A good portion of the childhood memories I have of Walt Disney World took place within the grounds of Fort Wilderness. Some of the most vivid instances involved the Campfire Sing-A-Longs and outdoor movies. Whether roasting marshmallows, walking along the trails back to our site in the dark, visiting with Chip and Dale, or perhaps catching the glimpse of a shooting star, thinking back on those days harkens back to a simpler time in all of our lives, when we were young and carefree.
While at Disney’s Hilton Head Island resort earlier this month I found the fire pit that they use for Campfire Sing-A-Longs, near the Broad Creek Mercantile. The Campfire is apparently very popular, even in early December, at the Resort. It put me in high spirits to see that a tradition of my childhood had been reproduced in a new environment for other young folk to enjoy.
If only the campfire pit at Fort Wilderness had those ears!