Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness to reopen following Hurricane Ian closure

Oct 07, 2022 in "The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort"

Posted: Friday October 7, 2022 8:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has confirmed that Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground at Walt Disney World will reopen today, October 7 2022.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground closed on September 28 as Hurricane Ian approached Central Florida. It was originally anticipated that the temporary closure would last through September 30.

The vast majority of Walt Disney World reopened on September 30, with very little damage reported across the property.

The longer-than-expected closure of Fort Wilderness is likely due to fallen landscaping that had to be cleared prior to reopening.

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Lesli SullivanOct 10, 2022

I've been wanting to reserve the Horse Drawn Carriage ride at FW for November 30 since my 60 day mark but it has been unavailable. On a chat with a cast member she said it was because they were closed due to the hurricane mess and said to check after the reopen. I just looked and that date is still blocked :(

Zummi GummiOct 08, 2022

Hoop Dee Doo resumed performances last night as well.

KarenS56Oct 08, 2022

My friends checked in yesterday, the 7th. They were told their site number at 2:00 pm that day. I am scheduled to check in today!

DCBakerOct 07, 2022

The website was updated with this - https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderness-resort/

Zummi GummiOct 07, 2022

Did Disney ever formally announce this? Just curious if the whole Fort is reopening, and when Hoop Dee Doo is reopening.

KarenS56Oct 06, 2022

Whew! I have been a nervous wreck all week. ðŸĪŠ Thanks to everyone for your help!

GidmarpelOct 05, 2022

Phone support told me the 7th and chat support confirmed.

GidmarpelOct 05, 2022

I was just told that they are reopening on the 7th

JenniferSOct 05, 2022

Figures. We were due to check out on the 6th. 😂😂

JenniferSOct 05, 2022


fotofxOct 05, 2022

Seems they are reopening on the 7th. I had a reservation starting on the 5th and they said I could do AOA on the 5th and 6th and move to the Fort on the 7th. This is for a campground. We have group of 6 so they were going to give us a family suite at AOA.

GidmarpelOct 04, 2022

Me too! Hopefully we find out something soon.

KarenS56Oct 04, 2022

I'm getting nervous now.

HauntedPirateOct 04, 2022

Old Key West