Any trip to the happiest place on earth will be a magical experience. However, an RV trip to Disney World will be a memory you won’t forget soon! We want to help you plan it. Let’s get started!
Why Should You Plan an RV Trip to Disney World?
Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida, can be a place where dreams come true. You’ll feel like you’re living in a world filled with some of the movies you grew up watching. You may even brush elbows with Mickey Mouse and all of his pals on Main Street.
While many come to Disney World for the parks, the campground is likely unlike any you’ve experienced.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is home to 700+ RVing sites. They’re primarily full hook-up sites with privacy-enhancing landscapes separating individual pads. These sites allow for tent camping or up to 45-foot RVs. No matter your camping style, you’ll find an enchanting spot to camp.
But the incredible campsites and proximity to the Disney World parks are not all that make this park fantastic. They go out of their way to ensure you leave with magical memories. Whether you’re enjoying an old-fashioned wagon ride, testing your aim at the archery range, or singing songs by the fire with Chip ‘N’ Dale, you’ll fall in love with this campground.
How Much Should You Budget for Your Trip to Disney World?
Disney World has invested tremendous energy into offering opportunities for both value and luxury experiences. It’s no secret that Disney World isn’t cheap, no matter how you plan to visit. It’s one of several amusement parks located in Orlando, which is known as one of the tourist capitals of the world. Expect to pay more for everything while visiting this city.
For starters, you’ll need a ticket to hang out with Mickey and his friends, and they’re not cheap. Disney discounts your ticket the longer you stay, but a single-day admission can cost anywhere from $109-$159 for ages 10+ and $104-$154 for ages 3-9.
According to the 2021 base ticket prices, the best bang for your buck is purchasing multi-day passes. Depending on your group size, expect to pay $1000+ or more in tickets alone for a multi-day visit to Disney World.
For most visitors, staying in your RV while visiting Disney World means staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This magical campground can provide the perfect place to rest after a long day at the parks, but it’s not cheap.
Sites for tents or pop-up campers range from $89-$179. If you’d prefer a full hook-up site, you can expect prices ranging from $118-$261 per night. These rates are also before any taxes or fees. Staying multiple nights can quickly add up to several hundred dollars. But some guests would argue the magic and conveniences offered are worth every penny.
You’ll also need to eat while you’re visiting Disney World, and you have a variety of dining options around the park for almost any budget. You’ll be glad you have your kitchen and refrigerator with you as well! You can save a good chunk of change if you don’t eat out every meal.
One secret that many guests don’t know is that you can bring food into the parks. But if you don’t want to carry your food around with you, the campsite is close enough to go there and back within a short time.
We also suggest that you budget some spending money per person while visiting Disney World. Whether it’s for souvenirs or snacks, each person will want a little something to remember the magic later.
When all is said and done, it’s not uncommon for guests to spend $5000+ on a trip to Disney World. Luckily, the park provides various levels of luxury and value to meet the needs of guests.
Can You Rent an RV at Disney World?
Even if you don’t own an RV, you can still stay in one during your Walt Disney World vacation. In fact, you don’t even have to drive to Disney World in an RV to enjoy the RV park. There are many vendors in the area that rent RVs at Fort Wilderness Resort. While it may or may not be cheaper than a hotel room, there are some perks.
These vendors realize that not everyone owns a truck to tow an RV. They also understand that not everyone has the technical knowledge to set up an RV properly. So, they’ll do it for you! They’ll handle the delivery and setup so that it’s ready to go when you arrive at your campsite.
Prices vary from vendor to vendor based on length of stay and the selected RV, but you can quickly expect $150-$300+ per night to rent an RV, excluding your campsite fees at Fort Wilderness Resort.
Tips for Planning Your RV Trip to Disney World.
We want you to get the biggest bang for your buck. Here are a few of our favorite tips for planning your RV trip to Disney World.
Book Your Site Early
Like the hotels around Disney World, these sites regularly fill up. There are plenty of people in line ready to fork over their money for these coveted sites.
You should book your spot as early as possible to get your desired dates. You can make your reservations online or call the booking system at (407) 939-5277.
Plan Your Meals
The best way to spend more money than you intended is to go without a plan. Not having a plan for meals will leave you either hungry, waiting in lines, or with sticker shock when you sit down at a Disney restaurant.
Staying in an RV while at Disney World means you have a kitchen and can prepare and store food. Shopping at local grocery stores outside of Disney property will be cheaper than eating every meal at a restaurant or fast food. You can also prepare nutritious food to fuel your day.
Schedule Your Tickets & Fast Passes
You’ll be waiting in enough lines while at Walt Disney World, so do yourself a favor and purchase your tickets in advance. The less time you spend waiting in line outside the park means more time exploring inside!
Guests staying in any of the Disney resorts can reserve their fast passes 60 days in advance! That’s 30 days earlier than typical pass holders.
Fast passes give you a scheduled time to arrive at your favorite attractions for the shortest wait possible. You’ll still have to stand in line for most attractions, but it’ll be potentially hours less than others in line!
No one likes standing in line, but especially if it means baking in the extreme temperatures Florida is known for in the summers. So take advantage of this special offer through Disney’s resorts!
Whether it’s your first trip to Walt Disney World or your 100th, you can make unforgettable memories each time. We love the idea of RVing while at one of the most iconic locations in the world. What do you think?