Nadia and I started putting up the tent, but we noticed a lot of fire ants on the ground. Now, of course in my anxious mind is running wild with images of red ants covering us when we wake up in the morning. (That did not happen J). Of course, I did not think to bring ant spray. So I used my mosquito spray and sprayed our tent and all around the ground where our tent was. Not one bite J also, the tent stakes seemed to stay in the ground, but it also was not windy yet or rainy. It was just HOT. After we were done getting set up, Nadia and I found the comfort station (restrooms and showers). Very clean and nice. We then found the bus stop and were figuring out the bus transportation system. Inside the campground there are three different buses that are coded by yellow, orange and purple. Each one takes you to different settlement posts in the campground. If you are not sure which one to take, just ask the bus driver before you board and they will explain. We wanted to get on the bus that would take us to the main bus stop to all the attractions. We were headed to Downtown Disney to walk around have lunch. As we were waiting for the bus to arrive, I was reading the bulletin board and to my horror, I read a letter dated August 2012 about black bears in the area. WHATTTT????? I did not bring my bear spray, I did not bring unscented soap or shampoo and I am sleeping in a tent! Great, heart is pounding now. What the letter was basically saying was to pick up your trash and be bear aware. If you spot a black bear to call security. The good news, no black bear sightings on our trip and everything was fine.
|Florida Black Bear Notice|
We really enjoyed ourselves at the campground, but Nadia and I agreed not to do the tent again at Fort Wilderness. The reason being, that when we go to the parks, we are going non-stop from like 9 in the morning to closing time. We are exhausted, and would much rather get a shower in a hotel room then having to walk to the tent then carry our belongings down to the comfort station. Also, it is noisy. Which I can definitely understand why. Everyone is excited to be at Disney World, but for Nadia and I, the cabin works better for us.