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Sleigh Rides Offered for First Time at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

posted on November 16th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Florida Sleigh Ride

If you say “sleigh ride” — thoughts of Florida rarely follow. But this holiday season, there’s a new experience that may just change that. For the first time, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is offering horse-drawn sleigh rides through the woods at Walt Disney World Resort.

Beginning on November 29, a fire-engine red sleigh with garland and holiday lights will take you through parts of the 700-acre backwoods resort. The magic-makers at the resort’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch have equipped sleighs with tires for rides around property. Four adults or two adults and three children should be able to ride on each sleigh.

You’ll depart from the Blacksmith’s Shop near the Settlement area inside Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and travel into the forest on each 25-minute ride. It’ll cost $60 for one group to ride and children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sound fun? Let us know in the comments. You can also book the experience by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

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12 Comments

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Kyle from ON on November 16th, 2009 at 11:03 am

wow what a Great Idea!!!!!!!!!

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Scott on November 16th, 2009 at 11:05 am

I saw people enjoying one of these rides last December at Port Orleans. It was even a very cool night so they were all snuggled up in blankets. :-)

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Elizabeth on November 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am

Oh that looks like so much fun!

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Jackie from WA on November 16th, 2009 at 11:28 am

This sounds completely amazing! We would totally do this in a heartbeat if we were going to be there during the holiday season this year! What a wonderful treat that would be!

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Derek on November 16th, 2009 at 11:47 am

Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time; its so beautiful there!

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Daniel on November 16th, 2009 at 11:58 am

We lose Mickey’s Night before christmas show, plus Lights of Winter, plus christmas tree lighting at Epcot, and we get a 4 person sleigh ride. I’d say that equals out.

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C. from MA on November 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

“FANTASMIC” idea!

I’ve stayed at the Fort and it’s a wonderful idea to add this to the schedule of activities guests can enjoy. I’m from the North and have the opportunity to actually participate in real old fashion sleigh rides but while in Disney World one wouldn’t think of snow. Although I have heard that it even snows at Walt’s Magic Kingdom once in a while.

Disney ALWAYS comes up with the best!

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Teri on November 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

On a cool evening I bet this would be magical

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Michael from GA on November 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I’m not sure why they claim that this is the first year for the sleigh rides…I went on one last year (beginning at the Wilderness Lodge), and I was told that similar rides were being given at Fort Wilderness. In fact, I would have preferred a Fort Wilderness ride to the one we had — we went about 10 minutes down the path connecting WL and FW, then turned around before we saw anything. At least Fort Wilderness is known for the holiday decorations all over the campsites.

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robert from Hong Kong on November 17th, 2009 at 12:10 am

What a great ORIGINAL idea! I hope this becomes another Walt Disney World tradition.

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Jonathan on November 17th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

This sounds great, but not all that ORIGINAL seeing as they’ve been around in the past. Aren’t sleighs a little outdated technologically speaking?

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Carla from NJ on November 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

This is wonderful! Will definitely do it!

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