Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Yes, believe it or not, Walt Disney World does have a campground! It is called Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The Fort Wilderness Resort isn’t all wilderness and you don’t really have to rough it, but you can. Following are the economical options available at this resort that is just a (free) water launch or bus ride away from the Magic Kingdom:

• Partial hook-up campsites where you can pitch a tent or a pop up camper and still have water and electricity.

• Full Hook-Up Campsite where you can hitch your RV up to water, electricity and sewer.

• Preferred Hook-Up Campsite where you can hitch your RV up to all the comforts of home including water, electricity, sewer and cable.

Comfort stations, conveniently located throughout the campground, contain toilet facilities, private showers, laundry facilities, ice machines and pay phones

Also available are the Wilderness Cabins, which are actually small trailer homes with a log cabin exterior. In these cabins, you have a bedroom with a full sized bed and a bunk bed (perfect for a family of four) as well as a pull out couch in the living room. They have air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens complete with a dining table with seating for six, full baths, cable television, dual line phone, a deck, picnic table and even a barbeque grill. Now if you ask me, this is the place to stay if you’re planning a visit to Disney for several days to a week. You have all the comforts of home, daily housekeeping, a great night’s sleep and can save quite a bit of money by preparing your own breakfasts and dinners at your cabin while fully enjoying the parks during the day.

The fun doesn’t stop when you return to the campground after a long day of play in the parks. The Fort Wilderness Resort has two swimming pools, Bay Lake Beach, an arcade, a children’s playground, watercraft rentals (pontoon boats, canopy boats and Sea Raycers by Sea Ray), catch and release fishing, bike rentals, horseback riding, wagon and carriage rides, pony rides, a petting farm, video rentals, Chip’n Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long, a jogging trail, tennis courts, and even electric carts.