Camping At Disney’s Fort Wilderness

One of my family’s favorite things to do is to go camping. Ever since we went a year ago we have been hooked! We recently decided to camp in a new location; Disney’s Fort Wilderness! I loved our stay SO mucht that I actually felt sad and wanted to cry when it was time to pack up our camping gear! So why did we love it so much?

Disney camping pin

First of all Ft. Wilderness is one of the most kid friendly camp sites we have stayed at. You basically do not even need to leave the camp grounds for entertainment because there is plenty to do to keep the whole family busy!


There are 2 pools located on the camp site. The Meadow’s Swimmin’ Pool has a corkscrew water slide, a small kiddie pool which is perfect for littler ones. My daughter is 2 the water went up to her knees. The little ones have their own water slides in the fort themed water play area. Also periodically throughout the day they have poolside activities for kids and opportunities for them to win prizes! 

disney camping pool

Each camp site has loops that are perfect for kids to ride bikes and scooters. These one way streets have a one way traffic as well as little traffic so no worries about kids playing. Plus there are playgrounds and other outside amenities for kids to play on. Our loop at a tether-ball court which my kids loved to play at. 


We rented the golf cart for a few days which was one of the best investments because the camp grounds are so huge. One of the places we enjoyed was near Pioneer Hall. There is the shopping, an arcade, the Hoop-Dee-Doo musical revue, restaurants and horse stables.  Pony rides and wagon rides are offered too! 

disney camp horses

There is still more to do at night time too! Campfire activities feature Chip N’ Dale signing jamboree, roasting marshmallows (I recommend bringing your own chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers if you are making s’mores. They sell them but it can be pricey) and a Disney movie under the stars. Chip N’ Dale also visits the kids for photo ops and has the kids moving to their feet with singing and dancing. 

Disney camping marshmallows


disney camping chip

As a homeschooler I was thrilled how much my kids learned during our stay too. We saw wildlife in their natural habitat. From deer, rabbits and woodpeckers. It was a great time to sit and watch and explore. 


Plus everything is at your fingertips. Each loop has a men’s and women’s bathroom facility which includes showers. Depending on which camp site you choose they include running water and electricity. If you wanted to head to one of the Disney parks outside of the camp grounds they offer buses so there is no need to worry about having a car or other transportation. All super convenient with kids right?! 


We loved our stay so much that we are making it our new tradition to camp at Ft. Wilderness every year! Have you ever stayed at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness before? If so did you tent, stay in a RV or in a log cabin?



  1. We have never been over there but the pictures always look so beautiful!

  2. I’m the only 32 year old on the planet who has never been to Disney! My daughter and step kids would love to go to Disney as a family vacation I totally loved your family pictures

  3. I am SO not a camper but because this is Disney I might just give it a try. Looks like everyone had a blast!

  4. I haven’t stayed at Disney Fort Wilderness but then again I’ve never camped either. I may just have to try this one year it looks fun.

  5. I would love to take my kids camping at Ft. Wilderness! We’ve only stayed at their resorts, but going a little more rustic would be a real treat!

  6. I would love to hang out here: This looks like my kind of camping. The Chip and Dale characters are timeless, aren’t they? What a fun group of pics.

  7. I had no idea that camping was an option. We have never been to Disney! Good to know!

  8. How fun! You have some awesome memories to share!

  9. I never even knew you could camp at a Disney place. How exciting! My son and husband just started camping this year with the Boy Scouts. I’m sure they would enjoy Fort Wilderness.

  10. Wow! This is certainly one of the best places to camp. I just hope to visit this place soon.

  11. I have a friend who takes her children camping at Disney Fort Wilderness every year. She has never shown me pictures of how much fun it is though! Now wonder she loves it so much.

  12. We’ve never been to Fort Wilderness, but it does sound like a great time! I really like that there is so much to do during the day and at night too. It sounds like some great memories were made during your last trip!

  13. We have been talking about heading to Disney and staying at Fort Wilderness! So glad to read your review. It’s nice to hear first hand experiences.

  14. this looks like so much fun. i have never been before but it looks great.

  15. I love Disney! I had no idea that they had camping like this looks like so much fun!

  16. That sounds like just enough wilderness for me to say I got away, but love that I wouldn’t have to pee on a tree or run out of TP that we didn’t pack enough of. It sounds great!

  17. I’m not much of a camper but I have to admit, this place look like fun! I would prefer ‘glamping’ lol!

  18. We love Disney World but have never tried Fort Wilderness. I think we should definitely give it a go but it’s a tough sell to 2 daughters who want all of their creature comforts.

  19. Ron Leyba says:

    Kids will love this fun and exciting activity. Hopefully my kids can experience this soon!

  20. It looks like the little ones in your family had a wonderful time. U liked the water activities.

  21. Rebecca Swenor says:

    It looks and sounds like you all had an amazing time camping and camping can indeed be an amazing family fun activity. Disney’s Ft. Wilderness sounds amazing and would indeed be a great place to camp with the whole family.

  22. We were just in Disney World last week and we drove by but I had no idea what was back there!
    I love camping too but this would be so much more exciting for the kids.
    I totally get you on not wanting to go…our last day was bitter sweet as well. So many great memories!

  23. oh how I wish there is something like this here in my country! Well, we don’t even have Disneyand here!

  24. we have a tent and I want to go camping! Is it a huge savings compared to staying on site? How much per night?

  25. Wow this looks like one cool place to visit. I’ve never been, but it looks like TONS of fun! I didnt know disney had anything like this

  26. We stayed at Fort Wilderness for our families first trip to Disney in 2002 and stayed in our tent. It was so clean and so much to do. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We visited a couple more times and stayed at a different resort, which was great too. Then, during spring break 2016, we stayed at Fort Wilderness in our camper, with our large family and had the time of our life.We will definitely be back soon. With the prices and amazing fun, it is a chance to have memories multiple times.

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