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Old 04-24-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Disney Fort Wilderness Tips?

So were doin disney this summer with our young kids (4 and 6) and pulling the Jayco to the Disney Fort Wilderness campground. I have read bring an enlosed firepit as there are none provided if we want a campfire, any other tips from those that have done this? Any fun kids activities at the campground to plan on/schedule?
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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There are all kinds of kids activities at the pool daily. Also plan on attending the Campfire Sing a long and movie with Chip and Dale in attendance. You can bring your own marshmallows and sticks or buy a kit at the chuck wagon.$$ I think the summer start is at 8:00 pm.

Have a "Magical" trip.
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We went two years ago. The fort could be its own vacation without even visiting the parks. There is a lot to do. They do a community campfire every night and a sing along your kids are the perfect age to really enjoy it.


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Old 04-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #4
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If you want info about camping at Fort Wilderness check out this link, its for the DISboards camping section at the fort. As others have said there is so much to do that some people don't even go to the parks. Its one of the nicest campgrounds you may ever visit, transportation is great, you don't have to drive to the parks. From the fort you take a boat to the Magic Kingdom front entrance, its such a peaceful way to start the day.

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We have gone a bunch of times. Many trips we never even go to the parks. As a guest at FW, you are considered a resort guest. Use the ferry, and hop from resort pool to resort pool. Bring a rolling cooler with you too as they let you bring your own food/drinks poolside.

The Hoop Di Do Review and Backyard BBQ are fun for the kids as are the nightly movie and sing along. Bring your own smores supplies or buy them there (at a high cost of course).

Loop 1400 is our favorite as it is central to everything. It backs up to the campfire movie area, is very close to the pool and fishing area, and is also close to one of their stores.

They now have WiFi around the campground a well which is nice. Have fun!
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Agree with what has been said so far. We were just there a month ago. The beach is fun with a nice marina where you can rent 2 people speed boats. On one of our trips there we actually hired a fishing guide to take us out on one of the pontoon boats and caught some nice bass.

Don't forget to see the lighted water parade at the beach, it goes on nightly.
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Another great forum with tons of info is FortFiends. Rent a golf cart off property.
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I live 3 hours from Disney and plan to do lots of trips without even going to the parks. Fort Wilderness is probably one of the best and cleanest campgrounds in the state or the country for that matter. Lots of pine trees and plenty of things to do. Rent a golf cart or bring bikes. Lots of ground to cover.
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I live 3 hours from Disney and plan to do lots of trips without even going to the parks. Fort Wilderness is probably one of the best and cleanest campgrounds in the state or the country for that matter. Lots of pine trees and plenty of things to do. Rent a golf cart or bring bikes. Lots of ground to cover.

Yes! We went 4 summers ago when our kids were 9 and 6. Park was very clean and enjoyable. employees were cleaning down the playground equipment all the time and the pool was just as clean. Bikes are a must in the park unless you golf cart it or take the bus shuttle to the different stops. They had a boat light show on the water also at our last night there which was pretty neat.
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I live in omaha and we are thinking of visiting the fort with our Jayco. I was wondering how long it took you to get there and what's the longest distance you drove at one time? Thanks
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