Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
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Maybe it is unfair to say much about this campground as we didn't spend a whole lot of time here. We can to enjoy the parks and take a day trip to the beach.First off we drove down from Wisconsin and arrived a day early. We called them to see if we could get in a day early. The lady on the phone was awesome and got us in a day early. I question the price as it seemed like we paid way to much for an extra nights stay that didn't even include a ticket to the park. We did arrive after dark and check in went smooth. They do have security at the gate that checks id's so that does keep unwanted guests out or at least you would hope it does. When we drove around our loop it looked so festive and welcoming. backing into the site was a little bit of a challenge in the dark. It was further complicated because the area to back in is tight and that was even worse when the person across from us has his vehicle parked partially in the road. I did manage to get backed in after a couple of tries. The next day I did notice someone in the loop trying to back in, they got so frustrated that they just drove off. Just beware that backing in can be a challenge and tight at some of the sites. The site itself was level and had a paved pad. Behind the pad was a sand, crushed shell area that we used to grill in (propane grills only since you could not have a fire due to drought). We had great shade at the sight and all the hook up worked great.The pool was nice. It had a small water slide. The water level for the entire pool was less than 4 ft so very kid friendly. They also have a hot tub attached and a snack bar. The life guards were personable and engaged in conversation with my son and myself on several occasions. They also have life jackets for children that might want to wear one.The bus system was great. They run past our stop every 20 min or less. On the first morning we were not sure exactly what we were doing but the driver gave us great advice that helped us get to Magic Kingdom quickly. He suggested we go directly to the lodge were we could get a bus directly to Magic Kingdom without waiting for a boat. The outpost were the buses for Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom have a screen that lets you know when a bus is going to arrive. We parked our truck and didn't move it for four days and just used the free transportation to get around. My one complaint would have been the bath houses. On several occasions we had to wait to use the showers as they were all full. I was also surprised that they didn't have family showers which would have been easier with our son. They were clean and the water was hot so it did serve its purpose.Overall I just had two things that made this less than perfect. The price and the shower rooms. Other than those two items I loved our stay and would stay again if I ever get to visit the Disney Parks again.
If you've ever been to anything Disney you know what a very smooth and clean operation they run. The cabins at Ft Wilderness are no exception. The good: The cabins are clean and well maintained. The "master" bedroom has a queen bed up against a wall on one side and a small nightstand on the other. On the other side of the nightstand are bunk beds. There is a safe in the small bedroom closet. There is a decent sized bathroom in the hall outside the bedroom with plenty of towels. In the kitchen/living area is a good sized picnic style table with bench and chairs. A single chair and ottoman along with a couch that opens to a bed and a large TV round out the cabin. We never opened the sofa so I can't comment on the comfort but there are pillows and comforter in a cabinet next to the couch. The kitchen is fairly well equipped with a few pots, plates, flat wear. A dishwasher and dishwasher and regular dish soap is provided. No oven but the microwave is also a convection oven and we were able to bake frozen pizzas. We brought our own Rubbermaid type bowls for serving and preparing. Because of a an extended dry season in all of Florida we could not use the charcoal grill but were able to bring our own small propane grill and barbecue out on the open deck which is equipped with a picnic table and benches. We brought folding beach chairs to be more comfortable. The not so great: the coffee is horrible! We used two supplied pre-filled coffee "pads" along with 6-8 cups of bottled water to get just a decent cup of coffee. Transportation: took almost an hour to get to and from the pool in Ft Wilderness, not because of the distance but because the bus drivers on 3 busses told us we needed another bus. Not true. Pool area: definitely can use a lot more shaded areas or umbrellas. I spent most of my time under the structure that houses the water slide. We rented two cabins for our adult children/spouse and 2 young granddaughters. We had a great time!
Beautiful and private campsites welcome you home after a long and fun day in the Disney parks. Clean shower facilities along with washer and dryers. Great pool and again, private campsites. We had an issue with our refrigerator in our RV and Disney recommended Camping Connections. They came out the next day and made sure we were up and running. I would recommend staying at Fort Wilderness again.
Disney's Fort Wilderness is my favorite Disney attraction. We enjoy just hanging out around the pool in the daytime, fireworks in the evening. The campground is very nice and very natural. While we were sitting around the camper 3 gobblers came strolling down the road by the campers. Deer are also regulars around the campground. Very relaxing or if you want, you can take on the crowds at the parks. If you are staying in the campground, catch a boat for a direct trip to Magic Kingdom or make connections to any of the other resorts and attractions.
This was our second visit here and we loved it just as much as the first. Two pools, trails, quiet and conveniently located close to everything Disney. This campground is very clean and as always the staff is awesome. The only bad things about fort wilderness are leaving and it spoils us for any other camping trip. I would recommend a trip here to anyone. We can't wait to go back!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 restaurants
- Crockett's Tavern (themed full-service bar)
- Snack Bar
- 2 pools
- Children's wading pool
- Tennis, 2 lit courts
- Coin-operated laundromat
- Bicycle rental
- Marina/boat rental
- Beach area
- Jogging trail
- Horse drawn carriage rides
- Horseback riding / pony rides
- Chip n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long nightly
- Disney Movie Under the Stars nightly
- Electrical Water Pageant view
- 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed and 1 double murphy bed
- Full bathroom
- Air conditioning/heating
- DVD player
- Alarm Clock
- In room safe
- Cable television
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- Iron and board
- Kitchen facilities including full size refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, toaster, blender, dishwasher, plates, flatware, glasses, cookware, sink
- Dining table and chairs
- Living room area
- Patio with picnic table, charcoal grill, driveway for 1 car only
- Maximum occupancy of 6
Resort Location Map
Disney's Fort Wilderness ResortOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8415
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