Disney World 4 Less: Wagon Rides for $12 and Under!

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cost of Fort Wilderness Wagon Rides at Disney World

Updated for 2019!

Sometimes it’s nice to find Disney vacation activities outside the theme parks, big crowds, and big prices. Over at Fort Wilderness Campground at the Disney Wold Resort, you will find the Tri-Circle-D Ranch. Circle-D features trail and pony rides, plus wagon and carriage rides right next to the campground by the shores of Bay Lake.

Are you looking for outdoor Disney fun at a discount price? That’s what we call Doing Di$ney for Le$$. It’s time to take an evening wagon ride!

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Tri-Circle-D Ranch wagon ride information

What You Get

Take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn 25-minute wagon ride around on a scenic tour through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Don’t confuse this with a hay ride; this is a wagon ride!

The Cost

The cost for rides is $12 per adult and $8 per child. Disney considers a child to be between the ages of ages of 3-9, so even if you don’t think of them as adults, anyone over the age of 10 is a Disney adult, at least in price anyway. An $8 activity for a child at Disney World? That’s a serious bargain indeed, and twelve dollars certainly isn’t unreasonable for adults as well.

Prices for this activity remained completely the same from 2015 when this article was published until 2019, when they were $8 for adults and $5 for kids.

Time and Location

The rides are offered nightly at 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. Weather permitting, you will depart from the front of Pioneer Hall. This map shows that location in relation to the resort buildings by the lake.

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Tri-Circle-D Ranch wagon ride prices and location


Walk-up reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis for wagon rides on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Advance reservations are available for wagon rides on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 to check availability and book.

Group wagon rides can be booked by calling (407) 824-2832.

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How Do You Get There?

You can park on resort property, ride a boat over from Wilderness Lodge, or walk a paved trail through the woods to the ranch. We found this to be a great outdoor activity in the winter months. 

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walk to Fort Filderness Resort from Wilderness Lodge

Wagon Ride Splurge

Traveling with a large group of family or co-workers?  Tri-Circle-D also offers group wagon rides for 30 to 35 guests. The cost for this experience is $300 per hour. Rides are available with 24-hour notice by calling 407-824-2832. You can make reservations for this wagon ride, so guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

While you are at Fort Wilderness, look around for a while. There are pony rides (for a fee), walking trails, bike rentals (for a fee), and you can stop by the WDW horse stables. There are a lot of activities at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch that won’t break the bank, so use this link to the official Disney World page.

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Tri-Circle-D Ranch wagon ride prices

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you headed over toward the wagon, resting your feet if you just walked over from Wilderness Lodge.

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