Disney family making smores by a campfire
  • On Oct 13, 2019
    Ashleye from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are trying to determine if we should move to a full hook up site like my in laws or pay to upgrade them to a meadows campsite like us. We will have a 10,3 and 1 year old when we go. Which site would be more worth it

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ashleye!

    I think your family is going to love your stay at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. It’s so lovely to return to such a beautiful, green, wooded area after a day in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, and your kiddos will love the amazing variety of activities for them at “The Fort.”

    Ashleye, I love that you want to ensure your site is close to your parents’ site. A couple of years ago, we stayed in a resort hotel room right next door to my parents, and my kids loved being able to pop over to Grandma and Grandpa’s for snuggles, snacks, and visits. I’ll always cherish those memories.

    I think the answer to your question comes down to priorities. A Premium Meadow Campsite will give you quick access to the recreation options in the Meadow area, as well as the Meadow Trading Post. If you think your kiddos are going to want to spend a lot of time at the Meadow Swimmin' Pool (and I bet they will, given their ages), this might be the perfect location for your family. There’s a playground and a really fun splash area for your littlest Mouseketeers. These sites are also close to the Bike Barn and the Campfire.

    The pricing on the Premium Meadow Campsite adds up to a lot of Mickey Ice Cream treats, so you could also consider staying at a Full Hook-Up Campsite and saving that money for more treats or a special experience like a night at the hilarious Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show. You can always choose to walk, bike, rent a golf cart, or take the resort’s internal buses to get to The Meadows, the marina, or the various pool and recreation offerings. With two preschoolers, think about strollers and tired legs, though. Disney is already a lot of walking, so you may find a premium location makes things a little smoother. Kathy recently shared some great tips for using a golf cart at The Fort, which I hope you find helpful.

    Ashleye, it might be helpful to look at the map of The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort to determine what you think is an idea location. Once you have an idea of where you’d like to be, a Reservations Cast Member can help you determine the best booking category for your priorities. We’ve got lots of Fort Wilderness advice here on the Moms Panel, too, so please take a look at our past questions and come on back if you need more assistance. 

    Have so much fun camping with your family next year! Don’t miss Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long – those chipmunks are the cutest!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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