Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
wbryson's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Posts: 28
Red face Walt Disney RV Resort

Heading down to see Mickey with the granddaughters the first part of April.
Is there anything I should prepare for other than long days.
Regarding the resort/park itself W/D has have assured us that everything will be available and waiting our arrival!

Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Bill & Cheryl Bryson
Wanna be FULL TIMERS!
2014 Winnebago Forza
wbryson is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-05-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 978
Yall will have a great time we are there at least 8x per year. Golfcarts are fun to have at the fort, either bring one or rent one. If you rent a cart do not rent from disney very $$ ,if you want more info pm me
__________________

__________________
fla tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 08:15 PM   #3
Member
 
ed6713's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 38
Fort wilderness is your typical Disney first class operation. Lots of stuff for the kids to do right there. If you have room for bikes s for everyone, bring them. The campground is huge and bikes will free you up from waiting for a shuttle.
As with all Disney operations, bring your large checkbook. Your small one just won't do. $$$$$$$$$$$$

Ed
__________________
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ~Mark Twain
ed6713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
wbryson's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Medina, OH
Posts: 28
Tom,
New to this what does PM mean?
__________________
Bill & Cheryl Bryson
Wanna be FULL TIMERS!
2014 Winnebago Forza
wbryson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
TurtleKent's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Buckeye State
Posts: 492
Send a message via AIM to TurtleKent
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbryson View Post
Tom,
New to this what does PM mean?
Private message/mail
__________________
Kent & Sue & Pecos
2010 Allegro Bus 43QRP
Formerly 2004 Itasca Horizon 40AD
TurtleKent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:14 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Wizard's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,458
Once in the camp site, you really don't need a vehicle to get anywhere in the park. Shuttle buses stop at about every corner and can take you to all destinations.
Ya'll will definitely enjoy.
__________________
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:23 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 678
Fort Wilderness charges a premium not only because it can but it's a feature laden park. They have horsies and pools, and two trading posts, you can take friendship boats to the park, you can pick up the buses to the park, you can also arrange golf carts from secondary companies (in peak demand periods the Disney ones are gone and they do charge a premium). You have the best buffet in the world (Although I-Drive and W Irlo Bronson have quite a few good places as well). There are MANY loops some are pet loops. Each loop has its advantages and disadvantages.

I would suggest trying fort fiends Fort Fiends - Articles - Fort Fiends website and forums they know a lot there. They can even get you in touch with a master woodworker who makes those signs (you'll know what I mean when you get there).

As well you can get an "Annual Passport" which gives you free parking/discounts/unlimited admission) if you do decide to spend lots of nights it can be a savings over tickets/packages. You can also "pulse" it to get 2 summers worth of admission (late the first year, early the second) as well as a couple of vacations between. Useful if you have kids or grandkids.

Not that I know a lot about these things or anything.
__________________
FREG/P under 45', over 300 hp under 600 lb ft torque.
OrngTrillium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:28 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrngTrillium View Post
Fort Wilderness charges a premium not only because it can but it's a feature laden park. They have horsies and pools, and two trading posts, you can take friendship boats to the park, you can pick up the buses to the park, you can also arrange golf carts from secondary companies (in peak demand periods the Disney ones are gone and they do charge a premium). You have the best buffet in the world (Although I-Drive and W Irlo Bronson have quite a few good places as well). There are MANY loops some are pet loops. Each loop has its advantages and disadvantages.

I would suggest trying fort fiends Fort Fiends - Articles - Fort Fiends website and forums they know a lot there. They can even get you in touch with a master woodworker who makes those signs (you'll know what I mean when you get there).

As well you can get an "Annual Passport" which gives you free parking/discounts/unlimited admission) if you do decide to spend lots of nights it can be a savings over tickets/packages. You can also "pulse" it to get 2 summers worth of admission (late the first year, early the second) as well as a couple of vacations between. Useful if you have kids or grandkids.

Not that I know a lot about these things or anything.
I highly recommend fortfiends also I did not know if it was ok to recommend on open forum ( I was going to tell you in the pm)
__________________
fla tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:32 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 678
If it's not ok sorry! delete the post.

