Archery Makes Disney Parks
More Magical Archery Makes Disney Parks More Magical

The Most Magical Place on Earth is even better with archery.

Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness offers archery lessons at an outdoor range for guests who are interested in attractions besides thrilling-but-typical rides. In keeping with the outdoors theme at this iconic Orlando, Florida, park, the 750-acre Fort Wilderness also offers fishing, canoeing, bike-riding, water skiing, horseback riding and much more.

The Fort Wilderness Archery Experience website says:

“At the Bike Barn at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, archery guides teach guests 7 years of age and up how to use a compound bow — then it’s time for target practice!

Most of this 90-minute experience is dedicated to firing at range targets. With class sizes limited to 10 guests, each marksman receives personalized advice from the archery guides to best help you hone your archery skills.”

You could spend 90 minutes waiting in line to ride Space Mountain or spend the same amount of time practicing archery with family and/or friends. What an easy decision!

Meet Merida

Park guests can meet Princess Merida, shown here at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Photo: DisneyWikia

Park guests can meet Princess Merida, shown here at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Photo: DisneyWikia

What archery-enthusiast’s Disney World vacation would be complete without visiting Princess Merida from “Brave”? Stop by the Magic Kingdom Fairytale Garden to see this fiery and adventurous character.

Not to be outdone, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, also invites guests to meet Merida in a spot that’s modeled after the Scottish Highlands and “bask in the warm welcome as if you’re part of Merida’s family clan.” You can find the character in the Fairytale Garden in Fantasyland.

And if you’d like a quick dose of Disney now, watch Merida’s induction ceremony as Disney’s 11th official princess.

Interested in archery? Check out Getting Started in Archery and 5 Fun Ways to Get Started in Archery Right Now.

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