Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 20, 2011
    Eric from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to WDW. in June this year and we are staying at the cabins in the camp ground area with grandkids ! Have never stayed there before, any suggestions for making the stay easier ? transportation , start early, eat in or out ? Thanks.....

    The cabins at Fort Wilderness offer such a unique twist on Disney stays, Eric.  You feel secluded even though you're in the midst of the magic!  My tips would be as follows:

    • Definitely consider renting a golf cart for the duration of your stay.  Fort Wilderness is a very large property and getting around is so much easier (not to mention way more fun!) with a golf cart.  I can't stress this one enough!
    • Bring bug spray.  When you're tucked into the trees those mosquitoes seem to have more places to hide.
    • Stop for basic groceries or have them delivered.  We found it very convenient to eat a nutritious breakfast (think along the lines of steel cut oats, yogurt, fruit) before starting our days.  We kept our fridge stocked with water bottles, too!
    • Plan to visit the Hoop Dee Doo.  Staying at Fort Wilderness makes it super convenient transportation-wise.  It's fun to zip back to your cabin in a golf cart after the show while throngs of offsite guests have to wait on the buses! ;)
    • Bring along some chamois towels.  Hide them in your golf cart for times when you return from a theme park to the bus stop and find your golf cart soaked from a passing rain shower.
    • Plan for a down evening of grilling with your family at the cabin.  Each porch has a picnic table and grill.  You might want to pack a citronella candle for that event!
    I hope you find my suggestions helpful!
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