Mickeys Backyard BBQ
For those travelers who enjoy a traditional campground and campfire meal without the hassle of setting up the tent and starting up a fire, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground offers an experience in the great outdoors with the added benefit of Disney character dining at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. As one of the first resorts in Walt Disney World—it is located close to the Magic Kingdom theme park—Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground has been bringing families together for at least two generations.
While most Orlando dining establishments offer fast food fare, buffet menus or chain restaurant familiarity, Walt Disney World strives to make the character dining meals an experience to remember. Mickey’s Backyard BBQ includes outdoor grilling favorites such as barbeque smoked ribs, smoked chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, watermelon and much more, with the added benefit of the live performances by Mickey, Minnie and their friends.
The setting for Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is the open air pavilion at Fort Wilderness, and the entertainment includes live country music, line dancing, rope tricks and an invitation to the children to join Mickey on the dance floor. Prices are $26.99 to $44.99 per person, and reservations are highly recommended by going online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Disney character dining experiences are very popular, so be sure to make a reservation well in advance of your scheduled vacation.
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Keep in mind that Mickey's Backyard BBQ is a seasonal show that is offered on Thursdays and Saturdays from March through December. If a member of your party is celebrating a special occasion, be sure to let one of the Disney cast members know before the show begins.
While at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground, guests can choose between RV campsites or tent camping, either with a personal tent or (for a fee) a Disney tent that will already be set up upon their arrival. The campgrounds have ample room for fun and games, plus picnic tables, fire pits, and amazingly clean restrooms with hot water showers (after all, this is a Disney campground). Whether they are staying in an RV, tent or even the Fort Wilderness Lodge, all guests have access to the resort swimming pool, which has a toddler zone as well as a separate pool and slide for the older kids.
In addition to a Disney character dining that is different from other Orlando restaurants, other activities at Disney’s Fort Wilderness include bike riding, horseback riding and fishing in the nearby lagoon, all on the meticulously maintained campgrounds. The fireworks from Magic Kingdom light up the night sky every evening. And as part of the magic of Disney, these Central Florida campgrounds are clearly not as bug infested as one would expect them to be, so most guests might be able to get by without a lot of mosquito repellent—but don’t forget to bring an ample supply of sunscreen.
Disney offers a wide variety of dinner shows for the entire family. The Crystal Palace, the Hoop Dee Doo Dinner Show and the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show are other great dinner show options that you may want to enjoy while spending time in the Walt Disney Resort.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista FL
Tel: (407) 824-2900
For Reservations call: 407-WDW-DINE