Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Address: 4510 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Orlando, Florida, 32830, United States | 3 star campground
 
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Disney's Fort Wilderness offers a diverse selection of accommodations ranging from campsites to spacious one-bedroom cabins. Campers can enjoy clean, well-maintained surroundings, charcoal grills, and paved parking pads. The cabins feature a Murphy bed in the living room and a queen bed and bunk beds in the bedroom. A full kitchen makes it easy to enjoy affordable meals on-site.

Fort Wilderness has two dinner shows and the Trails End restaurant on hand for more elaborate dining. Free transportation to Disney World is available by boat or bus. This resort and campground gets excellent guest reviews for incorporating the Disney touch into camping.

 

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This 3 star campground, located in the DisneyWorld/Downtown Disney/Epcot area of Orlando, is near Downtown Disney, DisneyQuest, Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, and Loch Haven Park.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsDisney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Orlando

      Reviewed by karengilmore

      great way to see WDW

      Reviewed Oct 11, 2013
      by (16 reviews) Vernon BC i , Canada Flag of Canada

      This place is huge with dozens of loops spread over hundreds of acres! More treed and private than I thought it would be which was nice. Bathrooms are very well done and clean! transportation to attractions from campsite was good.Only downside is there is no WIFI at campsites.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by janmariewv

      Staying at Fort Wilderness Campground

      Reviewed Nov 24, 2012
      by (4 reviews) Canaan Valley , United States Flag of United States

      Excellent customer service as always at Disney-we checked in early with no problem. We requested a site close to transportation and restrooms as we were not spending $60 a day on a golf cart-and we were given a site right across from the restroom and bus stop. Restrooms were spotless at all times, very comfortable with clean showers and facilities. Sites are very close together here but we enjoyed decorating for the holidays, which is encouraged. Our only complaint was the bus system-we took the buses to the parks as we believe in the eco-friendly system, but were never sure whether we would arrive in 20 minutes or an hour due to the transfers and waiting times. This was uncomfortable in cold weather outside and difficult for tired families with young children as well as older folks like ourselves. Some people chose to take their car to the the parks from the campground to avoid this. We tried to "go with the flow" but it was tiring at the end of a long day when the buses didn't show up for a long time. Only other complaint was that the Tavern at the campground did not open until 3 and closed at 10- so coming back from the parks after the fireworks this was not an option for snacks or refreshments. The pools were clean, warm enough to be comfortable in the chilly weather, and relaxing. Classic Disney experience overall-clean, fun, endless things to do! Camping at Ft. Wilderness isa very affordable alternative and you can still visit the high end resorts to see the holiday decorations and have meals at the restaurants if you wish. It is nice to have the extra magic hours and transportation for free- with the above notation-be prepared to wait at times. The wonderful shows at the parks made it all worthwhile!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Reviewed by cochranfamily

      Great Camping & Easy Access to Park

      Reviewed Feb 1, 2011
      by (2 reviews) Frederick, Maryland , United States Flag of United States

      Great, clean campsite and easy and fun ferry ride to Disney World. This is added to a great vacation at Disney.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Orlando

      Broke down & Shafted

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      Fort wilderness slots in preferred hook-up cost $64.00 per night, and with the mandatory insurance "slipped" in there, the cost rises to $113.00 per night. So, my RV breaks down on the way to FW, and I call in to cancel 6 hours before check-in. to get some of the ($64.00/night) portion back. Come to find out the "insurance" requires a one or two full day advance notice of cancellation. What is this? It is a RIP OFF!

      Like living in a Country Club

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      Hello ! Camping in Fort Wilderness is as GOOD as camping in a resort can be.Bring a bike and be mobile catch a boat or bus and go to everything.We rate it 10 AAAA ++++ campground . Me and mine Love staying in such a wonderful area. Mickey

      Greatest campground!!

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      My family went camping here last summer and had a blast! Our site was roomy and shaded with enough room to spread out all of our chairs and table comfortably. The bathhouses were always clean, and never too busy. Big pool, affordable (for Disney World!) food, beautiful scenery - we can't wait to go back!

      Sorry for being from the North

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      To start on the plus side, the cabins here are perfect for families of 4-6 people. They're just big enough, yet with creature comforts. Room attendants were excellent. Surprised to see that Disney wanted us to recycle towels, though (we went in summer, 2002).On the downside, the pools are inconvenient and featureless. Kids race around on golf carts at all hours. Some of the campers looked like extras from "Deliverance" and didn't seem to appreciate those of us in the cabins--maybe because we weren't "roughing it" enough.I know I am going to get grief for this (I was even brave enought to include an email address), but the Southerner quotient is quite high. My kids and I became enervated listening to: "Gawwlly, all y'all shore talk funny," and "Howcum yawl don't say 'yawl?'" Listen folks, the war was over in 1865. We're one country now. The only Yankees I know play baseball in the Bronx. If you--I mean yawl--think we talk funny, how come you can understand us? And why don't newscasters speak the way you do?I mention this because it clearly impinged on my trip, both at the cabins and in the parks. At the living sea, I literally couldn't understand the announcer who was telling us where to move. Foodwise, we thought the buffet near the boat dock was our best meal at Disney. The character buffet at the Grand Floridian was extremely high-priced cafeteria food, but I digress. I think when we return, we're going to stay closer to civilization.

