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Ft. Wilderness

4510 N. Ft. Wilderness Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
No Email Address
12 Reviews
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This was our third stay at Ft Wilderness in the last two years. We have loved it each time. We have been in sites near the boat landing which made it wonderfully convenient to a short boat trip to the Magic Kingdom and other parks. It has been just my wife and I and it is amazing how much fun the Disney properties are without kids. The sites we have had were clean and fairly surrounded by trees and bushes giving at least the feel of some privacy. THe only problem is that you have to make reservations months ahead to get a Friday or Saturday night.


Received from Dale for visit in Oct 2008

Site Number: 321
Stay Again? YES
WOW!! is all I can say. WOW to the price, but WOW to the services. Yes it cost more then any KOA I've ever stayed, but it was worth every dollar for the experiance of staying at a 5 star resort in my own bedrrom. WOW to the camp store, it was well stocked with most anything you could need or want (even had an ABC store), WOW, the grounds were immaculate. One BOO here, I did find out on the last day that they do have wifi access, but you must purchase a cable modem from them. I guess that this keeps config issues to a minimum. Every thing is walking distance, then you catch the shuttle to go into the theme parks. We took the toad, but never needed it once we were in the park. I highly recommend that if you feel the need for wheels, rent a golf cart. Each site is tree lined, pine trees, palm trees, each site has a poured pad for the RV. If I had any complaint, it would be with where they placed the water, it was out front, so I had to run two 12 foot hoses to get water to where I needed it. I understand why they did this, there is a short piece of hose attached to each water source for emergency use, with the water being closer to the road, access would be easier if needed.

Received from Bill for visit in Apr 2007

Site Number: Little Bear Loop
Stay Again? YES
This is the best place. We have stayed here several times even if we didn't go into the Disney parks. Our last stay we were given a lot that was taken and received a nicer spot. We were next to the laundromat/restroom. You would never have known. There wasn't any late night noise considering and we slept the best there then any other campground we have stayed at. We will go back over and over again.

Received from Linda D for visit in Aug 2006

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Another great visit to Ft Wilderness. Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay. Campsite and facilities were clean. Landscaping makes you feel isolated. Would have preferred campsite along canal (that way no one is behind you). Our site backed to the road, but it wasn't too noisy. Make sure you bring a bike or bring/rent a golf cart. The park is big and you'll want to ride vice walk. Their are plenty of activities (swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, boating, etc) to allow a day of "rest" from going to the parks too. There were also planned activities (dodgeball, kickball, frisbee football, etc) for the kids and adults as well. Only negative, Disney allowed someone to come in after quiet hours (at 10:30pm). They left their diesel running and shouted to each other the entire time they parked their rig.


Received from Robert T for visit in Mar 2007

Site Number: 355
Stay Again? YES
Fort Wilderness was our first camping experience in our new travel trailer. I would highly encourage newbies to camp here. Although expensive in relation to other RV parks it makes up for it in cleanliness, service, and location. If you have never stated at WDW, you should try to stay in their resorts. Even though Kissimmee is "nearby" it is still an inconvenient drive and you have to pay to park. We camped with our dog and she was quite happy to stay in the camper for a few hours while we enjoyed the park. A small kennel is also available, but I would only suggest it for "toy" dogs. Campsites were clean and in good repair. Comfort stations were also spotless. Fort Wilderness has direct transportation (via boat) to the Magic Kingdom and bus transportation to the other theme parks (Epcot, MGM, etc). All in all, a great experience and we are going back in the Spring.

Received from Robert T for visit in Jul 2006

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This campground was fabulous!! It was clean and there was tons to do even if you never wanted to go into the parks at all! We had a great time biking and swimming in the campground. It is also very easy to catch the boat over to the Magic Kingdom. The only suggestion I would make for staying there is to try not to get in the tent camping area. It was not crowded the week we were there, but the day we were leaving it really filled up and there were groups with many people staying there and the bathrooms got really bad. Luckily we were on our way out. I think from now on at any campground I will try to stay with the RV's. I seems to be a recurring thing to get next to some "undesirables" in the tent area. I do not mean to sound like a snob, but we have seen some rough folks in the tent areas and we have small children. I wonder what others think about this point??? Anyway, Ft. Wilderness was a wonderful campground and I would definitly stay there again!!

