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The Best Disney Campfire is Returning!

You don’t have to just visit the theme parks to have a magical time in Walt Disney World. In fact, you could say that Guests who only choose to spend time in the Disney Parks are missing out on a whole lot of fun. Not only will Guests miss the wonderful Disney dining options available, they will also potentially miss out on experiencing the modes of Disney Transport, as well as the recreational activities on offer at the Disney Resort hotels too. These activities include: taking a ride on a Surrey bike; watching a Movie under the Stars; and taking part in scavenger hunts.

A Guest Favorite

Guests who don’t visit the Walt Disney World Resort hotels will also miss out on a favorite activity of ours, here at Disney Tips… Campfires! These are a fun part of the Disney experience that every Guest can participate in, especially if you’re looking for a break from the theme parks. What’s even better is that you don’t need to be a Disney Resort hotel Guest to join in the fun! Of course it helps if you are familiar with a Resort layout, and where to find the campfire, but if not, then stop by a Cast Member who will be happy to direct you to your destination!

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Typically, campfires take place in the early evening in each of the Disney Resorts, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Generally you’ll find that marshmallows and toasting sticks are complimentary for all Guests in your party. If you’d prefer to upgrade your toasted marshmallow to a s’more, then make sure to ask a Cast Member if they have any s’mores kits available. S’mores kits come at an additional cost, but will definitely add a little extra ‘yum’ to your Disney experience!

The Best Disney Campfire

Whilst it’s fun to stop by the campfire in any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, there’s one that you definitely don’t want to miss! Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long! Call this the first-class of Disney campfires!

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Hosted at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long is a complimentary event hosted nightly, weather permitting. Not only do you get to toast marshmallows around the campfire, or make your own s’mores after purchasing a s’mores kit from the Chuckwagon Snack Bar, but you also get to take part in a cowboy sing-a-long with your favorite Disney chipmunks!

This fun Disney event hasn’t been available to Guests since March 2020, however as of July 6, 2022, it is making a return for Guests to experience! We can’t wait to sing along with Chip ‘N’ Dale once more, whilst toasting marshmallows!

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All About This Fun Disney Event

Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long usually starts around 7:00 p.m., and for around 30 minutes. We recommend getting there at least 15 minutes before start time so that you can purchase your s’mores kits, and toast marshmallows before the rest of the fun begins.

Just before showtime, choose your seat in the horseshoe-shaped seating area. Soon, you and your fellow Guests will be welcoming in your very own cowboy host, who will play some favorite campfire songs to get you into the campfire mood. Feel free to sing-a-long to your favorite songs! Soon enough you’ll be joined by the stars of the show, Chip ‘N’ Dale themselves! They will join Guests in their seats, providing opportunities for photos. Then, get ready to join them for a hoedown before the event comes to an end. You’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Getting There

If you have access to a car during your Walt Disney World vacation, then you’ll likely be able to park in the parking lot at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Alternatively, you can catch an Uber or use the Disney Transportation System from EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney Springs. All of these modes of transport will drop you at the OutPost Depot. From here you will need to use the Fort Wilderness Internal Bus Service, to take you to the Campfire Sing-A-Long. Be sure to ask the bus driver when you need to disembark the bus.

If you are traveling from Magic Kingdom, we recommend using the Seven Seas Lagoon boats that will take you to the Fort Wilderness boat landing. It is easier to get to Fort Wilderness via Magic Kingdom if traveling from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Polynesian Village. Alternatively, use the boat service that operates between Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort to reach Disney’s Fort Wilderness boat landing. From the boat landing, you will pass the Settlement Trading Post and Pioneer Hall to the Settlement Trading Post Bus Stop. Again, ask the bus driver to alert you when you need to disembark the bus to join in the fun at the Campfire Sing-A-Long.

Regardless of which way you arrive at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, if you’d prefer to wander the Resort and find your own way to the Campfire Sing-A-Long, look out for signs to the Meadow Trading Post. Just a short walk from there, you will find the the campfire.

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Make an Evening of It

Why not secure an advanced dining reservation at Trail’s End Restaurant and enjoy dinner afterward. Alternatively, you may want to extend the fun by securing a reservation at the Hoop De Doo Musical Revue at Pioneer Hall.

If you prefer not to eat after something sweet, Disney’s Fort Wilderness is a great place to explore. Why not take a stroll along the paths of the Resort, towards the Settlement Trading Post? Take some time to explore the Disney gift store, before securing a spot on the beach to watch the Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake. You may even catch a glimpse of fireworks in the sky from Disney Enchantment in Magic Kingdom Park!

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Make sure you plan a visit to Disney’s Fort Wilderness during your next Disney vacation, to experience all of the fun to be had at Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long! You’ll be missing an opportunity to make magical memories if you choose to skip it!

About Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!