Guided Trail Ride, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Enjoy wholesome outdoor fun at this remarkable ranch and farm. Round up your posse to hit the trail. Visit the home of Cinderella’s Ponies and encounter loveable critters, including the majestic horses seen on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom® Park — all in the idyllic setting of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Walt Disney World guests both those staying at a Walt Disney World Resort and those visiting for the day are invited to enjoy a 45-minute guided trail ride through the natural beauty of Fort Wilderness Campgrounds & Resort. This trail ride is a walking paced ride, which is fine for beginners. Up to twenty riders per adventure will join two Walt Disney World cast members several times a day on this relaxing and enjoyable ride.
Guests are asked to arrive thirty minutes prior to departure during which they are introduced to their horses given a few rules of the trail before setting out. Departure is from Fort Wilderness Trailblaze Corral at Tri-Circle D Livery. This is located at Fort Wilderness Campground guests services.
The Tri-Circle-D Ranch, located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, is home to Disney’s world-famous Percheron hitch. The Ranch offers a variety of recreational activities for the entire family.
Trail Rides – 45-60 minute guided trail rides through a wooded portion of the resort. Riders must be at least 9 years old and at least 48 inches in height. Rider weight limit is 250 pounds.
Hayrides – Relaxing, 45 minute hayrides wander the trails of Fort Wilderness, the shores of Bay Lake and through spooky Sherwood Forest. 7:00pm and 9:30pm nightly, weather permitting.
Pony Rides – Pony rides are available with a rider weight limit of 80 pounds, from 10:00am- 5:00pm daily.
Carriage Rides – A relaxing and intimate 25-minute carriage ride through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground or Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. The carriage holds 4 adults or 2 adults with 3 small children. The first ride departs at 6:00pm with the last ride departing at 9:30pm (weather permitting).
Wagon Rides – Take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride which offers a 45-minute scenic tour around the resort. Rides depart at 7:00pm and 9:30pm nightly (select evenings, a fireworks ride will replace the 9:30pm ride). Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are not accepted as rides are given on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Group Wagon Rides – Advance reservations must be made by calling 407-824-2832.
All recreational equipment, activities and prices are subject to change without notice.
Some Things To Know Before You Go
- Rides offered daily at 8:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm
- Ride times may vary seasonally
- Cancellation of rides may occur due to inclement weather.
- Rides must be 9 years of age or older
- Maximum weight of 250 pounds (113kg) per rider
- No double riders permitted
Suggestions for comfort and safety include
- Hats not recommended except for baseball style caps
- Cameras and pocketbooks not recommended to be carried during the ride
- Shoes must be worn with open toe or high heels not recommended
- Long trousers are recommended
How do I get there?
If you have a car and wish to drive to Fort Wilderness Campgrounds and Resort guest services you may do so. For Walt Disney World Resort guests parking is free at the Campgrounds, but those not staying at a Walt Disney World resort there is a parking fee.
The main entrance to the campgrounds is off Vista Blvd. , which is accessible from World Drive. Or obtain directions from the parking valet desk at your resort.
Catch a bus from your resort or the theme park you are at to Disney’s Ticket and Transportation Center. From there you will transfer to one of the internal Fort Wilderness Campground buses.
Allow amble time for this as much as 11/2 to 2 hours depending upon your level of luck and which way the wind is blowing.
“We had closed The Magic Kingdom the night before, so we did not wake up until 11:00am. The kids were still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes when they reminded me that today we were going horseback riding. I would not go as far as to make this a Disney Tip, but be careful when your watching those Disney promotional videos. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and say things like “whatever you want to do this vacation is for you” or “horseback riding, why not”. Anyway we had a quick breakfast in the room and headed to Fort Wilderness Campgrounds and our 12:30pm reservation for a trail ride. We jumped on the monorail to the Ticket & Transportation Center and from there we caught a bus to the Campground Guest Service Area. The group of eight guests were introduced to their horses, given some basic rules and with one cast member at the front and another bringing up the rear we set out. The forty five minute ride was relaxing and enjoyable for me and a real hit with our two nine year olds. We returned by bus to Trading Post area of Fort Wilderness Campgrounds Resort. Before boarding the boat and returning to our resort we decided to try the Trails End Buffet for lunch. Overall this was an enjoyable and memorable family experience.”