We arrived at the camping entrance on Fri after driving for 8 hours. Were denied entry. No explanation or other information provided. We were just waved along like we didn't belong. It was already dark.
First priority was to find a camp site. Pushed up the road to a series of trailheads only to discover that those were closed at 10:00 and no overnight parking allowed. They had cables across the entrance and it appeared those were going to get locked. By this point there were 5 rigs following us. Every one of us in the same situation.
Went to another "campground" that showed up on our gps only to discover that was closed.
Then drove to Wal Mart. It was quickly turning into the offsite camping area. We settled in for the night.
A couple of hours later someone started knocking on our window. It was the Brevard Police. We were not allowed to park overnight and would have to move along. They were nice and professional about it. The officers fully understood our predicament and offered directions to another lot.
Arrived at that location and again settled in. Woke up the next day knowing we'd have to make a decision on whether or not to make a second attempt at camping. Well, that decision became easy after hearing about on site conditions. We bailed.
What a disappointment. This event was clearly mismanaged with zero contingency planning. The volunteer that waved me away without a word "spoke" volumes to that. Needless to say, I won't be attending another expo.
Have requested a full refund via email@example.com
. Separately, will dispute the charge with our credit card company. Will let everyone know how that turns out.