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The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Nestled on 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier. Teeming with such wildlife as deer, ducks, armadillos and rabbits, the Resort welcomes you to delight in scenic woodland trails, exciting pool areas, rootin’ tootin’ entertainment and hearty country eats.

At the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, there are two pools to enjoy: Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool. The Meadow pool features a 67-foot-long corkscrew waterslide, a whirlpool spa, and a nearby water play area for young ones. The Wilderness pool is a quiet retreat where all ages to enjoy a relaxing swim.

If you and your family are looking for fun outdoor activities everyone will enjoy, this place has it all! A 90-minute archery experience is offered where you train like an archer and learn everything you need to know before taking your aim with your bow and arrows!

Tri-Circle-D Ranch
Animal lovers of all kind will love spending time at this ranch where you can stroll through the stables, meet the horses of Main Street, U.S.A., and watch the blacksmith make horseshoes and affix them onto horses’ hooves. Pony rides, horseback trail rides, wagon rides, and carriage rides are all available!

Motorized boat rentals, canoe & kayak rentals, fishing, basketball, and volleyball are just a few of the other activities available at the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

This Resort has two quick-services dining options: P & J’s Southern Takeout and Meadow Snack Bar, making grabbing a quick bite before hitting the parks or enjoying a snack by the pool as easy as it gets.

Trail’s End Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant serving breakfast and dinner buffets daily.

There are two dinner shows at this Resort: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. Whichever you choose to dine at (or both!) you and your family will be laughing, singing, and dancing while enjoying a finger-lickin’ good feast!

Disney’s complimentary bus system is available to take you from the cabins and campsites to the Settlement for dinner shows, groceries, swimming, and all the activities available. The buses will also take you to all the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.

Experience the enchanting rustic beauty and southern hospitality of the bayou at this picturesque Disney Resort hotel. For more information about this resort and booking your next Disney vacation, visit us online today! We are you concierge to the magic and much more!

Wildlife Wednesdays: Rare Hawks Call Walt Disney World Resort Home

The Walt Disney World Resort is a great place to visit, not only because of our incredible theme parks and resorts, but also because of the beautiful, natural surroundings. Many of you may know that nearly one-third of the property has been set aside as a dedicated wildlife conservation area. What you may not know is that, in addition to caring for the animals at Disney’s Animal KingdomDisney’s Animal Kingdom LodgeThe Seas with Nemo & Friends and the Tri-Circle-D Ranch, Disney’s Animal Care Team monitors birds, butterflies, reptiles and other native wildlife that make their home on Walt Disney World Resort property.

Rare Hawks Call Walt Disney World Resort Home

As part of this work, we’ve been keeping an eye out for short-tailed hawks – a species of concern in the state of Florida and considered one of the rarest, least understood birds in North America. Considering that there are fewer than 200 breeding pairs of this kind of hawk in Florida, we were very excited to find our first pair of breeding short-tailed hawks here at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2005.

Spotting Hawks in Walt Disney World

A pair of these hawks has been coming back to Walt Disney World Resort property each year for several years to nest and rear their young. This year, we were thrilled to discover a second pair and were able to regularly monitor the chick until it finally left the nest. Next time you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to spend some time connecting with nature by observing the amazing native wildlife and enjoying the beautiful green spaces—you might even have a short-tailed hawk sighting.

Short-tailed hawk fun facts:

  • Short-tailed hawks are American birds of prey and are in the same family as eagles. The hawks can be dark or light in color, and at one time it was thought that the dark and light hawks were different species.
  • Short-tailed hawks usually build a new nest each year but will sometimes use a nest from a previous year.
  • When chicks are about 30 days old, they begin taking short flights to neighboring trees. Full flight and soaring has been observed about two weeks later.
  • These hawks are difficult to see unless in flight, since they perch high up in dense tree canopy, but sightings of soaring short-tailed hawks are frequent in their range.