Fort Wilderness, Disney
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a deluxe camping resort with tent and RV campsites and free-standing cabins with full kitchens that can accommodate up to six guests, plus one baby in a crib. This is one of the original Disney resorts and is the most economical option in the Magic Kingdom resort area. Fort Wilderness is unique in the way it blends "real Florida" with all the imagination and wonder of the Disney World theme parks. The campground has so much to see and do that it really is a destination in itself. In fact, many guests camp at Fort Wilderness every year and do not step foot in the theme parks.
Things to bring:
Towels: Towels are not provided at the Fort Wilderness pools so you’ll need to bring your own for the bathhouse and pool.
Clothesline: The laundry room cost $2 per load to wash and $2 per load to dry. We cut down on having to use this by hanging our towels on the clothesline after pool or shower. If you are planning to wash clothes, don’t forget your detergent! The vending machine has some, but they also come with a price.
S’mores Fixings and Roasters: If you buy them at Disney, you’ll end up paying a fortune. Every night there is a Chip and Dale sing-a-long and marshmallow roast that you’ll want to join. It’s free, except for whatever food you buy, hence bringing your own.
Flashlight or Glowsticks: After dark, it gets REALLY dark at Fort Wilderness. You’ll need a flashlight or glowsticks to keep your group together after those late night park visits.
Charcoal and Lighter: If you plan on using the grill on the site, you’ll need charcoal and a lighter.
Trashbags: Most sites have a trashcan very close by, but it was a touch annoying going to it for every piece of trash.
Folding Chairs: There is a picnic table on each site, but if you want something else to sit in, bring your folding chairs. These also come in handy at the sing-a-long. On busy nights, the seats will fill up quickly.
Extension Cord and long sewage hose: We found that our regular size sewage hose wasn’t long enough and ended up having to go to Walmart for another. The power box sometimes is far away from the sewage area, so make sure you bring long enough ones of both of these.
Broom: The sites are mainly concrete, with the exception of the popup/tent sites, but all seem to have an area of sand. Of course our kids liked to play in the sand and tracked a ton into the popup. This was something we ended up buying while at Walmart for the item above.
Campsites: There are 20 camping loops with 788 campsites. The sites have brush and trees to give you a little space from your neighbors. All of the sites are "back-in" sites that can accommodate vehicles between 25 - 60 feet in length. Tent sites have a sandy pad. You must provide the length of your RV along with details like number of slide-outs or awnings at the time of booking to be sure you get an appropriately sized site for your needs. There are 15 conveniently located and wonderfully clean Comfort Stations with restrooms, showers, and coin laundry facilities.
Recreational Activities At Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground
Campfire Sing-Along with Chip & Dale (nightly; free)
Free Outdoor movies are available each evening
Meadow Swimmin' Pool with Waterslide
Wilderness "quiet pool"
Daily resort activities
Boat rentals available at the onsite marina
Canoe and Kayak Rental
White sand lake Beach area
Nightly Electric Water Pageant (floating parade)
View of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from beach
2 lighted tennis courts
Horseshoes and shuffleboard
Basketball and Tetherball courts
Archery Experience - 90-minute class ($39 per person)
Tri-Circle-D Stables - trail rides, pony rides (extra cost)
Tri-Circle-D Stables - free viewing of the horses
Wagon rides and carriage rides (extra cost)
Catch-and-release fishing excursions (extra cost) & canal fishing (free). Equipment rental available.
Davy Crockett's Wilderness Arcade
Daniel Boone's Wilderness Arcade
Parasailing (extra cost)