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PHOTOS: Roof Tiling Nears Completion on Possible New Cast Member Building at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Roof work appears to be nearing completion on a new building that’s being constructed at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The new structure occupies the former location of Tri-Circle-D Ranch, and though nothing is confirmed, it will likely be a Cast Member facility of some sort.

Work Progresses on New Building at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

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The building’s facade — at least what we can see of it — appears unchanged since our last update in late September. The entire building remains bordered by fencing covered by foilage-adorned scrim. Bare wood is still visible beneath the white trim on what will presumably be an exit/entryway for the new building; wooden panels are also still visible beneath the roof at the top of a path-facing exterior wall.

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The exterior of the building itself also remains virtually unaltered since our last update. The white concrete cinderblocks contain no theming or imagery as of now.

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From the back of the building, we can see that tiling work on the roof is nearing completion, though not yet entirely done. A few piles of tile are still stacked atop the roof, and there’s still a section of the bare wooden base visible. The ridge is also not yet complete; looking at the above photo, ridge caps still need to be applied along the edge of the roof’s peak.

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The back of the building matches the rest of the structure in its plain white cinderblock appearance. Rectangular openings have been carved out of the back wall; they will ultimately be filled by windows, but as of now, they’re covered with plastic tarps.

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A large open area is fenced off behind the new building. Earth has been moved around in the area, and there are what appear to be several water lines/connections present. There’s also lumber and construction equipment scattered throughout.

The new building sits on the site of the former Tri-Circle-D Ranch, which moved to a larger location at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in 2020.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground


Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a camping ground at Walt Disney World Resort that officially opened in November 1971, just narrowly missing the October 1 grand opening date shared by Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is situated on Bay Lake, a body of water near Magic Kingdom. It’s one of three resort hotels located on the lake, joining Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. A water taxi service connecting all three of the Bay Lake resorts by water returned on October 1, 2023.

Fort Wilderness is home to the famous “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” in Pioneer Hall. The quintessential dining experience has been a fixture of Walt Disney World since 1974. Live performers sing and dance in a Wild West stage show. Between skits, guests can enjoy fried chicken, smoked BBQ pork ribs, tossed green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread, and strawberry shortcake. Watch our video of the full show below.

What theming do you hope to see added to the potential new Cast Member building at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground? Let us know in the comments.

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