Disney has an active community, you can find many helpful websites out there that even give the menus, tips on plans of attacks, things to do at resorts (you can visit the resorts without actually staying just can't use the pools/etc but look at the architecture/restaurants and "hidden mickey" locations.

We spend over a month of quality Disney time (Yes even Tokyo Disney Seas/Disneyland). each year. I first went to Disney when I was in my mummies womb.
__________________
FREG/P under 45', over 300 hp under 600 lb ft torque.
OrngTrillium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:35 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
jeeprubi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Milan, TN
Posts: 450
We took 2 of our grand daughters to Fort Wilderness about 2 years ago for 10 days. We started with the buses, but sometimes they are slow to arrive and I got tired of waiting for them. The golf carts are expensive, but we rented one the last 5 days we were there and loved it. The girls really enjoyed us having one. We all went to the swimming pool at night and had a blast. The girls were then completely worn out.

We ended up spending more time at the 2 water parks than I had planned on. They are both fantastic. Don't forget them.

We did not buy any of the food packages and that worked out well for us.

The more days that you stay, the cheaper the park tickets are. We bought the Park Hopper option and used that feature many times.

Have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
2006 Travel Supreme Select 45DL24
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. 35" tires, 4" lift
jeeprubi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:41 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 678
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeprubi View Post
.
....

The more days that you stay, the cheaper the park tickets are. We bought the Park Hopper option and used that feature many times.

Have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!
Look into the Annual Passport if enough days are in order I forget the break even period. the added benefit is that you have "free" admission if you return within a year (AP starts on the first day not calendar year). If you do both coasts they have a new Every Park in the US (Disneyland/California Adventure plus WDW). With most AP's you also get access to the two water parks, events at World of Sports and Disney Quest).

Now for Harry Potter you need to look at Universal...

Oh be prepared to bring lots of memory for your camera. Usual tricks such as Publix/Wal-Mart. don't forget to enjoy your Churros and Dole Whips.
__________________
FREG/P under 45', over 300 hp under 600 lb ft torque.
OrngTrillium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:42 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrngTrillium View Post
If it's not ok sorry! delete the post.


.
I was not saying it was not ok I just was not sure if it was,do yall live in florida?
__________________
fla tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:43 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
JohnBoyToo's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 4,846
FW is probably a 12/12/12 on good sam
The one thing we did on the 4th night or so is what we should have done the first night !!!

The Chipmunk characters were at the 'drive-in' and so we went there for the kids...

The kids sitting around on 'logs' watching a movie with the chipmunks was magic !!!

And don't you know the little movie they showed had an EXCELLENT orientation on the park that would have been great the first night
__________________
'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 12:03 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 678
Not me personally. But some parental units may have a property there. Also at the age where Disney plays a prominent role in life. AP's also give access to water parks. Another perk. If I was in FL they'd be very cheap. (Discount for residents).

Pirates in FL is truncated vs ca. However its a small world is like a lagoon instead of a flume. Both coasts have differences even within the same ride. Some things were removed and replaced with different attractions in both. Fantasyland in ca is undergoing a transformation.

While in the area you can do many things off-site on this or next trip. Universal, Seaworld (including a separate extra cost premium park where you can interact in small groups with dolphins etc. You can do indoor "skydiving" (safer than the real thing) and if you want can even pay money to go up or fly a vintage air craft. There really is multiple vacations there.

The Jokes on the Jungle Cruise... Priceless.

I would suggest if you are getting park hopper/standard tickets to plan at least one non-ticket day to do stuff in Fort Wilderness since it's a destination unto itself.
__________________

__________________
FREG/P under 45', over 300 hp under 600 lb ft torque.
OrngTrillium is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cape Cod Mass To Walt Disney World FL HethaBeth Navigation, Routes & Roads 15 03-09-2014 06:03 PM
Just got snubbed from Castaways Resort MD Online_17 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 20 01-21-2014 03:28 PM
Wilderness RV Resort, Silver Springs, FL Gary.Jones Monaco Owner's Forum 5 01-16-2014 07:09 AM
St. Rosa Sound RV Resort: thoughts? Roll Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 13 11-19-2013 01:52 PM
An Underground RV Resort!? 87_Fixr iRV2.com General Discussion 19 09-12-2013 09:11 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.