FREE ENTERTAINMENT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD! Great I got your attention so let's jump right into this! You read that right, FREE! The Chip to my Dale (Courtney) and I saw something about how Chip and Dale have a campfire and you cook s'mores with them, they do it every night at 7 pm at Fort Wilderness Campground on Disney property. Okay great, S'mores + Chip & Dale = Dream Come True. But it was MUCH MUCH MORE!
Again it's at the Fort Wilderness Campground and you don't have to be staying there to enjoy this! (Helpful tip: if you are using Disney Transportation you can take a boat from the Contemporary or Wilderness Lodge! So get on the monorail to the Contemporary and go from there!) We arrived at the campground and this place is HUGE! I had no idea, but it was also very awesome and I want to rent a golf cart and just drive around the whole place, I would also like to buy a camper and live there but anyways..... To get back to where the festivities are happening you have to take one of the buses! They recommended we take the Orange Line but we ended up on the Yellow and got there just fine. (Ask a cast member/bus drivers for more info on this)
So we arrive to "Chip 'n Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long" and realize this is LEGIT. There is a small stage, LOTS of seating, 2 fire pits and a FOOD TRUCK! Naturally we head right to the food truck, they had a little bit of everything burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, snacks, BEER, and a S'more kit! I know, I know sounds like a dream. (It was) The S'more kit was $9.99 and came with a bellyache of marshmallows (seriously way too many), 2 Hersey chocolate bars, a sleeve of graham crackers and 2 marshmallow cooking sticks! We got some dinner and then picked a seat, us being us go for front row in the dead center. I'll remind you at this point we still really didn't know what to expect.
Now the show is about to start, a very nice man came out with a cowboy hat and a guitar and I was in my element! He hopped up on stage and just started singing some tunes, asking the crowd to join in (we did, most didn't) and he made very funny terrible jokes. He then invited Chip & Dale out (cue the fan girl screams from us). They got up on stage with him for a quick minute and then came down into the crowd and met everyone for hugs and photo ops! AMAZING! The cowboy kept singing songs and eventually everyone including Chip & Dale did the hokey pokey! It was seriously a great time, and FREE. I would say the show lasted about a half hour, and once it was over they played a movie, I would guess the movie is different every night! We didn't stay for the movie, just went over to the fire pit to make a few s'mores and talk this hidden gem!
We would both 100% recommend this, granted we are bias as we are in love with Chip & Dale & S'mores. It seems they do this every night at 7 pm weather pending of course! If you have free time during your next trip I would definitely recommend it!
Do you have a favorite "hidden gem" on Disney property? Let me know in the comments below!