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Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Lake Buena Vista, Florida


4510 Fort Wilderness Trl
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
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Sites: 799
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 28.39513
Longitude: -81.55361

Elevation: 102' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only ?
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $81.00
Overall Rating:

Another great camping trip at Disney's Fort Wilderness! It was, however, the most crowded in the 19 years we have been going camping at Fort Wilderness. Many, many, many campers from the whole East Coast of the US. Our only disappointment is that it looks like they are not going to rebuild the swamp trail boardwalk that got damaged during the 2004 hurricanes. We always enjoyed walking that trail. They have done a lot of clearing of brush and trees throughout the park. We were told for fire and potato vine control. It does not afford the seclusion between the sites and the loops as before. But, overall, still a great place to camp. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $99.00
Overall Rating:

This was our 7th stay at Fort Wilderness, and it's consistently excellent. Some sites can be tough to get into for a big rig, but we've always managed without much trouble. There's enough foliage and understory that the neighbors don't seem close. A lot of brush/trees have been cleared lately, but we viewed that as a plus. Bathrooms are impeccably clean, even during the busy spring break period. While it's not your typical "camping" experience (no campfires allowed, for instance), it's one of our favorite places to camp. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

This campground just keeps getting better. Spent 4 days here. They have done a great job cleaning up the sites. They seem much roomier. New plantings abound and some loops have the roads repaired and allot of sites have been enlarged. Plenty of room and satellite worked within 10 minutes. Had no trouble getting in or out. We camped here in a 39 ft DP. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We love this park and have stayed there many times in the last few years. Sites are close together, but it does not seem crowded. Great walking trail that leaves out of the concession area. The restaurant has buffets which are very reasonably priced and varied in choices. There is a petting zoo for kids and pony rides. The Disney shuttle service is free, and the entire park is accessible without getting in your car. Golf carts are available for rent. They can sell out for big athletic events and holidays, so book ahead. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

Though the trip was wonderful because we were in the Park everyday, I want to point out specifics on the camping side. The sites are small, but they are very far apart. Asphalt to park on - electric connections are far away - bring an extension. Great showers and rest rooms, laundry rooms on each loop. Several pools, volleyball, shuffleboard, activities for all ages all day and into the night, horse riding, several stores (of course at Disney prices), boat rentals, etc. Stores even have beer, wine, and liquor (mini-bottles and regular sizes). No fires at sites, only charcoal grill. Will definitely be back and spend less time in the parks next time. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $82.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first trip to Disney. Everything about the campground was fantastic. I only give it a 9 because of the area immediately surrounding the campsite which is a bit swamp like, but overall the campground is fabulous. Everything from check-in to check-out was smooth. There is so much to do at the campground, it's almost worth taking a day off from the parks to stay at the campground. We went to the sing-a-long and outdoor movie with Chip and Dale, watched fire works from the beach, and saw the Hoop-Dee-Doo Review. We will make this at least a yearly destination. Highly recommend. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $79.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in the 2000 loop, which was kind of far away from everything, but we were by the Group Camping area that has a short cut bridge to the Meadows Trading Post, which helped. Sand pad for the tent was approx 34 x 20, with an additional 15 x 10 "L" with the charcoal grill. Lots to do, tennis, pool (kind of showing it's age)basketball, pony and trail rides and much more. Leave at least one day to just play around the campground. This campground is HUGE. Bring your bikes. We did get a golf cart the last few days for something new, but they are $50 a day. Internal buses were slow, and external were either very GOOD or very BAD. There seemed to be no middle ground. Everything is very clean and immaculate as only Disney can make it. We loved it and we'll be back! We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

This is truly the top of all campgrounds. The campground is beautiful with gorgeous flowers and landscaping. The campground and sites are well maintained and the bathrooms & showers were immaculate. This was our family’s first trip to the campground in our RV. We are planning another Disney trip but next visit will dedicate more time just relaxing and enjoying the campground. Would rate this park well past a 10! We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We have visited this campground over 40 times in the last few years. The campsites are very clean although some are very close to each other. There are several activities for the entire family including horseback riding and wagon rides. Transportation is available to all of the theme parks but you do not have to visit the parks to enjoy your stay here. This is our favorite family campground and we will continue to visit often in the years to come. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Probabaly the best campground in the country. Not much more can be said about this one other than it is fantastic! We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Fantastic campground. Bathhouses were pristine. The staff was very vice. We stayed in the 1400 loop which was very convenient to the campfire site and theater. Will stay here again when kids get older. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second visit to Fort Wilderness. The campground is beautiful. The staff was very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We especially liked the Hoop Dee Doo Revue. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

This was our 5th stay at Fort Wilderness in the past 25 years. Since the hurricanes came through in '04 they have removed a lot of trees, shrubs, etc. It opens up the park and took away some of the privacy there use to be between sites and the buffers to the road. I did see a lot of planting going on so hopefully some buffer to the roads will be there before long. As always we stayed in one of the outer loops - much roomier. We had no problem getting our 38 ft MH into our site except for the fellow across from us who had is big dually sitting out in the road. Otherwise, pretty easy in and out. Overpriced, but it is Disney and the ability to stay on the premises is well worth it. I wish the theme parks were as well taken care of as the RV park - we may not be back because of the lack of cleanliness in the theme parks. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $88.00
Overall Rating:

I admit, after reading some of the reviews prior to staying here, I was wondering if I was making the right choice. Yes, spaces were sometimes tight, but if you know what you're doing, you should have no problem. The amenities were first class, the campground was beautiful and the people & staff are VERY friendly. Yes, it's expensive - but it's Disney! I'd stay again. Oh yeah - they're expanding the width and length of most of the site, and trimming back trees and utilities near the loop roads - there is already a LOT more room in some of the loops. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

Staying at the WDW campground has both its advantages the problems. With today's larger RVs and trucks, the narrow roads in each loop can cause problems and even disaster. Our request for a site close to the 'comfort station' in premium loop 300 was granted. The road (even in this premium loop) was so narrow, to get into our site we had to ask a neighboring camper to move his truck to get the angle to more in (see a previous review for a similar problem). Staying at mom & pop RV parks on our travels to WDW, we had free Wi-Fi. However WDW cannot even offer Tengo internet service at your site like some parks do for $4.95/24 hours (all 24!). Instead for Wi-Fi, you must go to 1 of 3 sites in the campground for dawn to dusk service for $9.95 for 24 hr fee (but you can't use it for 24 hr), but with our Vista program, that even wasn't possible. No wonder many people in the campground who winter there use a server with a local dial-up phone number at a specific location; slow but even better than paying a $125 deposit for modem equipment which is available for use at your site. If you stay for a long period, you will need to do laundry: another WDW rip off for $2/ea for wash or dry ($1.25-$1.50 in other parks). We also checked out golf cart rental: $50/day! No wonder many people who come regularly bring their own cart and that we did not rent one (in a 14 day stay, we could have owned the cart!) If you want to do early MK hours and take the boat across, allow at least 45 minutes to catch the bus (this means be out to stop by 7 a.m.) as we waited 30 minutes, missed the boat and missed the early open. The only advantages we found were the transportation when it worked and we chose to use, the extra magic hours for WDW resort users, not paying for parking at a park when we chose to drive, and the cable TV for use in the evenings. Our rate was during the value season with tax and an extra $5/day for our dog (was that for the waste bags?). As we live on the west coast, it will be many years before we return to WDW. As for it being a favorite park, we ranked Florida State parks for beauty and relaxation much higher than WDW. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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