PHOTOS - Permits filed for 'Project 89' near Fort Wilderness

Mar 06, 2018 in "The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort"

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:14pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed new permits relating to 'Project 89' near to its Fort Wilderness Resort.

The permit relates to geotechnical borings, which are typically done to explore suitability of land ahead of major construction. At this time we are not aware of specifics relating to 'Project 89,' but given its location, a future resort development would appear possible.

According to the plans, borings are being made either side of the old River Country site. Thanks to @danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for spotting the permits.

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lentesta19 days ago

Perfect. Thank you!

danlb_200019 days ago

The main permits expire at the end of this month.

lentesta20 days ago

@danlb_2000 - just to be clear: Have all the permits expired for Reflections? I'm guessing yes.

BocabearAug 26, 2022

A new resort and the Wilderness Junction addition would be great... Properly lay tracks for a train to link the three resorts over there with a couple restaurants and shops...Get rid of the whole "reflections" concept and do the resort between the two, theme it to Wilderness Junction. The train station and boat launch would make it fun and an interestingly connected place to stay... there is also much they can do with the theme... if they want to...

jkh36619Aug 24, 2022

Tent site for $100. There is of course power and lots of grounds to upkeep, etc. But still, it has to be high right?

JoeCamelAug 24, 2022

$100 a night for a plot of ground with no hookups? I would open a thousand site place on reflections if I were them and only cared about the money

jkh36619Aug 24, 2022

So now I'm thinking, I wonder what the profit margin % of The Fort is compared to the other resorts.

danlb_2000Aug 24, 2022

Can I get this on a t-shirt?

JoeCamelAug 24, 2022

Why would they want a 5th park when they can't handle what they have?

Chupaca BruhAug 24, 2022

If they got rid of Ft. Wilderness there is plenty of room for a 5th park / boutique park and many hotels and dvc. ;)

Andrew CAug 24, 2022

I don't know the full details but from what I understand, the track was not put down properly on the clay soil....or the soil as it was just couldn't handle it.

Beacon JoeAug 24, 2022

Didn't the company employ imagineers to develop and construct the track for that, and none of them having railway experience, they just had to figure it out as they went along? Or is that an urban myth?

Andrew CAug 24, 2022

It only ran for a few years and was an operational pain in the rear. Track issues all the time. Also, it was an upcharge during most of its short lifespan. You know how much we love those... :hilarious:

BocabearAug 24, 2022

I remember the Wilderness Junction plan...that was really lovely and a great idea. We imported Lights Motors Action from Paris, why not the Wild West Show at Wilderness Junction... a new restaurant, Micro Brewery (Country Bear branded beer and Wilderness Ale) and a few cute shops. It would give that side of the pond a nice lure and a little evening entertainment all in a spot away from the two resorts... but close enough to be relevant.