Camping at Fort Wilderness & visiting Disney World Florida

Support Our Sponsors

Camping at Fort Wilderness & visiting Disney World Florida (132 members)

A place to share info about camping at Ft. Wilderness and visiting Disney World, when you will be there as well as things to do and bargains if any that you find.  Tips and su... see more

Camping at Fort Wilderness & visiting Disney World Florida Feed

  • Susan & Richard
    Susan & Richard:
    If you are taking small grandkids to FW, just learned that they have longer term stroller rentals. Even one for kids up to 70 lbs. We don't carry one anymore, as they are all insist they are not babies. However, Grandma knows that this is not just a goo...  more
    Stroller Rentals in Orlando, Florida - Strollers to your Orlando Resort
    • September 19
    • Susan J. and 1 other like this.
    • Susan & Richard
      Raymond and Melinda If you use your stroller people steal them. If you rent one from them they replace it free
      • September 19
    • Susan & Richard
      Susan & Richard Never had one stolen, but then again, ours were bought from garage sales and thrift stores.
  • David Dankenbring
    David Dankenbring:
    just checked the Disney site....Fort Wilderness is closed
    • September 18
    • · via iPad
    • David Dankenbring
      Bandit455 There is a rumor that it is closed permanently, it is just that, a rumor. It is currently closed for repairs from the hurricane, but it will reopen
    • David Dankenbring
      Susan & Richard Website says it should have some loops open by Monday.
      • September 19
    • David Dankenbring
      Wayne and Donna We have been watching that. I know there was a lot of tree damage to Disney property in general. It must have been more extensive at FW. Hopefully it will be open by the time we get there October 3.
      • September 19
    • David Dankenbring
      David Dankenbring I would imagine trees came down taking out electric and water
      • September 19
    • David Dankenbring
      David Dankenbring Update. The fort is open
  • JBSPMS
    JBSPMS :
    Heading out on Tuesday from NY. Have to stop in Red Bay, Al. Then on my way to Atlanta and Orlando. Checking into DFW on the 25th and staying to 10/2 or 10/3. Second trip down this year, we spent a week there at the end of March on our way to the Tiffin R...  more
    • September 17
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 3 others like this.
    • JBSPMS
      UnoMas Have you heard anything from FW? They are still showing that they are closed on their website. 
      • September 18
    • JBSPMS
      Jim & Sharon Ham Have you been told your reservation will be honored?   My neighbor just returned today to Illinois, from Florida.  They were kicked out of Fort Wilderness when the hurricane was on arrival.  They moved their motorhome and stayed in a hotel...  more
      • September 18
    • JBSPMS
      JBSPMS Thanks for all your concern. We did receive confirmation! We made the reservations through Hilda she is a resident Travel Agent. Hate the thought of heading down south and getting there and finding out they were closed. They have been working round the cl...  more
  • David Dankenbring
    David Dankenbring:
    We have stayed at fort wilderness about 40 times over the years.
    Cheap times to camp are the week after Thanksgiving, the first 3 weeks in January but it is cold , August but it is extremely HOT
    • September 17
    • · via iPad
    • KayMark likes this.
    • David Dankenbring
      Susan & Richard "Cheap" is a relative expression : )
  • HomeSweetRoam
    HomeSweetRoam:
    About to book a stay at Ft. Wilderness for January 2018 22-26th. Is there any awesome trick to booking that could save me some money off of the ticket prices or anything? Just want to make sure I'm not missing out on some great deal avenue I don't know about.
    • July 13
    • KevinDaleDavis and 1 other like this.
    • HomeSweetRoam
      MilkMan928 If you are military or retired military you can check with your base ticket office for discounted tickets.
      • July 13
    • HomeSweetRoam
      Jim & Sharon Ham DOD and Annual Pass are the only real park discounts.  Never much discount on park tickets except that Disney really wants you to stay longer, so 5 to 7 day ticket offers the least-cost-per-day, but of course is the most expensive total price.  ...  more
      • July 13
    • HomeSweetRoam
      Charles & Patricia Irwin If you have a friend who works for Disney they can get you a discount. Have fun.
      • July 15
    • HomeSweetRoam
      Gail&Bill If you are Military or retired, you can purcase discounted tickets at Shades of Green.
      • July 16
    • HomeSweetRoam
      DeniseK Check out this site.  https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/
      • August 6
  • Gail&Bill
    Gail&Bill :
    Help! Ok people, getting ready to head back to Jersey. What is the best route to take to avoid I-4. There is way too much construction going on, and a lot of delays.
    • July 7
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray likes this.
    • Gail&Bill
      Wayne and Donna Take the toll road 469. It will rejoin the Florida Turnpike and you avoid all the I-4 hassles. If your GPS doesn't route you that way, take Epcot Center Drive to World Drive to Buena Vista Blvd to Western Way. That will get you there.
      • July 7
    • Gail&Bill
      Wayne and Donna By the way, we NEVER take I-4 while in the Disney area. Even without the construction, it is always a parking lot.
      • July 7
    • Gail&Bill
      Charles & Patricia Irwin I think Wayne means 429 a toll road. Will take you around Orlando then take 436 across to I-4 over to 95. Just an idea.
      • July 8
  • Gail&Bill
    Gail&Bill :
    I have a question. We're packed and ready to head to Fort Wilderness. When you get to Washington DC, do you take the outer route ( upper) on 495 or inner route (lower) on 495, to go around it?
    • June 24
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray likes this.
    • Gail&Bill
      Charles & Patricia Irwin You take the lower 495 around Washington DC
      • June 24
  • Gail&Bill
    Gail&Bill :
    Getting close! We'll be be in Fort Wilderness for the 4th of July, Gail's 60th birthday and our 39th anniversary.
    • June 9
    • · via mobile
    • Geoff Baker and 3 others like this.
    • Gail&Bill
      Geoff Baker Don't forget to pick up your FREE birthday badge and Happy Anniversary buttons from any Disney retail outlet. Have fun. Also, be sure to take in the Hoop De Doo review at Ft Willy. Lots of fun and unlimited beer and wine!
    • Gail&Bill
      Charles & Patricia Irwin They should get the badges when you check in at the Fort, just mention it to the check in staff. Been there done that.
  • Wayne and Donna
    Wayne and Donna :
    We just saw the new "Happily Ever After" fireworks at Magic Kingdom for the first time last night. Okay, I'm a traditionalist. I miss "Wishes." Still, I have to admit, "Happily Ever After" was a great way to spend 18 minutes,...  more
    • June 5
  • Terri Cayll
    Terri Cayll:
    Counting the days to go back to Ft Wilderness @ Disney
    • March 19
    • · via iPad
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 3 others like this.
    • Terri Cayll
      HomeSweetRoam Did you make that wooden sign for the end of your spot?
      • March 21
    • Terri Cayll
      Terri Cayll Hi, no I bought it online thru Jenna's Custom Creations. Not sure if their making them any longer. Really nice....
      • March 21
    • Terri Cayll
      Geoff Baker We will be at Ft Wilderness 2nd week of July. Have fast passes for both Pandore rides. Can't wait to see it. I love the new MK show "Happily Ever After".
      • June 5