Changes to Horseback Riding at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

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Posted: Monday May 27, 2024 11:37am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Starting July 13, 2024, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will undergo construction that temporarily affects horseback riding. Here's what you need to know about these changes and how you can still enjoy this unique Disney experience.

For those unfamiliar with the horseback riding experience at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, it's a 45-minute trail ride that takes guests through woodlands filled with wildlife such as deer, ducks, armadillos, and rabbits. Designed for both beginner and intermediate riders, the horses maintain a steady walking pace, allowing everyone to soak in the natural beauty surrounding the resort.

Temporary Changes to Availability

Due to ongoing construction, horseback riding at Fort Wilderness will be unavailable Monday through Friday. However, rides may still be available on Saturdays and Sundays during this period. To find out if rides are available on the weekend, guests should check the My Disney Experience mobile app each Friday for the latest updates and make reservations accordingly.

Pricing and Booking

The cost for these trail rides is $65 per person. Given the limited availability, especially during the construction period, advance reservations are highly recommended. Guests can book their rides up to 60 days in advance via the My Disney Experience app or on the official Disney website. Same-day reservations and walk-ins are possible but subject to availability.

Check-In: Arrive at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch building near the front parking lot of Fort Wilderness at your reserved time.

Dress Code: Closed-toe shoes with a back strap are mandatory. It's recommended to wear shorts or pants and a comfortable shirt. Avoid skirts or dresses.

Age and Size Requirements: Riders must be at least 9 years old, over 48 inches tall, and weigh under 250 pounds. Weight will be verified upon check-in.

Health and Safety: Horseback riding is physically demanding. Riders should be in good physical condition and free from conditions that could be aggravated by this activity. Helmets are required and provided for all riders.

Waivers: All participants must sign a waiver. For guests under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign on their behalf.

Personal Belongings: Complimentary lockers are provided for your belongings as nothing can be carried while on horseback.

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ToTBellHop27 days ago

Does this impact the carriage rides, too?

peter1143527 days ago

Cabin installation in the 2800/2700 loops.

Jambo Dad27 days ago

I don’t know than I have seen anything that I would call a master plan. The changes are all in service to creating sufficient value to sell DVC cabins.

JoeCamel28 days ago

Installing the pony spa? Nothing too good for Walt's horses.....

jrlang128 days ago

Do we know what construction us going to interfere with the horse back rides?