The 5 Things You’ll Love About Camping at Walt Disney World


While Disney separates the various resorts on property into three separate categories: Value, Moderate, and Deluxe, there exists a fourth category that defies definition.  Guests choosing to stay at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds are able to choose their own personal level of “roughing it.”  Guests can opt to stay in an RV, rent a cabin, or pitch a tent in one of the primitive camping sites.  Regardless of the choice, guests choosing to camp at Disney World will love the experience, but here are the five things you’ll love about camping at Disney World!

1. Amenities

While guests may not consider Fort Wilderness as a resort with many amenities since it is a campground, guests will find plenty of choices to make their vacation enjoyable.  Guests have access to two different pools, playgrounds, as well as a dog park for four-legged visitors. Since the resort is so large, guests can rent (or bring their own) a golf cart to make navigating around the resort easier.  Similar to every other resort, guests are able to purchase groceries and small necessities at two trading posts.  Lastly, guests worried about needing indoor plumbing can find it — the cabins come equipped with bathrooms and guests who are primitive camping or staying in RVs have access to a multitude of comfort stations across the resort.  Guests also have access to a wonderful restaurant that serves guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Trail’s End!

2. Proximity to Magic Kingdom

While not on the monorail loop, guests staying at Fort Wilderness can easily get to the first gate at Disney World.  Guests wanting to travel to the Magic Kingdom need to head to the shores of Bay Lake and climb aboard one of the boats shuttling guests back and forth.  Guests are guaranteed to enjoy the relaxing boat ride that offers stunning views of the Wilderness Lodge and the Copper Creek Villas on the shore of Bay Lake, plus a unique view of the Contemporary Resort.  This proximity to the Magic Kingdom also ensures that guests have front row seats to the nightly showing of the Electric Water Pageant!

3. Entertainment

While guests may be “roughing it,” there is plenty of entertainment to keep guests entertained.  First, guests can partake in the nightly marshmallow roasting with Chip and Dale.  Guests can also reserve a horse-drawn carriage ride around the resort to take in the various sites.  Guests can also ride their own horses through the Tri-Circle D Ranch at the front of the resort.  Guests willing to spend a little more money can also catch one of the best shows on property when dining at the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at Pioneer Hall!

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