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Old 12-03-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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My family and I are planning a vacation in Florida between Christmas and New Year. I am looking for a rv park that is fun for the kids (8 and under), close to things to do, and decent weather for that time of year. Any feedback and recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
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My family and I are planning a vacation in Florida between Christmas and New Year. I am looking for a rv park that is fun for the kids (8 and under), close to things to do, and decent weather for that time of year. Any feedback and recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:31 AM   #3
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Not trying to be funny but... that time of year I would have to go with "SOUTH WAY DOWN SOUTH" Up here in Northeast Florida is still to cold and the pools are not heated and the weather is an unknown factor, and the campgrounds are full and hard to get it to.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:18 AM   #4
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Between Christmas and New Years is a major migration time for the Snowbirds, ourselves included, so most places will be busy or full.

This will dictate where you will be able to stay more than anything.

We have to make our reservations a year ahead where we stay at, Sherwood RV Resort in Kissimmee. It is only about four miles from Disney and Sea World, so it is very busy with lots to do in the area.

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Hi Torchbearer,
Consider getting a CG directory and start calling. Everybody seems to be in Florida the time you have chosen to be here. Central Forida can't be beat for kid things to do. The Orlando/Kissimmee area, is a good place to start. Consider going for the brass ring and calling Disney World and see if they have a site available. The price is high, but for a short stay, there is nothing like Ft. Wilderness CG. Tropical Palms would be my second recommendation. The weather can be tricky, but take the chance on central Florida. There are inside and outside activities. Cape Kennedy on the East coast and Busch Gardens on the West coast, with a bunch of stuff in between. Regardless of the weather, the week will go very fast.
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Florida have very diverse weather that time of year. Today the high will be in the mid 70's and the lows in the hig 50's in our area. Last year was 15 degrees colder.

What kind of activiaties do you want. Tourist area try Tropical Palms Kissimmee. Rural something like Suwannee River Hideaway close to Old Town. Beach Gulf Beach Campground in Sarasota. There is also Rock Crusher Canyon in Crystal River. Red Coconut in Ft Myers, Peace River Campground in Arcadia. Keys are probalby booked already and a lot of campgrounds have a minimum stay this time of year.
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:09 PM   #7
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I appreciate all of the feedback. I should have been a little more specific. I am looking to go no farther than Orlando or there abouts. i want a campground that I can stay at for 5 days and not have to leave to find things to do. My family enjoys swimming, bike riding, they love to play on swings and slides, and some hiking trails. I have visited many KOA sites, but most of the sites are so vague I can't tell anything about them. If there are any recommendations I would appreciate it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Torchbearer:
I appreciate all of the feedback. I should have been a little more specific. I am looking to go no farther than Orlando or there abouts. i want a campground that I can stay at for 5 days and not have to leave to find things to do. My family enjoys swimming, bike riding, they love to play on swings and slides, and some hiking trails. I have visited many KOA sites, but most of the sites are so vague I can't tell anything about them. If there are any recommendations I would appreciate it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Sounds like your needs give you a couple of options ; first and foremost is Fort Wilderness, can't be beat for any and all. Secondly is Tropical Palms ... A little further away try Fort Summit KOA. Your biggest problem will be getting reservations. good luck

PS Sorry can't do much about the weather
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Florida State Parks might be for you or if you want something more deluxe try

River Ranch bit South of Orlando but not very far.
it is actually an independant part of Westgate Resorts River Ranch and has every thing from horseback riding to skeet shooting and a game management road that goes for miles that is bikeable and two parking stops for the trail heads for part of the FL trail.
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Clerbrook in Clermont keeps sites open for transits. They have 3 well heated pools, a playground, flat roads to ride the bike. They are 20 miles north of Disney. Lake Magic on 192 at Kissimmee also keeps sites open but may be booked at that time as only about 7 miles from D main gate. The state parks don't have pools in that area. 6 campgrounds in the Orlando area went condos so camping space is at a premium.
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