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  1. Plan Man

    Plan Man Mouseketeer

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    What is the maximum number of days allowed to stay at the fort?

    Also. I see on the Disney world website I can’t make a reservation past December of 2018. Does that seem correct? How would I make a reservation for early next year?
     
  2. snowmedic

    snowmedic 1500 MIles From the Fort.

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    You can make a ressie for as long as you like, but, each ressie cannot exceed, I believe 30 days. So, for stays longer you have to make a series of reservations.

    If you want to book for next year you will have to call.
     
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  4. PaHunter

    PaHunter Photographer in need of training...

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    Next year will not open up online until the new rates come out, usually in June. You can call and make a reservation, no problem.
     
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  5. FortForever

    FortForever Disney since Day 1

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    No max. Some people have, and some currently do, live at the Fort.
     
  6. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    Well, yes but they live at the Fort on back-to-back 30 day reservations. Some state park systems or particular parks have a max cutoff (example: 14 day stay max every 60 days) but the Fort is pay-to-stay.

    Bama Ed
     
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  7. FortForever

    FortForever Disney since Day 1

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    True, but there is still no max at the Fort. Just have to keep up with making reservations once a month and paying rent.

    I know our state parks have a max, and very thankful they do. Otherwise, they would be even more full of Canadian snowbirds all winter and us Floridians wouldn't have a chance. That's an entirely different (and much cheaper) situation than the Fort. :smooth:
     
  8. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

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    1) Correct.
    2) Some folks "almost live" at The Fort.
    3) These are typically retired folks in motorhomes or elaborate fifth-wheelers.
    4) To stop these folks from dominating some loops, WDW changed the length-of-stay per reservation.
    . . . at one time, there was no limit as to continuous days per ressie
    . . . in 1998 or 1999, the length per ressie was decreased to six-weeks
    . . . in 2005 (if I remember correctly), the length was dropped again
    5) If you time the phone calls just right, you can keep adding 30-day ressies one-after-another
    . . . people can stay almost year-around, but now they must make new ressies for each stay
    . . . some folks get lucky and can actually stay put at the same site for months by linking their ressies

    NOTE: I know some campers who stay at The Fort and use it as their Home Base. When they can't get continuous (back-to-back) ressies, they just move their camper to Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, Florida, about 25-minutes from The Fort (VERY CHEAP, huge lake, nice beaches, good amenities). In fact, Lake Louisa is so nice, there are lots of DIS'ers who stay there 1-2 days before checking-in at The Fort each year.
     
  9. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    Rusty, if Lake Louisa would air condition their very decent comfort stations (which they are not), I'd consider staying there longer. At $24 a night and an easy half hour to WDW, I'd consider it even if I had to pay $20 or whatever it is for parking to hit the theme parks.

    Florida's got some gems in the state park system beside Topsail and Bahia Honda. I'm gonna hit two more new-to-me Florida state parks in the coming year.

    Bama Ed

    PS - plus if Disney ever instituted some sort of max limit, it would be easy to leave the Fort, go to LL for a few days to reset the ticker, and then head back to the Fort.
     
  10. bigdisneydaddy

    bigdisneydaddy <Font color=purple>wife, kids, camper, beer, ticke

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    Shhhhh. will you guys hush about Lake Louisa !
     
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  11. FortForever

    FortForever Disney since Day 1

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    Or all state parks for that matter!
     
  12. bigdisneydaddy

    bigdisneydaddy <Font color=purple>wife, kids, camper, beer, ticke

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    Exactly, for the most part the Florida state parks are overpriced and totally unworkable for travelers..........
     
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