Halloween at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Halloween is all month long at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This past October we loaded up our truck and attached our new Airstream International (nicknamed The Blairstream) and trekked from Minnesota down to Florida for a few days of magic. To say we were blown away is an understatement. This campground is unlike any others. Here are few things you should know before you go…
Massive Halloween Decorations
The guest campsite decorations are out of this world. Maisie trick-or-treated every night. Here’s the thing, you have to participate. You don’t have to but I highly recommend it. Most of the decorations are blow up characters. The Haunted Mansion and Mickey and Minnie show in in various versions but there are also the creepy, silly and funny displays, too. You can’t go wrong with any Halloween-themed Disney inflatables. Check out this wide assortment of choices on Amazon. Many campsites has dozens or more inflatables and not all are Disney-themed. Make sure you follow the decoration rules! Watch the video to see some of the fun and spooky campsites.
Rent a Golf Cart at Fort Wilderness (or bring your own)
We rented a golf cart and decorated it in Halloween theme as does everyone. If you go, renting one is a must-do. This way, you can park your truck and skip the bus. This is also how the kids AND adults go trick-or-treating. In this campground everyone is a kid!
Scavenger Hunt Goodness
Guests bring things to hide which means a non-stop scavenger hunt. We participated and hid prizes and Maisie found a couple too. From what I understand, that part is year-round. Check out the the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Scavenger hunt Facebook page for all of the details!
A water ferry will take you directly to The Magic Kingdom
Staying at the Campsites means you get granted early entrance to the Disney Parks like the other traditional Disney parks. I highly recommend taking advantage of this perk. My husband had a conference to attend and took the truck, so Maisie and I jumped on the water ferry to Magic Kingdom first thing in the morning. I’m pretty sure we made it on the second departure and when were arrived the “early entry” line was so long! However, the lines moved quickly when the doors officially opened and we were able to jump on several rides before any lines formed.
Airstream Owners – You might receive a flamingo!
If you are an Airstreamer… this will interest you. You may or may not know that Flamingos are the classic Airstream mascot (ignore any articles you’ve read about hidden meanings, Airstream even gives out flamingo sticker). Part of our decorations included black and orange flamingos!
We “Airstream flamingo’d” other Airstreams (it’s a thing like Jeep ducks) and hid them as part of the scavenger hunt (it ends up that everyone loves flamingos regardless of camper type). Another Airstream family “flamingo’d” us, too.
It’s not too early to start planning your trip to experience Halloween at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. And start collecting decorations, too!