• On Sep 17, 2019
    Lawrence from FL 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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    We are trying to book a campsite for this Halloween. I know they book a year in advance but we are hoping we can get lucky. Any ideas on making this happen?

    Howdy, Lawrence!

    Disney's Fort Wilderness & Campground is my favorite Walt Disney World Resort!  I love it for its simplicity and tranquility and sometimes forget that I'm so close to the magic.  I always feel at home whether I'm camping or staying in a cabin.  I was just talking to my husband this week about the days long ago when campsites were under $50 a night and you didn't need to reserve one well in advance, but the popularity of this Resort has grown so much and keeps on growing.  Who let out my secret?  I'm glad to see so many others are enjoying it as much as I do.

    Staying at Fort Wilderness is a popular destination during holidays and Halloween is no exception.  In fact, I'd say it's probably one of the busiest holidays of the year!  You'll find so many campsites decorated with fun inflatables, pumpkins, ghosts and lights.  Guests of these campsites come prepared with candy and treats for trick-or-treaters making this a preferred destination for Guests to take kids for a safe Halloween.

    My biggest suggestion is to keep trying.  You never know when someone might cancel their reservation.  It works with snagging hard to get dining reservations, so it's possible it'll work with a hard to get Resort reservations as well.  Another suggestion is to play with your date range if you are flexible.  Sometimes I am able to get 3 or 4 nights spanning the 2 nights I was originally trying for.  I'll never pass up an extended vacation and that's just a bonus for me!

    I will be crossing my fingers for you and do hope that you get lucky and are able to spend this Halloween at The Fort.

    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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