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  • On Aug 31, 2021
    Katherine from CA Asked

    Hi, our family of 4 plan to stay in the cabins at Fort Wilderness for the first time right after Thanksgiving. I am wondering if we watch the movie under the stars, what can we bring to make the experience more enjoyable? (i.e. blankets, snacks, drinks)

    Hi, Katherine! Welcome to planDisney! 

    The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are a must-do for my family every year! I absolutely love staying in our own little home-away-from-home, with a full kitchen, a living room and separate bedroom, and a private deck that just happens to be a perfect spot for enjoying a cup of morning coffee. It will be a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving weekend!

    The "Fort" hosts Movies Under the Stars each night at the Meadow Recreation Area, which is just down the path from the Meadow Swimmin' Pool and behind the Meadow Trading Post. You're welcome to bring blankets and snacks. There's even a campfire pit so you can make s'mores, and supplies are sold at the Meadow Trading Post! One thing to keep in mind is that the ground is covered with stones in the movie screening area, so it's not really conducive to laying a blanket out to sit on. There's plenty of bench and bleacher seating, though, so your blanket will be more useful as a cover-up if it's a little chilly. 

    Since you'll be visiting right around Thanksgiving, I'd expect one of my very favorite things to do at Fort Wilderness to be in full swing - looking at all the campers' Christmas decorations! Guests staying in the campsites go all-out for the holidays, and they start super early, so I'm sure there will be plenty of displays to see. The best way to check out the holiday cheer is by tooling around in a golf cart. You can rent one for a day or for your entire trip, but I recommend reserving it in advance as soon as you can, since they tend to sell out very quickly. Trust me, you'll be so glad to have a golf cart to get around the Fort!

    Katherine, I hope you have a magical stay at Fort Wilderness! It's such a special place, and I just know your family will love it. Happy holidays, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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