How crowded is the Fort right now...

Discussion in 'Camping at Disney World' started by PoohNRoo2, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. PoohNRoo2

    PoohNRoo2 Mouseketeer

    Sep 9, 2007
    and how early did you book for this time of year? We are looking at going to WDW, and staying at the Fort the second week of June 2010.

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. JPG

    JPG Forward our mail to Fort Wilderness!

    Jun 27, 2005
    We have been here since the 10th. WDW is very crowded. More so than our last three summer trips; 2006,2007 and 2008. Monorails, boats and busses are standing room only crowded throughout the day. Attraction lines are up and restaurants are turning folks away.

    As for the Fort, it has stayed pretty full. For the most part the sites fill up the same day they emty. Regardless of weekday or weekend.

    We booked this trip last August. Happy planning!
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  4. becky1960

    becky1960 DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2001
    I just tried to get a FW reservation for this June the last two weeks and no problem for 10 days. They had two type of sites available which is unusual. I believe a lot of locals are staying close to FLA. I dont see many rv's on the road in our area Houston, Texas..
  5. des1954

    des1954 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2007
    I'd say that if FtW is even remotely your destination....go ahead & book it. You can always cancel if your plans change. The summer is usually crowded despite the heat because this is when most families can go on vacation.
  6. magicforever

    magicforever Mouseketeer

    Mar 21, 2006
    I have no doubt it is crowded. I found it odd that I was able to book Ohana just 3 weeks prior to our July 13-19 trip. I found it even more odd that Cinderella Royal table was available. I am wondering if this is because crowds are going to be down, or did I just luck out?
  7. Minnie&Mickey

    Minnie&Mickey I want to live at the Fort!

    May 15, 2000
    Same thing here! We are going down July 22-26 and I called about 2 weeks ago and was able to get Le Cellier for lunch and O'hana's during the fireworks. I told my daughter beforehand that I really didn't think that I would be able to get either of those on such short notice. I'm crossing my fingers that this will just be a slow week...but somehow I doubt it!
  8. DisneyBishops

    DisneyBishops Fort Veteran

    May 28, 2008

    no you won't see as many RV's, just when the economy was starting to get better, wham the oil guys get greedy again. so theres goes the disposal income.

    Many thanks to the oil players. they are getting rich and killing the american way.
  9. disneydawgs

    disneydawgs Earning My Ears

    Aug 10, 2008
    Please, if the Federal govt. would let us drill here, and build refineries, and keep the dollar from falling (defcient spending and borrowing) oil would be cheaper. Stop blaming the people who bring you the oil and start blaming the federal govt. for getting in there way. I sorry but I hear this all the time about the greedy oil companies, and its not true.
  10. Donna

    Donna Where Magic Lives

    Aug 25, 1999
    i am here now, it is packed. trails end is booked for dinner solid, the boat line is out in to the sand. the parks are really busy too, no walk ups anywhere we were for the last two weeks. you would never know there is a poor economy out there from the looks of this place. when i walk the dog in the morning, i see empty spots and then in the evening, they are filled.

    met Donnie (stacktester) today down at trails end. i recognized him from his photos. enjoyed meeting and talking with him!
  11. PoohNRoo2

    PoohNRoo2 Mouseketeer

    Sep 9, 2007
    Thanks guys, keep the opinions coming!!!! This is really helping!:thumbsup2
  12. RocklandRVers

    RocklandRVers Mouseketeer

    Nov 10, 2002
    You said it all disneydawgs! Hopefully enough of us will wake up to the facts and end this madness in 2012. First we would have to get rid of the media who are just propogandist lapdogs rather than investigative reporters. :headache: OK off my soapbox :rolleyes1
  13. SCGal

    SCGal SC Peach

    May 30, 2008
    We were there the week of June 8 and the Fort was pretty empty. I was really surprised. The only Disboards people we saw were the Haunted Mansion Camper from Iowa. We rode the loops everyday and some loops were 80-90% full but others were less then 50%. I don't think you will have any problems get a site. Have a great time.
  14. medic9016

    medic9016 Free Agent

    Apr 10, 2008
    We are here now in the 1700 loop. It is pretty much full. As a spot empties in the morning it is occupied in the afternoon. We have had to stand a few times on the internal bus.
  15. ynottony99

    ynottony99 Ask me about the Mickey Waffles!!!!!!!

    Jan 30, 2004
    When is Donnie NOT at trails end??!!!????!!!!:lmao:
  16. stacktester

    stacktester DIS Veteran

    Jan 11, 2007
    I was passing through from the Keys to drop off MrsGus' daughter. There's others on here Tony who are there with me lol.
  17. TinkNMinnie09

    TinkNMinnie09 Earning My Ears

    May 26, 2009
    We were there from June 4th to 11th. We stayed in the cabins, but overall things didn't seem to crowded. There was hardly ever standing room only on the buses or boat while we were there. Also it seemed we lucked out and really didn't have to wait in line much for rides at any park either.

    I did notice that around the 9th things were picking up. We went to MK on the 10th to do some last minute autograph hunting and the park was noticeably busier then the 5th when we had been there.

    There seemed to be quite a few open spots in the campsite areas as we toured around, but that could have been because the rain was still falling a bit then as well.

    Honestly this trip for us was by far the best one when it came to lines and reservations. We've stayed over 4th of July and in March before and I remember waiting a lot longer then we did this trip.

    Either way good luck and I hope you enjoy your trip. I'm ready to go back :)
  18. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2006
    We booked last October for our June 09 trip. We just got back and there were plenty of empty sites. Personally I don't like to take any chances and we book early.

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