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Old 12-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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We have booked a trip to fort wilderness in Disney world for next Christmas. We will have 3 3 year olds and a 5 year old along with 4 adults! What is the campground like? Is there enough for the kids to do at the campground to keep a day open just to hang out there rather than go to a Disney park? I k ow its expensive but it looks great.
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There's all kinds of things to do there. There's playgrounds and pools and a beach. The only thing will be how close you are to each area.

Lot's of good stuff here, Fort Fiends

Enjoy the trip!
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You can also catch a boat ride to the hotels and view their christmas decorations.
You won't be disappointed.
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You can spend a day at Ft Wilderness and not get bored. Just riding around on all the buses is fun.
You are going to be astounded at the size of Disneyworld.
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You can spend a day or two and never leave the Fort, kids will be entertained with the different activities.
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We have been to Disney World several times but this is the first time staying at the campground. The last time we stayed we purchased the meal plans. I'm thinking that it may not be worth it since we will have the full kitchen in the camper. Also, are the restaurants at the campground nice? Your thoughts?
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Food at the Fort is limited...
The Hoop-de-do is a dinner show, expensive, but fun for all ages.
The Trails End restaurant is buffet style, pretty good, not great.
There is also a small to-go counter at TrailsEnd but the menu is very limited. Pizza is decent but you can't call ahead to order.
There is also a snack bar at the pool with decent sandwiches.

We generally eat at other Disney restaurants or make our own meals while at FW.

There are grocery stores just beyond the Disney gates if you have a toad or other transportation, otherwise I recommend stocking up on your way in. The Trading Posts have very limited food selection.

Have a Great Time! Fort Wilderness is one of our favorite places.
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Hi Rockytop77,
In addition to what has been posted, when you check in, ask the front desk clerk about the Fort and things to do for the kids.
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Nobody, kids or adults, will be bored at Ft Wilderness. Just returned from our 2nd time there in Nov and we can't wait to do it again. It's top shelf all the way. One word of advice....go for the premium sites. They are alot larger and just a little more $$$. Check out this website that will show pics & descriptions of every campsite there.Fort Fiends - Articles - Fort Fiends
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We usually go at least once a year for about 2 weeks. We were there last year with our daughter, son-in-law and their 8 kids. There are 2 swimming pools at Fort Wilderness and they have movies each night as well as other activities. My husband and I usually buy to meal plan but with young children I'm not sure it would be worth the expense. Another factor to consider is you just about have to make dining reservations to get in most places. However, the down side of eating at your campsite is it takes such a long time going and coming from the parks. This will be a trip they will always remember. I would also suggest you watch for sales at Disneyshopping.com to get tshirts, autograph books and other items! You will save a lot of money which will give them a little more spending money while at Disney World. Rain jackets are a must. No matter what time of year you usually get some popup showers. Hope this helps and that you have a magical trip.
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Don't forget the bikes. We rode 52 miles in the week we were there. Trails thru the campground are great. We love to ride thru the park and look at the different campers.
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Just there

we were there last month with a 4 year and 1 year old. We had tickets for all days, and we swore to ourselves that the next trip ( already scheduled for Sept 2013) we will leave at least 2 days outside the park. As mentioned above, LOTS to do. Especially being there at christmas...take boat from campground to contemporary hotel (less busy boat than the Magic Kingdom boat) and visit the hotel to see decorations, then hop monorail and visit the others on the "loop", i.e. Polynesian and Grand Floridian.

Not sure the mix of kids, but character meals are a lot of fun. Breakfast at the polynesian or contemporary are fun, we just did the cinderella dinner at park faire - Grand Floridian. Our little 4 year old princess still talks about it. Have been to other character dinners and breakfasts at various locations - all have been fun.

Loop information is available at various places, put in a preference based on what you, we stayed on 1400 loop - great location, close to the pool area and campfire. Some sites a little too close

Go to "Fort Feinds" on line and get lots of info there - recommend a golf cart rental too, if you can arrange.

Have fun.
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