Astay at Fort Wilderness should include the Fort Wilderness Archery Experience for the kiddos – and adults too! This experience is open to anyone 7 years old and older. The entire experience takes around 75 minutes and costs $45.
My daughter took part in this experience a few summers ago, and she had a great time! I also had fun watching her. Sometimes on a Disney vacation, my daughter needs some downtime away from the parks. Looking to see what your specific resort offers is a great way to have some Disney fun away from the parks for a while.
The Fort Wilderness Archery Experience was definitely something new for my daughter. She had never shot a bow and arrow before this day. The entire experience was ran so well. (As if I expected anything else from Disney!) To start the experience, we met at the Bike Barn to check-in. Each time is limited to no more than 10 participants to ensure safety and personalized help.
The cast member who ran the archery program during our visit was phenomenal. I swear he was a retired gym teacher or elementary teacher because he had those kids captivated and following all procedures. He went through the process of when they would be able to shoot and when they could get their arrows from the targets many times to ensure safety. He had a process for hitting a drum when they could shoot and then hitting it again when they could retrieve their arrows. The kids participating listened well and followed all directions.
The cast member taught the kids how to hold the bow, line up the arrow, pull back correctly, and release. The kids were able to shoot the arrows many times, and they were incredibly successful!
This was $45 well spent in my opinion. My daughter had a great time. We were staying at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, but this experience is open to anyone. The fun part about staying at Fort Wilderness was being able to ride our bikes from our campsite to the archery experience. I highly recommend for guests looking for a unique onsite experience!