Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 2, 2011
    Adrienne from NJ 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.

    I'm considering staying at Fort Wilderness for my 3 year old twin boys' first trip to Disney. I've read that guests rent golf carts to ride to and from different areas within the property. Are guests able to use rental cars to do the same?

    Hi Adrienne!

    Unfortunately the answer is "no".  While there are roads at Fort Wilderness, there's really no place to park besides at your campsite (an RV for example) or at your cabin.  Thus the only way to really get around within Fort Wilderness is to walk, ride a bike, use the internal bus system, or to rent a golf cart.  Of those four methods, I think the golf cart is the most fun!

    By the way, if you are staying in a cabin then I absolutely recommend having a car.  You can drive right up to your cabin and park; that will allow you to easily leave your cabin and drive to one of the theme parks.  Generally speaking, it's much faster to just drive to another park or to another hotel resort for a meal, than to take Disney transportation from within Fort Wilderness to somewhere external.  The only exception might be the Magic Kingdom.  Once you get down to the Settlement area of Fort Wilderness, you can catch a boat to the Magic Kingdom.  It's a very relaxing boat ride and something I always look forward to.

    Enjoy planning your magic vacation and write back if you have any questions!  
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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