There is nothing quite like RV Camping at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds at Walt Disney World! A nice upgrade from the family tent with a little more freedom and a lot more space, we snagged an RV courtesy of RVshare. Perfect for the breezy Florida weather this time of year, we were able to access loads of nature, relaxation, and fun all from the comfort of our very own RV. Here’s everything to know about how we grabbed an RV on a budget, complete with all the amenities and more perks than we thought possible!
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Disney Fort Wilderness RV Campground
Did you know Disney World has a campground? Offering a great opportunity for a budget-friendly Disney vacation. Especially if you have more than 4 people and don’t want to break the bank for multiple resort rooms. We’ve written about this before in our Disney for Large Groups post, but here we go into detail about all the options at Fort Wilderness Resort.
Disney World Fort Wilderness RV Park and Campsites
Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort includes sites for tent camping, RV camping, and cabins. Campsites and RV sites at Disney World are some of the cheapest accommodations you’ll find at Fort Wilderness Resort.
Does Disney World Have RV Campsites?
YES! Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds include campsites for tents and RVs. And Fort Wilderness Cabins are also available. There are 5 types of campsites at Fort Wilderness that accommodate everything from tents to 45-foot and longer RVs, with a maximum of 10 Guests per site.
Each campsite is equipped with privacy-enhancing landscaping, water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table, and a charcoal grill. Most campsites also include a sewer hook-up and some even permit pets.
What Types of Campsites are at Disney Fort Wilderness?
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort includes 5 types of campsites that can accommodate tents, campers, vans, and RV’s. Costs for Disney Campsites range from $96- $320.
- Full Hook-Up Campsites: Allows enough room for an RV plus a tent, includes a sewage hookup, and sleeps up to 10 adults. Cost Range: $137- $250/ per night
- Preferred Campsites: Allows enough room for an RV plus tent, with a concrete pad up to 10 x 45 feet, sewage hookup, and sleeps 10 adults. Proximity to Marina. Cost Range: $130- $270/ per night
- Premium Campsites: Allows for a larger style RV, with a concrete pad up to 18 x 60 feet. Includes sewage hook up, sleeps up to 10 adults. Cost Range: $165- $300/ per night
- Premium Meadow Campsites: Allows for a larger style RV, with a concrete pad up to 18 x 60 feet. Includes sewage hookup, sleeps up to 10 adults. Proximity to Meadow Trading Post, Meadow Recreations Area, Bike Barn, and Campfire Area. Cost Range: $160 $320/ per night
- Tent or Pop-Up Campsite: Allows for a pop-up camper, van-type vehicle, and up to 2 tents with a concrete pad up to 10 x 25 feet. Includes sewage hookup, sleeps up to 10 adults. Cost Range: $96- $200/ per night
Disney Fort Wilderness RV Campground Reservations
If you’re hoping to bring an RV to Fort Wilderness at Disney World OR Rent an RV for Fort Wilderness, you will have to book a campsite on the Disney website ahead of time. You can simply check Campsite Prices at Fort Wilderness on the Disney website. As prices change throughout the year, if you’re looking for the times when camping at Disney World is cheapest, aim for September and January. Once you’ve made your Fort Wilderness RV Campground Reservation for the campsite, your next steps are to Rent an RV, and Golf Cart.
Disney Fort Wilderness RV Campground Golf Cart Rental
Our RV at Fort Wilderness Came with a Golf Cart! And if you’re booking your RV with Escape RV Rental, you can choose an RV that includes a golf cart. This will save you about $50 a day since you won’t need to rent a Golf Cart from Disney. We highly recommend going this route, simply for ease! However, if you don’t find an RV with a golf cart, or just want to book through Disney’s Fort Wilderness, you can Book a Fort Wilderness Golf Cart ahead of time, or when you arrive.
Reservations are highly recommended. Simply call (407) 824-2742. With a windshield, headlights and seating for 4 people, your golf cart is a great way to get around, day or night. Golf carts are available for pickup at 1:00 PM and must be returned by 11:00 AM on the return date. The carts are available from Reception Outpost.
RV Camping at Fort Wilderness
When we decided we needed a trip to Walt Disney World to go test out Galaxy’s Edge Rise of the Resistance, we knew we needed it to be affordable. So we had made a couple of decisions about what we needed going into this mini-trip. This was our list.
- An RV under 100 dollars a night
- That could fit at least 4 people comfortably (We found one that fits 6)
- With all the cooking utensils, linens, TV, etc.
- Something that could be delivered to Disney’s Fort Wilderness (Because we don’t know how to drive an RV and didn’t want the hassle of picking up and dropping off.)
