Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 2, 2014
    Jamie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We will be going to Disney march 2, 2014 - March 6th. We have the 5-day base ticket an are staying at the campground in our new RV. Please give any and all advice on RV camping there! Thanks so much!

    Hello fellow camper!

    Jamie, I could spend hours talking about Fort Wilderness and what our family considers our home away from home! Thankfully for you as a reader, I'm limited here for space and won't go on and on!

    First, let me point out a few safety "tips":
    • The fort is a pedestrian- and bike-friendly campground, so I highly recommend strapping your bikes on to the RV. If you're towing your car, you can park it at your campsite, but there are no parking spaces at the Settlement near the beach and marina. Our family chooses to bike to the marina for all the activities and to catch the boat to the Magic Kingdom. Disney buses abound on the property, too.
    • Speaking of bikes, you'll be busy after sunset at the campground, so if you bring yours, pick up an inexpensive bike light to affix to each seat for night-time riding.
    • Open fires are prohibited at the fort, which can be surprising for camping veterans. However, you may use an enclosed fire pit with a screen at your site. If the bug bites our family for 'smores or a fire, we just head over to Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-along behind the Meadows Trading Post in the evening. Fire pots are lit about 20 minutes before "show time."

    For fun, make sure to thumb through your packet when you check in. It's updated and revised from the materials they've used for years at the fort and include all the times you need for the nightly water pageant, campfire, horse rides, archery lessons and more. So don't put it aside when you arrive!

    Lastly, take the time to "loop," going to the other RV loops just to get a feel of the vast campground, not to mention dreaming about your NEXT trip!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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