As you may remember in my previous article, A Resort for Every Season, I mentioned that I thought a great Disney resort for the Fall would be the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The resort opened back in 1971 and is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort area. As visitors enter the resort, they are engulfed in 750 wooded acres of lush pine and cypress trees. Immediately, I feel I have left Disney World and entered the great outdoors!
Campers will find that they have plenty of options here at this resort. The camp sites include the following categories:
1. Campsites with Partial Hook-ups,
2. Campsites with Full Hook-ups,
3. Preferred Campsite locations, and
4. Premium Campsite locations.
Each of these are priced from $44 – $74 before any additional discounts are applied. In general, the amenities for these sites include privacy-enhancing landscaping, water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and charcoal grill. High-speed Internet access is available at an additional charge. For additional comfort, the resort includes various Comfort Stations which are air-conditioned and provide private toilets and showers, laundry facilities, telephones, and ice machines.
In addition to campsites, this resort offers cabins. These cabins are approximately 500 square feet and were recently updated with fresh paint, carpets, furniture and fixtures! All cabins include one bedroom, one full bath, a living area and fully equipped kitchen. The exterior of the cabin includes a private patio, charcoal grill, and picnic table.
Even if you are not staying at this resort, there’s plenty to do. Next week, I’ll give additional information on the things to do at Fort Wilderness even if you’re not actually a guest there!