Campfires are a social event like none other. There's the night sky, the smell of burning wood, the laughs and the kinship. Did you know that they've also been a beloved and longtime tradition at Walt Disney World Resort?
"They started at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground many years ago," explains Michael Cooper, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Lodging Line of Business — Recreation. "Then, their popularity grew so much that they spread across the property." Today, campfire activities (held nightly, weather permitting) can be enjoyed at many Disney Resort hotels.
Marshmallows and sticks are provided at all locations that host a campfire, except for Fort Wilderness where you can bring your own or purchase a s'mores kit. It's a great way to relax when the sun goes down after visiting the parks—a roarin' good time in the great outdoors to gather 'round and share stories and connect with your little (and not-so-little) ones.
But it's not all fun and games. "As much as we want our Guests to enjoy themselves, safety is always top of mind," Cooper says. "There are always 2 Cast Members present at every campfire to ensure everybody's well-being."
For an extra-special treat when the unwinding winds down, the singing and dancing kick in (pun intended) near the Meadows Trading Post at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. The complimentary Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long is a spirited campfire entertainment experience. And an ideal opportunity to interact with two of your favorite Disney characters, along with a guitar-strummin' cowboy.
And if that isn't magical enough, you can snuggle up with those you care about most and take in a favorite Disney movie on a huge outdoor screen with Movies Under the Stars. Bring your own chair or blanket for these complimentary screenings; some Resort hotels even offer benches. Can you think of any better way to top off a magical day at Walt Disney World Resort? Yeah, didn't think so.
For campfire times and movie schedules, check the recreation calendar of the particular location you plan to visit or the front desk at your Resort hotel for more information. You can also call (407) 939-2273.
Treat your little ones to excitement on the high seas or enchantment in the royal court!
All throughout Walt Disney World Resort, adventures await the princesses and pirates in your family. From dazzling live shows to up-close experiences with Disney Characters, there's more than enough magic for your miniature Guests!
With amazing transformations, children can embrace their inner princess or pirate—whether becoming fairytale royalty at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, or joining The Pirates League as they swear a pirate's oath!
And for an extra helping of storybook surprises, check out the In-Room Celebrations available for those staying at Walt Disney World Resort. It's an unforgettable moment that's perfect for birthdays—or just about any special occasion!
Every parent knows that keeping little ones happy requires a little assistance now and again, and that's right where the Baby Care Centers of Walt Disney World Resort come in.
Located inside all 4 theme parks, the Baby Care Centers have a changing room with full-size changing tables and a unisex bathroom so that parents can see to all their young children's needs.
For feeding, there is a private nursing room with rocking chairs, along with a kitchen area with microwave, oven and sink. A feeding area with both high chairs and child-sized table and chairs is also provided.
Forget something? An on-site shop is happy to provide all those supplies—from formula and diapers to juice and sunscreen—that every parent needs to keep focused on family fun.