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Old 12-21-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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We have purchased a new tent trailer this year and are planning a trip to Disney in July. We have previously stayed in the cabins but with the increase in prices I was thinking of camping at Fort Wilderness - how crazy would we really be??
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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Does it have A/C ?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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We have purchased a new tent trailer this year and are planning a trip to Disney in July. We have previously stayed in the cabins but with the increase in prices I was thinking of camping at Fort Wilderness - how crazy would we really be??
I 2nd the question of AC??? If it does, you're not crazy at all? Otherwise, let's just say you wouldn't catch us doing it!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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No a/c

Nope - no a/c ! Hmmm...the other idea we had was to stay in the cabins and not do the dining plan. May be the other option!
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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Nope - no a/c ! Hmmm...the other idea we had was to stay in the cabins and not do the dining plan. May be the other option!
Yep! Better option, than without AC in July
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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We have purchased a new tent trailer this year and are planning a trip to Disney in July. We have previously stayed in the cabins but with the increase in prices I was thinking of camping at Fort Wilderness - how crazy would we really be??
We did a week at the Fort in July in a tent trailer and had a blast, but we had A/C. I would NEVER try to camp at the Fort in July without A/C. It is hot, hot hot. Oppressively hot. Tent campers bring A/C.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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The average high temperature in July in Orlando is 92, the average low is 73. Yes it would be crazy to camp in a tent trailer without A/C in Orlando in July. Sleeping would be almost impossible. And besides the heat you have the humidity to contend with.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #9
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Ok, I've gotta ask. How does A/C work in a tent? Where would they sell a unit small enough to consider putting it in a tent?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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We have purchased a new tent trailer this year and are planning a trip to Disney in July. We have previously stayed in the cabins but with the increase in prices I was thinking of camping at Fort Wilderness - how crazy would we really be??
You could have an AC installed in your camper and come out ahead of staying in the cabins. There is a lot more space and amenities in the cabin though - the tent trailers are usually pretty compact, and this might grow old pretty quickly unless you spend much of it outside. We had one for years that had heat and AC - we had a great time - but, much of our awake time was outside.
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Ok, I've gotta ask. How does A/C work in a tent? Where would they sell a unit small enough to consider putting it in a tent?
They actually make AC's for tents - would not work of course for very small tents. I'm definitely *not* a tent camper in any weather, but I've known some people who have them.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:08 AM   #12
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I have camped in my popup there in July...Even with the ac omg hot!!I have said many times before never again in July that was in 2000 guess what have not been back there camping in July since..
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:27 AM   #14
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I have camped many times without AC

I have camped at Disney several times without AC. We are July campers! It probably seems impossible if you are used to just camping with AC and thats all you know but...it is possible. It may even seem crazy to some! LOL! I think its alot harder being at the parks all day than at the campgrounds without AC. Especially with all the shade , nice air conditioned bathrooms and the pool. It seems like we stay at the parks (witout AC) mainly and come back just to sleep for the most part anyways. In fact I camped everywhere 20 or more years without AC . Sometimes I think we handled the hot weather outside better than we do now with our AC. LOL! But... I would not do it unless I brought a couple of fans. Its not having a breeze that usually gets me. Sometimes we were surprised at how cool it was with a fan and the canvas zipped down at night. Just don't forget to zip everything up before you leave because of rain. We also used an awning for outside (like we do now)to sit under outside and I sometimes have a fan outside as well. Also if you have little ones , we fill up a small blow up pool with water for them to play in and stay cool at the camper. Just don't forget the bug spray and candles!

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #15
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I have camped at Disney several times without AC. We are July campers! It probably seems impossible if you are used to just camping with AC and thats all you know but...it is possible. It may even seem crazy to some! LOL! I think its alot harder being at the parks all day than at the campgrounds without AC. Especially with all the shade , nice air conditioned bathrooms and the pool. It seems like we stay at the parks (witout AC) mainly and come back just to sleep for the most part anyways. In fact I camped everywhere 20 or more years without AC . Sometimes I think we handled the hot weather outside better than we do now with our AC. LOL! But... I would not do it unless I brought a couple of fans. Its not having a breeze that usually gets me. Sometimes we were surprised at how cool it was with a fan and the canvas zipped down at night. Just don't forget to zip everything up before you leave because of rain. We also used an awning for outside (like we do now)to sit under outside and I sometimes have a fan outside as well. Also if you have little ones , we fill up a small blow up pool with water for them to play in and stay cool at the camper. Just don't forget the bug spray and candles!
Wow, to each their own - by your name you must also be from the south. I am also a deep south girl, but this one *will not* sleep in a tent, and very much so will not sleep without AC ( except when forced to after some hurricanes )
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