Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 1, 2012
    Sarah from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there an easy way to get from the Polynesian to the Campsites at the Fort Wilderness Lodge as we want to go to the Hoop De Doo Review but don't want it to be too difficult to get there and back from our hotel. Walking distance? Boat? Other options?

    Hi Sarah!

    You have a couple of options to reach Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground from the Disney's Polynesian Resort. Neither are difficult and in fact they fun modes of travel!

    Always allow yourself a full hour of travel time from point to point.
    Now, you'll need to take 2 easy steps to get to Fort Wilderness from the Polynesian. The first step is to get to Magic Kingdom. This part, of course, is easy! Simply jump on the monorail and you're there in just two stops, or, take the resort boat launch from the marina.

    Upon arrival at Magic Kingdom, you'll want to board the boat to Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. This boat dock is just to the east of the Polynesian's arrival dock. Once on board, you'll find yourselves arriving at Fort Wilderness in about 15-20 minutes time. Proceed to the Pioneer Hall and let the fun begin!

    Following your evening at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, you'll find boats ready and waiting to transport guests back over to the Magic Kingdom where you can board your Polynesian boat or monorail. Some boats also stop at Disney's Contemporary Resort along the way. If you choose, you may disembark there for a bit of shopping and sight-seeing before jumping on the monorail back to the Polynesian.

    If you happen to find yourselves at one of the Disney Parks or Downtown Disney prior to your showtime at the Hoop-Dee-Doo, you'll simply board a Fort Wilderness bus to get there directly from any of these locations. Keep in mind that Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a separate resort location, so be sure to take the right bus or boat and disembark at the correct stop.

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your great question Sarah!
    Please write me back any time if I may assist you further with your planning.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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