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  • On Aug 2, 2022
    Jonathan from RI 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, prior to the pandemic you could take a boat between the Wilderness lodge, Contemporary, and Fort Wilderness. Is there any timeframe for the return of that service? If not what’s the easiest way to resort hop on Bay Lake?

    Hiya, Jonathan. Welcome to planDisney

    Jonathan, I love spending time at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels that are nestled around Bay Lake. I enjoy staying at them, dining at them, relaxing at them - you name it and I am pretty much there. 

    Right now, the boat connecting the resorts hasn't returned to us and I don't have any details on when it might. However, sometimes there is a bus that runs between Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney's Wilderness Lodge. If you are staying at either of those resorts, you can inquire about if and when at the front desk. My favorite way to get around from resort to resort over there is to take the boat to Magic Kingdom Park. From there, you can hop on the monorail and hit up Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Then, when you circle back to Magic Kingdom Park you can hop on the boat to the other resort that you haven't visited yet. After your tour is complete, you can use a rideshare service to get back to your starting point. Rideshares in that area are pretty inexpensive because all of those resorts are so close together. Rideshares are able to pick you up right in front of the resort lobby and drop you off in the same spot once at your destination. 

    On my last Walt Disney World visit a few weeks ago, my husband and I enjoyed a monorail lounge crawl for dinner one evening. We sat at different lounges found at the resort hotels and had a snack and a sip at each spot. We enjoyed pot stickers at Tambu Lounge at Disney's Polynesian Village, crab-baked macaroni and cheese at the Enchanted Rose at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and then we finished the night with short rib wontons and fireworks at Disney's Contemporary Resort. It was a magical and delicious evening! 

    I hope this helps you plan out your itinerary a little bit better, Jonathan. If you have any other questions about this, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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