Eco-Disney: Florida wilderness preserve no theme park Tim Povtak, McClatchy News Services
POINCIANA, Fla. -- Don't let the Disney name discourage you. Mickey Mouse won't be taking this hike anytime soon. If he does, he likely would become dinner for a red-shouldered hawk. There is nothing touristy about it.
The Disney Wilderness Preserve is a 12,000-acre sanctuary of natural communities just outside Poinciana that is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy, which has been restoring the land for the past 15 years.