- A Golf Cart Option is Available ( because its absolutely necessary for a Fort Wilderness Vacation)
How we picked our perfect RV
With all our requirements in place for the perfect RV, we hopped on the RVshare website chose our location Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL, USA, preferred dates and selected all our filters. We adjusted our price, selected the “More Filters” button, and chose “Offers Delivery”. Then we added “Golf Cart” to the Keyword Search to limit the selection to RV’s we could choose from. And Voila, we found the perfect camper that met every single one of our needs!
Our RV owners, Chris and Alicia, were absolutely brilliant regarding all things Fort Wilderness. With tips on which type of campsite to reserve we easily got into the best area of the whole campground. Parked close to the Meadows, we were near activities, the shop, the bus stop, the pool, and a laundry house. Attempting to navigate one of Disney’s largest resorts we were so grateful to the owners for sharing tons of vacation tips, and information on how to maximize our vacation. In truth, we could not have tackled this vacation without them.
All About our RV Camper
RV Camping Outdoor Space
Our RV was a trailer RV and the perfect size so that we could take advantage of the outdoor living space on our campsite paddock. We had a picnic table, lights, an outdoor rug, and an extra table for outdoor cooking.
We are always on the lookout for the opportunity to cook our own meals and save a little money on a vacation. Something we just can’t do in a hotel. Thankfully the kitchen in our RV Camper was fully stocked with a coffee pot, toaster, silverware, mugs, pans, everything you would find in your own kitchen. And we were living our best life here since almost everything is Disney or Star Wars themed so we were in absolute heaven.
The living space has a couch and a dining table with a leaf to expand, that fits about 4-6 people and two chairs. Perfect for lounging about either playing a game, eating, playing the Xbox, watching a movie ( which are stocked in a bedroom cabinet) or even working on a laptop.
This RV has one full bedroom which sleeps 2, that has cabinets, a second TV and a door if you’re looking for some privacy. There’s also a twin bunk bed set up that just takes you back to being a kid. Complete with Star Wars and Disney sheets of course. All the mattresses here are dream foam, so super comfy and cushy. And if you’re bringing 6 people, the couch also folds out to a sleeper sofa.
The bathroom in any RV is going to be smaller than you’re used to at home. This little bathroom had a cupboard mirror to hold all your toiletries, plus a shelf for toilet paper, a first aid kit, and other necessities. And if you find your family of 6 all waiting in line for a shower in the morning on an RV, you can remind your fellow travelers that the camp showers are right up the road. 🙂
Linens, games, movies, toilet paper, coffee, tea, condiments, even seat cushions, and a s’mores kit for the Chip and Dales Campfire Sing-a-Long. We also loved our camper lights, which we so helpful in the evenings. And the awning for cover during misty Florida mornings and nights. RV camping is also about taking advantage of being outside, and our hosts made sure we had everything we needed for relaxing mornings and evenings at the RV.
The Golf Cart
When RV Camping, especially at Fort Wilderness, we found a golf cart is a must! And this was seriously the most fun Golf Cart ever. With our RV we got this cute blue Star Wars themed golf cart complete with blue lights, tires, cup holders, and a little extra speed! Since a golf cart is a MUST-HAVE at Fort Wilderness, and Disney charges 60 dollars a day for theirs, we just couldn’t beat the deal of having this transportation built right into our RVshare rental.
How RVshare Works
You can sign up as a renter, or if you have an RV to share, an owner. Once logged in it’s important to go to the dashboard and fill out your account and profile. A 2-step process for authentication, which includes scanning your license or passport is required for safety. It’s also super important to have an actual picture of yourself for your profile so that RVshare can cross reference it against your photo ID. The rental process doesn’t happen until this process is complete. But it’s absolutely worth it once this legwork is done!
You can choose pet-friendly RVs, RVs that are delivered and set up for you, or ones that you can drive around town. Along with every amenity you can think of. Just use the Keyword box to find what you’re looking for!
Smartmatch is an additional feature that RVshare offers and can match you with RV’s you haven’t even seen yet! So if you’re on the fence about which RV to pick, give it a day or two. Owners will reach out to connect as soon as you choose a potential location and dates.
RV Camping at Fort Wilderness Things to Know
For Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resorts and Campgrounds, you will need to do the following.
- Reserve the right Campsite Size: A Premium or Preferred Site is needed for most RVs. We recommend securing your Fort Wilderness dates first, so those tend to fill up quickly.
- In order for your RV to be delivered, you can simply add your owners to your Fort Wilderness campsite reservation so they can get in and out of the resort. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, you can just meet them at the gate when they arrive.
- The most budget-friendly time to camp at Fort Wilderness is January, September, and the first two weeks of December.
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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.