Did you know that Disney World offers campgrounds for you and your children? You can even bring your dog along on your Disney vacation. If you want to go camping, the Fort Wilderness Resort at Disney World in Florida might be the perfect vacation spot for you. The campground offers all amenities.
Camping at Disney allows you to enjoy an authentic camping experience with none of the inconveniences. All Fort Wilderness campsites include water and electricity. Selected sites offer sewage services as well, and you can access the Internet or house your pet for an additional fee. The campsite is set on a 700 acre forest filled with pine and cypress trees, and certain animals such as rabbits and deer are free to roam the campgrounds. However, you are in no danger from animals such as wolves or bears, and Disney staff stays onsite to assist campers with emergencies.
Disney Fort Wilderness offers plenty for the entire family to do during the camping experience. You can go hiking on a forest trail or fish and swim in one of the many water canals on the campgrounds. You can also take your kids on a horse and wagon ride or to the archery range. In addition, every evening, you can watch a Disney movie under the stars in an outdoor arena.
You can do all this without worrying about where you are going to go to the bathroom or take showers. While camping at Disney, you have full access to private bathrooms and shower stalls and can even do your laundry if you so desire.
Transportation To Theme Parks
If you get tired of camping, Disney offers complimentary transportation for resort guests to each of its theme parks. There are six parks accessible by bus: the Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, and the Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks. Those should keep the kids (and adults) happily entertained.
You can also visit two golf courses and other Disney World Resort Hotels. Several of the parks are also accessible via walking trails, and if you want to see the Magic Kingdom, you can take a boat ride to get there.
Best of all, camping at Disney is not expensive. You can rent a campsite for as little as $43 a night, depending upon your needs. Granted, that a bit more than camping in the backyard or a national forest, but you’re next door to the Disney experience when you are their guests.
Disney Fort Wilderness charges a nominal fee for pet privileges as well as for high-speed Internet access. With so much to do, however, you probably won’t have time for the Internet. In fact, I highly recommend staying disconnected during your visit. Camping at Disney is truly an opportunity for the whole family to get away from their regular routines and just relax.
Other Options In The Area
If Fort Wilderness isn’t available during your vacation, or if you would like a less costly option, there are numerous other campground options in the area. Many of them also provide free transportation to and from the theme parks.