Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground

by | Dec 24, 2020 | Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resorts

Some Resorts at WDW just DON’T get enough love. Join us as we take a look at the top 5 reasons YOU should book a stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground! 

If you can’t decide between a family campground experience or a magical Walt Disney World vacation, why limit yourself to choosing between the two?

Whether you are a camper or a glamper, Fort Wilderness Campground can accommodate your level of outdoorsy-ness regardless of what that level may be.

Grab your camper, and let’s explore the magic and secrets that Fort Wilderness Campground has to offer!

1. Outdoor Magic

A bench at one of Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground plots

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Seclusion. Stars. The smell of the woods in the morning. The sound of owls and creatures stirring in the night. 

This may sound like you’re just finding a secluded spot to camp, like a traditional camping experience, but Disney knows just what to offer to make sure your experience is just a step above the rest.  

With 788 conventional campsites that host both tents and RVs (provided by the guest), each post is secluded by brush for just the right amount of privacy. 

But don’t worry about bringing your oil lamp or adventuring into the woods at one in the morning for a potty break– each 25 foot wide campsite has electricity, city water, facilities, sewer hookups, and even a charcoal grill. 

Note: Campfires are prohibited during certain times of the year. 

This is typically during drier times to prevent accidental fires. But you are more than welcome to use their approved pits! Just be sure to extinguish it before calling it a night!


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2. DIY Festivities

A grill at one of the campground plots

Photo by Laurie Sapp

One of my favorite things to do during Halloween and Christmas is to walk around the sites and take a gander at all of the creative holiday fun my fellow campers and their families have created on their own to make their rustic vacation even more special. 

Guests are invited to create their own playful scenes within certain limitations (usually ones that ensure children and families can enjoy without worry), and there is no shortage of creativity!

Live vicariously through these creative campers who really made their sites their own!

3. Can’t Beat the Price

Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground even has laundry facilities!

Photo by Laurie Sapp

We all know that the value resorts offer a great value for all the perks of staying on Disney property– and Fort Wilderness Campground is no different. 

With an even greater bang for your buck than the beloved All-Star Resorts, FWC starts at as little as $53 and only goes up to about $175 during the holidays and peak season. 

You may be renting your own vehicle, but spots with the typical Disney amenities are hard to come by on your regular campground!

Even with these phenomenal prices, Annual Passholders may receive discounts as well as additional savings offered by cast members depending on the time of year and availability. 

Be sure to check out additional charges for your furry family members, firewood and other amenities on the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Website. 

4. Choose Your Serenity Now!

A sparkly clean bathroom at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground

Photo by Laurie Sapp

When it comes to which campsites are the best at Fort Wilderness Campground, it is all subject to how much –or little– action you are looking for. 

In my opinion, one of the perks of camping at Disney is the peaceful/fun combination that the campgrounds offer. 

If you desire to be near pools, various sports courts (basketball, tennis, etc…,) and the trading post, camping around sections 600, 800, and 1600 are your best bet (there are typically four to five additional sections near these numbers, give or take 100). 

But don’t feel bad if you chose Fort Wilderness Campground to have a truly serene getaway. 

There are campsites that are more secluded and further away from the noise, and hustle and bustle of other guests all while still providing the same Disney magic. 

5. Small Town Feel, Big City Entertainment

Photo by Pics from the World of Disney

If you are staying at Fort Wilderness Campground, be sure to take advantage of the proximity to the Fort Wilderness cabins as well. 

Not only are the cabins a unique viewing spot for the aforementioned holiday decorations, you’re also just a hop skip and a jump from one of the best buffets on Disney property– Trail’s End Restaurant. 

As a bravin’ it in the wilderness (with wifi, of course!) campground guest, you can also partake in the family fun activities such as:

  • Carriage rides
  • Canoe, kayak, and bike rentals
  • Wagon rides
  • Chip n’ Dale’s campfire sing-along

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again– Disney has something for everyone and each of their individual lifestyles and vacation preferences. 

I love the way Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground cherry-picks such a special part of our childhood, like roasting marshmallows around a campfire, and adds it to their diverse roster of resorts at the happiest place on earth. 

There are so many reasons to choose a value resort outside of the price. 

Choosing a site at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground will not only be light on your wallet, but also will flood your heart with fond family memories, ones you may even be sharing with your own friends and family. 


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Britta Stephens is a contributing writer for WDW Magazine, Disney blogger, hairstylist, and dog mom x2. The first book she ever read was Hans Christan Anderson’s The Little Mermaid and she's been a fan of Disney endings ever since. When she’s not fostering kittens, she can be found reading literature from a dog’s perspective and singing the opening of The Lion King to her greenhouse plants.
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Britta Stephens is a contributing writer for WDW Magazine, Disney blogger, hairstylist, and dog mom x2. The first book she ever read was Hans Christan Anderson’s The Little Mermaid and she's been a fan of Disney endings ever since. When she’s not fostering kittens, she can be found reading literature from a dog’s perspective and singing the opening of The Lion King to her greenhouse plants.
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