Kids with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • On Feb 4, 2023
    Reena from West Midlands Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, could you please tell me if the L&B Gem Mining experience at Wilderness Lodge is available to guests staying at the Polynesian or is it only offered to Wilderness Lodge guests? Thank you

    Hey there, hi there, Reena! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney!

    It sounds as if your planning is off to a practically perfect start! You're staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (one of my very favorite Disney Resort Hotels) and planning to take advantage of the oh-so-fun recreation activities at the Resorts (some of my favorite things to do on a Walt Disney World Resort holiday). Pure pixie dust! I'm more than happy to answer your question and help you have the most magical time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    I spoke with a helpful Cast Member at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, and I think you'll be happy to hear that Guests staying at any Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, including the Polynesian, are more than welcome to join in on the Gem Mining fun! Since parking at the Resort is reserved for Resort Guests, just be sure to take the complimentary Disney transportation from the Polynesian to Magic Kingdom Park (I recommend the monorail) and then from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness (I recommend the lovely boat ride). 

    While no Gem Mining schedule is posted online, the helpful Cast Member advised that once you arrive at Fort Wilderness, head over to the Bike Barn near the Meadow Trading Post between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to inquire about the Gem Mining experience. Happy mining!

    When catching the boat from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness, just be sure to board the boat heading to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and not Disney's Wilderness Lodge! They sound similar and are neighbors, but you'll only find Gem Mining at Fort Wilderness. While you're there, why don't you also check out the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue?! This hilarious and delicious dinner show is one of my favorite experiences at Walt Disney World Resort and is so much fun for the whole family. Dining reservations are highly recommended!

    I hope this was helpful, Reena, and I hope you have a sparkling good time mining for gems on your Walt Disney World Resort holiday! Please stop by any time with any other questions you may have along the way.

    You've got a friend in me,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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