Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is the place for comfort and style in a more natural setting with a wide scope of services, activities, and other conveniences available while camping under the stars. Located in Lake Buena Vista, the resort is perfectly situated northeast of Epcot Center and Hollywood Studios with 750 acres to explore. With nearly 800 campsites, from basic to premium, and 409 Fort Wilderness cabins, lodging options are plenty and offer tons of value.
As far as campgrounds go, this is the cream of the crop. All sites are landscaped ideally for privacy. The scope of things to do alone at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground is extremely enticing—horseback riding, pony rides, and fishing at the canals and near the marina. Carriage rides and cycling trails are a fun way to take tours of the natural area. Outdoor movies provide entertainment for all ages while a host of other recreation options, including watercraft rentals, afford fun family time that piques all interests. For parents, structured kids programs ensure private time during vacations at Disney World.
Tent or Pop-Up and Full-Hook-Up RV campsites along with Preferred Hook-Up and Premium sites are the four choices within Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and an excellent option for anyone seeking out Florida vacation deals. Tent and Pop-Up sites accommodate a camper or pop-up trailer with one tent or simply two tents. Electricity and water are provided along with a picnic table and grill. High-speed Internet is even available for an extra fee and a cable hook-up is on site. The Preferred and Premium options are ideal for the biggest trailers and motor homes, accommodated by an expansive concrete base in a premium location near most major facilities. Upgraded amenities include charcoal grills and picnic tables and pets are permitted in these areas.
Fort Wilderness Cabins Image: @cdharrison (flickr)
Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are roughly 500 square feet each and feature a stone fireplace. Each is designed with a bedroom, a single, full bath, a kitchen equipped with all necessities for home cooking, and a family room. Outside, each cabin has a private porch with a picnic table and charcoal bbq. Housekeeping is akin to basic hotel cleaning services, with daily cleaning that includes getting all dishes done for guests.
Getting out into the water couldn’t be easier at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. Meadow Swimmin’ Pool, most centrally situated, is the first of two resort pools. Open 24 hours, the pool is set along a canal and is the main point of activity, with several daily programs offered. The Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool is smaller and provided for swimming only. It is the quieter of the two pools. Bay Lake Beach adds another nice swimming option with a white-sand beach.
Dining is aligned with the entire camping theme, a unique presentation among Florida resorts. One of the most popular options is the dinner show where American fare , comedy ,and music are all rolled into dinner time. A rustic dining area features more American favorites in a design exhibiting a capacious camp-style hall. The all-you-can-eat buffet features singing, dancing characters and the outdoor bbq at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is served up within a grand pavilion.
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