Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trail's End Restaurant Review at Fort Wilderness

At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort your family can dine at Trail's End Restaurant.  To get to Fort Wilderness, you can drive your car and a transfer to the internal Fort Wilderness bus, take the WDW buses or travel by boat from the Magic Kingdom. Once you arrive at Fort Wilderness, find a map for directions to the restaurant located in Pioneer Hall. Make sure you build in plenty of time to travel to this restaurant!

The Trail's End Restaurant offers a buffet for breakfast and dinner and an a la carte lunch. The breakfast buffet features fruit, cereals, sausage, bacon, eggs, Mickey waffles, spiced apples, pastries, biscuits and gravy, grits, and oatmeal. The lunch menu offers chili, fried chicken, fried catfish, grilled shrimp and sausage, desserts and vegetarian options. The dinner buffet is full of choices for all your family members. While we were there, we had the following options: salad bar with fruits, boiled shrimp, pasta salad and cole slaw, ribs, fried chicken, baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried corn, green beans, carrots, pasta with cheese sauce or marinara, pizza, vegetable soup, chili, roast, baked potato bar and dessert bar.
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The restaurant itself has a very rustic, pioneer feel. The wagon wheel light fixtures, pot bellied stoves, beamed ceilings and flagstone floor make you feel like you should be eating with Laura Ingalls Wilder out on the frontier! The full sized stuffed bear at the entrance was quite the hit with my son too.

The breakfast buffet adult price range is $17.99-$19.16 and the child's (ages 3-9) price range is $10.99-$11.71.  Dinner can range from $24.99-$26.62 for adults and $13.99-$14.90 for children.  While there was a great variety on the dinner buffet and everything tasted fine, I felt it was still a bit pricey. I find it hard to get my money's worth while eating at buffets at Walt Disney World. It was also very time consuming to eat here. We left the Magic Kingdom to take the boat to Fort Wilderness. Then we had to walk to the restaurant. It ended up taking us almost 3 hours to get there, eat a buffet and return back to the Magic Kingdom. I would only recommend this restaurant if you were a guest at Fort Wilderness or you had another reason to be at that resort. Don't make plans to visit Trail's End just to eat and leave like we did.


  1. I love taking a trip out to FW when we are in WDW :D It's where I can get delicious comfort food!
    ~Two Moms and a Mouse.. Maureen

  2. When I was a kid we always stayed at Fort Wilderness - so heading back to Trails End always brings back memories. I agree it is a tough spot to get to unless you are staying at Fort Wilderness or are there to visit the horses.

    1. You definitely need a reason to go to Trails End... But with all that FW offers, it's easy to do! :)

  3. This was really helpful... always been curious about this restaurant.

    If I make the effort to mosey all the way over to Ft Wilderness, I'm gonna be in the mood for Hoop Dee Doo!! ;)

    1. yes, Hoop Dee Doo is on my list to do again. The first time we did it I was not properly prepared for the show and I didn't appreciate it like I should have. I need to do it again! :)