Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Will Return to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in January

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Did you know you can take a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride around some of Walt Disney World’s most beautiful resorts? Both Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney’s Port Orleans: Riverside offer horse-drawn carriage rides! Unfortunately rides at both resorts have been on hold due to COVID-19, but we are now seeing some of these offerings come back and are excited to share the news.

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Holiday Sleigh Rides at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have already returned and will run through December 30, 2021 this year. The rides take Guests on a “sleigh” pulled by some of Walt Disney World’s horses through some of the 700-acre wooded property that makes up Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The sleighs are decorated with holiday lights and garland making this one of the most magical, and most underrated holiday experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Sleigh rides last about 25 minutes and board from the Tri-Circle-D Ranch Barn near the Settlement Bus Depot at the Cabins and Campsites are of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, and each carriage can accommodate up for four adults or two adults and up to three small children. Rides cost $75, and advance reservations are recommended by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

If you are visiting Walt Disney World after the holiday season, you will be pleased to learn that year-round carriage rides will be returning to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground on January 7, 2022. These carriage rides take Guests through the resort’s cypress forest, where you will get spectacular views of nature and perhaps even encounter some wildlife like deer, rabbits, ducks, and armadillos. The year-round rides are priced at $55, and reservations are available in advance via that same phone number, (407) WDW-PLAY, or (407) 939-7529.

Wagon Ride

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Horse-drawn carriage rides, along with horseback riding, pony rides, fishing excursions, and more really make Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground one of the most exciting places to stay during a Walt Disney World vacation. And, if you are not staying at the resort, but just want to stop by and check it out, you could always visit the horses at Tri-Circle-D Ranch or stop in for lunch or dinner at Trail’s End.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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