Plan your next Disney vacation from $53 a night.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 21, 2018
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Opened in 1971, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground may take up an impressive 740 acres, but it's still off the radar for many who travel to Disney's Orlando theme park. No more! Fort Wilderness offers 799 campsites for tents and RVs (there are comfort stations with restrooms, private showers, laundry, and more) and 409 cabins (with vaulted ceilings, TV, furniture, and dining table in every one). It may not be the park's Four Seasons, but it's a budget-friendly pick you'll surely adore — especially if you love outdoor fun and camping.

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Current rates for tent (or a camper van-type vehicle) campsites dip as low as $53, and the air-conditioned Wilderness Cabins, which can host up to six people, start at $334.

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Even though Fort Wilderness is easier on your wallet than most accomodations at the theme park, you can still expect plenty of Disney magic. Nightly, you can sit by the fire and roast marshmallows with Disney characters during "Chip ‘N Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long." (Fun fact: This is open to all WDW guests, not only those staying at Fort Wilderness.) Seasonally, there's also "Mickey's Backyard BBQ," a fun bonanaza compelte with grub, live music, and line dancing.

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