With all the news coming out about Walt Disney World’s reopening plans, we know it can all be really overwhelming. Things are going to look quite different for a while; and while we don’t like to speculate when it comes to Disney (they’ll let us know when they let us know) we like to focus on some of the things that we Do Know. According to Disney Parks Blog, Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort will begin accepting guests June 22, 2020. Which means a little vacation could be possible after all! Here are all the reasons why we think Disney Fort Wilderness Resort just might be the perfect staycation.
A Staycation at Walt Disney World
Okay, so we are big on staycations. We love the idea of going somewhere amazing and just staying there. And Disney Resorts are some of the best places for this type of vacation. Again, bear in mind that there’s a lot here we don’t yet know. We don’t know how transportation will be run. What will actually be open or what dining options will be available. What we do know though, is that if there’s any resort on Walt Disney World property that has a lot of things to do, while also having the ability to keep people safely distanced from each other, it’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
A Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Staycation
Ok so maybe you’re just itching to get away. Maybe you really just need a break from it all. And trust us, we get that. For a lot of people, Walt Disney World is a once in a lifetime trip, maybe a trip that’s taken every few years or maybe one that’s taken annually. But for some people, it’s the one and only place they vacation. Whatever you’re here for, we aren’t here to judge! But hopefully we can help you decide if a staycation at Fort Wilderness is right for you. Here are some of the reasons we love it!
Private Living Space for a Staycation at Fort Wilderness
Not sure how you feel about sleeping in a bed that’s not your own, or sharing living resort space with strangers? One of our favorite things about Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds is that you don’t have to! If you have your own camper or RV you’ll have all of the comforts of home at your fingertips, but at Walt Disney World instead.
If you don’t have your own camper, you can rent one on Airbnb or RVShare. Yes that does mean you’ll have to rely on someone else to provide you with a clean living space, but both sites have reviews you can read to find somewhere you feel comfortable staying. We absolutely loved our RVshare hosts when we last stayed at Fort Wilderness. If you’re looking for a smaller, budget-friendly RV, check out our review of this cute Disney RV.
If RV life isn’t for you, that’s ok too! The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground are also a great option. Regardless of how you choose to stay, we love that Fort Wilderness Resort has private living spaces that don’t require you to maneuver through hallways and lobbies with other guests. Having a cup of coffee outside on your own private patio in the mornings and dinner al fresco in the evenings sounds like a pretty perfect staycation to us.
Wide Open Spaces at Fort Wilderness Campground
Speaking of open spaces, Fort Wilderness has plenty! From walking trails to a very large beach area, our favorite part about Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is its natural setting. Fort Wilderness is really a different kind of Walt Disney World vacation and honestly, we think it’s a refreshing break from a traditional trip to the most magical place on Earth. And since right now, traditional trips as we know them at least, will be put on hold, what better time to try out Fort Wilderness for a staycation?
Things to Do During a Fort Wilderness Staycation
Again while we can’t be 100% certain what experiences will be available and what be will off limits during this time, we like to think many of the basic things that made us fall in love with Fort Wilderness in the first place will remain. Driving our golf cart from place to place was one of our favorite things to do while we stayed at Fort Wilderness. No human interaction required! Many of the walking trails are paved, so even if you forgot your hiking boots, exploring the grounds on foot is a great option. And the beach large enough that if you wanted to spend some time near the water, with a good book in hand, you’d likely have plenty of room to have your own little spot.
You Can Make Your Own Food at Fort Wilderness
Whether staying in a tent, an RV or a cabin, we love that you can make your own food at Fort Wilderness. During our last stay we were able to get our groceries delivered from Amazon Fresh. We just added what we needed to the cart, and ordered. Within a couple of hours our Amazon Fresh order was delivered to bell services. And pickup was easy. It was both convenient and much less expensive than if we were to purchase from the general store on property. Many of the sites have a grill and the opportunity to bring a fire bowl, so if outdoor cooking is more your style, we love that as an option too!
If your idea of a staycation or a vacation doesn’t include cooking and washing dishes, never fear! Places like Door Dash are easy to get delivered and since these are cashless transactions, we see this as a win-win! You may need to go to the front desk to get your food at this time, but hey that just means it’s another excuse to take a drive in your super fun golf cart. The on-resort property restaurants, like Trails End, may also offer delivery to sites in the coming months, so we’ll keep you posted if they do!
Staying at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds
Even with so much to do at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, you won’t feel guilty about doing nothing. Because this is a resort basically built for a relaxing staycation in nature! As we know more and start to see how exactly Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will open up, we will be sure to keep this section updated! Things may be different at Walt Disney World for a while, and for how long, well no one really knows. All you can do with everything in life is make the best of it. And in this case we think a staycation at Fort Wilderness fits the bill! Here’s hoping you too can grab your Disney magic where you can find it!