Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jul 12, 2010
    Pamela from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Whitney! Very excited about my RV trip in March '11. We reserved loop 800 because I wanted to be close to the front where the action seems to be. Was this a good idea? Also, should I have my RV fully stocked with food or is there a market on grounds?

    Pamela:

    There's a reason Loop 800 is a Premium one--yes, it has the larger concrete pads, new grills and tables, but as you said, it's "near the action." It's located between the Meadows Trading Post area (with the pool and Chip 'n' Dale's campfire singalong) and Pioneer Hall (pier). You'll find some roomy sites along the back of the loop.

    Keep in mind that your "reservation" is really a request, as Disney doesn't have a reservation system for specific sites like some State Park campgrounds. They try to meet your request, but can't guarantee it. That's why I recommend you let them know WHY you chose 800, so if for some reason they can't put you there, they'll know what you're wanting and try to accommodate you. (For example, last year, we requested a loop 1700 because we'd stayed there before and it was quiet and flat. When we arrived we were given a site in 1600 because there was a Grand Gathering in 1700 and there wasn't a spot in the entire loop to be had. Our spot in 1600 was better than what I had requested because it was off the main road.)

    Our family likes to arrive at our site with all that we'll need for the week. We usually stop at a grocery store on our way. The Meadows Trading Post and The Settlement Trading Post have essentials along with a freezer case, but they're similar to a curb-side mini-mart for selection (and price). I wouldn't recommend you doing your shopping there.

    We keep a copy of the book The Next Exit in the RV which tells us what stores are at which exits along the way and usually stop near Gainesville to get our groceries. However, if you're coming to Disney via the toll road SR 429, another option is the Publix at the Hwy 192 exit. Its exact address is:
    14928 E Orange Lake Blvd
    Kissimmee, FL 34747

    If you have any more questions about Fort Wilderness, feel free to come back and ask me via my bio page!
    Whitney
     
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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