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Old 09-14-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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Loop recommendations for Ft Wilderness??

Looking for some advice on Ft Wilderness in October / November. I know I will get a million great opinions and probably will be happy where ever.. But we will be with a 3 year old. We will be bringing our bikes to pedal if needed... She loves the pool, but we are here to go to the Mouse House!! Thanks!


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Old 09-14-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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We stayed there in April in loop 800. The girl working that day had suggested it and it was great! The location is perfect. It is a short bike ride to the big pool, so that may make your daughter happy. It is close to the bus route. The bike ride to the trading post is not too far either. We rode our bikes there and caught the boat over to the Magic Kingdom, which allowed us to avoid the bus ride over. Be sure to have lights, both front and back, on your bikes so you can ride after dark. You ride on sidewalks, so you are not in traffic. The 900 loop and 600 loop are also in the vicinity. Some sites are on a canal on the 600 loop, as well as some others, which might not be safe with little ones. Have fun!


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Old 09-14-2015, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thank you, canal is a good thing to avoid with a fearless 3 year old...

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Old 09-14-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
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For us, if the parks are the primary reason for being there (and for us, they are; the camper becomes a glorified hotel room), we prefer the "Preferred" sites and end up on loop 200.

You're better off posting this to with a little more info about what you want to be near and how big of a camper that you have.
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Also the fort fiends have an app you can download with pictures of every camp site at fort wilderness as well as the size of the site and how easy/hard it is to back into. I second for any question fort wilderness related.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #6
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we like 1400 it is close to the activities in FW. 500 and 600 are for campers with dogs...near the dog park.
i did not know about fortfriends..sounds like it would be helpful. Our last trip in Aug ,we could not get in the space...had to get another and that was a hassle. if you are towing ... get a space with an angle...90degree spaces are difficult because the roadway is so narrow. Some are off the curve in the road..some of these you can back right in. It is a old park, but nice, and i have never seen a pull through
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:45 PM   #7
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If you don't have dogs, loop 1100 is GREAT! Large landscaped sites, walking distance to the store and the large pool and there's a bike trail that connects Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge. There's also a direct boat to the Magic Kingdom. We're celebrating our 50th anniversary with 3 weeks at Fort Wilderness plus a week Disney Cruise in Jan/Feb --our 36th trip to the KINGDOM!
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:12 PM   #8
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Not sure when you'll be there, but our church group has our annual camp out there the first weekend in November. We usually have two full loops, sometimes three, so you may not be able to get into Loops 1500 and 1600 if you happen to be there at the same time.

I'm attaching a map of the campground that shows the loop locations and layouts in case it will help you. You can see where the various things like the pool, etc. are located on here. Also, there is a free app for your iPhone called Fort Wilderness Sites; it will give you a run down on each individual site (dimensions, etc.) as well as a photograph of most sites. Very helpful.

Honestly, I don't think there's a bad site in the place, though obviously some are better than others. Great place to stay with the family - have fun!
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:00 AM   #9
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Yes, bring the bikes

The place is huge so bikes are helpful getting around but they do run buses if you getting a bit tired. The buses run within the campground.

We often stay in site 800. It seems to be the most convenient for us, close to the pool and Meadows trading post and dog park (we bring along the furry family member). You don't have to have a dog to stay in a pet loop.
The 800 loop is a Premium so the campsites are larger. We stayed in loop 300 (a Preferred loop) before and it was a bit more cramped. Not as big of a camp pad - more sand landscaping. The Premium sites cost a bit more but you get a huge camp pad.

With the little one be certain to watch the Wishes show from the beach. Arrive early and get your spot and catch the water nighttime pageant

I have many of fond memories of my stays at FW. You'll love it!

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Old 09-30-2015, 07:49 PM   #10
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We are headed down from PA in November. It's our first time with the kids (4&3) and with a camper. I'm on fort fiends as well, good info site. As you see you will get recommendations for just about every loop. I figured we would just chance it and see what we get and then survey the place for our selves for next time. From all the suggestions I'm pretty sure they are all good. I plan on renting a cart for cursing around so location is no big deal.


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