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Old 10-29-2015, 11:06 AM   #31
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We were there a few years ago! I wasn't impressed at all. We were in the 200 loop which is very tight with a 35 ft TT and 20 ft TV. The site was so-so. The campground was OK, think of it as a Yogi X10! But hardly worth the $$$$ per night. We had a pkg and i think I figured the site came to around $100 a night. I don't feel the need to want to go back.
The 100/200/300 loops are their tightest and oldest loops. The Fort was built back when campers were much smaller. I've gotten my 42' fifth wheel and 22' truck parked twice in the 200 loop- it's tricky, but can be done. I'm trying a different class of site this time, and we'll see how it goes.

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Disney itself was nice, no need for the fast passes. The longest we waited was 45 minutes for a ride. The fast pass line was only about 10 minutes shorter.
Sadly, this just isn't the case any longer. FastPasses and planning are almost required to get the most out of your day at Disney. A buddy of mine went down to Disney on a whim. He did no prior planning and considered it just like any other theme park out there. He came away hating Disney and calling it stupid. Unfortunately, Disney is wildly different than anywhere else.

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Were you camping with kids? Grandchildren? It appeals to them and the things you can do with them. Did you go to any of the campground events? And part of the worth of the campground is it's on property. If it was stand alone out in the boonies then it would be expensive for just what is there.
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If I could take the grandkids then I would go, rent a cart but just me and DW we can stay outside the park for a lot less. I like to go to Disney but it's more fun with kids. We took the kids often but just the two of us now, it's just not that much fun anymore.
Believe it or not, my wife and I enjoy Disney with the kids but enjoy it just as much without them. It's a different enjoyment, but we still have a great time. We were just there this past May for a week near our anniversary.

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Our family has done both worlds and enjoyed both worlds and one doesn't have to exclude the other. Disney himself loved nature and his studio made it's mark in the early days with dozens of nature films in theater and TV and won awards for them. That carried on to animals being lead actors in many of his films and cartoons and the theme parks showcasing animals and nature in all ways. It all works on many levels.
Agreed wholeheartedly. It's not one or the other. On our trip, we started in June at Disney and most recently went from the beautiful majesty of Colorado Springs with Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, etc. to the stunning scenery of Moab, UT to VEGAS, BABY! We enjoyed Disney and the craziness of Vegas as much as the others- just in a different way.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:57 AM   #32
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We towed our T/T there for our twins 7th birthday, now almost 5 years ago. Ours was a surprise too! And really wonderful. I agree with the golf cart idea. Though our site was right next to the dock for the boat to take you to the parks we used it mostly for the pool. We thought the food was terrible though we never did a nice restaurant in the park, the one in the campground was not so good. No meal plan for us we bought lunch I. The park and most of the other meals in the camper. You can bring a water bottle in the park and I advise it! Get a bottle you can clip on a belt loop to free up your hands and not loose it or forget it on rides. You can fill it in the park for free

Do not miss the ride SOARING in Epcot. Amazing!!!

Most importantly do not think this is to be a relaxing adventure. You are gonna be going non stop. I amazes my self when I found us going to the pool at 11pm to calm the kids down so they would fall asleep.

Hope you have a great time!!!!!! Safe travels!
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:21 AM   #33
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Do not miss the ride SOARING in Epcot. Amazing!!!



Hope you have a great time!!!!!! Safe travels![/QUOTE]


Unfortunately I think they just closed soarin for several months to add more seats to shorten the wait and I think they are adding different visuals as well.


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Old 11-06-2015, 02:29 PM   #34
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We have booked for Halloween 2016 as we live local, its an event and a group of us go which makes it worthwhile trick or treating and all that good stuff. But to be honest I don't think its worth the money during non event times. You can get into some of the very nice local campgrounds off US192 for around $40 per night and its just a short drive to Disney, with the money you save you can pay for your theme park tickets and there are tons of inexpensive eateries and stores incl camping world etc. Thousand trails is just 15 minutes from Disney using Passport America discount gets you up to 7 nights from $20 a night. Sherwood Forest (15mins), and Lake Magic (10mins) are close by and a lot cheaper with better access.
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The 100/200/300 loops are their tightest and oldest loops. The Fort was built back when campers were much smaller. I've gotten my 42' fifth wheel and 22' truck parked twice in the 200 loop- it's tricky, but can be done. I'm trying a different class of site this time, and we'll see how it goes.



Sadly, this just isn't the case any longer. FastPasses and planning are almost required to get the most out of your day at Disney. A buddy of mine went down to Disney on a whim. He did no prior planning and considered it just like any other theme park out there. He came away hating Disney and calling it stupid. Unfortunately, Disney is wildly different than anywhere else.



Agreed.



Believe it or not, my wife and I enjoy Disney with the kids but enjoy it just as much without them. It's a different enjoyment, but we still have a great time. We were just there this past May for a week near our anniversary.



Agreed wholeheartedly. It's not one or the other. On our trip, we started in June at Disney and most recently went from the beautiful majesty of Colorado Springs with Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, etc. to the stunning scenery of Moab, UT to VEGAS, BABY! We enjoyed Disney and the craziness of Vegas as much as the others- just in a different way.


I went with the wife and kids back in Nov. 2011. at the time my kids were 9 and 10. Yes it`s on property, but even with that It wasn`t worth what they are getting. My wife planned out the days in the parks. She did good and wee seen what we wanted too. but it was just too much running and no relaxing, not the way I want to spend my vacation. and we were there 5 days 4 of which were in the parks.
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