People are realizing you can camp at Disney – at just $92 a night, it’s the cheapest way to stay near the parks
DISNEY World fanatics have just learned they can move into the House of Mouse property for a fraction of the cost after the amusement park raised prices for the first time in three years.
On Tuesday, Disney World announced price increases at all of its Florida resort locations — pending the animal kingdom — with new prices now ranging between $120 and $180 for most parks.
Now, Disney World hopefuls have found they can camp at the amusement park’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground as a more affordable alternative.
While Fort Wilderness Resort cabins range from $364 to $568 a night, park visitors can bring their own tents or RVs and relax in the location’s 750-acre campsites for as low as $92. the night.
Those purchasing the camping tickets are asked to verify the name on the reservation and show identification, according to Insider.
Campers should then check in with an employee at the Fort Wilderness Reception Outpost – where they will be informed of the various activities available, including a movie under the stars and Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A- Long.
Each campsite is equipped with a parking space, a picnic table, a grill, a garden hose and various power outlets.
Several toilet blocks are spread over the campsites with clean bathrooms and showers.
Campers who don’t own a tent can rent one and beds from Disney for a fee, but only after confirming their reservation.
According to Disney World, the 12-by-9-foot tents are first-come, first-served and come with a fee of $40 per night plus tax and can be reserved through the end of 2022.
Tents can accommodate up to eight people, depending on the park. Cribs can be rented for $5 a night.
The campground offers tons of dining, recreation, and amenities, including a dog park, sleigh rides, archery, pool with lounge chairs, and a hot tub.
Several bus routes through the campgrounds can transport campers to different areas of the resort.
Campers who want to roam around the property on their own can also rent a golf cart for $67 plus tax for the day.
Guests should be aware that the grounds are home to several wildlife, including turkeys and owls.
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The new revelation to Disney World hopefuls comes after the popular resort announced a price hike set for 2023.
EPCOT tickets will now be between $114 and $179, with Hollywood Studios between $124 and $179.
Magic Kingdom will be slightly higher, between $124 and $189, depending on the day’s activity.
Meanwhile, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will remain between $109 and $159.
In general, prices at all levels have increased between $3 and $15 per guest.
Basic multi-day tickets have also increased, with a basic five-day ticket now costing $482.52, $20.96 more than the previous year.
The base 10-day note had the biggest jump, jumping from $28.40 to $582.09.
The price hike follows headlines last month that Disneyland raised park prices, but the prices weren’t initially tied to the East Coast park.
Additionally, starting December 8, Disney is also introducing park-specific pricing on one-day park tickets.
This will make Magic Kingdom the most expensive park to visit on the park’s busiest days.
“Magic Kingdom Park will be priced at or above our other theme parks due to incredible demand as it remains the most visited theme park in the world,” Disney said in a statement.
Annual pass prices alongside Park Hopper and Park Hopper Plus are set to increase for all parks except Animal Kingdom, but the exact amount is unclear.