Fort withdrawal....how long does it last?

Discussion in 'Camping at Disney World' started by Cindy F, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Cindy F

    Cindy F DIS Veteran

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    So....we got home Thursday night, it's Saturday morning and I am STILL sad and want to go back. When will this be wearing off dangit? :sad1:

    As you can see by the ticker.....we're hooked. Hooked bad! You know, someone on this board should have warned us that Fort Wilderness is more addictive than crack, shame on you!! :mad:

    I booked a month in December, 2 weeks in September, and a week in January....all before we pulled out of the campground! :woohoo: :rotfl:
    Yes, as a matter of fact I do plan on booking more because I think January to September is WAY too long to wait between trips.

    DD 13 said "but when we come back we don't have to go to the parks right? We can just do stuff at the Fort?"
    Yes.......we have it bad.
     
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  3. Skyw

    Skyw DIS Veteran

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    Wow. I wish I could go that much. The withdrawals last until you get there the next time.
     
  4. LONE-STAR

    LONE-STAR <font color=green>1000 miles to far from Disney<br

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    It last until you go back. We have been back a week today and we our watching disney on the travel channel right now. We have 10 months before we go back.:guilty:
     
  5. Cindy F

    Cindy F DIS Veteran

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    WHAT!? Until the next time we are there?! Sigh.......we're screwed. Well, at least I have found one lone benefit of living in this CRAP state, we can get to the Fort in 8 hours and we get a neighboring state discount on our site.

    I know we won't be using the whole month we booked in December, I'll cancel out the dates we can't use as soon as I'm able to upgrade from a tent site to a full hook up.

    Do the tent sites have a place for gray water? or just water and electric?
     
  6. ORLCampers

    ORLCampers Bring back Marshmallow Marsh!

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    The tent sites (1500,2000) do not have a sewer connection. Water and Electric only (for now until they add cable)
     
  7. BradyBz12

    BradyBz12 1340.63 miles too far from the Fort

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    We were missing it before we even finished packing up Thursday! (waaah)

    But then we realized that "hey, we'll be back next year... no wait, actually we'll be back in 10-1/2 months!" :banana:

    That will have to do, living in NH, but we did take a few loops around with the video camera, and loads of pics so we can reminisce until next time.

    Ooh... gotta go get my ticker setup for the next trip! :goodvibes

    (btw... we're still on our way home, currently watching the snow mount up as we go through NJ and NY)
     
  8. Cindy F

    Cindy F DIS Veteran

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    Dangit. We don't have a holding tank for grey water, black water (sewage) yes, grey water no. So if we can't get a full hook up that means no using the sink or shower in the pop up. We have a sink with 5 gallon holding in the van but no water heater.

    One day while in Magic Kingdom we saw a 10 year old THROW DOWN a major fit because she didn't want to leave. I'm talking screaming, crying, holding onto the door jamb thing and yes, I thought horrible things about her...things involving a great big paddle BUT

    I apologized to her in my mind after feeling the exact same way when it was time to leave The Fort. I did have to be retrieved from the comfort station but I successfully refrained from holding onto the doorjamb. :laughing:
     
  9. des1954

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    Cindy- Welcome to the "down side" of FtW.....the withdrawls!!:sad1:

    If this economy recovers (yeah, right), I'm sure Disney will do away with the "good neighbor" discounts. That being said....you better move to Florida and be closer to the Fort!:thumbsup2
     
  10. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

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    Withdrawals,,I am so sorry no one explained the Fort Wilderness blues to you before you went. There is no cure for the withdrawals, sorry , your stuck with them,,kinda like being in Fort limbo. :sad1:

    I find, however, that if I do a little fishing each trip, it helps me to cope later, a little better with the withdrawals.
    (I tried to tell you before you left to go fishing.)

    Keep planing that next trip ! :thumbsup2
    (and try fishing next trip,,it helps,,really!)
     
  11. stacktester

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    You can buy a portable holding tank and drain the camper as you need to in it. There's always a site you can pull it to and dump it.

    My DD and I started going in 04 and go as often as we can.
     
  12. mdoc

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    I find that the withdrawal lasts until about 2 weeks before we go to the Fort again. At that point I'm so busy getting ready that I come out of withdrawal. I wish we lived in a neighboring state - if we were 8 hours away we'd be there 12 times a year instead of 2. With school and work, the 20 hour drive we have is somewhat of a deterrent.

    If you don't have a sewer site, you can still use your sink and shower - just use a portable tank. Thetford, Barker and probably others make them in a variety of sizes. We often camp with an electric only hookup and use a large portable tank in addition to our holding tanks (which are never big enough!). You might also want to check out this site (Tim is another Dis member), which is a wealth of information. http://www.title-3.com/GrayWater.htm
     
  13. Cindy F

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    Ahhh....the thought of moving back to Florida brings a tear to my eye <sniffle> I miss it so much.

    I think we're going to head down to the Redneck Riviera ~grin~ next weekend to try and chase away these blues.

    If that is the only way I can be at The Fort and use my shower, so be it! Sigh.......if we were in Jacksonville, we'd be going every other weekend ~grin~ How do you make yourself stay home?

    That is a great site, thanks for the info!
    I was thinking about maybe selling the pop up and going for a travel trailer. *GASP* never thought I would say that....the pop up and camper van is really the best of both worlds and I like the "open-ness" of the pop up but a travel trailer seems so much easier to set up.
     
  14. clkelley

    clkelley <font color=purple>I squealed really loud!!<br><fo

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    I also use a portable grey water container. I only have sink water, so I just cart it over to the comfort station and dump it in one of the toilets, same with my portapotty
     
  15. Cindy F

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    I knew I recognized that camper!!! We passed by your camper several times and the first time DD saw it she yelled "MAMA! Look at the baby Mickey Mouse camper, do they sell those here? Can we get one?" LOL
     
  16. ilovejack02

    ilovejack02 <font color=peach>what do you all think?<br><font

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    Its only been a cpl of months since we were at WDW, but a lil over a year has passed since we have been to F.W.
    I am dying to get back, my withdrawals will last until I get back there next Christmas.
     
  17. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure!

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    Fort withdrawals for me is everyday I'm not there, altho having a ressie helps some.
     
  18. lisa8200

    lisa8200 <font color=red>Where did I put those tickets?<br>

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    It doesn't appear Donnie is very good a making himself stay home. We are about an hour closer and it seems like he's always there ( unless of course we are :lmao: ).
     
  19. LORNADUCK

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    We try to go once a month, the months that our seasonal pass is good. But I have New Year's Eve rese. and next Oct. I tried booking Jan, Feb but the passholder and fl residents only came up with a tent site. When I finally got a full hookup it was $91 a night. I love the FT but we can't afford that for 2 nights, we talked about not booking Fri, since we get in so late, but Just Sat and u don't get 24 hrs. Don't know what to do We love it there but it is becomining unafordable for us.
     
  20. OK GRUMPY

    OK GRUMPY <font color=darkcoral>And that is some useless chi

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    FW Withdrawal! I have them bad! I usally get to go a couple times a year and my last reservation for October I had to cancel.. Know I have a reservation for New Years 2010. Which kinda helps but its so far away!
    If you find something that works to cure FW withdrawals please let me know.:idea: Actualy I don't think I need to be cured completly!:rolleyes:
     
  21. Tigger1966

    Tigger1966 Addicted to Disney

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    They are rite the only cure is to go back but then it comes back as your packing up to leave.
    I have it bad now being out of work I don't think we are going to make it next summer.:sad1: :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:
     

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