• On Jul 30, 2020
    Melissa from SC 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 am visiting Ft. Wilderness 9/13-9/19. Will I be able to walk to the Wilderness Lodge? If not, may I still take a boat if I want to visit their quick-service food options or are you only allowed to visit another resort with a reservation for table service

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa! It's fantastic to hEAR you're returning to the magic soon!

    Unfortunately, the walking path you referenced is closed due to construction, and boat service between Walt Disney World Resort hotels has been suspended for the foreseeable future. Currently, the only way to get to your destination would be to take the boat launch from Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground to Magic Kingdom Park, and from there, transfer to a watercraft going to Disney's Wilderness Lodge. I'd budget a little extra time in your schedule, but cruising along the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake is not a bad way to spend an afternoon! Plus, by that time you will have worked up an appetite for one of Geyser Point Bar & Grill's Bison Cheeseburgers (this is one of my favorite counter service meals in all of Walt Disney World Resort)!

    Although no reservations are needed to eat at either Geyser Point or Roaring Fork, Disney is trying to maintain an appropriate level of crowd control at their resort hotels. While they are verifying that guests arriving by car have a confirmed table service reservation, they cannot do so for those arriving via boat. I advise using your best judgment if the resort's counter service restaurants seem overly busy, as these locations should be utilized first by those guests staying at that resort. I can also attest that the Fried Chicken at Fort Wilderness Resort's P & J's Southern Takeout is pretty tasty if you end up staying there.  Either way, you'll end up with some yummy comfort food and a full belly (I have a Rumbly in my Tumbly just thinking about it)! Also, don't forget to check the operational status of the Walt Disney World Resort dining locations when you get closer to your trip, as the situation is frequently changing. 

    I hope this helps, Melissa! Mickey and I hope to see ya' real soon!

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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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