A recent permit filing with the State of Florida has revealed the general outline of Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Resort, including bungalows, and the changes that will be coming to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
We’ve outlined the buildings in green. The large building in the center will be the main building, which will hold over 900 guest rooms as well as Disney Vacation Club villas. Here’s the concept art for that was released back in October.
The smaller buildings signify bungalows that will be built on the shore of Bay Lake, offering beautiful lakeside views. Unfortunately, this will come at the cost of the shoreline to Fort Wilderness. Here’s another look at where the bungalows will be located on the southern end of the resort, showing just how close they are to the Bay Lake:
Despite shoreline loss, not all is lost. Several other facilities at Fort Wilderness will be relocated to accommodate for Reflections. In late Fall 2019, Tri-Circle-D Ranch will be relocated to an adjacent area (see the area next to the parking lot in quadrant C-109 on map above.) Certain special offerings, like the Return to Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman Experience, may be affected, but will return in 2020.
Pioneer Hall, home to the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue, and the next-door establishments Crockett’s Tavern, Trail’s End Restaurant, and P & J’s Southern Takeout are expected to stay open, serving visitors to both Reflections and Fort Wilderness.
Built on the former site of the River Country water park, Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Resort is expected to open in 2022. Keep reading WDWNT as we learn more about this new resort coming to Walt Disney World.