Long Term Campers....Should it be allowed?

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  1. Teamubr

    Teamubr Formerly racing around the country.

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    Completely agree. DS is 21 now and out of school. A few promotions and a job change for DW and we are in a position to travel far more than we did 10 years ago. 10-15 years ago, we stayed at the Fort because it was the cheapest way to do WDW. Now we stay at the Fort, well, because it's The Fort!

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  2. Christine raynor

    Christine raynor Bullydad

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  4. Christine raynor

    Christine raynor Bullydad

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    Being at the Fort for about 70 days this year makes our AP's pretty cheap. 970.00 ÷ 70= not so much. We get some FP's for every 4th or 5th day and spend time walking around parks for exercise and do spur if the minute meals mid day. Afternoons/evenings are for cards and cocktails on the patio. We were only up twice for MK fireworks, mostly hear them while falling asleep. Mornings are for coffee in a rocking chair watching short timers rushing to the boats for RD and thinking I'm glad I have 4 more weeks.
     
  5. Tink-osophy

    Tink-osophy Just chatting

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  6. mco65

    mco65 get busy living, or get busy dying!

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    That would be us racing to RD to squeeze in as much of the parks as we can in the few days we are there. I can't wait for the days when we spend enough time at the Fort where we wont be rushed to squeeze in everything in a weeks time... I been hinting to my wife about doing 2 weeks at the fort with only a week at the parks... every other day... In the 20 some odd years we have been going to WDW, we have never NOT gone to one of the parks every single day (not counting arrival and departure days).. i have mentioned spending a day (mid week) at the resort or fort and she simply looked at me as if i had lost my mind! :scared:
     
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  7. North of Mouse

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    The AP's would be the least of it IMO! Nightly camping rates are what eat you up!
     
  8. Tallis

    Tallis Earning My Ears

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    Our APs are weekday only, so when we stay two weeks, our weekends are just at the Fort. Haven't experienced a bored moment yet!
     
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  9. mco65

    mco65 get busy living, or get busy dying!

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    We have never stayed longer than 7 or 8 days. We usually arrive on Fri/Sat and leave the following Fri/Sat/Sun. I would imagine that 2 weeks would make it much easier to convince my wife of a resort/Fort day... but i don't see 2 weeks off in a row on the horizon for us at least not until we do retire. My job is so demanding that taking a week off puts me way behind. I know a few folks in my department took off 2 weeks in a row this year which was surprising to me.. not that they couldn't but its just so hard to catch up.. :(

    I think i will look into taking 2 weeks in a row next year. I know that our slow time is late spring and summer.. i can always bring my laptop to keep on top of email. What's the Wifi like at the Fort?.. i never bring my laptop so i wouldn't know.. ?
     
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  10. ckfleming

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  11. mickeyfan0805

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    This has been our scenario as well. We have generally taken Fort afternoons, mornings or evenings, but not entire days. With our stays generally at a week or so, and the structure of FP+ where a day out of the parks means three fewer FP+ reservations, we can't seem to get ourselves to skip a day entirely. In the old FP structure, and before we were mostly travelling on AP's, a day or two off for a 7-8 day trip was normal. Now, we generally get into the park most every day. I dream of the 14 day visits but, like you, expect that those are a retirement (or at least post-kids-at-home) reality!
     
  12. Tallis

    Tallis Earning My Ears

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    I read lots of people complain that it's slow, but in my experience, it's been great. We have been able to play PS4 games online on it and stream movies. We live in the boonies and have terrible internet at home, so Disney's wifi is great to me!
     
  13. bigdisneydaddy

    bigdisneydaddy Fan of all things Fort wilderness

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    We were in 2100 during February and the wifi was awful until they dug the cable up behind the bus stop and replaced it. It was much better afterwards. I was told by a CM (working on our cable on our site) that the limiting factor would be that the underground cabling was old.
     
  14. team bradfield

    team bradfield happy campers

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    I agree with tallis, we had no problem in March, DD 1 & 2 always stream, no complaints
     
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