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  • On Jun 22, 2011
    Michele Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be staying at FW cabins. Our 2 adult children will be traveling with us. My son has down syndrome and can not walk far. My daughter is deafblind and walking on different surfaces can be hard. Will the buses be easy to us or recommend golf cart?

    My family (including a daughter with Down syndrome) stayed at the Fort Wilderness cabins a couple of years ago, Michele.  I can tell you that walking distance from the cabins to bus stops varies according to where your particular cabin is located.  Some of the cabins were quite close to the bus stop, while others required a longer walk.  There is paved ground to walk on, so you wouldn't have to worry about your daughter walking on various surfaces.  My concern would be distance.  If I were you, I would be sure to have your special needs noted on your reservation.  At check-in, I would reiterate your needs and request a cabin within close proximity to the bus stop.  All that said, I would also tell you that Fort Wilderness is a sprawling resort and it might be a good idea (especially in your situation) to go ahead and reserve a golf cart.  If you have any desire to explore the resort grounds at all (ie., pony rides, beach, campfire, etc), a golf cart will certainly come in quite handy.  I'm happy to help if you have any further questions!  Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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