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Old 07-15-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone made the trek down Disney in Florida and stayed in the park at campground? Is it a nice place and easy to get around the park.

We are thinking about this trip fall of 2011 or 2012. I still think the little bladders in the family need to mature. Past two trips were 1 1/2 - 2 hours and required 3 potty stops! We figured it would reasonably take 3 days from Michigan to Florida. Hubby is concerned with gas cost and milage and towing through mountains. Thought about even renting a tt once get down there, but i argue that is isn't the same as having " our own house" with us.

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Old 07-15-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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Jaycojenni; while I have been to Disney World I have not camped in their campground as yet. Having said that I can say I know two couples that did stay in the Disney World CG and they both seemed to enjoy it very much. They said getting about was no problem at all and that things worked out very nicely for them. One couple even said they planned on heading back down the following year, so obviously it impressed them in a positive manner. Should also say this was three years ago but have heard nothing discouraging from either couple to date.

Maybe someone else on the forum can give you some other clues.
Hope this helps a little, best of luck....

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Old 07-16-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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We stayed near there with our kids back in the early 90's, but it was a membership campground (and our kids were adolescents LOL). Can't comment on the Disney campground though. Here are a couple of sites I found with reviews: (You have to read through all the campground reviews -cabins, trailers- to find the ones for rv sites, but you get the idea of what to expect otherwise)



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Old 07-17-2010, 09:43 AM   #4
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There is mountains between Michigan and Florida? Surely you don't call those mole hills mountains!!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:18 PM   #5
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We stay there once a year , and love it . we are going down in a few weeks . The campground itself is great , friends of ours go down and dont even go to the parks except for a day or two . The bath houses are the best, every night they have a free outdoor movie and a campfire sing along . The only problem is the bus service takes some time , we take bikes and once rented a golf cart .
You can rent a cabin , but the cabins are far from where you need to be , so take your own house with you , its and it will be that much better. I can go on for hours , so if have any questions feel free to ask
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:30 AM   #6
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We’ve spent some serious time there in the last few years and absolutely love it. The place is formally called the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and is top-of-the-line in every respect, bar none!!! The campground, designed in a series of loops where individual campsites are located, is situated within a mature forest for plenty of shade.

With children, you may want to stay close to the Meadows Recreational Area situated in the middle of the campground. (Gorgeous swimming pools, playgrounds, tennis, pavilion, snack bar, trading post, etc). Loops on the northern end of the campground are located near the Tri-Circle D Ranch, Pioneer Hall (w/ restaurant, play area, arcade, etc), marina and boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom, the monorail system, etc. Asphalt hike/bike trails are found throughout the campground. Disney bus transportation is available along the main road through the middle of the resort and runs on a 20 minute schedule. This will connect you to all other WDW theme parks, theme pools and hotel resorts. Park your vehicle at your campsite for your entire stay and use Disney transportation for everything else. That’s an adventure in itself!!!

Book reservations early (up to a year in advance) because the sites fill up fast and you could always cancel with no penalty if your schedule changes. Book on-line at: www.disneyworld.com. We’ve stayed there for as little as a week and for as long as 3 months. The campground is usually full during the summer season and especially around national holidays. Rates vary greatly depending on the season, ie. lower in the winter, higher in the summer, etc.

You could rent a tt for use at WDW but I expect that would be very pricey. A better option might be to rent a cabin at the campground (also pricey) or better yet, check out the different resorts for accommodations that suit your needs. Once there, then checkout the campground for yourself. As I said before, it’s top-of-the-line!!!
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #7
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We stayed in one of the cabins a few years ago. The park is so big, we rented a golf cart to get around in. That was fun in itself!

To get to the Disney main entrance you just go to the dock and a boat picks you up and takes you right there. You don't need to take a bus or mono-rail.

They have nightly shows on the water too, and you can see the fireworks display from the beach.

You wont be disapointed!

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