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Camping at Disney's Fort Wilderness

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If you want to take in the scenery, the peace and tranquility of relaxing while vacationing in Walt Disney World, then nothing beats Disney's Fort Wilderness Campsites and Resorts. Many mistake Disney's Wilderness Lodge for the camping aspect,both although similar in decor and wilderness are not when it comes to each resort.

 If guests are looking for the lodge type feel of the Colorado Rockies with its timber walls and rustic feel then Wilderness Lodge is for you, however if you want to rough it in the great outdoors then Disney's Fort Wilderness is for you where you and your family can tent it and if you don't want to rough it, then you can drive or rent a Motorhome/Camper/RV on any of their Premium or Preferred pad sites with full hook-up and if you would prefer a home away from feel then you can stay in one of many the Cabin Sites fully furnished that gives its guests the comforts of home and that Disney touch.

All loops have beautifully decorated and clean comfort stations with full showers/restrooms and laundry facilities. All guests who use the comfort stations will have to access these stations by having your "Magic Bands" for safety purposes. Along with their own bus depots that are in walking distance.

It's preferred that guests also rent golf carts thru the Outpost when checking in, these golf carts allow easy access on the cart paths to several destinations while on the resort property. The entire Disney's Fort Wilderness Campsites and Resorts spans over 700 acres making it one of the largest Disney's Resorts on property.These golf carts allow easy access to many amentities such as Pioneer Hall where guests can enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue while eating a delicious meal (reservations are highly recommended and guests on the Dining Plan using Table Service will account for 2 TS meals deducted for each guest from their the Dining Plan)...For guests who want just a quick bite to eat you can have take-out at Trails End or if using your Dining Plan guests can enjoy a real home-cooked buffet and if you want to enjoy a brew sit-down at Crockett's Tavern. Another delight is Mickey's Backyard BBQ (also reservations are HIGHLY recommended) where Mickey and pals will share in the fun of a down home BBQ....

If you came to rough it or just want to save money guests can visit the Settlement and Meadow's Trading Posts for all lite groceries/camping gear and souvenirs, the golf carts are also handy if you are visiting the Meadow's Swimming Hole/Camp Fire Sing-Along with Chip & Dale, a nightly Disney Movie (weather permitting) or getting the water taxi from Clementine Beach to take guests over to Magic Kingdom.... 

The activities at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are endless. For a nominal fee guests can purchase these fun-filled family activities such as fishing/canoeing/kayaking/archery/bike riding/horse back riding/a carriage ride and full service marina provided by Sammy Duvall with sea-raycers,pontoons etc....

The history of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground dates back to the early days of when the Walt Disney World Florida Project came to be , Disney's Fort Wilderness is still one of the original resorts that opened on November 19, 1971 with 800 campsites and 400 cabins...

Disney's Fort Wilderness Campsites and Resorts had many "firsts" in the nation when it came to camping and resorts back in the day. This resort had the very first ever Water Park in the world, "River Country". "River Country" officially opened on June 20th of 1976 where many families enjoyed a relaxing day swimming in the pool or swing off a rope swing into Bay Lake to remind guests of Huckle-berry Finn/Tom Sawyer. Many of the aesthetics of River Country came from the same designers who created "Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom about the same time that the attraction had opened along with Big Thunder Mountain as well!   It was to mimic an "old-fashioned swimming hole" with rustic swings with 2 pools , 5 great slides and an obstacle course had many families loving "River Country" until it sadly closed unannounced back in November 2001-later reports indicate that Disney had no choice but to close the water park due to reports of amoeba breeding in the water that caused guests to become ill, a report of a guest death has many believed that was initial closing of "River Country" the man made lake of Bay Lake can not be treated due to Florida Wildlife and Regulations protecting the environment of wildlife and wetlands. River Country was featured in an old Mouse-keteers episode along with a song! 

Another first, with the success of Disney's Fort Wilderness Campsites and Resorts among guests was that officials from both National State Parks and KOA's (a standard stamp of approval among campsites throughout the United States) came to visit the Campground and Resort so that they could mimic the layout,comfort stations, pad sites and amenities for guests.

 Disney's Fort Wilderness is a Magic Kingdom Resort Property with easy access to Magic Kingdom, guests also have the beauty of Disney's Transportation system with buses running daily every 20-30 min (depending on time of year-sometimes it can be later due to peak times of the parks) within the Campground and for easy access to Disney's other theme parks. Guests can go to the Outpost Bus Stop and pick-up their buses....


Another reason and enjoyment of having the golf cart is if you are visiting during the holidays of Halloween/Christmas guests can enjoy being apart of a family and "disney geek" favorite of their annual golf cart parades....Guests who are regulars go "all-out" decorating the golf carts as well as their campsites..many guests enjoy the wonderful decorations that illuminate at night by touring the loops.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is one of our favorite resorts in Disney. We have many GREAT friends that we have met there between Cast Members and other Campers that we call Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground our second home,it doesn't feel right when stay elsewhere...being free to roam under the cypress trees and pines especially at night gives us its own thrill ride when out venturing in the golf cart at night , very spooky and hearing the strange sounds....

Call me today for great rates whether you want to stay in its many cabins or would like to rent a Camper/ RV we have several GREAT and RELIABLE companies we deal with that are family friendly,and Disney Geeks just like me. 

Note: These views are strictly my personal views and opinions, and does not reflect the views of the Walt Disney World or the Disney Travel Company or implied! 

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