What we experienced on our first Disney’s Fort Wilderness Camping Trip:

Camping can be a great way to bring the family together. With so many great activities there is something everyone can enjoy.

By Lauren Worsham

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If you regularly follow our family travels, you might remember that we visited Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground over the summer and stayed in the cabins.

Recently, we decided we were ready for a little more adventure and went camping in our 1967 Airstream. Let’s be honest; it was more “glamping’ than camping. It was out first camping experience as a family, so we kept it as simple as possible.

Activities

Fort Wilderness is known for having so much fun built in that you really don’t have to leave.

Some of the activities include:

Rentals for bikes, boats, canoes, and kayaks

Horse trail rides

Horse carriage rides

Fishing

Swimming

Basketball

Volleyball

Tennis

Multiple pools

Multiple playgrounds

Dog park

Group activities organized by cast members and in the evenings included a campfire sing-along with Chip and Dale, s’mores, and a movie.

Food

The main restaurant on site, Trail’s End, serves all meals and offers to-go ordering. There is also usually one food truck throughout the day, and on select nights of the week, there are multiple food trucks. The Meadows pool also has a poolside snack bar. We decided not to worry about cooking since there were so many restaurants and lounges close by throughout the Disney property. So yes, we had all our favorite snacks, but we did not grill or do cooking of any sort. However, every campsite does have a grill available.

Comfort Stations

The comfort stations are where you will find bathrooms and showers for those guests who are camping. They were very nice and always clean. I never found them to be crowded or had any unexpected visitors from nature in them. There is also an ice maker and a laundry room with detergent available for purchase. We learned that having the ability to do laundry was very helpful. Especially if you are out of the pools, it is great to be able to wash those soggy towels.

Atmosphere

Fort Wilderness guests are treated the best in every way. When we visited it was the spooky season, many of the campsites were decorated full of inflatable characters. Some families were even passing out candy to other campers passing by. The golf carts were also decorated with flare, including lights, skeletons, spider webs, and anything you can think of. Driving around to the different campsites to look at decorations was part of our nightly routine and perhaps my favorite part about our entire stay.

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