Oasis

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Lately I’ve been getting the Disney itch!  Maybe it’s because we’re getting ready to book our next trip in a couple weeks, or maybe it’s because we just bought the trailer, but whatever the reason – I really want to go!

When we go to Disney we like to stay at the Fort Wilderness Campground.  It’s the perfect mixture of Disney Magic and the calmness of nature.  It’s like a 5 star resort collided with home and we get to hang out in it’s backyard.  After a long day of sensory overload at one of the busy parks, we thoroughly enjoy taking comfort in our own surroundings as we unwind in the cool shade of the mature trees.  Everything is so clean and  peaceful.   There’s a kind of camaraderie among the Fort Wilderness visitors, we grin and wave to each other, all of us with that knowing look – we have a secret, we have found an oasis in the midst of the business called Disney.

There were days during our vacation when we decided to lazily hang out and rejuvenate, instead of heading off  to yet another day at a park.   We would throw on our bathing suits, grab our towels and take off in our little golf cart and make our way to the pool – and what a pool it is!  It has a little something for everyone.

There are actually two pools, a small wading pool for the kids and then the large crisp clear pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The large pool has a super cool water slide that people of all ages enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It also has a fun splash park for the children which provided many fun and exciting ways for water to be splashed into their faces !  The Professor and the Princess spent hours playing in the splash pad until their little fingers and toes wrinkled like raisins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a long day of swimming we would head back to our home away from home and get into snuggly clothes.   We’d order some pizza or roasted chicken and eat it underneath the star speckled sky while watching a Disney movie at the outdoor theater.  One night we even had company as an armadillo wandered over to where we were sitting.

There are many reasons why we enjoy staying at Fort Wilderness but nothing tops the constant smiles plastered to our children’s faces throughout the whole vacation!

 

 

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