One thing I’ve learned blogging is that tips I think people just “know” about places I love (like Disney World) need to be brought up from time to time. Today I’m giving a shout-out to a Disney World character encounter few know about.
Taking place every night weather permitting (around 7 in Winter, later in Summer),Chip and Dale’s Campfire Singalong is 100% free. Best of all, you DON’T have to be a Disney property guest! It’s kinda hidden at the Fort Wilderness Campground. The campground accessible by car, ferry from Magic Kingdom or Disney World buses from Disney Springs.
I’ve never seen the singalong too crowded, even at peak season. Chip and Dale hang around and dance with the kids (and who are we kidding, the adults too) for a good long time while a cowboy sings “Camptown Races” and the like.
Truth be told: the food is NOT free. However, it’s the only character meal I know of where you can BRING YOUR OWN FOOD. There’s also a small shop/stand where you can buy hot dogs, popcorn, sodas and, of course, s’mores kits.
You’re welcome to stay after the singalong for an outdoor Disney Movie shown on a big screen…bring a blanket and bugspray! They tend to go much deeper into the Disney archive than just “Frozen” and “Lion King” at Fort Wilderness – Here’s a movie schedule by date.
If you’re planning a Mouse House trip, be sure to check out more tips on my Disney page.
Have you done the singalong? Do you have another favorite Disney freebie? Please share in the comments.