First time at The Fort soon, any suggestions??

Discussion in 'Camping at Disney World' started by Cindy F, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Cindy F

    Cindy F DIS Veteran

    Mar 15, 2008
    Care to share any tips, "don't misses", and other assorted information with a new Fort camper?

    We will be there Dec 12 - 18, we always look forward to our annual Christmas trip but since we're staying at the Fort for the first time, we're extra excited.

    Any tips/info ya'll have would be great!
  2. des1954

    des1954 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2007
    If you're not planning to do so, rent a golf cart for one day so you can go looping and see all the fine decorations!:thumbsup2
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  4. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

    Jun 19, 2008
    Get a golf cart/rent a cart,,go looping and see all the Fort Decorations at night !:thumbsup2

    Go to the beach and watch the fireworks at the MK. :thumbsup2

    Watch the light parade on the lake nightly at 9:45 PM. :thumbsup2

    Horse back riding. :thumbsup2

    Hoop Dee Doo Revue. :thumbsup2

    Segway tour. :thumbsup2

    Nightly, Campfire smores roast and movie. :thumbsup2

    Biking. :thumbsup2

    Hiking. :thumbsup2

    Swimming. :thumbsup2

    Archery. :thumbsup2

    Tennis. :thumbsup2

    Fishing. :banana:

    That should get you started.:goodvibes
  5. Shan-man

    Shan-man ¿sɐɯʇsıɹɥɔ lıʇ, sʎɐp ʎuɐɯ ʍoH

    Aug 12, 2008
    Wow Frank, you just wore me out just reading all that. I think I'll take in my favorite "activity" and pull up a rocking chair and watch the world go by here on the porch (i.e. don't forget to relax, that's what makes the Fort so different, it is a haven of peace in what can be the busiest place in the world!)
  6. njcamper95

    njcamper95 Mouseketeer

    Apr 19, 2008
    After all that was already mentioned it's tough to add anything
    But i would say go SLOW take the time to look at everything and enjoy the Fort also there is so much to do there
  7. Mmketeer

    Mmketeer <font color=blue>DIS Cast Member- no really, but n

    Jan 8, 2001
    My advice take a break from the theme parks and just enjoy the ammenities at FW. You didn't say if you were bringing a camper or staying at a cabin, but either way rent a golf cart or do what we do and ride a bike. It's lots of fun and great excercise too. On a bike you can not only go looping, but you can ride over to the Wilderness Lodge Resort. Theirs either a cement path or if you want to be more adventourous their is a dirt path along the lake (look for a sign the says nature trail). Just go exploring their are lots of cool little hidden places at FW, like the cabin in the back where they use to have the old swamp trail. They also have pool games for the kids and a campfire movie program at night. Lots to do and the fireworks from the beach is an added benefit of staying FW (no park crowds to deal with). :)

    Have fun!:santa:
  8. Cindy F

    Cindy F DIS Veteran

    Mar 15, 2008
    We're towing a pop up camper with our camper van and really looking forward to it!

    Thank you all for the info, I thought I had done enough "Fort info surfing" but I didn't know about the light parade or watching the fireworks from the beach. Thank you all so much!

    I hope the campers at the Fort are as friendly and helpful as the folks at the other campground we've stayed at...otherwise, we'll never get backed into our spot ~grin~

    As new campers, we're not very good "backer-iners"

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