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Fort Wilderness Campgrounds getting a makeover

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An outdoor adventure that has been a favorite with Walt Disney World guests since 1971 is receiving some enhancements. As part of a resort-wide renovation project, on now, changes are coming or already in place across the 700 acres of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

“Over the last 37 years, the average length of an RV has increased by 27 feet,” says Fort Wilderness spokesperson Darcy Cormier, “Many feature ‘slide outs’ that mechanically extend from the sides of the vehicle.”

To address the needs of today’s larger vehicles, an intensive effort will begin to widen and lengthen the concrete parking pads, while maintaining privacy and tranquility provided by natural vegetation. A new “Premium” campsite will be available that feature extra large concrete pads for larger vehicles – also upgrades to existing amenities such as picnic tables and grills.

The main pool at Fort Wilderness will be enhanced with a themed water slide, hot tub and children’s wet play area. The pool’s deep end has been made shallower.

Nestled in the woodlands, the Resort’s 409 Wilderness Cabins feature brand-new furniture, carpeting, fixtures and linens – plus a fresh coat of paint.

Fort Wilderness has always been the pet-friendly choice for guests to Walt Disney World Resort, and now dogs are getting a playground of their own at the newly-opened Waggin’ Trails Dog Park, an off-leash play area.

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5 comments

Jose Castillo March 15, 2008 - 3:27 pm

I’ve stayed there many many times and the cabins were in a state of long needed renovations. I look forward to reading more about this 🙂

-Jose

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WEDWay Bleu March 18, 2008 - 2:16 pm

…hmmm. Maybe this means they’re going to tear down the rotting River Country, although I hope not before my visit to the California Grille in September. I hear you can still see the abandoned park from up that high and I’d love to get a glimpse.

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