Disney on a budget (Fort Wilderness Camping) – 6 things to know


Anyone who has been on a trip to Disney World will tell you that this is an experience that can become quite expensive if you don’t plan accordingly. Luckily for you, we have vast experience dealing with all Disney-related expenses so we will share with you a few tips that will make your Disney on a budget a reality!

Here are 6 things to know if you choose to save some money on lodging and opt for Fort Wilderness Camping:

1. Camping is the cheapest lodging option available
If you don’t want to say goodbye to a good amount of your money for a room you won’t be spending too much time in anyway, do consider Fort Wilderness Camping for your stay at Disney World. It will save you a lot and you fill find it quite satisfactory that you get exactly the same perks for being a Disney resort guest as visitors staying in a Disney luxury suite!

2. There’s complimentary transportation
If you are staying at Fort Wilderness, you get complimentary transportation to many Disney World areas. Besides, even if you want to drive there, you there are free parking options waiting for you in the Disney parking lots.

3. There are many sleeping options available
If you have chosen Fort Wilderness for your Disney stay on a budget, you can choose from many sleeping options available – there are tents, recreational vehicles, and cabins. Whatever option you choose, be sure that you will have everything necessary for a pleasant and memorable stay!

4. Fort Wilderness is, well… in the wilderness
Located in a natural setting, Fort Wilderness will not only make it look like you are in the wilderness (camouflaging electrical outlets to look like tree trunks, for example). It is actually a wild place so you may witness some amazing wild animals trying to get to know you better!

5. You can have tons of fun without leaving the camping site
Depending on the length of your stay and/or the general mood of your family on a certain day, you may not want to go to a Disney site and decide to stay at the campsite instead. Don’t worry that there will be nothing to do there! Fort Wilderness offers plenty of opportunities for your whole family to have fun – there’s the Campfire Sing-Along with Chip ‘n’ Dale that takes place each night, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, and even two heated swimming pools where both you and your children will surely have tons of fun!

6. Take a trip to any Disney resort
While you may not have the cash to spend a week at a Disney Deluxe resort, as Disney resort guests, you can check out any of the rest of the Disney resorts (and even get a FREE 3-hour parking permit for each one). This is a great opportunity to soak into the atmosphere each one is famous for and create memorable moments that won’t necessarily drain your credit card. There are numerous free activities you can enjoy like having a walk around the amazing themed pools, availing of fun photo opportunities or simply enjoying the surroundings!

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