We wanted to have a “shakedown” trip before our longer excursions this summer. We had stayed here a few years ago in our 5th Wheel RV. Disney’s Fort Wilderness was relatively close and we know from experience a few years ago, awesome!
The sites are well laid out, fairly spacious, and well maintained. Below is a picture of a typical premium site. They have a picnic table and a BBQ grill. The sites have full-hookups. The are several levels of camsites that are various sizes and prices. Here is a link to all the details: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderness-resort/rates-rooms/
Here we are in our site shortly after arrival.
There are many out of the way places to see at the campground. The campground is huge with many loops are areas. It has several pools, fishing areas, dog parks, kid parks, a marina, restaurants, taverns, camp stores, musical dinner shows, nightly community campgrounds, and much more. You can also see the Disney’s Magical Kingdom fireworks nightly from the beach/marina. There is enough here to keep you entertained without ever going into the parks!
Many folks bring or rent golf carts because the campground is so large. However, Disney runs buses within the campground and to the parks and Disney Springs. There are also boats at the marina to the Magic Kingdom and to the Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary Resort.
The Comfort Stations are well appointed with restroom, shower, and laundry facilities. Ice is also available. Each loop seems to have a couple of Comfort Stations.
The Campground contains your typical Florida Wildlife, including this little guy I found on one of my morning walks!
Tip #1: If you decide to go to the parks, get a Dole whip on a hot day. I like the swirl type – as the pineapple only version is a bit too sweet for my taste. You can find them at the Magic Kingdom. Look for the big crowd. You can order from your smartphone/Disney app!
Tip #2: Book early. It is very busy most of the year.
Tip #3: Some sites are easier to get into than others. If this is a concern, the check-in staff has a reference guide that shows a rating of difficulty.
Tip #4: If using the Disney Transportation – give yourself plenty of time to get to / from your destination.
Tip #5: If you are an RVer – you owe it to yourself to do this at least once. I have heard it said that Walt Disney wanted this to be a place to relax – away from the hustle of the parks. I think it hits the mark.
It turns out the Mouse has a RV. He sells snack out of his!
Overall Rating: 9.5/10. This is the best campground (and a great location) we have stayed at in our camping history.