campfire at disney resort questions

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campfire at disney resort questions
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 2:57pm

Hey, we are doing a 'quick' trip to disney and only one day at the park so I am trying to 'plan' something else disney to do...thought about one of the campfires...


If I am reading correctly it is free for resort guests even if we are staying at Movies, except for the cost of food if you purchase...I think I would rather do the one at Ft wilderness since chip and dale are there and wanted to know how to get there from Movies (MK by bus then....something else to there) about how long does the campfire last and does the movie last 2 hrs...what are the usual movies?

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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 10:18pm

Here is some info from allears.net:

"The campfire program has no admission fee and is open to all WDW resort guests. It generally begins around 7 p.m. during the fall/winter season and 8 p.m. after the time changes in April through the summer. It is held near the Meadow Trading Post in the campfire area. The program begins with a sing-along led by a Disney CM and a marshmallow roast around two campfire rings. You may bring your own marshmallows or buy them at the Chuckwagon (roasting sticks and marshmallows are $2). You may also buy pizza, hot dogs, candy, nachos, juice, popcorn, sodas, coffee, beer and other refreshments at the Chuckwagon. While this is going on, Chip and Dale make an appearance to visit with guests and sign autographs. The sing-along lasts about 40 minutes. Next, one or two Disney animated features, depending upon the season, are shown on a large outdoor screen. Seating is available in bleachers or on benches. There is also plenty of room to lay out a quilt or blanket. In the event of rain, the sing-along is still held on the porch of the Meadow Trading Post."

Check the link for a movie schedule (about 3/4 of the way down the page)....although the schedule will not be out until just before your trip, most likely. The one that is up now is still from December 2009:

http://allears.net/acc/faq_fw.htm

We were staying in the cabins when we attended the campfire sing-a-longs, but nobody ever asked for a resort key. I'm sure it could happen though. I remember a cartoon and then a movie, but maybe I'm crazy (it's been a while). You can always leave early if necessary...it's VERY casual.

My husband and I enjoyed the least expensive beer prices in WDW, the kids enjoyed the movie and marshmallows...it was a win for us all. :)

I've never been to the Beach club movie, so I cannot compare.

LAURIE IN OH, Mom to:


Alex, 14.5 years old


Julianne and Leah,

LAURIE IN OH, Mom to:


Alex, 1

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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 10:29pm

There are better links out there, by the way....but I don't think I"m allowed to post them here.

Go to Google and type in "campfire ft wilderness movie schedule". I thought the second hit was a good site.

LAURIE IN OH, Mom to:


Alex, 14.5 years old


Julianne and Leah,

LAURIE IN OH, Mom to:


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Wed, 02-10-2010 - 6:12am

We went while staying at FW, so I don't know what the best way to get there is. . we had a golf cart.

 

  

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Wed, 02-10-2010 - 8:36pm
I really liked the campfire. They play regular Disney movies. The night we went they played Bolt and can't remember the others. On one night they had Bingo first, the sing-a-long, and 2 movies after, the other night just the sing-a-long and one movie. They had different cowboys each night. They routines are slightly different. We liked one much better than the other.