Natalie H. (NDM#268) (56 Posts)

Natalie grew up in Nashville, TN. Married with one son, she lives on a farm. As if this weren't enough to keep her on her toes, Natalie also works around the clock due to being self-employed . Natalie often travels to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, giving her a vast knowledge of the Disney Resorts which she shares in her posts on The Disney Driven Life. She loves the research on the resorts and appreciates input for these articles as well. In recent trips, Natalie has begun making a habit of meeting people while in the parks. This habit inspired her personal website, Meet the Magic, This site helps her connect to others as well as hold space for Disney fans to post information about their Disney related sites. Her goal with this venture is to help people to "Meet the Magic" of their choice.

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!

Contributed by: Natalie H. (NDM #268). Natalie is the Disney Driven Life’s resident resort expert and creator of Meet the Magic!

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