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Old 09-04-2016, 10:53 PM   #1
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Secluded campsite at Fort Wilderness

My FH and I will be camping during our March honeymoon at Disney in order to save costs. I think the 1500 loop sounds like the best option. Does anyone know of a nice, wooded site (more rather than less wooded) that might have a bit more privacy than average due to certain honeymoon activities? Is it possible to request certain sites within the loops?
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:23 PM   #2
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I've never camped at Disney..... I would look at a map of the resort and read some reviews (sometimes reviewers leave site specific info). Have a great trip!
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Congrats on your upcoming wedding. As one of the few PPers that is a regular at Ft W I can tell you that while you can request a given loop a specific site while you can ask is not a gaurantee. The sites in the 1500 do have a bit more woods separating between sites so you should be good . Considering it can get cooler at night at that time of year you might want to consider a small oil filled heater to keep things warm in the tent.
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How does one put in a request?
Like at other resorts you will make a choice of what sort of site you want Preferred Premium Full Hook up or partial ( You can find a good description of each on AllEars.net When you make your reservation you can request a loop You can call reservation number and ask or when you do online check in you can make a request I like to ask for one near the stairs
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I've never booked a campsite at FtW so wonder, Mike, if calling and explaining they'll be honeymooners who'd like a more private site would be best.

I mean, pleading the newlywed case might get results I'm thinking.

Think that may be their best chance?
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I've never booked a campsite at FtW so wonder, Mike, if calling and explaining they'll be honeymooners who'd like a more private site would be best.

I mean, pleading the newlywed case might get results I'm thinking.

Think that may be their best chance?
Dot been thinking about this since last night when I first read it, I am making the leap of assuming that as they are tent camping they will be in either 2000 or 1500 loop. All loops have sites on both the outer and inner sides. despite being a huge resort individual sites relatively close to each other. While there is more wood in the 1500 loop and will offer a bit more seclusion it's proximity to the Meadows Complex makes it much higher in demand . Hence , their best odds of being away from fellow campers would be to :
1 Arrive as early they can and at check in request to be away from other campers.
2 After going to their assigned site check it out and assess it for their needs /wishes. If OK set up camp. If not take a tour of the CG see what other sites are available and IF you find one that is EMPTY and seems to fit your needs better you can ask at the Outpost to be moved .
3 If again a big IF you don't mind paying a bit more take a look in the 1800 , 1700. and 1900 loops (Full Hook ups) all have pads that accept tents have a bit more woods and space between sites
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