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“Quiet Side of Disney World, IMO the Best Value” 4 of 5 stars
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Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830 (Lake Buena Vista)   |  
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Florida City, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
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“Quiet Side of Disney World, IMO the Best Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed in a cabin on loop 2600, loved the location! Close to the "quiet" pool and the Reception Outpost. We cooked all our meals inside the cabin. Full kitchen with all the gadgets. Had a DVD player and enjoyed watching movies.
In the bedroom 1-double bed, it was comfie, and a set of bunks,the living room had a murphy bed, also comfie. The cabin is just adorable a little home away from home.
We rented a golf cart to zoom around the resort, that was a blast! It was the highlight to my 12 year old g-daughters trip.
Nice, reasonable priced General Stores that even offer delivery. Dinner buffet at Trails End was family friendly, decent food and priced right,
Of course, there are buses to all of the Disney attractions and a boat direct to the Magic Kingdom.
You cannot go wrong with this Family Fun Resort! We are going back!
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Room Tip: We loved the 2600 loop,by the "quiet pool"
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We reserved and paid deposits in August for this family gathering during Thanksgiving weekend to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Our family is a frequent Walt Disney World/ Fort Wilderness family. We were at Disney World with one child on opening week in 1972 and started coming to the campground as soon as it opened. We requested cabins, 3 of them, in the 2100 loop near the meadows. SURPRISE!! Our cabins were in the center of 2800, far from the bus stop and ANY recreation which we so enjoy. The sofa was grimy, several things had to be replaced during our stay..

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Casselberry, Florida
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We just returned from a weekend camping at Disney's Fort Wilderness campground with our children (ages 6 & 9). It was exactly what I would expect from camping at Disney World. The customer service is exceptional. The facilities are clean and well maintained and there is no shortage of activities for families. We were tent camping, so we were given a spot that had plenty of room for two family-size tents, one minivan, one pickup truck, and two golf carts. The kids had a blast riding around on the golf carts, swimming in the pools, and playing on the playgrounds.

All that being said, I would not recommend Ft. Wilderness to anyone looking to experience nature of have a quiet weekend hiking or bird watching. The buses ran all night and they camp sites are close enough to hear everyone around you. For me, it's about expectation. If you want the Disney experience in a tent, camper, or cabin, then this is a great choice. If you want quiet, nature, hiking, bird watching, etc., I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Overall, we had a great experience and my kids had a blast.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moore Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We do the Very Merry Christmas Party every year. Little one loves the Toy Soldiers & the Christmas parade at the Magic Kingdom. We love the fact that during the Party it is less crowded and watching the fireworks up front on Main Street with hardly anyone around is so awesome & you can also pick a good spot for the parade because that is where it ends :) As well as just practically walking in to visit Mickey & Santa with hardly any wait time. Because most are down in front of the castle watching those events. The front entrance on Main Street if the place to be. Fort Wilderness is our stay & has been since the early 80's. Seen all kinds of changes(good & not so good) but we still love going & always will. Will be heading back first of May (little ones birthday visit). We rent a golf cart now days (we used to ride our bikes back in the day) but as we have all aged we have gotten a little lazy, lol :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We recently stayed here for one week, in one of the cabins. There is transportation to everywhere on the resort and all the parks. The cabins come equipped and have everything down to a can opener and tongs for the little charcoal park grill they provide. The rooms were big enough for our 3 adults and 2 children. The maid service was just excellent, running the dishwasher when I forgot, always making sure the garbage was taken out. There is so much to do when you add the amusement parks into the mix, that one week just isn't enough to fit it all in. I would definately recommend a cabin over one of the all star resorts, as I've stayed in them as well.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed here at the end of February in a pop up camper with 2 small children. Beautiful campground, VERY clean, toddler water slide / play area and larger pool are awesome. Bath house very clean and accessible. It is a large campground and a little bit difficult to navigate. The loops near the marina / restaurants are premium due to access to parks, etc. The large pool / rec area is centrally located and another great place to try to stay. Our site was closer to the front of the campground. You will either want a golf cart, bikes or be okay giving yourself about 1 hour to get to the parks. Internal bus system is confusing and a little frustrating. The magic kingdom water light parade plays loud music nightly around 9:30 - just a warning for those w/little ones. Otherwise, wonderful!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Our family stayed for 10 days, 9 nights in our 5th wheel trailer the end of January 2014. Everything about this park is just awesome! Easy check-in, beautiful clean sites. This campground has everything you need. You can rent golf carts to get around the campground if you wish, we were glad we did for a day so we got to see everything! The campground is very clean, and surprisingly quiet. We loved the pool, its huge! the kids loved the splash pad, and the water slide! There was so much to do right in the campground, so we didn't need to go to the parks everyday. I couldn't get over how easy it was to go to the parks, either by bus or boat from the campground. We were to any park in no time!
We got to enjoy the fireworks at the beach and the electric boat parade, both were amazing~
We also took in both the Hoop Dee Doo (a dinner and musical) and the Trails end restaurant. I recommend both, especially the Hoop Dee Doo! Both of these restaurants are at the Fort Wilderness Campground by the beach. We just loved our family trip. "It was the best trip ever!" as my kids keep saying! We will be back soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Lake Buena Vista
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty lodging in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground 3*
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