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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: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Great Park. Wonderful location to be able to use and get around to the Disney World Parks. Transporation to get around Disney was great. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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

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

By far this is my favorite campground ever! We love everything about this place. We are Disney freaks and Fort Wilderness is a beautiful campground. The sites are spacious and the cleanest we have ever seen. The opportunity to rent golf carts and bikes is wonderful. We love being able to catch the boat to the Magic Kingdom. I can't say enough good things about this campground. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Park is OK. Looks like they are clearing a lot of brush in our loop: 1900, so it is not very attractive. Other loops might be nicer? Tight, tight. Blacktop pads but no room for any furniture, picnic table, etc. Very narrow sites. When stepping out of the rig you step on dirt. Dirt area behind rig for table, maybe. No Wi-Fi, no cable TV in our loop. I've been in better for the price. Charged an outrageous $5.00 per dog per night. I wonder what that money is for? Everyone picked up after their dog so what's with the charge? Not easy to get around in the Disney area unless you use their transportation. To get from the campground to the Magic Kingdom parking lot you need to drive a long way. Overall, it's good if you are going to the Disney attractions, but little else. Would stay hear again if forced to. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $95.00
Overall Rating:

Very $$$$$. However, you pay for what you get. Clean restrooms/showers, landscaping, sites groomed,1/2 paved, sing alongs, movies, easy access to the park and I mean very easy. Has nice workers, tennis, heated pool, very large grounds, and many activities. We went over Christmas: the sites were decorated very pretty. There were a total of 20 of us in our party on five seperate sites. 2 sites in 300 section 3 sites in 1200-1300 section all sites were great. I had no trouble getting into site 305 with a 30 footer. Every one in our party will go back. However book now if you want to get in. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

We're back for our third trip to Ft Wilderness. I was looking forward to this trip as this was our favorite campground in six months of traveling across the country with our children. This time our experience has not been so good. We have gotten a dog since our last trip here. This means your selection of sites is very limited. If you have reserved preferred they will not let you downgrade to a non-preferred site even if it will accommodate your size better. The sites are extremely tight for a big motorhome unless you are in the 700 loop or just get lucky. We changed sites (which we simply parked in after not being able to get into the original site we were assigned). The trees and the concrete tree stump containing the electrical are so close that we ended up scraping the tail of our motorhome trying to get out (I'm sure adding several thousand dollars to the cost of our vacation.) Mea culpa, I made the mistake of letting the neighbors help direct my husband out of the old site while I parked the car on the new site. We struggled to get into the new site which had seemed large enough judging by the size of the pad. Again it was tight because of the narrow street, the trees and the large concrete utility post. We had to ask the neighbor to move his truck so we could get in. Hopefully no one will be in that site across the street when we get ready to leave or I guess we will be here forever. That or Disney will have to take down a tree. I think Disney is all about cramming people in and they don't really take much time to accommodate you to your site. They also trap you if you have a pet. One of the things I really enjoyed about this campground last time was taking long walks and bike rides. I was looking forward to this, but you cannot take your dog to walk outside the pet trails, which are not all that long. This means no walking on the long main roads. I could understand not going into the non-pet camping loops, but it seems kind of extreme to not be able to walk your dog on the sidewalks of the main streets. I really enjoy Disney and the accessibility of the campground to the parks. But I will probably not come back until they get more of the park up to modern standards - ie 50 amps, full cable, larger pads. I will definitely exaggerate the size of our motorhome when making the next reservation. I think they will squeeze you into the tiniest spot they can justify if you don't. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We just completed an 8 night stay here, our second visit, and found it to be an exceptionally nice park. Lots and lots of tall trees make even narrow sites feel private. Paved pads for the RV and crushed shell pads for the picnic area keep the site neat. Some sites are quite difficult to back in to for large rigs. My neighbor had enormous difficulties getting his long 5th wheel in, to the point he pulled a street sign out of the ground in order to have enough maneuvering room. A more experienced driver could have done it without these measures (he was able to leave without removing the sign) but it should serve as a cautionary tale. The proximity to the parks and other amenities far outstrip the savings you might realize by staying off-property. Those savings are also mitigated by the $12/day parking charged at the parks to non-Disney resort guests. Not to mention the benefit of early entry and extended hours offered to Disney resort guests at the parks on certain days of the week. The transportation is also exceptional with buses to take you anywhere on property and a boat launch to ferry guests to the Magic Kingdom. A cart is an unnecessary luxury, though it would be nice to tour the campground itself which is fun this time of year due to the snow-bird's Christmas decorations. We greatly enjoyed the dinner show, the Hoop-Dee-Doo review, and also the buffet at the Trails End restaurant: both of which are at the campground. We shopped both trading posts and found them well stocked with both supplies and souvenirs. If I were to look for things to complain about I'd mention that: the men's room could be a little cleaner; the shower rooms were cramped and needed more hooks; $10 per day for Wi-Fi is way too much; and that charging $2 for ice, which is free every other Disney resort, seems unfair. We left the park wondering if we should come back in the spring or wait until next Christmas. That sounds like a satisfied customer to me! We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