      Best Time You'll Ever Have

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      I have been camping all of my life and have stayed in many campgrounds..Fort Wilderness is the best. You are close to so much fun and activity. More to do than you can handle. I have stayed at Fort Wilderness six times and it gets better and better. The staff at the resort really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home. The transportation provided to all the attractions and the Meadow Trading Post that carries any necessities that you may need is very handy. And of course if you don't want to cook at your campsite, then you always have the option of the Trail's End Buffet at Pioneer Hall. I have stayed at several great Disney Resorts but Fort Wilderness is an adventure in an adventure.

      Best Campground Anywhere!

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      Ft. Wilderness Campground is the BEST campground anwhere! We live in Orlando and camp at Ft. Wilderness every fall, which is the off-peak season. The rates are lower, it's less crowded, and the weather is great! It is absolutely spotless! There are no bugs - not even mosquitos. We never go to any of the theme parks because there is always so much to do. The kids love the campfire songs and cartoons w/ Chip and Dale. We roast marshmallows and have hotdogs. We swim in the pool and go to the petting farm, pony rides, and walk through the barn w/ the Clydesdale horses. Thursday nights are the beach bar-b-q which is great! Ft. Wilderness is the best!

      Getting Reservations

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      Wow, they make it very hard for the average person to even get a camp site. Seems they like snowbirds more than the american family trying to take a vacation at a close by camp sight. I don't think Walt intended to provide housing for the snowbirds, but instead wanted it to be a family adventure and be able to go to his parks. They have made it very hard to do when you figure you are traveling 1,500 miles and can't even get a campsite because the snowbirds have landed. I called and advised them of this problem and they acted like no big deal. Kinda hard to explain to the little ones what's going on down there. Sometimes I think they forget what Walt had in mind when he built the theme park.

      Fort Wilderness Campground

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      my husband ad i, brought our two daughters to the campground in 2000, it was great,it was the cleanest campground that we have ever been to,we enjoyed the whole diney experience. they had chip & dales at night roasting marshmellos by a campfire.

      the stores were a little expensive, but it was worth it.

      our family is going back in august of 2004

      Best time ever at disney

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      We recently stayed at ft wilderness camp ground. Acorrding to my kids it was the best time at disney world yet. We had a lot of fun in the camp ground. They had so much fun that we are planning a trip for sometime in august. This time we are going to spend the whole week in the camp ground we might not even make it over to the parks.

      Wow!!

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      Living an hour from Orlando we frequently take advantage of the Florida resident opportunities that Disney has to offer. We decided to schedule a "Disney" weekend the first of August 2002. We arrived on Friday afternoon and all I can say is WOW! WHAT A TREMENDIOUS HOTEL!!!! Over the years we have found many Disney things to do without paying the park prices and this definately ranks number one on my families' list right now. If it weren't for the

      humidity I would have really thought I was in the mountains of the northwest!

      The facility is extraordinary! Not a palm tree ANYWHERE! The moment you enter the lobby you freeze in awe! I watched people all weekend arriving with the same wide-eyed look on their faces as they begain exploring the grounds from the bubbling lobby spring flowing under the wall of the lobby into a stream running past an overlook waterfall down into the pool complete with moose tracks in the cement!! A Disney detail! If you wish a quiet weekend there are many places to hide in the multi tiered lobby area. Fireplaces with leather chairs and mission style furniture decorate the cozy nooks on the various levels.

      We sat in rocking chairs watching a wedding by one of the fireplaces one level up during a Saturday afternoon thunderstorm that brought us inside. We took the boat over the the adjacent campground for the Hoopdeedoo Musical Review Dinner and had a blast. We rented bicycles and rode through the woods over to the campground to the petting zoo. The mouse boats were great fun on the lake. In the evening you can sit at the lake and watch the electric light boat parade at 9:30 and then the Magic Kingdom fireworks at 10:00! (be sure to wear bug spray!) All rentals were very reasonably priced. We in central Florida don't like to be as we call it "Disneyfied" all the time. If it weren't for the Mercantile Disney Store in the lobby you would never have guessed it!

      My family and I recommend this resort 200% plus. My eleven year old complained the whole hour's drive home on Sunday that we should have stayed longer. We will definately BE BACK!!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Orlando

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

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