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dwolstenholme
12-20-2008, 01:06 PM
We've stayed at the campground before but never in one of the cabins. What are the best loops to stay in?
Thanks!

Born 2 Fish
12-20-2008, 01:23 PM
Check out this map and see what loop works for you, they are basically all the same.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/fortwilderness.htm

dwolstenholme
12-20-2008, 01:40 PM
Thanks! I've seen this map and it seems to me that the 2100, 2200, and 2300 are the most secluded of the loops. I was wondering if anyone else on the board has stayed in any of these loops and if they thought they were the best loops to stay in also.
Thanks!
Derek

tiggger1
12-21-2008, 06:53 AM
we stayed in 2300. it was very quiet but still close to the bus...

dwolstenholme
12-21-2008, 08:07 AM
Thanks Tigger1! Was it swampy around the cabins and were they in good condition??
Thanks!

Skyw
12-21-2008, 10:08 AM
We stayed on the 2600 loop all three times. It is near the pool and the bus stops. Honestly, I think it is more important to be at the start of the loop near the bus stops then what specific cabin loop. We have always had a golf cart and never really cared where we stayed. It has always been very very quiet too.

dwolstenholme
12-21-2008, 12:28 PM
Thanks Skyw!

jkthorstad
12-22-2008, 01:11 PM
We stayed in the front of the 2100 loop and loved it. Close to bus stop, but also right in the middle of the fort. We rode our bikes both ways (outpost and settlement) and it was close both ways. 2100 is not swampy at all.

Paradise East
12-22-2008, 07:38 PM
While we are talking about which loop to request would anyone know if any of the cabins in loops 2100, 2300 and 2500 actually backs up to the canal that shows on the map?

We are coming to the Fort in March and, if practical, I would like to request a cabin on one of those loops to try some fishing.

Is there a map available that shows the actual cabin address number?

Dave

Shan-man
12-22-2008, 08:18 PM
There is no map of site numbers, only loop numbers. From a look at Google Earth, it appears that 2100, 2300, and 2500 each have cabins that back up to the canal. Unless someone can provide you some intel about site numbers, your best bet might be to fax a site request stating that you want a canal view.

2goofycampers
12-22-2008, 08:49 PM
While we are talking about which loop to request would anyone know if any of the cabins in loops 2100, 2300 and 2500 actually backs up to the canal that shows on the map?

We are coming to the Fort in March and, if practical, I would like to request a cabin on one of those loops to try some fishing.

Is there a map available that shows the actual cabin address number?

Dave
This may help to figure out what site #'s are near the canals.

2100 loop - 44 cabins; 2200 loop - 44 cabins; 2300 loop - 30 cabins; 2400 loop - 49 cabins; 2500 loop - 33 cabins; 2600 loop - 65 cabins; 2700 loop - 72 cabins; 2800 loop - 70 cabins.

Shan-man
12-23-2008, 06:13 AM
My observations regarding site numbers is that the numbers increase as you travel through the loop, which are all one-way (though not predictably clockwise or counter). The cabin loops all appear to be clockwise. They are assigned in order of drive entry, that is, the next drive gets the next number regardless of which side of the road it is on, so even and odd numbers can occur on the same side of the road. Unfortunately, there is not enough resolution in Google Earth to determine exactly what the ordering of sites might be, so a request for a canal view might still be your best bet.

As I think about it, the only clockwise loops seem to be the cabins and 700... are there others?

Paradise East
12-23-2008, 06:25 AM
Thanks to 2goofycampers and Shan-man.
I like the idea of requesting a canal-view cabin and if I can figure out likely cabin numbers I may add them also.

I can see it now, sitting out on the deck with a cold bottle of Strongbow Cider and watching the Sun set over the broad expanse of the canal (like maybe 50') :rotfl2:

Dave

dwolstenholme
12-23-2008, 08:30 AM
Fishing in the canals is a great idea! I'll have to remember to bring a few poles when we come. Thanks for the idea! This is such a great board!:thumbsup2

JeffM624
12-24-2008, 08:32 PM
We stayed in the 2600 loop 2 times. :)

cquick
12-26-2008, 10:32 AM
Thanks! I've seen this map and it seems to me that the 2100, 2200, and 2300 are the most secluded of the loops. I was wondering if anyone else on the board has stayed in any of these loops and if they thought they were the best loops to stay in also.
Thanks!
Derek

We just got back from 4 nights there, in one of the accessible cabins. Our number was 2822 in Willow Way Loop. We thought it was great, very secluded, there were deer in the back yard every morning. Not too long of a walk to the bus stop on Peacock Pass, and I walked up to the Marina too, good sidewalks for biking, wheelchairs, etc. We also rented a golf cart, but our wheelchair wouldn't fit on the back. But it was fun to tootle around in! http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/11080804/December2008045.jpg

Paradise East
12-26-2008, 02:14 PM
Are there facilities to recharge the batteries in the golf carts at the cabin sites ? :confused3

Dave

2goofycampers
12-26-2008, 03:53 PM
Are there facilities to recharge the batteries in the golf carts at the cabin sites ? :confused3

Dave

Yes, the cabins have outdoor electric plugs.

