Day 68 – Why Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground Should Be on Every RVer’s Radar

We spent the weekend at campsite 304 at Fort Wilderness. It was adjacent to a comfort station (restrooms and showers) and a garbage and recycle station. It offered a private picnic table and grill as well.

On Day 68 of the Nowhere To Be Project, I spent some time reviewing our fabulous weekend. We spent it at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campground in our new 2018 Winnebago Navion RV. We specifically chose Fort Wilderness for our inaugural trip due to its proximity to our home, thinking that a short three day jaunt would be the best way to work out any of those new RV kinks. We also selected it because it is one of the best campgrounds we have visited in our nearly 15 years of RVing.

Fort Wilderness is one of Disney’s oldest resorts, but also one of its most affordable. We have camped in a RV at the resort many times over the years and have also stayed in their wilderness cabins several times. Fort Wilderness offers glamping at its finest with a prime location on Disney property. Amenities include free transportation to the theme parks by water ferry or bus, abundant immaculate restroom/shower/laundry facilities, level spots with full hook ups (many with with grills and picnic tables), two swimming pools with organized activities and music, a nightly campfire singalong and movie, an equestrian area with horseback riding, dog park, archery, convenience store, and multiple restaurants and bars. Golf carts are available for rent as well to make getting around the manicured property a snap.

Nightly fireworks are visible from the dock at Fort Wilderness

Prices at Fort Wilderness vary depending on the season and on the size and type of camping spot needed. We paid roughly $80 per night for our 24 foot class C RV. I highly recommend this campground to anyone who desires stress-free camping, with or without kids. It is a really great spot for newbies as well because everything is so user-friendly. There is just so much to do within Fort Wilderness that the theme parks almost become an afterthought!

Day 64: So It Begins…

Day 64 of the Nowhere To Be Project brought the first day of our inaugural journey in our new RV, the Tiny Dancer, Too. We decided to do a staycation of sorts at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campground. We thought starting small at a campground just a few miles from our home would be wise to ease ourselves back into RV life. Our spanking new rig was loaded down with all the things we knew we would need as we pulled out of the driveway. We also brought some things that we thought we might need and many that we probably don’t need, but hope will make it homier and comfortable for long trips. We are super excited to begin and promise to share the many highs and lows along the way.

Day 7: Making It Last

End of vacation depression is real! When you initially arrive to the chosen spot after all of the planning, dreaming and anticipation, everything is so new and exciting and it always seems as if you have so much time ahead of you. Midway through, you get the sinking feeling that the end game is near, but there’s still so much to do that it doesn’t detract too much from the experience. Then, the bottom falls out when it is officially over. How will I live without these views, this weather and endless food, drink and celebration? Top it off with an over-booked wicked red-eye flight through LAX and you (if you’re anything like me) might just wonder if it was all worth it.

Once the horror of sleep deprivation subsides though, you’ll likely realize that it was totally worth it, right? What if the coveted vacation-mode did not have to end? Well, in the true spirit of the Nowhere To Be Project, I’ve decided it doesn’t have to end and it won’t end. In honor of our anniversary this week and my husband’s birthday, we bought a recreational vehicle that will become our home-away-from-home on wheels. My brother sells RVs, so it was pretty much sight unseen as we trust his opinion on what will work best for us. Also, we had a RV when our kids were small and loved it. We purchased a 2018 Winnebago Itasca Navion 24D. We pick it up in a couple of weeks in Florida. We have a get-to-know-you-RV adventure planned during a quick birthday trip for our son at Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World. Right now, we’re trying to come up with names for our new ride. Please feel free to chime in through the comments section. We’d love to hear your ideas. For now then, the planning, dreaming and anticipation continues…
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