little girl and boy at campground
  • On Jan 31, 2022
    Michael from IL 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 would like to visit our Grandson at Fort Wilderness for his Birthday. We do not plan on going anywhere else in the Park. I understand this is possible from other posts. I am interested in what times are visitors allowed? Also how long can we stay?

    Howdy, Michael! I'm so glad you've stopped by planDisney to chit-chat about your question. 

    Your grandson is going to have a fantastic birthday staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground for his birthday! My family and I stay there a few times a year and it is so much fun! I think you'll be happy to know that you can visit your family staying there for the day if you'd like. Sometimes, around peak holiday times, it can be a little bit more difficult to get in there with your car and park just because of space but that's only a few days out of the year. The campsites aren't very big and don't have a lot of extra parking for Guests. You'll check in with the security guard - you'll need to know the last name of the party you are visiting and the campsite number and then be directed to park in the overflow lots. These parking lots are for the extra vehicles that people may have with them. It is located just to the right of the security guard shack. Then, you can walk to the bus stop and take the internal shuttle to the closest campsite loop to the campsite your family is staying at and then walk to their camper. If they have a golf cart with them, they can also pick you up in the Outpost area. Because Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is, well, a campground they can be pretty relaxed when it comes to things like visiting hours. I've never seen any rules regarding this and can't find any information online. There are security guards that drive around the loops 24/7 making sure that people are being safe but they aren't going to tell you when to go home. If you are concerned about visiting hours, I'd suggest having your family head into the Outpost area once they are all checked in and chat with a Cast Member up there about what the rules are regarding this. 

    If for some reason you aren't able to park at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, you can always park, for a fee, at the Transportation and Ticket Center - which is nearby. From there, you can take the boat over to Magic Kingdom Park, transfer boats and head back across the lake to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The boat will drop you off back in The Settlement area. From there, you can either take the internal bus close to the campsite loop your family is staying at or they can pick you up in a golf cart. 

    I hope you all have so much fun celebrating the birthday boy! If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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