Received from Cindy B for visit in May 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a wonderful development and the ideal camping experience inside Walt Disney World. The only problem with this development is its size. The 1192 site park is divided into a number of loops containing closely spaced (yet well maintained) camp spurs. The restrooms are well maintained and recreational opportunities abound. Because of its size and layout, bus service is available between each loop and campground facilities. Fort Wilderness does offer areas for pets and our site (1832) was in such an area. The site itself was nicely screened from other sites but was quite cramped for our 33 foot triple slide fifthwheel. In fact, the neighbor across the road had to move his car for us to back into our site. Smaller units would have less problems. The Walt Disney World staff members were always friendly and helpful and we have no complaints other than the relatively small site. We were able to access the internet from the main lodge and had no problems with noisy neighbors or pets. Our cost was 48.50 per night for full hook-ups (this included a $3.00 per night charge for our dog). Remember, if you camp of-site you will have a $6.00 per day parking fee within the park. We had the opportunity to visit all the Walt Disney World Kingdoms and MGM Studios. Our stay was fun filled and very enjoyable. We would surely stay here again.


Received from Norman H for visit in Jan 2000

Site Number: 1832
Stay Again? YES
Last stay was for about 50 nights this past December and January. LOVE IT! We are Disney freaks, and this is one of the best campgrounds we've been too. Very relaxing, some sites can be a bit tricky to get into.

Received from Robin & Tim for visit in 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This is the best campground we have ever been to, and we have been camping for years. It is very intelligently designed. The sites are large, mostly shaded, mostly full-hookups and are litteraly cut out of the trees. (No insects are not a problem here). The cabins are very nice as well. Decorated and themed nicely. They are a real bargain if you have a larger family and want to stay inside Disney World. This is a resort with a lot of activities, and folks here are having fun! As a travel agent with 21 trips to Disney World under my belt, I would recommend this resort to most of my clients.

Received from Ruth R for visit in Jul 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
A year ago I decided to get up and go to "the Land of the Mouse" with my then 4 year old son. We had limited funds but wanted to stay "in the World"; since we love to camp Fort Wilderness became the obvious choice. My husband stayed home with our other two children (one too young to go and one with autism, so I cannot camp alone with him, he needs two parents along). Fort Wilderness was wonderful. We had a fantastic time. I felt safe staying there in a tent as a temporarily "single" mom. The shower/laundry facilities were cleaned spotlessly many times a day and the sites themselves are private because of well placed greenery. We rented a golf cart and I cannot encourage this enough. It made getting around a snap. The boat to the Magic Kingdom was the highlight of my sonís day. We never moved the van from our spot, using Disney transportation exclusively. We waited no more than 10 minutes for a bus darning the day and although it was "Standing Room Only" in the morning during the day there were plenty of seats. Prices at the Trading Post were high, but we expected that. We brought in some food and ate in the Kingdom the rest of the time. The pools are as the other reviewers noted. Large, but nothing special. Evening campfires are fun but the Hayride was the highlight of the trip for my son. We were disappointed that River Country is no longer open; since this has been out favorite water park and hope they re-open this park in the future. There are boats to rent at Fort Wilderness although we did not take advantage of this feature. We ate three times at the Trails End Buffeteria and enjoyed it. It was a nice change of pace from the hectic parks. All in all it was a terrific place to stay. We have since purchased a camper and will be traveling back this year as a family.

Received from Nancy L for visit in Mar 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Our family stayed at Fort Wilderness the week of Jan. 16, 2006. My husband and I and our two children 6 and 10 stayed in a cabin and my parents and sister stayed in their RV. The people at the front desk did everything to get us as close as possible. It worked out nicely. Our cabin was neat and clean and we had a couple of issues that were resolved very quickly. At the marina there are two boats lines that will take you to Wilderness Lodge and Magic Kingdom or Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge. We used the boat system often. The bus system can be confusing and time consuming. We used our vehicle to get to the other parks. We did rent an electric cart. I highly recommend the cart. It was a nice way to get around. There are two stores on site and we paid $2.95 for a half gallon of milk. We thought that was better than driving off of property and dealing with the local traffic. We did use the pool one time and it was very nice, no theme, but nice. The laundry room was clean and very reasonable. The petting zoo is down to 3 goats, 2 pigs and a bunch of horses and ponies. The attendant told us that eventually there will be no petting zoo, just horses and ponies. I took my daughter on a pony ride. They put your child on and give you the pony and you walk the pony on a path. It cost $4.00, not too bad. There is horse back riding too, must be less than 250 lbs and over 9 years old to ride. There are movies at night and sing alongs with Chip and Dale. We wished we had an extra day just to enjoy this resort. Just wasn't enough time. My parents are going back next year just to enjoy the campground, no parks! There really is that much to do! We can't wait to go back!

Received from Carolyn G for visit in Jan 2006

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This is a great campground, with the best facilities and family atmosphere. Can't beat it.

Received from Tom for visit in Jan 2006

Site Number: 518
Stay Again? YES

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