribs, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and pork and beans.

My plate…

The only thing I didn’t eat was cornbread. The tot had a bucket of macaroni and cheese to herself.

For dessert, a perfect strawberry shortcake.

I could have eaten the whole thing. It really was done very well.

The show was as fantastic as I remembered, and we had a wonderful family-friendly evening. If you have an opportunity, I definitely recommend this dinner show.

After the show, we took a hay ride (minus the hay) and toured the property for a 45 minute ride.

Again, August is not the best time for this but we did it for the tot.

As soon as the ride was over we headed down to the beach – a short walk from Pioneer Hall – and enjoyed the water light parade and the Magic Kingdom fireworks. A magical ending to our weekend getaway!

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2 thoughts on “Disney’s Fort Wilderness

  1. It’s been years since we ate at Trails End. It use to be a favorite. We went to HDD with friends back in 2006, it was one of my most magical dining experiences at Disney.

    My kids want to stay at Ft. Wilderness, maybe in the fall when the folks put up their Halloween decorations.

  2. Cool! There was a family who has their lot & RV decorated for Christmas. In August. lol! I’d love to go in December. Maybe next year though, this year we’re doing a Disney cruise.

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