Kids with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • On Dec 18, 2022
    Donna from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will dates for Christmas 2023 be released for fort wilderness? I am paying for my adult children and their families . They are already booked at Port Orleans FQ. I still cannot book campsite for my husband and I. Do we need to give up. Frustrating

    Hiya Donna,

    Welcome to planDisney! As a proud Buckeye, it is always great to see an Ohioan! Spending the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort is a bucket list item for me and many a Disney fan; I'm glad you are booking early so you can make your Christmas dreams come true.

    I searched on the Walt Disney World website and saw that dates had already been released for Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds in December, but I wasn't seeing Christmas dates. Luckily, a friendly Cast Member was available to do a more thorough search for me. I have good news! Dates for Christmas 2023 are live for Disney's Fort Wilderness and Campgrounds. Unfortunately, this tends to be one of the most popular resorts during the holiday season, so there is currently no availability for your dates. I can only imagine how frustrated you must feel, and I wish I had more magical news. As to whether or not you should give up, if it were me, I wouldn't just yet. In my experience, this far out from a date, Guests tend to make reservations "just in case" they want them. If things change, and they often do, availability will open up as their plans change. I suggest booking a different resort for now (perhaps another resort that you will love) and checking back to see if the Campgrounds become available. If you wait for the Campgrounds and don't book a different alternative in the interim, you might not be able to find any reservation as the dates get closer, which would be even less magical. I don't know your budget or exact dates, but many of my favorite resorts are available right now. For a luxury experience, might I recommend either Disney's Wilderness Lodge or Disney's Coronado Springs Resort? The lobby at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is breathtaking, and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is a forgotten treasure (you won't even believe it is a moderate resort).

    Again, Donna, I'm so sorry that your planning has hit a little roadblock; I hope it smooths out soon. Please come back and see us if you need anything else.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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