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“Camping with the "magical" touch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

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The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
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Long Island, NY
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Camping with the "magical" touch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ok, so we rented a cabin, which in the mind of many campers is not really camping. That being said, I liked "camping" in a cabin with beds, a full bath and full kitchen. You have a two options for getting around the place, there are buses or you can walk. Depending on where your campsite is you have quite a walk to get to pools, restaurants, and fun spots. No quick service on site if using the dining plan but had great chicken and waffles for lunch at the Trails End restaurant. We had older kids who were more interested in the parks than evening activities at the campground but they seemed to have a few nice things planned for those with pre-teens and younger.
We were only there for 2nights and you can't really fully enjoy the campground if you also try to do the parks. You should plan at least one full day and night just enjoying the campground amenities. Have a no park day, kick back and relax, you'll be refreshed.
TIP: if you want to make s'mores at your campsite (bbq provided), bring in charcoal, and the "makings" from outside Disney....we forgot and bought everything at the County Store on site...more than $40 spent for s'mores!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in our motor home during the first week of December 2012. It is such a beautiful place. I loved how the campers had their sites decorated for Christmas. So fun for the kids!
The sites are nice and clean. We had plenty of room for our golf cart and tow vehicle.
Would love to return again!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Staying in Disneys Ft. Wilderness campground is a wonderful experience. It is so clean, well laid out, and has so many amenities. We have eaten in the Hoop Dee Doo and the other restaurant within the campground. They are both very good. We love to use all of the transportation. The two outpost stores are so nice and well stocked. I am very happy that they redid the main pool area and made it more like a resort pool then it previously was. We also enjoy having a snack at the snack bar at the pool. The only negative I would say is that we have NEVER had to pay extra to have our dogs travel with us, other then Disneys Ft. Wilderness and we have travels coast to coast and from Maine to Florida. We come every year and we love being here. About to head south again in two weeks.

Room Tip: There is no fitness center in the campground, that would be nice if there was. We travel in our own...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Diane S
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at several RV resorts, but this was our first stay at Disney. Overall it was a nice camping area. Very large campground site with recreational activities Including tennis, swimming, volleyball, movies etc. the RV sites have zero privacy which I did not enjoy.

Although expensive you can rent Golf Carts. It is a must have so you can get around since the grounds are vast. I will tell you that our cart was stolen. Other campers will ride off with your cart as the keys are interchangeable leaving you stranded.

I was disappointed that the lady at the check in desk did not tell us about the wifi and cable kit that you can check out for free. On our last night stay, we found out you can check out wifi boxes and cable cords at the trading post.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Walt Disney World, Florida
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Fort Wilderness is awesome. The negatives are they will allow any amount of campers on one site. We stayed in October, and in the 1600 Loop we counted a minimum of 20 kids piled into tents, and there were 3 sites the same. I must say that the Kids kept it down to a respectful roar after 11:00 PM.

The water pressure is so low we had to use the shower house. The price was around $70.00 per night. We love Disney I just think they would be best off if they had group camp sites for the large groups of tent campers.

We still love Disney and as far as we are concerned Fort Wilderness is an Awesome Campground.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Franksville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Loved it here. Check in was very quick. It was my children's first visit to Disney World and we were given pins, coloring books and crayons. Our sight was very wooded and secluded. The golf cart rides were great. We rented from Tee Time Rentals for 1/2 the price of Fort Wilderness. They drop off and pick up too! The golf cart we rented had sides that come down, which really helped all the times it was raining. Sitting on the beach for fireworks is an absolute must as well as Chip and Dales Campfire. The pool was empty during the week and my kids LOVED it. Boat ride to Magic Kingdom makes for a great experience and is always very quick. Loved everything about this campground! Also, we did Mickey's Backyard BBQ and had a blast. I know reviews of it mention its crowded, but my kids just loved the music & dancing with the characters. Also enjoyed Chef Mickey's & the Crystal Palace.

Room Tip: We were in the 1100 loop and it was close to the main pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Holland, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was our third stay in the cabins at Fort Wilderness. We have four daughters and the cabins provide the needed space for a family of six without the typical hotel set up of bed - tv - bathroom, "now what do we do with ourselves?" dilemma; especially on a day off from the parks.

The cabin is pretty well stocked with dishes and pans, and you can always call the desk if you need to use some utensil that isn't in the drawers or cupboards. You still may want to pick up things like salt and pepper, tin foil, etc. from the local grocery or bring them with you as the Disney property general store charges a hefty price for the basics and groceries. Oh, and pack along some dvd's if you want to watch movies at night as there are dvd players in the cabin - then again, there is the all Disney, all cartoons channel, 24/7 too. But even the kids can only take so much Mickey mouse!

Our favorite loop is #2500 Cedar Circle. It's very convenient as there is a shuttle stop right there, the quieter pool and hot tub, plus the only on site laundry room. Be sure to request it when calling for a reservation. They can't guarantee it, but we've always gotten it. And taking the shuttle over to the boat service, which goes straight to the front gate of the Magic Kingdom is very handy.

If you're lucky, you'll have great housekeeping who make fun animals out of the towels while you're away. Our kids loved that. Unfortunately we didn't have that cute little perk the last two times there. We kind of got the impression that service isn't quite what it used to be around Disney, but we still enjoy our stay and there's always plenty to do at the Fort Wilderness on the off days.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank dutchloves
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Additional Information about The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Property: The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
Address: 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8415
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Camp amid the magic of the great outdoors. Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground evokes the timeless beauty of the American frontier, with deer, rabbits, ducks and armadillos roaming the Resort's 750 acres of pine and cypress forest. Discover charming woodland trails, a pristine beach, spectacular pool areas and rip-roarin' entertainment at this picturesque backcountry retreat. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Disney Camping
Fort Wilderness Disney
Campground Orlando
Fort Wilderness Florida
Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort Campground
Ft Wilderness Disney
Disney Fort Wilderness Resort
Disneys Ft Wilderness Campground

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