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Old 12-03-2018, 05:12 PM   #121
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did you take 90, 271,71, to the 75?

we went down this year again for a family trip no trailer and went 90, 79, 19,77, 26,95

I found it a hard drive and thought not sure i would want to take the trailer that way. is 75 an easier drive?

we are looking at going to the fort next year hopefully
yes thats the route we took in August - veered off the 75 onto to Florida Turnpike and came in from the west side of Orlando missing the I-4. the construction is really bad on teh I4 and has been the last two summers we pulled the trailer down. i really preferred 75 and found i liked stopping in Knoxville better than south carolina. we hit clinton/knoxville koa for the night. easy in/easy out with a costco just before knoxville.

when we went your other route we hit a koa in rick hill SC - never again.

i really didnt have any preference because of the trailer....but 75 was less mountainous - i don't really notice much with the diesel truck, but i would do almost anything to avoid the I4 so via knoxville will likely be my route going forward.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:21 PM   #122
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yes thats the route we took in August - veered off the 75 onto to Florida Turnpike and came in from the west side of Orlando missing the I-4. the construction is really bad on teh I4 and has been the last two summers we pulled the trailer down. i really preferred 75 and found i liked stopping in Knoxville better than south carolina. we hit clinton/knoxville koa for the night. easy in/easy out with a costco just before knoxville.

when we went your other route we hit a koa in rick hill SC - never again.

i really didnt have any preference because of the trailer....but 75 was less mountainous - i don't really notice much with the diesel truck, but i would do almost anything to avoid the I4 so via knoxville will likely be my route going forward.


Thanks for the info. I remember the i4 or the parking lot.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:17 PM   #123
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Thanks for the info. I remember the i4 or the parking lot.
lol. true story. we were 4 exits from Disney and it took an hour!
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We plan on going back to the Fort next December, I plan on bringing back a few blow up Mickey Mouse, maybe Pluto. My front yard is beginning to fill up
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:07 PM   #125
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Can someone please tell me where I can get the “Disney approved” fire pit/thingee?
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As a random aside, if you can’t get into the Fort, here are some other options:
http://learntorv.com/disney-world-camping/
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:04 PM   #128
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As a random aside, if you can’t get into the Fort, here are some other options:
http://learntorv.com/disney-world-camping/
Thanks For the tip we will have to do some long weekend trips to some of these places. We are probably going to do a ucf campus night. Meagans brother plays for the knights.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:50 AM   #129
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Can someone please tell me where I can get the “Disney approved” fire pit/thingee?
We're there tonight and i saw your message right before I went out to the comfort station, which is very nice, BTW. Saw this hanging on the wall, for reference if this wasn't posted already. I was sad to see our fire pit on the "unapproved" list.

Sorry about the sideways pics ( iPhone) just heading to bed now so they'll have to do.
We're in the 300 loop, BTW
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We're there tonight and i saw your message right before I went out to the comfort station, which is very nice, BTW. Saw this hanging on the wall, for reference if this wasn't posted already. I was sad to see our fire pit on the "unapproved" list.

Sorry about the sideways pics ( iPhone) just heading to bed now so they'll have to do.
We're in the 300 loop, BTW


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Old 01-17-2019, 11:11 AM   #131
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Quick update on our visit.

We stayed in the 300 loop, which is the 3rd loop from the marina. We have a 25 foot trailer and our site (312, i think) was just big enough for our trailer with the truck in front of it. Our next door neighbors had a 5th wheel and a dually so it seemed like they left their truck in the parking lot and kept the golf cart at the site. We could have backed up more but for some reason at this site, which is described as back-in, the sewer connection was all the way up front so I had to limit how much we backed in to be able to connect with the hose we had, sue to our connection being near the rear of the trailer. Despite that little shortcoming, and the sewer connection being a little higher than I'd like, especially with that long of a run, it was a nice site and had enough room to put our awning out easily with room to spare. Site size can certainly vary based on the spot due to the shapes of the roads, inside the loop is probably smaller sites in general, but we didn't really have too much of a choice, either. We were pleased with the location, and could take a 5 to 10 minute walk to the marina pretty easily. We did not get a golf cart but could certainly see the appeal, especially as you get farther from the marina. and it would certainly save you 5 to 10 minutes here and there waiting for the busses within the loops, which were pretty good, in general.
Overall, Fort Wilderness exceeded our expectations and was a much nicer area than we had imagined. It was fun to see how people had decorated their sites, especially since there were still some Christmas decorations up. It was funny because we noticed our picnic table was looking a little worse for the wear and of course, there was the disney truck swapping it out for a new one on the day we left! A few more days would have given us time to take advantage of some of the amenities we missed out on but sadly, our trip had to come to an end at some point.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:00 PM   #132
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just got around to getting these pics off the camera. we were on 1219 August 2018.

we also did some loop tours for those interested;

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Old 03-24-2019, 06:02 PM   #133
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I hope granddaughter gets to see a few turkeys. I plan on letting her fish some with a barbless hook, I have to find her some hair hooks, makes it easier to catch fish
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:16 PM   #135
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I hope granddaughter gets to see a few turkeys. I plan on letting her fish some with a barbless hook, I have to find her some hair hooks, makes it easier to catch fish
we also saw lots of deer!
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We will be there on Good Friday this year and spend Easter week/spring break there. We have always been in July so we are excited for a little cooler weather while we are there.
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We will be there on Good Friday this year and spend Easter week/spring break there. We have always been in July so we are excited for a little cooler weather while we are there.
Easter is a lot of fun they have a tone of activitys on Easter day.
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We check in April 8 for four days. We would stay longer but we can’t keep granddaughter away to long
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Do the tent/pop-up sites have full hook-ups?
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