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Sjm9911

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Posted: 01/09/21 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of stuff is still closed at the fort, so chip and dale ( great free show) is not running yet. Movies are only 2 nights a week. The hoop de do review is closed. Take out only for the resturant. The pool os open, as are the rentals and such. So you do get less now for your money. Im booked for nov this year, I canceled last year. So im going while my daughter will still enjoy it. The parks are still busy, no fast passes yet. No character autographs or shows. No fireworks. The lines are still long even with less people because of the closed stuff. Restaurants are closed and harder to get reservations for and the take out stuff is hit or miss. The ellectric light parade has started back up. Thats from the people on the disboards. I have not seen it firsthand, but its accurate. I hope more stuff opens up before november. The hoop de do, while a bit dated and cheesey was a blast.


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Tvov wrote:

Just curious...

How is Disney World now? I read that it is open.

Crowded?


The theme parks and Disney Springs are still operating with capacity limits, Similar story with Universal Resort, City Walk, & Sea World. Disney has resumed selling Park Hopper passes within the last week or so.

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spoon059 wrote:

Tropical Palms in Kissimmee is just outside the parks. Haven't been there in 10 years or so, but we used to love going there. The money you save by not being in a Disney hotel or campground more than pays for the price and inconvenience of parking.


This was kind of my point in the entire thread. It is less than 1/2 to stay here or other area campgrounds vs the Ft so I am enjoying the replies so far and trying to decide if that double cost is worth it. No character meetings is going to be a tough one with a 4yr old. He really loves the characters, especially in HS seeing the Pixar guys.

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Depending on when you go 1/2 sounds like a lot. I looked up there prices, while i couldent get the dates i have booked, it was aprox 125 vs 100 for the offsite + fees. Other things to remember, closer to holidays, and such the fort gets expensive, so Christmas may be 300 $$ a night. But around the holidays you get great camping decorations to look at. I did halloween last year and every campsite was decorated to the nines.
This was chritmass last year, not my vid, off you tube.

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Depending on when you go 1/2 sounds like a lot. I looked up there prices, while i couldent get the dates i have booked, it was aprox 125 vs 100 for the offsite + fees. Other things to remember, closer to holidays, and such the fort gets expensive, so Christmas may be 300 $$ a night. But around the holidays you get great camping decorations to look at. I did halloween last year and every campsite was decorated to the nines.
This was chritmass last year, not my vid, off you tube.

https://youtu.be/vABoxIi2jqo


Gotcha. I did not realize how much the costs fluctuate at the Fort. We are looking at spring break time and the range for full hookup sites are $190-$237 vs $80-$110 at non Disney parks.

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Sjm9911 wrote:

Depending on when you go 1/2 sounds like a lot. I looked up there prices, while i couldent get the dates i have booked, it was aprox 125 vs 100 for the offsite + fees. Other things to remember, closer to holidays, and such the fort gets expensive, so Christmas may be 300 $$ a night. But around the holidays you get great camping decorations to look at. I did halloween last year and every campsite was decorated to the nines.
This was chritmass last year, not my vid, off you tube.

https://youtu.be/vABoxIi2jqo


Gotcha. I did not realize how much the costs fluctuate at the Fort. We are looking at spring break time and the range for full hookup sites are $190-$237 vs $80-$110 at non Disney parks.

So it seems it would cost $100 per day extra to stay at Disney vs. elsewhere. $25.00 is made up instantly via free parking by staying at Disney.
Now your paying a $75.00 per day premium for Disney. For me that is an easy decision, again I'm not rich nd may have to cut back or sacrifice in another area but I'm willing to pay $75.00 per day extra to enjoy Disney properties and all that comes with it.


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Dont kbow if this is leagal, but i am pisting a campsite rate post from another board. Its the only true rate analysis of fort wilderness. You can see the dates and prices of all the sites for the year and how they change. Most campers will fit at a reguler full hook up site, the preferred are the original sites ( at the front next to the boats) and can be smaller and the premium meadows are closer to the pool , fire, etc . They are nice but for me not worth the extra $$$. I hope i got that right. Again, lut in you size rv, TT etc, they will put you on a site you can fit in. Put into the notes if you are or need a huge site. Someone i know tows with a hdt and a giant 5th wheeler. He gets a lot of looks pulling in, lol.
https://www.disboards.com/threads/fort-wilderness-2021-campsite-rack-rate-analysis.3812341/

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What we really liked about staying at the Fort was that we could easily go back to our rig for lunch/dinner or for a break. We'd also go back to the rig to avoid some of the really crowded times.


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Hello Again all.. Little bit of a change of direction here... So we did decide to stay at the Fort but are cutting the week in half. Rather than a full week we will spend 4 nights and then want to move to a beach location. So the Disney transportation question is answered. Since we live in PA somewhat of a northern direction from Orlando is preferred but would not mind going a bit south if it was worth it. Any thoughts on campgrounds at the beach in FL from central FL north? Thanks as always!

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