What can I say? We stayed in the 1600 "pet loop" from Dec 15-20. The site was raked clean, with all pavement swept before we got there. Our site was large. It looked like Disney had recently cleared some trees trying to "open up" the site a little, and it was fine. The campground is large, and with a 3 boys (4, 3, and 1), the golf cart rental made perfect sense to us. We usually ate breakfast at the Trails End buffet, which was very convenient. The pools were open, heated, and clean. The transportation to the Disney parks was easy and fast. There is so much to do at Ft. Wilderness that we could have spent our entire trip at the campground. There is a petting zoo, pony rides, and the Chip and Dale singalong campfire nightly. We are already planning our next trip down. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

What can you say it is classic Disney it doesn't matter if you are in a tent or 40' motor home they treat everyone special. This was our third time at this resort, we have stayed in all different loops and all are wonderful. They are very clean all the undergrowth around the site have been taken out. Looks great,clean and neat. We brought are own golf cart but with the bus you really don't need one. It is little on the high side for camping but it is still a fraction of what you would pay for room at one of resorts on property. It is the place where all your dreams come true. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Staff is very friendly and accommodating. However, cast members need to be available to help guests park - especially after dark. Spaces are very difficult to back into if the motorhome is more than 28'. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We camped at Ft. Wilderness over Thanksgiving and had a ball! The campground was beautiful and many people had decorated their sites for Christmas. We rented a golf cart and found it very useful for getting around the campground and we especially enjoyed riding around at night and looking at the sites decorated for Christmas. The campground was very quiet at night and we liked that. Our family has already made reservations for Thanksgiving next year and we cannot wait to go back. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We camp here 3-4 times a year. It is Disney and there is a lot to do,even if you never go to the "parks". The sites could be bigger and there are loops we prefer over others. We enjoy coming here around the holidays, many campers decorate their site and it just gets me in the holiday spirit. Bathrooms are clean as well as all areas of the park. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Clean, well groomed sites. A little more wide open than I like. Looked like they had recently gone through and cleared out all the underbrush, and did some heavy trimming. Real friendly staff (goes without saying: it's Disney). Pool was a real downer: expected better. Maybe a water slide? Lots of fun over the Halloween holiday. Very kid friendly. Very good laundry facilities. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

I live close to the park, and camp here often. The park has shown some real signs of decay. Gang graffitti on trash cans and bus stops, dirty bathing facilities, rude cast members, no mulch or pine needles on sites. Just concrete or dirt. Cable works occasionaly, if there is no storm. I hope you like the sound of diesel buses because they run until 1200 am. I am sorry to say that after my last few visits I really did not feel safe and will probably start looking for a new favorite park. Bye Bye Mickey! We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Whether you will like Ft. Wilderness depends a lot on you. If you are a Disney-head and/or are in Orlando primarily to visit the Disney parks, especially with kids, it is clearly very convenient. However, there are some downsides, among which are: The place is overrun with little kids riding around on bikes and golf carts, sometimes without much concern for others. The spaces are very tight--it was designed for an earlier era, not today's big motorhomes and fivers; It is very sandy and lacking in turf, so you invariably track sand and dirt into your rv; The cable TV lineup consists mostly of every Disney channel known to man (including of course ABC and ESPN) and not a whole lot else; WiFi is $10/day (nuf said); It is only moderately pet-friendly, confining pets to only a few loops and not allowing them outside the immediate loop; This one is highly subjective, but it seemed to me that their attitude is do it the Disney way or hit the road. In short, if you're there for Disney this is the place for you, but if you're just looking for a good place to camp you might want to reconsider. Outside of the Disney connection it is not all that special, certainly when compared to the top tier of today's parks. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Nice Campground! There were a lot of golf carts running around. We personally found it useful to walk to most everything in the park. The stores were full and complete of anything you may have forgotten, however they did carry Disney Prices. Overall a great park with lots to do and nice camp sites. *Special Tip*, From the beach near the marina there is great viewing of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. We camped at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.

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