Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Celebrates 50th Anniversary with a New Scavenger Hunt

As part of the celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, guests can now take part in a scavenger hunt across the resort.

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Cards for the hunt can be picked up at Meadow Trading Post or the recreation shack by the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool. The front of the card offers a bit of background concerning the creation of the resort. It reads:

Howdy! Welcome to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! Fort Wilderness is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we’re delighted to share our history and heritage with you and your family. Fort Wilderness was designed to be a “live-in extension” of Frontierland, allowing Guests to fully immerse themselves in the story of the American frontier.

The resort opened with 232 campsites as well as The Tri Circle D Ranch, which was built for the horses that took part in the parades and cavalcades of the Magic Kingdom. We invite YOU to become a “Fort Wilderness Explorer” and discover the answers to the following clues.

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The resort officially opened on November 19, 1971, nearly two months after Walt Disney World.

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This scavenger hunt is exclusive to the resort. A more generic one debuted nearly a year ago themed to Magic Kingdom attractions.

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The reverse offers eight questions, which can be solved by visiting various locales across Fort Wilderness.

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Questions draw from the past and present of the resort, including canoe rentals, Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and the Electrical Water Pageant.

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Some clues can be easily found, while others may require a Cast Member’s help.

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A vintage map of the resort appears opposite the questions.

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Guests who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a prize, which happens to be a button featuring the emblem of the Fort Wilderness Railroad, which operated from 1974 to 1980.

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Will you mosey on over to Fort Wilderness to take part in the hunt? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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