Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 2, 2009
    Melanie from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Considering stay at FW Cabins on next visit to DW, but concerned about transportation. 1, planned transport to resort via the Disney MET, yet not sure it will get us to cabin or if we must walk. 2, transport to parks appears tedious. Advice appreciated!

    Hi Melanie,

    I am still somewhat new to the Fort Wilderness family as we just stayed there in February for the first time. We enjoyed it so much however, that we returned to Disney World in April so we could stay at the cabins again. We loved the entire experience. The cabins were homey and nicely done, with plenty of room for our family of five. 

    There are so many great amenities to enjoy like fishing in the newly remodeled pool area, fishing, horseback riding, and campfire/movie night with Chip and Dale. I too was concerned about traveling throughout the campgrounds as we did not have a car. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and the minimal wait times we experienced.

    Fort Wilderness guests are able to use Magical Express from the Orlando airport to the resort front desk. Once we arrived and checked in, the Cast Members were nice enough to transport us and our bags to our cabin. During our stay at the resort, we used the internal Disney bus that makes numerous stops at locations near each cabin trail. These buses run from to the front of the resort, where you can transfer to a theme park bus, to the rear of the resort, where you can grab a boat to Magic Kingdom, visit Mickey's Backyard BBQ, Trail's End restaraunt, wagon rides or more, or to the middle of the resort  to the swimming pool, general store and Campfire area. The bus are easily marked by color to tell you the route they are running and they run quite often. We rarely waited more then a few minutes for an internal bus.

    If you  are planning on spending a good deal of time at the campgrounds, you may want to consider renting a golf cart that can be used within Fort Wilderness grounds. The carts rent for approximately $54 a day and can be parked outside your cabin or campsite and driven to any of the guest areas at the campground.

    We can't wait to get back there again and hope you love it as much as we did! Enjoy!!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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