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Old 03-17-2016, 09:07 PM   #31
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I've been checking the Fort for 3 weeks now for cancelations for the week of Thanksgiving (I know it's early yet)...No luck so far! Does anyone have any suggestions?? Especially GRUMPY, he seems to know ALL things Disney!! Any suggestions is much appreciated!!
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:27 PM   #32
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As you know its very hard to get a reservation at the Fort from just before Halloween thru New Years, since you can make reservations 499 days out the regulars grab them up fast. You can sometimes grab a day here and there by looking online or calling the Fort, then once you have all the days they combine them into one reservation. Or you get lucky and someone cancels a whole week, you will just have to keep trying and the closer it gets the more people cancel. Check out the website Disboards.com and look under camping its full of so much info about the Fort, sometimes people will post that they are about to cancel a week to give others a shot at it. Good Luck.
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:21 PM   #33
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Hey Gang,

So I'm in the introductory stages of planning a Disney trip in April 2017. I'm going from Jersey down to Orlando, so I'm assuming I'm going to stop in Fayetville for a night to recharge.

Driving the second leg of the trip, I'm wondering if there are any days to absolutely avoid? My first 'trip plan' had me leaving NJ around 2AM on Friday so that I could be at Fayetville before lunch. However, that has me making the second leg of the trip to Orlando starting at Saturday in the morning - which after some thought I'm guessing is a poor choice?

What days should I absolutely avoid driving into Orlando in the morning?
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:49 PM   #34
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Also I'm going to book a Premium site (that's probably what's recommended here right?). The fully paved pad that is extra large sounds like the right thing to me. I've read if I'm going Premium:

A. 1100-1300 are going to practically require a golf cart
B. 400-700 are the sweet spot as far as location to amenities/but not being right on top of any of them.

Is this accurate?
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:09 PM   #35
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Also I'm going to book a Premium site (that's probably what's recommended here right?). The fully paved pad that is extra large sounds like the right thing to me. I've read if I'm going Premium:

A. 1100-1300 are going to practically require a golf cart
B. 400-700 are the sweet spot as far as location to amenities/but not being right on top of any of them.

Is this accurate?
The premium sites are nice, larger pad area which is nice when its wet. You can't go wrong anywhere at the Fort, our last trip we stayed in the 1400 loop. It is right next to the Meadows depot which includes the main pool, nightly outdoor movie and campfire, and store. Loops 400-700 are closer to the Settlement depot which is where you catch the boats to the MK, Trails end restaurant for lunch/dinner. Not really a need for a golf cart, the bus service is great usually not much of a wait. Going to the MK you have to take a boat, for all other parks you have to ride the internal bus back up to the Outpost depot where checkin is and transfer to another bus to the park of your choice.
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:11 PM   #36
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I'd prefer to have some quiet when I get back to my site; is there anything in the Premium sites that I should ask for?
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And if you are thinking April 2017 don't wait to long reservations can be made 499 days out and that time of year it fills up fast. You can always make a reservation and cancel later if it doesn't work out.
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I'm not waiting. Depending on what you guys say as far as the arrival day/traffic I'll be booking it tonight or tomorrow.
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I'd prefer to have some quiet when I get back to my site; is there anything in the Premium sites that I should ask for?
When you make the reservation let them know the size of your RV, how many slides, etc. A few days before you arrive they go through all the reservation notes and place you on a site that you will fit on.
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I am not sure what route you are taking but I always hear people going through Atlanta say avoid rush hours its a slow mess. I don't think the Orlando area is any worse than other large cities at rush hour, and if you arrive on Saturday morning you should be fine. You can checkin anytime after 6 am your arrival day, if you site isn't ready you can park in the lot and they will message you when its ready.
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