Friday, February 21, 2014

WDW - Fort Wilderness

On Sunday, January 5th, we arrived in Orlando at WALT DISNEY WORLD! One of our favorite places to be!

As we have done in the past, we stayed within the resort at the Disney campground called Fort Wilderness.  We love Fort Wilderness!  It is by far the cleanest, most modern, best maintained campground that we’ve ever been to.  If the words “luxury” and “campground” can be combined in a sentence, it would be in reference to Fort Wilderness.

In the past we’ve stayed in their camping cabins, tent camped, and stayed in an RV spot when we had our older travel trailer.  This time we also stayed in an RV spot near the front of the campground, near Settlers’ Landing.

A family could come to Fort Wilderness and have a great vacation even without ever going into any of the Disney theme parks.  Fort Wilderness has horseback riding, pony rides, swimming pool, crafts, games, shuffleboard, shopping, dining, canoe rides… and at night there is always a campfire program with an outdoor movie and a boat parade on the lake complete with lights and music.  In the past we’ve seen peacocks freely roaming about the campground, but this time we frequently encountered a flock of turkeys!

Our only complaint about our experience at Fort Wilderness this time is that we unknowingly scheduled our visit to coincide with the Disney Marathon.  Unfortunately, for four straight mornings before the sun was even close to rising, we were awakened by loud thumping music designed to rev up the marathoners.  Ugh!  Otherwise, we had our normal pleasant time at Fort Wilderness.

 If you ever choose to stay on the resort at Walt Disney World, Fort Wilderness is one of the cheaper options – and worth every penny!