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We are looking to possibly go to Disney this year.

While on the Disney Website they presented me with a range of campsites from full hookup to a Premium. The costs range from $73 to $90.

Can anyone tell me what you get for an extra $17 dollars a night?

Also if there are any good links or websites to review to help plan the trip. We will be traveling with dogs and there are four adults.

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The "full" sites are smaller and their concrete pads only accommodate the trailer itself. Your patio space will be sand and shells (can't remember the word for it). From my experience the premium sites are well worth the money. The site that we had in the 1300 loop was the best campsite I have ever occupied.

Check out this link http://www.fortfiends.net/forum/topic/7921-full-hook-up-question-we-are-going/ Fort Fiends has an app that gives you all the statistics of every site as well as a picture of the majority of them. It describes how difficult the site is to access also. Poke around that site for a while and you will learn everything you ever needed to know about the Fort. They even have videos of the loops taken from a golf cart cruising the loops.


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I will 3rd the site Fort Fiends, you will get all the info ( and more) that you want and or need.


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As noted by PP, the premium sites are all concrete, whereas the other sites will have some pavement and some "coquina", which is like crushed shells and sand. If you have kids and/or dogs, the coquina tends to get tracked into the RV a lot. Otherwise, for adults you might not mind it and can definitely save some money. It also depends on what you want to be near as far as what type of site you request, as some loops are closer to the pool area (Meadow) and some are closer to the marina where the restaurant is and the boat to the Magic Kingdom.

I will also second the recommendation to check out fortfiends.net. You'll learn everything you wanted to know about the Fort and then some.

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We are at Disney right now, in a premium site. The site number is 856. On the awning side we have about 50 feet of woods between us and our next neighbor. The campground is very nice and they make it really easy to get around in the parks without having to use your toad, if you have one.

At the site we are in WIFI is not available at the site. They will give you a cable modem that you can use to receive internet access at these sites. It works very well, and is much faster than WIFI at any of the other parks we have been in. There is a $125 refundable deposit for the modem.

* This post was edited 01/26/13 08:38am by Ro646a *


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We stay in the cheapest site we can get as we spend 95% of our day in the parks, if I where spending time in Fort Wilderness and doing some of the activities there I would probably opt for a preferred site. We stayed a preferred site a long time ago and it was very close to a bus stop or stop sign and all we heard were buses, I think it depends on what your plans are for your time there. We go at least twice a year and pay the lowest price possible so I can buy more Mickey Ears ice cream bars in the parks. Just Sayin.


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And then you have the preferred loops. which are closer to the outpost or the boat dock.


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the e-man wrote:

I have stayed at the Fort several times. It is a great campground. Full hookup and preferred sites are essentially the same. The difference is location. We have stayed in preferred sites in the 100 & 200 loops which provides easy walking access to the beach, store, Hoop De Doo Review, and boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom. We like the sand area for playing games and having a pace for the hammock.

Full hookup sites may be a bit further away but might be closer to the pool or nightly movie. We ride bikes for transportation but many choose to use a golf cart. If you bring your bikes, there is a nice trail that goes to the Wilderness Lodge.

In riding around the campground, the Premium sites have a much wider paved area and no sand area. They appear wide enough to park two vehicles on pavement vs one on the full hook up sites. If you have a very large rig, it would be easier to back into a premium site.

Not all of the loops are equal. The 100 & 200 are older. Sites may be a bit closer together. You probably wouldn't want to stay in one with much more than a 28 foot trailer. Some of the other loops look like they provide nice shade and distance between campers. There are others I would prefer not to stay in as they are a bit tight. One in particular, I don't remember the number, has a loop within a loop that had almost no privacy.

If you make a reservation, you might consider placing it by phone instead of on their web site. The phone reps seem better able to take request notes, look for discounts like AAA, etc.

A great place I have found to ask Fort related questions is the DIS Board forum on Camping at Disney World. http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24

Hope that helps.
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More in depth and more info. provided. and yes all this is true. I did get my 35 foot TT in one of the 200 loop sites, and yes it is tight. there wasn`t any room around my trailer and I had to put my trailer tires to the back part of the pad to be able to fit my Excursion on the site. I do remember the sites near the pool area were much larger. close to twice the size than the preffered loop sites.

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I have stayed at the Fort several times. It is a great campground. Full hookup and preferred sites are essentially the same. The difference is location. We have stayed in preferred sites in the 100 & 200 loops which provides easy walking access to the beach, store, Hoop De Doo Review, and boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom. We like the sand area for playing games and having a pace for the hammock.

Full hookup sites may be a bit further away but might be closer to the pool or nightly movie. We ride bikes for transportation but many choose to use a golf cart. If you bring your bikes, there is a nice trail that goes to the Wilderness Lodge.

In riding around the campground, the Premium sites have a much wider paved area and no sand area. They appear wide enough to park two vehicles on pavement vs one on the full hook up sites. If you have a very large rig, it would be easier to back into a premium site.

Not all of the loops are equal. The 100 & 200 are older. Sites may be a bit closer together. You probably wouldn't want to stay in one with much more than a 28 foot trailer. Some of the other loops look like they provide nice shade and distance between campers. There are others I would prefer not to stay in as they are a bit tight. One in particular, I don't remember the number, has a loop within a loop that had almost no privacy.

If you make a reservation, you might consider placing it by phone instead of on their web site. The phone reps seem better able to take request notes, look for discounts like AAA, etc.

A great place I have found to ask Fort related questions is the DIS Board forum on Camping at Disney World. http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24

Hope that helps.
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