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Posted: 02/09/20 09:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Holy heat wave I think wife and kids want to go to Disney this July. So is ft wilderness worth it? Any other campgrounds? Worth it to drag the Jeep behind motorhome? I’ve only been to magic kingdom one time. This time would be 4 day package. What everyone thoughts?

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Expensive, hot, sticky, crowded.


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We were just in Disney at the beginning of last November and stayed at Fort Wilderness. It was COLD then. It was the start of the Christmas celebration and the parks were crowded.

It will be hot and expect a rain shower daily around 2pm. Doesn't normally last to long.

When staying at Fort Wilderness you shouldn't need a car. To get to the Magic Kingdom take a internal Fort Bus to the docks and take the boat over. All other parks take the internal bus to the main bus stop and then take a bus to whatever park your going to. Also the internal buses will take you to the pool, horseback riding, restaurants and other attractions in the Fort. Having to take two busses does add some travel time.

When we first looked into going the campground was full. I started looking at other campgrounds and the issue of driving to them was the cost of parking. Daily parking at the Magic Kingdom was around $30. You then take a tram to the transportation center and then a boat to Magic Kingdom. A travel agent on this forum messaged me that he could get us a spot in the Fort and he came through with flying colors. If you need his info PM me and I will forward it along to you.

Fort Wilderness is a very nice park and if we ever go back would stay there again.

Have a great trip!

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Even at 74 now I still love Disneyworld. We have been 5 times since 2004 on family trips (us, our kids, our grandkids, and my son's in-laws). But not in summer. We have always gone around Thanksgiving due to school holidays and even then some days were quite warm to even being hot if no wind. Can't even imagine being there in summer. Especially if kids are still very young.

Parking is actually $25 per day, but you can leave and return or even leave one park and go to another park on that same $25 parking pass.

(disclosure: we did not take the RV as that would have taken us 2 long days to get there and 2 to get back).

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Lwiddis wrote:

Expensive, hot, sticky, crowded.


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My .02 the best for Disney is 2nd week of January. People are broke from Christmas, lines are shorter, weather is cooler, take kids out of school for a week and enjoy!


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It’s gonna be hot sticky and crowded, but sometimes you just have to go when you can go.

Ft Wilderness is the way to go. You can take the boat, or busses from there. Makes it really easy. I don’t think we moved the truck while we are there. But if you forget something, or need to run somewhere it might be nice to have a car. You never know when a kid will get a stomach bug or something and you need to run get some meds at 3am.


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Have you considered flying down and staying at one of their resorts? It's a long drive for four days. BTW why July?


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We have been going to Disney in July-August for close to 30 years.. With the kids in school, and DW working for the school district it made sense.

I live in SE PA, it gets hot in the summer... to US, Disney is no hotter than Disney, except your on vacation when in Disney... ALL the shops are AC, the lines to the rides are mostly indoor, so no worries there...


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If you have the time, I would consider staying an extra day so you can go in the parks for 2 days, then have a down day by the pool in Fort Wilderness, then back to the park for 2 days. Lots of safe bike riding available around Fort Wilderness. Could check out some of the hotels on that down day. Staying in Fort Wilderness does really keep the commuting time down versus staying outside the park where the traffic can be very bad that time of year. Plus saving the cost of parking.


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