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Camping Tips For Making Disney Affordable

If you love to experience the great outdoors, these camping tips for your next Disney vacation need to be on your radar. Not only are they super simple and easy to implement, but they can help you save some major money as well!camping tipsPlanning a trip to Disney is an exciting time for everyone in the family. And while many people tend to think about ways to book hotels near or at the resort, don't forget about the options for camping at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort as well! With its awesome pricing and amazing location, it can be a great way to stay close to all the park action while being immersed in the Disney "feel" for your entire stay.

Camping Tips For Making Disney Affordable

It's no secret that a trip to Disney can be pricey. With single tickets well over $100 per person, it's becoming a harder option for larger families to afford and enjoy. One aspect that can truly make Disney affordable is to look at all your options before booking anything! Camping instead of staying in a hotel can be an awesome money-saving alternative and also a ton of fun! If you're open to exploring the idea as a way to make memories and save money, it can be an experience that everyone in the family will love and enjoy.camping tips

What should I bring for camping?

This is totally up to you! Everyone has different needs when it comes to being comfortable camping, but a few of the items that are highly recommended would be:

  • Bug Spray
  • Camping Bags
  • Pillows and Blankets
  • Books
  • Flashlights
  • Sunblock
  • Hats
  • Earplugs
  • Eye masks (for those who don't like to wake up bright and early)

And don't forget the coffee! If you're a lover of all things caffeine, head to the store and get some instant coffee that you can just mix up with water. It may not be what you're used to, but when you're spending long days in the Disney parks, you're going to need that energy for sure!camping tips

How do you make camping fun for kids?

It's highly doubtful that this will be an issue when camping at the Disney Fort Wilderness Resort, but if it is, don't fret. Bring along a few games, art supplies, toys, and books and you'll find that when you go camping, the pace just tends to slow down and everyone in the family does a great job at finding their own groove and entertaining themselves a little bit better.

Now that you know a little bit about how to camp, let's dive in on some camping tips for helping to make Disney more affordable!

Simple Disney camping tips to save money

When it comes down to it, camping isn't hard to do! It's a great way to encourage family time, bonding and slowing down the pace of the world.

Bring your own camper or tent instead of staying in a hotel

Did you know that if you bring your own small camper or tent, your nightly fee is only $56 per night, plus tax?! That's a crazy cheap way to stretch your money when vacationing at Disney! People spend hundreds more per night to stay in a hotel room where they aren't even there that long because they're out and about exploring all the theme parks. You can rack up some major nightly savings just by bringing along your own tent!camping tips

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Grocery shop when you get there for your food items

While it's true that Disney allows you to bring in water and snacks, don't forget about all the main meals of the day that you're going to be needing to eat as well. One easy way to not break the bank on eating out at restaurants is to go grocery shopping when you arrive. That way, you can pack up your coolers for your camp spot and have a ton of fresh veggies, fruit and meal items ready for the next several days. You can easily spend $100 on food that can last you many, many meals compared to spending that one only one or two meals at a restaurant.

Split the camping fee with friends

If you read the fine print at Disney's Fort Wilderness, it says that there $56 per night camping fee campsite can accommodate up to 2 tents. Why not look into traveling with family and friends and split down the camping costs even more? Now, instead of paying $56 per night, you're paying less than $30. And trust this, you won't find any cheaper lodging accommodations for Disney than that!camping tipsThese simple camping tips can be a great way to truly save some major money when traveling to Disney. Not only are they easy to do, but they also won't add any extra stress onto your travels. The campground is actually a great place for families to stay and experience everything that Disney has to offer! Pack up your tent and get ready to experience Mother Nature and Disney at the same time!

Do you have any camping tips for making Disney affordable?

PIN these great tips for when you're ready to plan your next Disney vacation.

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For more great tips when travelling to Disney check out our Going to Disney While on a Budget article. 

By on May 9th, 2019

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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11 thoughts on “Camping Tips For Making Disney Affordable”

  1. Disney is definitely expensive. I would love to take my kids there before they grow up. I never thought about camping to save money. I did think about driving from Pennsylvania. ????

  2. OKAY, so many helpful ideas here, we are currently planning a trip to disney and trying to find some areas to save a little money so as to make it a little less expensive, thanks for sharing.

  3. Camping is a great way to save money while staying in Orlando which I had never thought about before. Will definitely keep this in mind when planning my next trip to Disney.

  4. This sounds like a fun idea and a great way to save money. How neat to combine a camping adventure with going to Disneyland.


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