Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is currently only allowing two Key to the World cards per reservation, regardless of the number of registered guests in a cabin, citing a supply shortage.
Key to the World Cards
A Key to the World card functions as a hotel room key, park admission, PhotoPass, and much more. While many guests choose to use MagicBand, MagicBand+, or MagicMobile, there are still guests who prefer to use a physical card or may need to due to complications with Disney World mobile app. Of course, said MagicBands used to be free for resort guests also. Whether because they don’t have a smartphone or don’t want to rely on having a fully charged MagicBand+, there are many reasons for which the Key to the World card is chosen.
It is worth noting that there is an RFID chip shortage worldwide, but it is interesting that it is effecting supplies of free Key to the World cards and not supplies of MagicBand+ on the shelves at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Key to the World cards are not given automatically, but guests can pick one up for free at their hotel front desk or guest relations. Each guest registered to a room is (usually) entitled to a Key to the World card, just as guests at non-Disney hotels are usually entitled to as many keys as they need for a room.
As of August 10, guests are being told they are only allowed two cards per cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, regardless of the number of occupants. Each cabin can accommodate up to six guests. When asked what the other guests should do, they were instructed to purchase MagicBands. The policy of two cards per cabin was confirmed by resort management.
This would require guests who don’t have access to MagicMobile to always be with another guest who can access the room. Some guests reported that most of their party was without access, including grandparents and young children who don’t have smartphones or have challenges using them.
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Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a camping ground at Walt Disney World Resort that officially opened in November 1971, just over a month after Magic Kingdom.
Fort Wilderness is located near Wilderness Lodge, right next to Bay Lake. Both were once convenient resorts for guests hoping to visit Disney’s River Country, but the water park closed over 20 years ago and never reopened.
Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness is where the horses of Walt Disney World are cared for. Guests can enjoy pony rides (available on a walk-in basis) and trail rides (which are bookable online). A newborn Shetland pony at Tri-Circle-D Ranch was recently named.
Fort Wilderness is home to the famous “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” in Pioneer Hall. The quintessential dining experience has been a fixture of Walt Disney World since 1974. Live performers sing and dance in a Wild West stage show. Between skits, guests can enjoy fried chicken, smoked BBQ pork ribs, tossed green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread, and strawberry shortcake. Watch our video of the full show below.