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Old 11-17-2013, 07:08 AM   #15
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Well Terry, will you be going to Fort Wilderness????

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:09 AM   #16
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We visited Disney last month to meet up with some family members who were visiting from the UK. We stayed at the KOA in Kissimmee. We felt that Fort Wilderness would be too crowded and more like being in a theme park. My sons and grandkids were grateful for a break from 2 weeks of theme parks every day. We reserved a "deluxe patio site" which came with outdoor furniture, gas grill, huge patio area and parking for at least 4 cars.

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Old 11-17-2013, 08:58 AM   #17
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Lake Louisa is near Clermont, FL and a very easy drive to Disney, maybe 20 minutes or so in regular traffic. With the money you would save staying in the state park, you would have a ton to spend in Disney since Lake Louisa is only $25 per night and Disney is usually over $100 per night. We saw deer, turkeys, and osprey in the state park which also has a bunch of old orange groves.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #18
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Not my favorite but look up Tropical Palms. Decent and just a couple of miles from anything in Disney. Very close to Downtown Disney.

Sherwood Forest is also very close.

KOA in Kissimmee where we are at now. Pricey, nice, easy drive to any of the parks or downtown.

Fort Wilderness is "Fantasmic". All of the above. We spent a month there before moving our of the park. We would still be there if space was available.

From any space you can walk a short distance to a bus stop. All Disney owned and operated of course and part of the experience so no extra charge. Ride around the camp grounds to the main bus stop and go anywhere in the Kingdom. Or take it to the Marina area and take a leisure boat ride to Wilderness Lodge, the Contemporary hotel, or to the Magic Kingdom. Tons of fun just riding the boats. No tickets or fare needed. All included.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #19
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We were at ft wilderness last week. Loved the convenience of staying on the property. We also stayed a few days at tropical palms prior to moving to ft wilderness. We travel with our to little kids (doggies) and with all the restrictions on pets at ft wilderness, next trip we will stay at tropicl palms. However, if we brought real kids then hands own only stay at ft wilderness .
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #20
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Aside from the $5.00 pet charge, what other restrictions do they have for pets? Our GSD thinks he's the Mayor of the loop!
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #21
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What would we have to pay extra for 3 cats who poop & pee inside?
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Cousin Ed, we are used to taking our "kids" with us about everywhere. Either on a leash, in their stroller, in the baskets on the bikes, or in the bike trailer. Our kids do extremely well in the stroller. We would have liked to taken them with us to the chip & dale sing a long and the nightly movie, down to beach for sandy walks and to see the fireworks. They even enjoy boat rides but I'm not complaining about them being excluded from that activity.

However, they did enjoy walking around our loop and riding in the golf cart.

Fyi, Two of our favorite places to go based on dog friendliness are hilton head island and gatlinburg tn!
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #23
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What would we have to pay extra for 3 cats who poop & pee inside?


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Old 11-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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...with all the restrictions on pets at ft wilderness, next trip we will stay at tropicl palms.
Not sure what restrictions were a problem for you. Most of the loops are now pet friendly and there is an off leash area provided. They do charge $5 for Fido to join you.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #25
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Fort Wilderness is awsome! Especially if you are taking children...... I have also stayed at Tropical Palms and Thousand Trails - Orlando. Tropical palms is a close second to Fort Wilderness. It is close to Disney (in old town Disney ) and they have a shuttle. The park is very clean and nicely landscaped. Thousand Trails was also a nice park that is well maintained. The only negative about Thousand Trails is that it is about 20 to 30 minutes from Disney and no shuttle.

I drove through Lake Magic, which is about 15 to 20 minutes from Disney. It appeared to be a nice park.

You will pay extra (probably double) to stay in Disney, it just depends on what you are looking for. When I stayed at Tropical Palms, it was $40 a night versus $95 at Fort Wilderness.

I don't think there is a wrong answer here!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #26
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We (DW & myself only) are thinking about going to Disney World again. The last time we went was in 1989. We most likely will go in October to miss out on the crowds and heat., but I have a few questions.

1) What are the differences between the three classifications of campsites?

2) How much in advance will we need to reserve a site (hopefully with satellite reception)?

3) What is the best location/website to make the reservation?

4) Are there any deals out there besides the rates posted on the Ft. Wilderness website?

5) How many days will we need to see what we want to see? I am 62 and she is 57 if this makes any difference.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #27
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We made reservations directly thru disney in sept for a nov visit. Wanted the 6-13 but the only available was 10-13. Kept checking the disney online almost daily to add days, finally less than a week before we left 2 additional days came open, so we wound up with the 8-13. I would say make the reservations as early as possibly.

As for ways to make reservations, I could not get the ft wilderness campsites at any web travel such as expedia, Travelocity or the like. Directly thru disney was the only way for me.

I did get tickets from Expedia(5 day park hopper pass) for about 60 bucks less than directly fom disney. Just be carefull to buy tix from authorized sellers. Stay way from individuals selling tix.

The wife and I are just a bit younger than you, and the 5 day passes were perfect or us. In addition to all the parks, We visited Epcot every evening for desert or dinner, or fireworks. Will do the 5 day passes next time we visit .

Finally, my disney.com was FANTASIC!!! Use it for dinner reservations, fast pass tickets, maps, attraction descriptions, and wait times.

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Old 11-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #28
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The are many campgrounds close to Disney, but there is only one that we would stay at FORT WILDERNESS!!!!! It's the best campground anywhere.

DITTO.... Fort Wilderness is by far the best around......

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