Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 28, 2009
    Sherry from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I'm considering a cabin at Fort Wilderness for our vacation. The only problem is we are not driving and will not be renting a vehicle. I noticed that in photos of the cabins there were cars parked outside. Is it necessary to have a car??

    Hi Sherry,

    We just recently returned from a stay at Fort Wilderness Cabins and are headed back there again in less than two weeks. Although some guests bring a car (and there is parking outside your cabin or campsite), we did not have a car last time and will not be renting one this time. I love Disney transportation and we rely on it even on the rare occasions we have a car with us.

    Personally I think it is actually harder to move around the campgrounds with a car than without. There are no parking lots near the Meadow Tradin Post or Settlement area, which are the two main areas on the grounds. These two locations is where you will find the main pool, Chip & Dale's campfire, the restaraunt, lounge, riding stables and more. Cars are not allowed at these locations and you will need to utilize other transportation means to get around.

    The campground runs a number of internal buses that will take you to the activity areas and also to the front of the resort where you can transfer to Disney buses to the parks or Downtown Disney. There are also golf carts available for rent if you would like to move around the campground that way. I also see a number of guests using bikes and scooters that they brought with them. All of these are easy and convenient options for your stay.

    So leave the car behind and save the money. I think you will find it very easy to enjoy the campgrounds and all of Disney property without the rental car. Have a great time!
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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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