I’m sure you know that Disney offers all kinds of activities outside the theme parks from riding in giant helium balloon at Disney Springs to driving a $300,000 car in race track located in the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness also has many great things to do, from riding a horse to paddling a canoe and from riding in a golf cart to making your own Disney character pin-on button.

Did you know that you can also learn and practice archery at Fort Wilderness?

Logistics And Cost

Archery lessons typically run Thursday through Saturday, although during some busy seasons, they happen every day. The lessons are open to anyone age 7 and over, and the class size is limited to about 10 people.

Fort Wilderness is home to many fun activities - including archery.

Fort Wilderness is home to many fun activities – including archery.

You can register up to 180 days in advance, which is recommended since the small class size means that classes do fill up. However, walk ups are welcome if spaces are still open. The cost is $39 for a 90 minute experience, which takes place from 2:45 – 4:15pm. (That cost is as of the summer of 2014 and will, like most things, likely go up in the future.) When you check in, you will need to fill out the typical liability release forms. The class includes the use of a compound bow and professional instruction.


The class meets at the bike barn. Show up there, and you will be directed to the nearby archery range. Note that you can’t drive your car beyond the main entrance of Fort Wilderness, and the barn is near the back of the campground in the Settlement area. That means that if you aren’t staying a Fort Wilderness, you will need to take a boat from the Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to the Settlement area which is near the barn. Alternatively, you will need to park your car at the Fort Wilderness entrance and take the bus that is internal to Fort Wilderness back to the Settlement.

Did you know you can learn archery at Disney World?