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Old 08-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Kissimmee/Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Recommendations

We may be making a quick trip to Disney World Florida in October to meet up with my 3 sons and their families who will be on vacation from the UK. I'll need a 50 amp full hookup site with plenty of space around the rig and nice amenities for the kids to play while the grownups shoot the breeze.

I'm leaning towards the Kissimmee KOA which has patio sites for about $60 a night. The "premium" sites at Fort Wilderness at over $90 a night are giving me sticker shock. Does anyone have a recommendation? Proximity to the parks is not really important since the kids have 2 weeks to get their fill. While we're there we plan to just chill out.
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Hi Bruce. I've stayed here a few times but not for a few years.

http://www.tropicalpalmsresortfl.com/rv-camping/

Rvparkreviews has some good reports on it.
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I would stay at Ft Wilderness as Disney has a shuttle boat every so often to ferry the kids, no running them to and fro. There is a fun theme restaurant right across the street that's real fun, and the mouse shows up every now and then.
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We like Sherwood Forest. A few minutes from Disney and right down the road from Camping World.
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Stay at Fort Wilderness, you will be happy you did, great place and easy to get around!
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Hi Bruce - We stayed at the Kissimmee KOA several years ago and were very pleased with it. Nice folks when we were there, and pretty convenient to Disney. WalMart and Sams Club very near. Pool, karaoke night, fenced dog park, quiet.
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Hi Bruce - We stayed at the Kissimmee KOA several years ago and were very pleased with it. Nice folks when we were there, and pretty convenient to Disney. WalMart and Sams Club very near. Pool, karaoke night, fenced dog park, quiet.
Thanks, I'm leaning towards a premium site there. Could do without karaoke night though
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Thanks to everyone for the information!
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We stay here each winter:

http://www.wekivafalls.com/

Not that close to Disney, but not far either if you're not planning on daily trips. The only reason I mention it is the premium lots are huge and wooded. At least 50 x 100 and plenty of things to keep kids busy.
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Figure into your cost 15.00 a day to park at a Disney park. Plus at Ft. Wilderness you can use Disney transportation to go to the parks. So 60.00 at KOA now becomes 75.00 a day plus driving roughly 10 miles in traffic to go and come from Disney.
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Bruce,

How often have you or will you do this? For the length of your stay, will the extra $30 per night change your life?

Stay at Ft Wilderness. Neither you or the grandkids will ever forget the experience, not to mention the other benefits and conveniences of staying "on property".

The extra couple of hundred bucks left in your estate won't change anyone else's life either.

It just occurred to me - are you aware you'll be charged $14 to park every time you go to Disney, if you're not staying there? That's almost half the daily difference right there.
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I agree with Jay ( stranger things have happened ). At our age , we need to spend it before they do . I know my son would not hesitate to stay there ( with my money )
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Laugh! I haven't seen one in a while, but my favorite bumper sticker (on the back of a MH) says: "We are spending our children's inheritance"
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Bruce,

How often have you or will you do this? For the length of your stay, will the extra $30 per night change your life?

Stay at Ft Wilderness. Neither you or the grandkids will ever forget the experience, not to mention the other benefits and conveniences of staying "on property".

The extra couple of hundred bucks left in your estate won't change anyone else's life either.

It just occurred to me - are you aware you'll be charged $14 to park every time you go to Disney, if you're not staying there? That's almost half the daily difference right there.
Believe it or not, we won't be going to the parks while we're there. My sons and their families will be there for two weeks, staying in a rented house. They'll be doing all the parks except for the couple of days that we are going to see them. They're going to take a rest from Mickey while we're there. So, we're looking for a nice campground with plenty of space around the rig so we can sit around and just hang out. I'm not really bothered by the cost at Fort Wilderness but it just seems so huge: If my math is right there are over 700 campsites. It sounds like it could be very busy and crowded.
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