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

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

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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Article Posted: Mar 06, 2018 / 12:14pm ET
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Love Ft WildernessAug 13, 2020

Grrrrrr. I want them to get the project done and open up the trail before I get there in December. ;) Thank you for the update.

danlb_2000Aug 13, 2020

I can't find any dates in the permit. This is not unusual, sometime these permits will mention dates, other times it will now. The permit still has not been approved, it's waiting for some more information from Disney.

Love Ft WildernessAug 12, 2020

@danlb_2000 Is there any way to tell when they intend to start/end this project? Thank you.

peter11435Aug 11, 2020

Oh ok. That makes sense.

castlecake2.0Aug 11, 2020

Yep! I should clarify that they’re using the seating area for trails end for P&J southern takeout, trails end itself is not serving. I think they said crockett tavern was also available starting at 4. Did a weekend stay at the cabins.

ELG13Aug 11, 2020

Ah good point. I didn't think about that aspect. It would be a lot to get them all squared away.

peter11435Aug 11, 2020

Last week?

castlecake2.0Aug 11, 2020

im so divided on that. My family has been staying there since 1972 and I love the nostalgia, but last week I ate at trails end and I couldn’t help feel that the restaurant had moved past nostalgic and was aging terribly.

SirwalterraleighAug 11, 2020

That I don’t know for sure...I’m guessing they could if they’d like. It’s been long rumored that they’d like to “upscale” the pioneer hall area

castlecake2.0Aug 11, 2020

is there space on the shore of bay lake to keep expanding around it past fort wilderness?

note2001Aug 11, 2020

Those are fun, the local girl scout camp offers similar accomdations for families. I don't think Disney would want the man power involved to take down and store all the tents and accessories whenever a hurricane approaches. The trailers/cabins they offer now are much easier and self contained/protected.

ELG13Aug 11, 2020

Where I live we have a campground with "glamping" tents. Safari tents on a platform with Tempur-Pedic mattresses, mini fridge and power. So you can hook up a coffee maker and an electric skillet to cook and have lights and fans, but you still are camping, have a back area for a fire pit etc.

SirwalterraleighAug 11, 2020

I was thinking more campsites than cabins... But if I recall...the overall plan after building this awful, unnecessary mixed use was to “upgrade the waterfront area over time with high end stuff...the “rustic riviera”

mgfAug 11, 2020

The cabins generally go for north of $300 a night. Seeing prices over $400 per night currently. I would assume the cost of the unit is low compared to cost per room in a new resort build. It could make fine financial sense. Not saying they will do it or would be inclined to do it.