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Old 10-23-2015, 07:54 PM   #11
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Hey Old Coot, you should move down to Florida then you get the residents discounts

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Old 10-24-2015, 11:50 AM   #12
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We just booked a week @ Disney World Fort Wilderness RV Resort, first time for us (65 and finally going), any advice on route or tips on the resort? We have already purchased the meal plan and fast passes.

We will be travelling from SE Louisiana in Feb (escaping Mardi Gras madness) first long trip with a 7 & 5 years old grandchildren.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
You will absolutely love Fort Wilderness and Disney World. Take the time to slow down, enjoy the Fort. Come back, prepare a meal. Please book a meal at the Hoop Dee Doo at Pioneer a Hall. You will love that. That takes two dining credits. We drive our fiver down every year from SW Wisconsin, usually late December. We generally stay two weeks. Love the golf cart, not necessary, but a fun splurge. Me choose a premium site. Another great forum is the DIS Boards, then Camping at Disney World. As you chose the dining plan, now is the time to look at park hours, then start booking your dining meals. Do NOT miss the HOOP DEE DOO. You will love it, as will the grandchildren.

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Old 10-24-2015, 12:18 PM   #13
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Have probably been camping at FW at least 50 times over the last 27 years. Going again in December. We paid $24.00 a night when we first started camping there and thought that was high. �� If you can take so. Bike riding is a lot of fun. There is a very nice paved bike trail that ends at the FW Lodge. We frequently see deer on this ride. Always fun to walk around the Lodge. Be sure to watch "Old Faithful" go off. Riding bikes around all the FW loops is also fun. Go to the Tri-CircleD Stables and check out the beautiful, large Disney parade horses. Take the boat from the Marina to the Magic Kingdom entrance. From there, take the monorail to the resort hotels and then take what we call the "monorail loop." You can get off at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and the Contempary Hotels and walk around and explore the hotels and the grounds. The Grand Floridian is beautiful! Take the bus to Downtown Disney and explore the stores. Don't drive to Downtown Disney...they are putting in parking garages and it's a mess right now. The little ones will love the Lego store. The Trex or Rainforest restaurant in Disney Village would also be fun for the little ones. You can watch the MK fireworks from the FW Marina's deck and beach and the water electrical light parade goes by there too. Check the literature they give you at check-in for days and times. If you have the time and the money the Cirque du Soliel La Nouba show at Downtown Disney is fabulous. I could go on, but I think this will keep you busy ��.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #14
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For those renting golf carts, if you can do so- offsite rentals are far cheaper. Just a bit of a hassle to get as Disney issued no trespass orders to the vendors.
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:50 PM   #15
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A very short walk from Hoop Dee Doo is Mickey's Backyard BBQ. Mickey & Minnie plus a few other characters are in attendance. I highly recommend it. We went without the granddaughters and had a ball!!
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:18 PM   #16
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We did an off site cart rental first time we went to the Fort, They delivered it to the cart parking area by the bus station, we found it no problem and off we went a week later parked it back up front and called them to get it. Think it was close to half of Mickey's carts. We went down for another week this past Sep and enjoyed it tremendously again, and we have since bought our own cart and brought it down, big parking area at the end of their big lot for parking trailers made it very easy to load and unload. I lot of folks cram their trailers on their camping space but it is not necessary. Word of warning, get a surge protector for your rig, Mickey fried my cart charger after we experienced a brown out. An unpleasant yuck yuck that ultimately cost $225 for a refurbished one, and 2 days of stress from the wife while driving around the campground worrying we would end up stranded somewhere but made it around and out to the parking lot to load up just fine.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #17
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Booked 6th of December. Stayed at the Fort before but in a tent. Can't wait to take our Forest River Mini to see Minnie!
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:47 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by btritschler1437 View Post
Go to Fort Fiends to find all the info you need to know about WDW Fort Wilderness Campground.

Take I-10 to I-75
I-75 to Fl Turnpike Exit 272 keep right onto ramp
Turn left onto SR-50 (Colonial Dr. West)
Turn right onto CR-535 (Winter Garden Vineland)
Road name changes to SR-535
Turn right on to Vista Blvd
Entrance will be on right after Bonnet Creek Parkway light (Well marked)
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:34 PM   #19
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Going to Fort Wilderness for over 40 years

You will love Fort Wilderness. Make a point to visit the Trails End restaurant. (It is next to the Hoop Dee Doo review) Their breakfast buffet is in our opinion the best on property at the best price. Their dinner buffet is equally good. Many of the staff have been there for 30+ years.
We have been to many campgrounds, but Fort Wilderness is by far the best ever. Enjoy, you will have a blast!
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:39 PM   #20
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By all means don't make the mistake I did and arive after dark. Some sites are quite difficult to maneuver into, especially at night. Enjoy your trip!

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