Kids with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • On Feb 21, 2023
    Kaitlin from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We’re excited to be camping at Walt Disney World for the first time! Before we check in, on the morning of our arrival, can we park at the campgrounds and take the water taxi to Magic Kingdom? Is there bell services to store luggage, gear, and our cooler?

    Howdy, Kaitlin!

    I am so excited to see that you will be camping at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground!  It is my favorite Disney Resort.  I have been camping there since I was little and love to take my own kids to make new memories with them.  You will find us in a tent during the cooler months or in a cabin when it is warmer out.  We can't get enough of being in the "wilderness", yet so close to the Disney magic.

    You are more than welcome to park in the front parking lot by the Reception Outpost to enjoy your day in the parks before your campsite is ready.  To get to the water taxi, you will need to take the internal bus from the Outpost Depot, where the parking lot is, to the Settlement Depot, where the marina is located.  The water taxis are such a great mode of transportation.  It's a relaxing ride to and from Magic Kingdom Park from Fort Wilderness.  

    You can certainly store your belongings at the Reception Outpost until your campsite is ready.  You can also leave them in your vehicle, but you can store anything you'd like with Bell Services, including your cooler.  

    I always recommend renting a golf cart, if you haven't already, when you stay at Fort Wilderness.  It is the best way (and most fun way!) to get around the campground as access to cars is very limited or not prohibited at the recreation and amenities locations.  The internal bus will take you wherever you would like to go, but roaming around on your own golf cart is part of the Fort experience.  It's especially fun in the evening as many campers decorate their sites with lights and inflatables.  

    Don't forget to include marshmallows in your shopping list for roasting at Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long.  There are two fire pits for roasting and you actually get to meet Chip and Dale!  Stick around afterwards for the Movie Under the Stars.  

    One of my favorite parts of staying at Fort Wilderness is burying my toes in the sand at the marina at the end of each day to watch the Electrical Water Pageant.  Watching this water parade gives me the warm and fuzzies and brings back so many memories for me and my family.

    Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions.  We are here to help!

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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