Free Campfire Sing-A-Long with Chip & Dale
Can you believe that Disney has an absolutely free character meet-and-greet activity? You don't even need a theme park admission ticket! The Campfire Sing-Along with Chip & Dale at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is held near the Meadow Trading Post area of the campground and generally begins around 7 p.m. during the fall/winter season and 8 p.m. beginning sometime in April through the summer. The program begins with a sing-along of well-known campfire and kid songs led by a Disney Cast Member. There are two campfire rings where guests can roast marshmallows - bring your own or purchase them there. While this is going on, Chip 'n' Dale work their way through the audience, posing for photos with guests and signing autographs. They ask that you do not approach the characters but wait for them to come to you. The sing-along lasts about 40 minutes.
After the sing-along, a Disney movie (also free) is shown on a large outdoor screen. Seating is available in bleachers or on benches. There is also plenty of room to lay out a blanket or set up your own camp chairs. We post all of the resort "Movie under the Stars" schedules on the beginning of the month. The current movie schedule is posted at all comfort stations. In the event of rain, the sing-along is still held on the porch of the Meadow Trading Post.
You may bring your own marshmallows or buy everything you need to make s'mores at the Chuck Wagon Snack Bar. You may also buy pizza, hot dogs, candy, nachos, juice, popcorn, sodas, coffee, beer and other refreshments at the Chuckwagon Snack Bar.
We recommend this to every one going to Disney World with young kids because it is so much fun. It is one of Disney's least expensive Character Meet-and-Greet experiences and a great low-key activity when you find yourself a little over-stimulated from the theme parks.
Other Activities at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground:
- You can rent boats or kayaks from the Fort Wilderness Marina. (Extra Cost)
- The Electric Water Pageant can be seen from the Ft Wilderness Marina.
- Pony Rides ($5 each; for children age 2 - children weighing 80 pounds or less / 10:00AM - 5:00PM)
- Nightly Wagon Rides (Extra Cost)
- Cane Pole Fishing ($10 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM)
- See Cinderella's ponies and the other Disney World horses in the campground's Triple-D-Ranch area
- The Trail's End Restaurant is considered one of WDW's best buffet values. The Trail's End also has a carry-out window called “Trails-To-Go” 16-inch pizzas and fried chicken meals – both individually sized and family sized. If you have a free day (or your arrival day), you can go early and see the petting zoo, have a nice dinner, and then head over to the Sing-Along.
Do you have to stay at the Campground to go to Chip and Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long?
- No, the campfire sing-along and outdoor movie are available to all Disney Guests.
How do I get to the Campground?
You can take a bus from your resort to the nearest Disney theme park, water park, or Downtown Disney. Then catch the bus there to the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. You can also take a boat from the Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park. The campground has its own internal bus system. You need to take the Yellow Loop bus to the camp loop 1500 Bus Stop. This is the stop for the "Meadow Trading Post" Recreation Area. If you are unsure, just ask the bus drivers; they are very friendly and helpful. Across the street from the bus stop, you'll see a wooden foot bridge and a sign for the Meadow Recreation Area clearly directing you to the Camp Fire Program. You'll pass the volleyball court. When you arrive at the swimming pool, take the path right around the pool and behind the pool building. At this point you will cross over to the Chip and Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long area. You will see the sign, stage, seating area, screen and the conastoga wagon snack bar. It sounds like a lot of steps, but it is actually a fairly short walk.
What if I'm driving?
- Take I-4 to Exit 64B. Take the right guest lane to the Magic Kingdom theme park and tell the gate guard that you are going to Fort Wilderness. Follow the signs to the campground. You will have to present photo ID at the gate. You will park at the "outpost". The campground has its own internal bus system. You need to take the Yellow Loop bus to the camp loop 1500 Bus Stop. This is the stop for the Meadow Trading Post Recreation Area. If you are unsure, just ask the bus drivers; they are very friendly and helpful. Across the street from the bus stop, you'll see a wooden foot bridge and a sign for the Meadow Recreation Area clearly directing you to the Camp Fire Program. You'll pass the volleyball court. When you arrive at the swimming pool, take the path right around the pool and behind the pool building. At this point you will cross over to the Chip and Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long area. You will see the sign, stage, seating area, screen and the conastoga wagon snackbar. It sounds like a lot of steps, but it is actually a fairly short walk.
Is there a charge or admission fee?
- The Sing-Along with Chip 'n Dale and Movie Under the Stars are free – you can purchase S'mores kits or other refreshments
What if it rains?
- There is a covered porch area that they might move the Sing-Along to if a full evening of rain is expected - the movie will be cancelled. For brief rain showers, they may pause and let you take cover until it passes.
Are there restrooms?
- Yes, there are nice restrooms behind the snack bar area.
How can I tell Chip and Dale apart?
- Chip has a brown nose - think of a chocolate "chip". Dale has the red nose.
What movies are being shown?
- Click here to see this month's Outdoor Movies Under the Stars Schedule
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