One of the few places you can meet Disney characters without paying admission to a theme park is Chip ‘n Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long located at Fort Wilderness Lodge Resort. Obviously at this event you will be meeting Chip and Dale and also singing.
On our most recent trip to Florida we venture out to meet Chip and Dale. If you are not a guest of Fort Wilderness Lodge it takes a little bit of effort, the Chip ‘n Dale Campfire Sing-a-long is open to anyone but it can be done. We were staying off property so we parked at Disney Springs and took the bus to Fort Wilderness Lodge. From there we took Fort Wilderness Lodge’s internal bus system to the Meadow Depot bus stop and walked to past the pool to the outdoor movie and fire pit area.
When we arrived Chip and Dale were out playing lawn games with a handful of children that were there. My kids happily joined in and we got to briefly meet Chip and Dale. The characters went inside to take a break and we decided to eat some dinner.
We grabbed a yummy dinner from the Chuck Wagon and adorable RV converted into a food truck. (I forgot to take a picture!) They serve sandwiches, salads, snacks and s’mores ingredients for the campfire. We brought our own s’more ingredients so once they lit the fire the boys were thrilled to roast marshmallows.
After roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores, a Disney cast member then led the crowd in a few classic songs and was then joined my Chip ‘n Dale for a few more fun, interactive songs. Chip ‘n Dale, led by a cast member were led around to have their picture taken with each family. The sing-a-long ended with the Mickey Mouse Club Song with the fun addition of Chip ‘n Dale’s name added into it.
Directly after the sing-a-long the outdoor movie a brief cartoon played on the big screen before the outdoor movie. We stayed to watch the cartoon but unfortunately had to leave before Monsters Inc. started because we had a long trek back to the car and then home. It was a late night but a ton of fun and I would totally recommend checking it out if you get the chance.