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Old 11-09-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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Was considering a run down to Disney (Orlando) in early March. Anybody ever stay in their motor home on Disney property? Would you recommend it?
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:45 PM   #2
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I took my grandkids this past summer and it was great. But make sure you reserve a golf cart.

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Old 11-09-2015, 07:47 PM   #3
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We've stayed there numerous times. I think you'll have a hard time finding a more enjoyable experience. So much to do at Disney, you need several days. Enjoy.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:35 PM   #4
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Wilderness park at Disney is great. We drove their in our mh in February.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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We were there in September. You definitely want to stay at Fort Wilderness if you're doing the Disney parks. Their transportation options within the campground will save you lots of time that you will get to spend at the parks, instead of driving to and from parking areas, and then taking the transportation to the parks from the parking areas. We had reservations for their mid-priced camp site that was on the 300 loop, but when we got there there was no way our rig would fit in the space without hitting a tree trying to back in. We went back to the office and got a free upgrade to the premium site in the 500 loop and it was decent, not really spacious, but adequate.
Lot of people on golf carts, which we opted not to do, but I had wished we brought our bikes with as that would have been adequate. Carts are like $60-80 a day, or something, for rental- which was way more than we were willing to spend to not have to walk a little ways.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:50 PM   #6
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X2 on Fort Wilderness. It's a great place. Some spaces are a little tight, but not impossible. We got our 42-foot coach in there OK. Plan to rent a golf cart. It will come in very handy.

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Old 11-10-2015, 03:24 AM   #7
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Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground is pricey, but we have always found it quite worth it. Staying on Disney properties gives you some added perks, as opposed to staying outside the property. One of the theme parks each day will either be open early, or late, for Disney guests only (usually open an hour early, or two or three hours late). As a Disney guest, you do not pay for parking. And free transportation to the four theme parks, two water parks, and their shopping/entertainment district. Honestly, there have been stays when our vehicle moved so little it would have been flagged as derelict in most neighborhoods.

The campgrounds has two pools, one with a water slide. Two camp stores with souvenirs and a small selection of supplies. Trail's End restaurant, with a decent breakfast buffet. Two event/show type dinners (reservations required). A dog park. Canoe rentals for the canals. Boat/personal water craft rentals for the lake. Bike rentals. Golf cart rentals ($$$). A nice running/biking/walking trail.

You get a decent view of the evening fireworks at the Magic Kingdom from the boat docks (and they pipe in the music for them), as well as the evening water parade swings by each night.

Each evening they have a sing-a-long campfire with Chip and Dale, followed by a movie under the stars.

The place is pretty big, 1 mile from the entrance to the boat docks at the back of the campground. A lot of folks bring golf carts, or rent them. Myself, I can't justify the expense since we can move around just fine, so we take our bikes or just walk to where we are going.

I have yet to stay at another campground as nice as this one (though, I am sure they are out there). The comfort stations are second to none. The RV sites are nice level pads (the more $$ you pay, the larger the pad). In most cases, you are not butted up next to your neighbor, most of the loops really have a "state park" type feel. And, like a lot of state parks, there are some sites that could be a challenge to back into with larger rigs.

The place is crawling with people in white uniforms cleaning up the place. Sometimes it seems like they hide behind a tree and wait for a camper to vacate a site just so they can clean it up for the next guest.

We've stayed there 7 or 8 times over the years and I won't park my rolling motel room anywhere else when we go to Orlando.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:42 AM   #8
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We are there right now in the 1600 loop. Nice spacious sites, easy to back in and close to the bus shelter. If you are going to Disney, this is the only place to be.
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Ft. Wilderness is a destination in it's own right, regardless of the Disney theme parks. Yes, it's pricey, but well worth it, at least for a week or two.

You do not need a golf cart, there is internal transportation that will take you anywhere you want or need to go, whether it's inside the campground or to any of the Disney properties. You might end up waiting an extra 10 minutes at the bus stop right outside your camping loop.

Once you've made your Disney reservations you should start making plans and reservations. I think you can start making dining reservations in the parks 6 months out from your confirmed reservations and fast pass reservations 60 or 90 days out, you'll want to do research to determine the exact time. A little bit of pre-planning will help things go much more smoothly and will make the trip more enjoyable for all of you. The days of the spontaneous trip to Disney are long gone.

I can't imagine a better place to take the grandkids than Disney. Everyone will no doubt have a great time.
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We stayed in Fort Wilderness and loved it. I was amazed at the amount of wildlife I saw. I was also able to go bass fishing from the shore of bay lake and caught a couple of bass. Next trip I will add some time so that I can go to the center pond and give it a try there.
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Loved 1600 loop - did a week there last July.

Take the advise on getting the cart. One must "go looping" and inspect the other sites - especially on around holidays!

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:20 PM   #12
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Get a reservation Now. At the end of March some school systems are already having spring break and the place fills up. I warn you that once you've been there you will never look at the other campgrounds the same way. Bring lots of money.
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Bring lots of money!

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Old 11-11-2015, 04:44 AM   #14
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Seriously!! Fort Wilderness!! I want to live there but since I'am not a bazilionaire I can't. In the old days we would stay there for a week and never go into any of the parks.

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