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Old 03-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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I love disney and have been there over 20 times now i have a 42 ft class a....everytime i get a spot its made for a 25 ft fifth wheel...i had to drive around and find a spot and then call back to reservations to see if I can use the spot...people on the phone have no idea of size or location of the spot...I'm hoping this redesign is going to accomodate the larger units...jim k
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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I love disney and have been there over 20 times now i have a 42 ft class a....everytime i get a spot its made for a 25 ft fifth wheel...i had to drive around and find a spot and then call back to reservations to see if I can use the spot...people on the phone have no idea of size or location of the spot...I'm hoping this redesign is going to accomodate the larger units...jim k
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #3
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We enjoy Disney but the campground check-in hassle and the site access issues caused us to find other places to go for awhile. Haven't been there for over a year and even let our seasonal passes lapse. Somehow, I don't think Mickey has noticed our absence.

We're encouraged that some of the loops are being updated. Maybe later this year we'll check it out again.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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Here is some info I found today. It is supposed to be accurate..If true it would be great. I wonder how big of a price increase there will be...

NEW PREMIUM CAMPSITES Power, Water, Sewer, and Cable TV included

The sites will feature expanded parking area offers and better maneuverability for the larger RVs of today that exceed 45 feet in length and/or have multiple slide outs. They will be wider (up to 24 ft), and deeper (up to 60 ft). They will also feature new upgraded picnic tables and grills and new landscaping to allow more privacy and better appearance. All sites will include cable and offer high-speed Internet access for an addition daily fee.

The exact size and shape of each campsite will depend on Mother Nature. While all the campsites in this new category will be enhanced, the final dimensions will be based on the limitations of the natural surroundings.

The Coquina area (dirt pad) will be completely removed. Tents will still be allowed on these sites, however, it will be difficult to secure a tent to the ground as the entire campsite pad will be paved, making it impossible to drive tent stakes into the ground to anchor a tent.

Pull-through sites will not be added, but the new sites are much deeper. This will allow across-the-street neighbors to pull all the way back allowing you more room to turn. The entrance of each site will be much wider and easier to back into.

As the sites are converted, pet loops will be re-designated as Loops: 500, 700, 800, 900, 1200 and 1300.

The conversion schedule is as follows:
(Schedule subject to change without notice)

Loop 900 closed 7/08 to 7/25 reopens 7/26/08.
Loop 1000 closed 7/27 to 8/08 reopens 8/09/08.
Loop 1100 closed 8/10 to 8/22 reopens 8/23/08.
Loop 500 closed 8/24 to 9/21 reopens 9/22/08.
Loop 800 closed 9/22 to 11/01 reopens 11/02/08.
Loop 400 closed 11/03 to 11/21 reopens 11/22/08.
Loop 600 closed 11/30 to 12/19 reopens 12/20/08.
Loop 1300 closed 1/4 to 1/23 reopens 1/24/09.
Loop 1200 closed 1/25 to 2/06 reopens 2/07/09.
Loop 1400 closed 2/08 to 2/13 reopens 2/14/09.
Loop 700 closed 3/15 to 4/03 reopens 4/04/09.



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REVISED PREFERRED CAMPSITES Power, Water, Sewer, and Cable TV included

The most frequently requested locations, loops 100, 200, and 300 will not be converted to Premium campsites due to environmental limitations. Since they cannot be made any larger, campsites in these three loops will remain as Preferred. Also for similar reasons, loops 1600, 1700, 1800, and 1900 will be reclassified as Preferred. All sites will include cable and offer high-speed Internet access for an addition daily fee. Picnic tables and grills will remain as they are now.

As the sites are converted, pet loops will be re-designated as Loops: 300, 1600, and 1800.

The addition of cable TV and Internet will not require any down time but completion dates are as follows:

Loop 100 Already completed
Loop 200 Already completed
Loop 300 Already completed
Loop 1900 completed by 7/04/08
Loop 1800 completed by 7/25/08
Loop 1700 completed by 9/19/08
Loop 1600 completed by 10/31/08

Remember all dates are subject to change without notice.

TENT/POP-UP CAMPSITES Power, Water, and Cable TV included

Loops 1500 and 2000 will remain as partial hook-up sites for campers using tents, pop-up campers and van campers. As now, RV will not be allowed on these sites. All sites will soon include cable TV and offer high-speed Internet access for an addition daily fee. Picnic tables and grills will remain as they are now. As now, there are no pet loops in this category.

The addition of cable TV and Internet will not require any down time but completion dates is expected by 11/21/08 for both loops.

Standard Full-Hookup Campsites

This category will be phased out completely as the new Premium and Preferred Campsites become available.

Creekside Meadow

This primitive campsite area will remain unchanged for use by scout troops, schools and other group campers.

Meadow Swimmin' Pool

Enhancements to this area are planned, including the addition of a slide and hot tub, but exact refurbishment dates have not be released as of yet.

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Wow, I've been saying this for awhile! My first stay there was n 1981, you couldn't see the site next to you. Then my next trip 15 years later, I couldn't open my awning without hitting the rig next to me and could barely back into the site.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
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I just got off the phone from making our next Fort Wilderness reservations
and I am very excited.

We are going in regular season. As of now, they had only premium sites available. So this wasnt just a rumor, Disney is actually upgrading some of their sites . The rate I was quoted was for 2008, and we are going in 2009. The nightly rate for a premium site, in 2008 in regular season is $100.00 per night.

It's going to be one expensive vacation.

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We tried, unsuccessfully, to get reservations at Ft Wilderness for Easter week. We stayed at KOA Kissimmee on Seven Dwarfs Lane and were shocked at how nice and spacious it was. Although not at Disney it's not far. I forget exactly how long the pull throughs were but it was close to 100 ft. Take Care, John
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:05 AM   #8
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OC.......I'VE STAYED AT THAT KOA WHEN I COULDNT GET DISNEY AND WE LOVE THAT PLACE ........JIM K
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I just called last night and upgraded our campsite to a premium site. Sure hope it makes it easier to get the coach in and out. We were down there 2 years ago and the sites are really tight for getting big rigs in and out. Can't wait to see Mickey!
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:03 AM   #10
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Went back to disney last weekend ...stayed in the Animal Kingdom...but took a trip over to fort wilderness...drove through the park and found at least 25 spots that a 43 footer can back straight in and out of wrote down all the numbers and I'm going to see if Disney will give me those spots when I reserve...yes vegetation gone.... pads are longer... but it was extremely wet (standing water around sites) Jim k
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