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Turlock Bill

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Posted: 01/13/21 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are planning a trip to Disney World the first of December 12/21, also any suggestions on were to stay in Orlando and I was also thinking on staying for a while maybe going to the Keys?

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Posted: 01/13/21 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your traveling from CA to Disney World, you should stay at Fort Wilderness and experience Disney to the fullest !

If you are looking to NOT spend the money and stay outside Disney. make sure you factor in the $25.00 daily to park on Disney property

From there it's a short, 6 or 7 hour jump to The lower Keys..


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If doing Disney stay at Fort Wilderness when going to the park. Its worth it just to see the campground, if staying in the area for a while, I'd stay at the Fort the days you are going to do the park, and then elsewhere the rest of the time.
Central FL has lots of incredible natural springs that the manatees move into in the winter, it is worth the time to visit some of those if you can work it into the trip.
If you have the time the Keys are incredible, but you need to be booking sites now.


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As mentioned, Disney's Fort Wilderness is a beautiful campground. We have stayed there a handful of times. It's quite expensive, though.

Here's an older write-up about it:
https://learntorv.com/camping-at-disney-world-fort-wilderness/

As for driving down to the Keys, we like to go down to Miami first for a night or two. We have always stayed at Larry & Penny county park. It's nice and has decent spots. It's right behind the Zoo and you'll occasionally hear the lions roar. We do that so we're fresh and awake for the drive down through the keys and are able to arrive at our campground there earlier in the day.

In the Keys, we've only stayed at Bluewater Key resort. It's absolute luxury (with a price to go with it!). Be aware that December is considered peak season in the Keys and pricing reflects it.

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Unfortunately if you dont allready have reservations, fort wilderness may be booked solid. Especially on the dates you will be there. Its busy around the holidays and spots fill up fast. Likewise, with the ticketing system now, you need to book the park in advance. I have no clue if the parks will reach capacity, but around Christmas time they may. Especially now with the reduced capacity.


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Posted: 01/13/21 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just checked my site -

No premium or preferred.. just full hook up price below

The dates I put in were 12/6 to 12/10

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Room for an RV plus a tent
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Usally sites are avalible 499 days out, but with the covid they are releasing them at diffrent times. I didnt see anything for 2022 on February. It looks like december is mostly sold out. It is also going to be the 50th anniversary there, but they may put it off untill they are operating at full capacity. Who knows. And thats just for fort wilderness. But if i was going , i would get the tickets and reserve the days for the parks you want to visit.

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Yea, they jack up the prices closer to the holiday. Full hook ups are good, and usally the disney sites are big.

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Book it , they have a good canclation policy. Tickets, im not sure about.

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I didn’t like the lack of privacy in the full hookup sites. I always opted for the premiums because I felt like you got some shrubbery between you and the neighbor. But, don’t let me oversell it... it’s not a lot!

And honestly for getting holiday season reservations at the Fort, I just use a travel agent. Doesn’t cost me anything and they do the grunt work. I have a couple of anyone wants the recommendation.

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