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  • On Dec 18, 2010
    Stacey from WI Asked

    I have visited the Disney parks numerous times in my life but in February we will be staying at Fort Wilderness for the first time! Does anyone have any input on staying in the campground, the weather during that time, or anything we must NOT miss???

    Hi, Stacey! Fort Wilderness is one of our favorite resorts in which to stay or to pay a visit.  We've stayed a couple of times in my parents' RV there and once in a cabin.  We like it because it's the most affordable option closest to the Magic Kingdom, and with so many recreation, dining and entertainment options, it's like a vacation in and of itself!

    In February, you can probably expect cool to downright cold temperatures. You'll definitely want to dress in layers, and on the off chance that it's warm enough to swim, don't forget your suits -- the pools are heated! Make sure you bring rain gear, too.

    When we've stayed at the Fort, we brought our bikes and used them to pedal around the vast resort, and we've rented a golf cart to shuttle back and forth between our homestead and the various points of interest.

    Here are some suggestions of things to do while you're staying at Fort Wilderness:

    • Take a carriage or wagon ride and time it so that you can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks on your turn.
    • Visit the stables to meet the horses and ponies and stop by the petting zoo.
    • Go horseback riding or take a Segway tour.
    • Book a reservation at the Hoop Dee Musical Revue or Mickey's Backyard BBQ.
    • Take a boat over to The Contemporary or the Wilderness Lodge for dinner and shopping.
    • Venture out to the beach (with coffee or hot cocoa in hand) to watch the fireworks and/or the Electrical Water Pageant.
    • Bring your own s'mores' supplies and head over to The Meadows for Chip n' Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long and movies under the stars.

    So, as you can see, there's much to see and do at the Fort. You'll want to plan some "down" time away from the parks to explore your resort. Come back if you have more questions. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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