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Jetsfan68

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Wife and I are thinking maybe Ft. Wilderness in Disney for next year. We now have the bigger truck- Couple of questions:

-Is it worth all the hype?
-Anyone make the trip from Jersey?? How many hours?
-Have 3 kids who will be 6,5 and 3 next year.-Wondering how they will fair...

Any other comments welcome.
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Kind of pricey but well worth it! I have camped there with family for last 20yrs at least 15 times and always go back.

With or without little ones it is a great experience.

Estimate 14hrs drive from Jersey but lots of nice campgrounds along the way to stop for a night. Make sure you have reservations or at least get on a stand by list before you leave.

The kids will love the campground! everything from campfires with Chip and Dale to movies and great swimming pool.

Also , you can use any resort facility (pool, game rooms etc) if you stay in the campground.

Good bus service in campground so you never have to unhitch!

Dave Gates

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in all the travel we have done, this is the finest campground there is...we have been there many times...
It is like everything Disney, pricey but worth the value...


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Just don`t get a corner site,those freaking busses
will keep you up all night driving by.

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I'v been camping in Fort Wilderness for the past 6 years. Been ther 12 times. I can't think of a campground that comes close to it. I have two kids, 6 + 9. We have the portable tv-vcr that we use. Put in a video and you don't hear a word for two hours. They love the campfire program with Chip and Dale, the outdoor movie that follows along with two pools, tennis, bike and boat rentals, fishing, and too much more to list. I take the drive from New York (Poughkeepsie Area) and it takes about 24 hours for me. This includes rest stops for the kids to use the bathroom, stopping to eat and stopping for gas.
Fort Wilderness is a little pricey depending on when you go. We usually go in January and August. Last August we were sent a postcard to come down for $29 a night. In january it is in the fort-five dollar range. If you join the Magic Kingdom Club for $39 you save 10% off the rates. For more info on Disney, I found a really good site- www.wdwig.com. Good Luck and enjoy the trip!

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Can't agree more with everything that has been said here already. It will be a wonderful experience.
I take two days to go down from RI and usually stay in the Carolinas overnight, depending on how early we leave and how traffic is down through Delaware/Maryland.

ENJOY!!


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Did someone mention Disney?? Yes its hyped but its worth it, you get a lot of magic for your money.


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Kids will love it. Ours liked it when we rented a golf cart - it is BIG. Hoop-de-doo review dinner show right on site.

Cheapest place to stay on Disney property.

-Jim & Elaine (the Ultimate Disney Travel Agent)


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Yes it is worth the trip. When you get there you park your rig and don't need to start it again until you are ready to leave.

It takes us about 21 hours road time to drive there from south Jersey.

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I'll echo everything. We went to Ft. Wilderness every year (at Thanksgiving) from when our youngest was in a stroller until our oldest was ready for college. The best campground ever, and the best way to see Disney. I can hardly wait until grandchildren start popping out so I can start all over again! There was a thread here a couple months ago with some good advice on which loops are best, etc. Just do a search for "Disney World Camping."

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