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Old 10-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Ft Wilderness?

Anyone at Ft Wilderness Disney this week? Just pulling in to feed the mouse.

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

We're planing an Airstream trip over there soon. We have not camped there before. We would appreciate recommendations on campsites or sections to ask for.

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Old 11-13-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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As of 10 hours ago, I was booked and ticketed for a work trip to Germany for a week...

9 hours ago and I'm scrambling to cancel the trip and re-direct to an Orlando conference...darn the Hotel is full...but I have a solution....

Me and the misses head out in the morning towing the 34'er to Ft Wilderness for a week! (well that IS the closest campground to the conference...)

ROAD TRIP!
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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We were there the week before in the 1800 loop!
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Boy, that really sux!! Having to go spend a week at Fort Wilderness in the Airstream on company time. That sounds like employee abuse to me.

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Old 11-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #6
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Boy, that really sux!! Having to go spend a week at Fort Wilderness in the Airstream on company time. That sounds like employee abuse to me.

Brian
But it's below Per Diem!
Tonight we are 308 miles away, 390 behind us. The 34'er tows great but one of them big-o-fancy hitches might be an ok addition....

Just under 13mpg with the cruise at 65 on the state roads, 70 on the Interstate.

With some luck, tomorrow is a m-i-c-k-e-y-m-o-u-s-e kinda evening
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:42 AM   #7
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Please let us know where the good spots are. We made our reservations for 22 - 28th of May. We have reservations, but told we could ask (not guarunteed) for a particular loop or sight. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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We are thinking about spending some time with the mouse and of course our dog will be on the trip. Understand they have pet loops. Also we would not leave him in the trailer while we are gone so has anyone used the kennel facilities at Disney?
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #9
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Can't go wrong

OK - here is the Clancy_boy report on FW but I would really ask Minnie's Mate for real guidance - he is the pro.

We have stayed in the pet loops in the 1600 and 1800, both were fine. Great level concrete pads, water, sewer, TV at all the sites - gravel fill off the pads but really nice. The bathrooms - if that is an issue for you - are REALLY REALLY REALLY clean and have laundry in them, 2 RR per loop. We also were in the 400 premier loop once with pet but Daisy is 9 lbs wet so we snuck in (not un-common). 400 is close to the boat launch with easy access to Magic Kingdom, the way to go with small kids since the bus service requires you to catch the campground shuttle and then the park bus with a changeover at the CG gate area. I would say that there are no bad loops - Disney does it right.

Camp Store is great - fair prices if you factor in going offsite to Walmart to get stuff, they have allot. Nice thing to remember - FW is a Disney resort location - with all the privilages of all the other resorts. We take advantage of the delivery of your purchases of park items to the CG store so you do not have to carry things around that you buy during the day (and risk breaking).

Camp fire with Chip and Dale (with movie), pools (yes plural and heated) tennis, bring a golf cart (they do rent but it's not cheap).

Back to pets, the campground has a kennel for now (soon to move to a central location) very clean, AC, feed, walk, good people and CHEAP - all day is $16 - that includes after hour pickup until mid-night by security - BRING SHOT RECORDS. It's a real deal for big dogs, the little one we leave in the tralier. We left Boudreaux there for several days during the day - always back in the campsite at night, but they do have continuous kennel care there and at the other kennel near the transportation center - we have used both - both are very nice.

Get the "Un-official Guide to Disney" for about $16 from you local book store - it will pay you back in big bucks for the advice you get.

Questions????? We have stayed there 8 times, never had a bad loop but do prefer the 100-400 loops - the big Moho's always have Wifi and we just love free internet.

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Old 11-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #10
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Exactly what Clancy boy said...We are in pet loop 600, top dollar site, $80+ per night...even with the bigger sites it's kinda close draggin a 34' in...we watched a 5'er towed by a full sized Freightliner (brakes that go PFFFFFF) twist for a bit getin into a site...
They won't let you pick a site, we were less than 2 hrs out when we called and still couldn't get them to let us claim one.
i will try to post some photos tomorrow after I get the 'lay of the land'
No wifi here, workin' off the air card and the wilson amp, still good for 4 bars on 3G.
13+ mpg at 70mpg on the flat land today.
I could toss a beer can and hit $1M of RV's...
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a trip to see Mickey sounds fun hope you are having a great time
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I agree with Clancy boy, not a bad site in the place. I have been staying here since the late 70's when there was only the Magic Kingdom.

A few notes; the Magic Kingdom is only accessable through watercraft now. So best loops for that are the 100-400. However, the higher loops are closer to the Outpost where bus service is available to the other three parks, Typhoon Lagoon (one of our favorites), Blizzard Beach and Downtown Disney. You can transfer from any of the above to get to the Magic Kingdom.

We beat all of the crowds out of the MK after Dreams fireworks and parade one night by taking a watercraft to the Grand Floridian, Monorail to tickets and transportation and then watercraft to Ft Wilderness.

Sounds convoluted, but I can bet that people waited for hours to get the monorail from the Magic Kingdom to tickets and transportation. Ya gotta be creative when the mouse is crowded!
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This place wouldn't be my cup of tea if I could find one single thing wrong...but I can't!
We normally go for the state and COE parks and this one is a diferent beast.

The only suggestion, try to avoid a site that backs up to the main road...the busses run real late and start early. The water shuttle is a real neat way to get to the parks.

I have lots of photos from Magic Kingdom but this is the campground thread...
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:32 PM   #14
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The Misses did a bike tour of 1/2 the campground today while I was working...it took her 2 hours...the place is HUGE.

She counted 10 Airstreams, mostly newer, smaller trailers. I think I spotted a 34' during tonight's after-dark bike ride.

I highly recommend the experience...It's Magic!
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