Every year, starting in November, the guests at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground display elaborate Christmas and holiday decorations. Many guests and local families make the pilgrimage to the campground as part of their annual holiday traditions. Several of our intrepid agents at Fairy Godmother Travel braved the weather, rented a golf cart and took a tour of the displays. If you’re traveling by foot, you can take the buses to the Settlement where you’ll find the largest displays.

 Let’s check out a lot of the other displays!

Teacups! Don’t you love theme park inspired decorations?

A fantastic Haunted Mansion design!

Dear Santa,
Please bring a:
1. A Bike
2. Video games
3. A Hamster


Minnie relaxing in a holiday bath with some refreshments!

Three Hitchhiking Santa Ghosts
Steamboat Willie!

There are a few theme park set ups at Ft. Wilderness. The following one has a great display of the Magic Kingdom Resort Area.

There’s obviously a parade running next to the Walt Disney World Railroad!


The Tree of Life!


A Disney Village!

Here’s another theme park layout with a monorail loop!

The Polynesian!
This is definitely a Christmas Miracle! A monorail extension to the Animal Kingdom.

A stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Yes, please!

This looks a lot more like the displays in my neighborhood!

Is that Tow-Mater?
A little hard to see what’s going on here, but I like it!
Fort Friends. Long Live Musket Mickey.

I do hope the stuffed animals are removed before they drive!


Is that Santa on a John Deere?
A little bumper car action?

Some Mickey landing lights for the reindeer?

There are so many more than we could possibly share with you. This is a great way to enjoy the magic of Christmas at Walt Disney World, especially when the Magic Kingdom is closed for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Have you visited the holiday displays at the Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground? We’d love to hear about your favorite Walt Disney World vacation tradition during the holidays.

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  • I love it. So much tacky fun.

  • BC_DisneyGeek

    Some impressive stuff, thanks for sharing!

  • DisWedWay

    Would love to see how they decorated Pioneer Hall, Fort Wilderness shops, and the old horse drawn water wagon for River Country?

  • BigDisneyKid

    DisWedWay, we didn’t get a chance to go into Pioneer Hall and I didn’t see anything over at the old River Country. That area has been deserted for years and is a nature preserve I believe.

    • Kandace Sparkles

      Yes, exactly. Pioneer Hall gets some of the standard decorations each year along with a holiday theme to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. (Have you seen that one?) Anyway, the simple charm here is in what each individual guest visiting Ft. Wilderness (obviously for an extended period of time) decides to do while they’re there. If you’ve visited a DVC Resort during the holidays, you’re sure to see some windows and balconies all dolled up (it’s probably easiest to see at Bay Lake Tower,) but that’s nothing compared to this! As Dusty said, “so much tacky fun” and that’s it pure and simple. There’s so much it’s clearly over-kill, but in the best way. They put so much time, energy, creativity, and money into it each year that it’s a shame not to go see it.

  • Gullywhumper

    I loved seeing this two years ago when I was at Ft Wilderness during Chirstmas time. I look forward to future visits to Ft Wilderness during the Winter Holidays!