Today was supposed to be check-in day for our Disney trip to celebrate my son’s 30th birthday trip AND Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. Like many of you, we’ve been dealing with our inability to travel right now by reminiscing about past trips. So we decided it would be a great time to write a review of our most recent trip to our favorite campground on earth.
“The Fort” is best described as having the atmosphere of a state park and the amenities of a Disney resort. There is forest, wildlife, hiking, biking, fishing, campfires, sing-a-longs… and S’MORES, but there are also modern facilities, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and more (did we mention S’MORES?!?!). You can rent golf carts, and fishing or pontoon boats. Or if you can let someone else do the driving and charter a fishing trip or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the resort! And since all of this is located within the Walt Disney World Resort complex, you get free transportation to all of the parks and Disney Springs, access to #extramagichours, and all the other Disney perks of staying on-property.
Family camping with resort amenities
Back-in/Big Rig Access/Restrooms & Showers/Pets Allowed
30/50 amp service, water, and sewer at all RV sites (tent sites and cabins also available)
$60-$200+ (varies by site type and season)
- It’s Walt Disney World!
- Large, Level, Paved sites
- Forest setting with resort amenities
- Lots of scheduled activities (some free, some paid)
- Plenty of room to roam (trails, walking paths, beach area, etc)
- Pet friendly🐾
- Usually crowded, especially during holidays and special events
- Difficult to make a reservation at peak times
Tips & Tricks:
- Book EARLY, especially holidays or Disney special events.
- Watch the Electrical Water Pageant and the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the beach.
- Take the boat ride to the Magic Kingdom.
- If it’s your first trip, DON’T use online check-in. Check-in at the gate so you get all the maps, guides, activity schedules, and the whole check-in experience.