Last month we shared that a certain recreational activity was recently banned at a Disney resort. We have new information that you will want to know!
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Feel close to the magic by camping near the magic! Guests will take in the American frontier with all different types of wildlife including deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos that will roam the resort. Can you believe that this resort takes up 750 acres? You can relax in the great outdoors with only being minutes from Magic Kingdom!
At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground you will find trails, two pools and entertainment and activities of all kinds! This resort is unique as you won’t find any other resort like it at Disney. The resort opened on November 19, 1971. It consists of both campsites and cabins for guests to enjoy.
Read HERE for our complete guide to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Also, be sure to read HERE to check out my full review of The Fort’s cabins.
Newly Banned Recreational Activity
Campers at Disney’s Fort Wilderness are known for bringing lots of their own recreational activities. This includes things like chalk, bikes, and even their own golf carts.
One new rule has gone into affect recently and that is Electric Bikes are no longer allowed at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. It has been reported that people have been stopped while riding and given these updated “Vehicle, Carts and Recreation Devices Rules and Regulations” handouts.
You can read HERE for the full list of prohibited items.
Campers have reported that since this new rule of banned Electric Bikes has gone in to affect, Guests are still able to use them but under one condition. Guests must be operating the Electric Bikes in manual mode only.
This would be like pedaling the electric bike like a normal bicycle. You could still be stopped by Fort Wilderness staff regarding how you are using the electric bikes. Some campers suggested taking the bike’s battery out so there is no question how you are operating the bike.
Electric Bikes are still allowed but can only be used in manual mode!
Hopefully, this change will make more campers happy so that they can still enjoy The Fort. Happy camping!
What do you think of this update? Will you still use an Electric Bike at The Fort? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who loves The Fort too!
I think a Segway should be allowed. It is a ADA approved mobility device. They even offer Segway tours. There are not too may around so it wouldn’t be an issue. The website still says they are allowed but it changes when you arrive. I think this could be a legal issue since the state of Florida recognizes them as a mobility device and Reedy Creek is going away with Florida stepping in.
There is absolutely no clarification on whether or not MANUAL KIDS scooters are allowed!!!!!
We do not have electric any thing but we have manual scooters which are loud and slow and don’t pose the risk those quiet & fast electric scooters do. But on the list is says no scooters across the board.
I don’t see anything wrong with e-bikes if they allow golf carts. Both run on batteries. Just need to follow the speed limit like you are supposed too or staff should get after violators. Shame a few inconsiderate people ruin it for everyone. I have psoriatic arthritis which makes long rides increasingly painful and don’t want a golf cart because they go under the speed limit and tie up traffic. This seems like a ploy for disney to rent more golf carts by banning e-bikes
I think that a750 acre campground is huge and that a lot older folks, including me, appreciated being able to ride an e-bike. I know I can no longer comfortably ride a normal bike in that heat around the entire place. I don’t fly around and ride irresponsibly, I have it in the lowest setting and still pedal. I just need that extra help. Golf carts go faster than I do.
Gotta say. Was there over the summer and anyone in an E bike was absolutely flying around. At one point while stopped for a bid in my golf cart, two ebikes got off the road, went on the walking path, and went around the stopped bus. I guess technically ok but a douche move.
If they allow golf carts, no reason to not allow electric bikes
Since the batteries cause fires it is a good ban
Stupid non-concession! Big deal!