Updated: Dec 8, 2020
Today we're riding around Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground taking in all of the sites and smells during this haunted Halloween season.
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Now on with the review. First and foremost, Fort Wilderness is always on the top of our list of favorites when visiting and staying at the Walt Disney Resort. It has many varied components that make it a truly unique experience.
The first factor here is your type of stay. You can stay in one of the Cabin's or you can bring your own, in the form of an RV or tent. While you might not think of camping at Walt Disney World, let me assure you that is is very popular offerings. In addition, depending on the time of the year, it can be difficult to book your vacation.
Within the resort are many unique offerings from tennis, to volley ball to horseback riding. Also, this is the home horses used at the Magic Kingdom. It also boasts 2 pools and 2 hot tubs. Two quick serve restaurants, 1 dinner show and 1 table service restaurant. Finally, you can hang out at the beach on Bay Lake or even rent a boat.
Now, one special item that we love is that during the Halloween time of year, this Disney Resort comes alive. I mean the entire campground is decked out for the holiday. Pumpkins, ghosts, and all your favorite Halloween decorations even including Mickey and Minnie. Now, it is up to each site if and how they decorate, but with so many different RV loops housing all sorts of different campers and RV's, each loop is unique.
Some sites incorporate darkness, others happiness, yet others just plain fun. We also offer a video of the night time video to cover this.
This video is an example of a daytime trip around the resort. Mind you that Fort Wilderness Campground is huge. So large in fact that it has 4 different internal bus routes with stops all throughout the resort. All routes start and end at either The Outpost, which is at the front of the resort, or the Settlement, by Bay Lake.
Now, hopping in our trusty golf cart, we travel through loops of the cabins. These offer a different level of stay at a Disney Resort. These cabins usually sleep 6 and up and can also offer special needs facilities. These are not a typical hotel room, you are in your own tiny house with all of its amenities. Amenities that include a living room, kitchen, full bath and separate bedroom. It is sweet and that said less expensive than staying in a villa.
After viewing the cabins, now we drive through the Settlement which is in the middle of the resort. This is where the main pool is as well as a quick serve restaurant and bar. Tennis courts, shuffle board and even an outdoor movie theater.
Now we continue throughout the park. There is a full dog park, tent sites and RV sites of all shapes and sizes. You can even manage to get several sites that are very close the Settlement down by Bay Lake. No matter your preference, sun or shade , there is a site for you.
Overall, we have always had amazing times here at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground. A stay here is relaxing after a long day at the parks. Staying here puts you close to Magic Kingdom. Just a short boat ride away. Additionally, you are equally as close to Wilderness Lodge with all of their amenities.
Bottom line, hop in the cart and lets take a trip around the park.