Disney Trip

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We had an enjoyable 4 days and 3 nights in Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campground.  This is a special place to camp…first class sites in the woods….hard to believe the campground will be 40 years old this year.  Here’s a great summary of the campground’s features.

Met friends from college for breakfast Sunday morning.  And what would breakfast be in Disney if it wasn’t a “character” breakfast complete with all our friends.  This one was at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, also a 1971 creation and one of the first two resort hotels in the park.

Here’s a few more pics to give you a flavor of Fort Wilderness.  The last two are of a 5th Wheel in our loop…quite the light show.



Next Stop – Disney’s Fort Wilderness

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When the kids were young there were several families that bought Seasonal Passes and regularly headed over to Disney’s campground, Fort Wilderness.  The kids loved the campground almost as much as the parks.  Many fond memories of riding bikes down to the lake and watching Disney’s nightly fireworks show….or watching the nightly screening of a classic Disney at the Meadow Recreation Area’s outdoor theater, also home to the nightly Chip ‘n’ Dale “Sing-a-Long” and marshmallow roast.

After the kids were older we’d let them take Disney Transportation to the parks and the adults would stroll through Epcot enjoying a meal at one of the restaurants.

Now that the kids are gone we’re heading back for a three night weekend the 28-30 of January.  Its DW’s birthday party.  Friends join us Friday night for cards at the campground.  We’ll ride bikes down for the fireworks, stroll around Downtown Disney and on Saturday night take in La Nouba at Cirque du Soleil and a birthday dinner at one of the restaurants in Downtown Disney.

Shop online for campsites…although they’re busy in the season you can find cancellations, as we did.  Also shop prices as we found a price almost half the stated rate.  There are cabins in Fort Wilderness so even your non-camping friends can stay in the campground…and for those who demand a hotel there’s the Wilderness Lodge….not our idea of camping but a wonderful place to visit for the beauty of the structure.

We thought of Disney as a place to take the kids….now we’re looking forward to going and “acting like kids”.