Fort Wilderness is designed with a rustic theme with tree-lined winding roads which loop around to the various
regions. Part of the resort is filled with campsites, where visitors with tents or recreational vehicles can stay.
The remainder of the lodging area is filled with cabins, which are designed to look like log cabins.
From 1973 through to 1980, Fort Wilderness featured a 3 1/2-mile long steam-powered railroad (titled the "Fort
Wilderness Railroad") that provided transportation around the resort grounds to campers and guests visiting
the nearby River Country water park. The railroad was removed in the early 1980s. Some of the track is still in
place around outlying areas of the campground.
The resort hosts two dinner shows, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey's Backyard BBQ. Other
amenities include playgrounds, two heated swimming pools, a buffet, the Trail's End Restaurant, as well as
other activities, such as fishing, horseback riding, and a 2.3 mile paved and sand exercise trail that runs from
the petting farm to the Wilderness Lodge. There are showers, a laundry room, restrooms, and a newspaper
outlet located in the Comfort Station on every loop
The campground features a free nightly Campfire Sing-Along with Chip 'n Dale where a Disney Cast Member
leads songs in an outdoor amphitheater while the characters Chip 'n Dale go to seated audience members,
signing autographs and posing for photos. Two firepits are available for roasting marshmallows and making
S'mores. Guests may bring their own marshmallows and roasting sticks or kits can be purchased at the snack
shop. Following the sing-along, a Disney children's movie is shown on an outdoor screen. Also at night the
Electrical Water Pageant passes the beach and marina.