Disney World in Orlando is one of those family trips that are often on bucket lists. Disney World is the place that every family dreams of going, and when that finally becomes a reality, it’s exciting for everyone.
While a Disney trip is undoubtedly amazing, it comes with a high price tag, and some people opt to either rent an RV in Orlando or drive from their hometown and stay in an RV to lower the price of accommodations, but also enjoy a more relaxing trip.
So what should you know if your family is thinking about an RV trip to Disney World?
The Campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
A lot of people who RV to Disney opt to stay at the Campsites at Fort Wilderness. This gives you the onsite, Magic Kingdom experience, but you’re still in your RV. Disney offers around 750 acres of campground space at the Fort Wilderness Resort.
The resort offers amenities include full hookups, laundry facilities, and Disney-quality guest services. Specific amenities at Fort Wilderness include sewer hookups, cable TV, picnic tables, and grills.
Visitors can choose the level of site they want, and there are full hook-up and premium sites available.
If you do decide to stay in an RV park that’s part of Disney World, there are convenient transportation options to the park, so you probably won’t need to rent a car.
When you’re booking Fort Wilderness, you want to do it well in advance because it fills fast, particularly during peak times such as when kids are out of school.
Other RV Parking
For families who want a less expensive option or who might be planning to do other things besides Disney World while they’re in Orlando, there are plenty of nearby RV sites. There are options in Orlando and Kissimmee, and most will put you in a location that makes it easy to get not only to Disney but also to Universal Studios.
The RV parks outside of Disney are going to be less expensive, but you will have to think about transportation to the parks.
Stocking Up On Supplies
If you’re staying inside or outside of the park, you should stock up on everything you need ahead of time before you start your vacation. Trying to find your away Orlando can be a nightmare because of traffic and ongoing road construction.
It can take hours to make a relatively short trip depending on the time of day, so you don’t want to waste valuable vacation time going back and forth trying to get food and supplies. Better to get it all done ahead of time.
Finally, in terms of planning the rest of your trip, if you are buying a Disney World meal plan or you plan on eating in the parks, make online dining reservations. You want to make these well in advance because again they fill up early. One of the perks of staying at Fort Wilderness versus an outside RV site is the fact that you can make dining reservations and book your ride Fast Pass options in advance of your trip and ahead of visitors not staying in one of the parks.
Finally, don’t forget about downloading the Disney app to your phone, which will tell you everything from how long ride wait times are, to where you can get a snack nearby.
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