Is it still worth it to bring RV to Disney?

mickeyfan0805

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Nov 12, 2007
Yes I'm about 45 minutes from Holiday World and they have a great campground
Lake Rudolph - great place. My FIL lives in Corydon. Only been to LR once, and Holiday World was closed (August), but we enjoyed it. We expect to be back there next summer as we pass through from WI to WDW.

As for the Fort, I want to echo Ed's comments about comparing the Fort to a value. It comes up often, but they are in no way comparable. The boat transportation to MK, alone, puts the Fort in a category only otherwise enjoyed by deluxe resorts. Add in the entertainment (some of which is free), the recreational opportunities, the space one gets for the money, etc. and the two are apples and oranges. We've stayed in every level of Disney resorts, a few trips to the Fort, and own DVC, and we enjoy them all very much - but I wouldn't attempt to create an apples to apples comparison between the Fort and any of the other resorts, it's just too unique an experience.
 

Pizzaman12

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Oct 27, 2010
Add our family to the list of people who enjoy Fort Wilderness. We did a cabin a couple years back and loved it here. We bought a 5th wheel last month and are currently in the middle of a 3-week stay. My only complaint? It's so darn hard to find the cheap hookup sites at FW for lengthy stays. All we could find was Premium Meadows, which stings a bit. 😜
 
  • myjourney

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    Mar 11, 2007
    So we now have a 34' travel trailer, new truck, widened driveway, generator, weight distribution bar, power surger, and a bunch of other stuff :) bit of a money pit. Reservations for FW in May and October. We laughed today as we passed Walmart, I said we can spend the night in Walmart parking lot 😂
     

    Sjm9911

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    Feb 11, 2019
    So we now have a 34' travel trailer, new truck, widened driveway, generator, weight distribution bar, power surger, and a bunch of other stuff :) bit of a money pit. Reservations for FW in May and October. We laughed today as we passed Walmart, I said we can spend the night in Walmart parking lot 😂
    Hate to do this to you, but without pictures, it didn't happen!
    Good luck with the new set up!
     

    bama_ed

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney
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    Sep 23, 2004
    Hate to do this to you, but without pictures, it didn't happen!
    Good luck with the new set up!
    I'll wait right here and hope for some pix.



    Seriously, congrats! Go camp at some nearby state park for a couple nights if you have any camping time left this season in Indiana. Better to have all the learning experiences sooner rather than later.

    Bama Ed
     

    Marshel

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    May 6, 2008
    I've done split stays 2 out of the last 3 Disney trips between FW and the local Kissimmee KOA, last time 5 nights at the fort followed by 4 at KOA, and the first 5 followed by 2 at the KOA. Also did a 6 night KOA only in between. Sorry, but between $1400 Platinum Annual Passes and $100+ nightly rates they've hit my price point. Love the fort, but the KOA has its advantages too. There's a ton of nearby food possibilities, they keep the pool open 23 hours a day in non Covid times (they closed it at 9 in Sept.) and I requested close to the pool last 2 times and it was nice being less than a hundred feet away.
     
  • Eyeeore

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    Aug 11, 2010
    Yes I'm about 45 minutes from Holiday World and they have a great campground
    You're in a great spot for sure. We like Lincoln State Park & have camped there a few times.

    We're in Indiana also & very briefly contemplated leaving. Indiana has it all as far as we're concerned. We spent the last 5 winters in the Fort but not this winter due to the restrictions. We're looking forward to going back when we can. We've just sold our previous camper and got the news today that our new one is being built so we can't wait to wander back.

    We are DVC members so could stay in one of those but having our stuff at hand, being able to cook our own meals (we do eat out occasionally) and not have to wonder if one of the myriad of Disney room checkers will wonder in.

    Get your RV, have a blast. Indiana has some great places to camp & there are a number of good places on the way too and from the Fort.
     

    tinkerdorabelle

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    Mar 7, 2001
    We love the atmosphere of the Fort. My sister always uses the argument that a value is about the same price, but we enjoy non-park days, and there is so much more to do at Fort Wilderness, plus there is the boat access to the Magic Kingdom and can then ride the monorail to the MK resorts. I know Pop has the Skyliner now, but the pace and atmosphere at Pop is different. The Fort is a boat ride from the Magic Kingdom, yet feels a world away. Plus, as previous posters mentioned, it is nice being able to make your own meals, have a bathroom en route, and not have to worry about bedbugs. Our retirement dreams are to spend a lot of time at Ft. Wilderness, but we figured we would intersperse Disney stays with Florida State park stays. We are staying at one about an hour away for about $22 a night later this fall.
    Yes and we stayed at a Value once and hated it. I think they have nicer ones now but weren't fans. With kids maybe but just two adults didn't work for us. Now if comparing to a Moderate maybe but still the Fort has the location.
     

    tinkerdorabelle

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    Mar 7, 2001
    I would definitely go the Fort and then check out some of the beautiful state parks in Florida or other. We always do that and usually only stay 2 weeks tops in Florida. Have to book early tho.
     





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