Paradise East
12-26-2008, 05:49 PM
Thanks Denise, appreciate the reply.

Dave

tiggeriffic44
12-27-2008, 11:07 AM
If view is not a concern, I would recommend a loop as far north as possible. Also, if you don't have a cart, avoid the middle of loops as they present the longest walk to the bus stop.

We were in 2832 in December, the exact opposite of what I recommend. It was still a good time. So the worst case isn't that bad.

dwolstenholme
12-31-2008, 08:29 AM
Thanks for all of the input!

Dallas_Lady
01-02-2009, 01:22 PM
Here is what I have been doing to "scope out" the cabins. Go to http://maps.live.com/ and search for 4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista Florida. Zoom in on the part of Fort Wilderness you want to see and then click on "Birds Eye View." It's really cool!

dvcscott6
01-02-2009, 09:46 PM
We are leaving tomorrow after staying 6 days in cabin 2135. It was in the middle of everything and had a comfort station right behind us. this was convenient to use the washer and dryer. Meadow outpost was a short walk and bus stop was very close. We had a golf cart which was really nice after coming back from MK at 2AM New Years Eve. But the cart was a convenience. We drove to the other parks. Cart was nice to go around and look at Christmas lights. Loop 2100 is not swampy.

Born 2 Fish
01-03-2009, 05:23 AM
We are leaving tomorrow after staying 6 days in cabin 2135. It was in the middle of everything and had a comfort station right behind us. this was convenient to use the washer and dryer. Meadow outpost was a short walk and bus stop was very close. We had a golf cart which was really nice after coming back from MK at 2AM New Years Eve. But the cart was a convenience. We drove to the other parks. Cart was nice to go around and look at Christmas lights. Loop 2100 is not swampy.


And we'll be looking forward to your trip report and pictures.:thumbsup2
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Shan-man
01-03-2009, 07:57 AM
Here is what I have been doing to "scope out" the cabins. Go to http://maps.live.com/ and search for 4510 N. Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista Florida. Zoom in on the part of Fort Wilderness you want to see and then click on "Birds Eye View." It's really cool!

Thanks for sharing this! I have used this site before and thought it used the same imagery as Google Earth (which I LOVE :love: ) but the aerials of FW are much sharper here! I could never get "Bird's Eye" to work though. Also, it shows the traffic direction which GE does not... confirming my suspicion the Cinnamon Fern Way is the only clockwise non-cabin loop (and that ALL cabin loops are CW). Thanks again!

dwolstenholme
01-09-2009, 09:11 AM
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE ADDITIONAL INFO! Only 18 more weeks to go!

dfchelbay
01-15-2009, 08:51 AM
I would request the 100 loop because it's close to the boat launch, store, restaurant, bus, beach, etc. Deb:thumbsup2

TnTWalter
02-21-2009, 05:56 AM
Hijacking this thread....we're bringing our bikes down and we'll bring locks...can we park them like we would a cart to get on bus go to pool or boat, etc.?

I don't want to spend the money for a cart.

If so I'm guessing loop number doesn't matter but location in loop might be good request...like close to entrance of a loop near pool? Would that be a good request that they might honor?

Thanks.

Trish

Shan-man
02-21-2009, 07:51 AM
I would say that if you're not getting a cart it's all the more important to request a specific loop. But you need to consider what activities you are going to engage in the most. If you're going to be a park commando, the only loop that is within "reasonable" walking distance (good bike ride) to the Outpost Depot is 1700: there is a path from 1700 that shortcuts to Fort Wilderness Trail. If you will be spending a lot of time at the pool, tennis, campfire, or pond fishing, loops 600, 800-1100, 1300-1600 would be the most convenient. If you will be touring the Magic Kingdom alot, visiting other resorts, fishing in the lake, enjoying the beach, dining at Hoop and Trail's End then 100-400 and 700 would be ideal. What does that leave? 500, 1200, 1800-1900, and 2000... what are they, chopped liver?! Not at all! 500 is my favorite all-access loop, a nice combination of convenience to both the marina and the Meadow recreation area. 1200 is close to the pool without being on top of it, and it has easy access to two bus routes. 1800, 1900 and 2000 are all pretty isolated, which means quiet. All this to say, there is no such thing as a bad loop, but there are certainly different benefits to different loops.

2goofycampers
02-21-2009, 08:13 AM
Trish, Are we talking cabin or RV loops?

BibbidyBobbidyBoo
02-21-2009, 11:47 AM
I like the map but how do we know which loops are premium so then we can decide which we'd LIKE to TRY to get?

Shan-man
02-21-2009, 12:06 PM
Currently, loops 400, 500, 600, 800, 1200, 1300 and 1400 are Premium. There is some uncertainty as to which of these are pet loops, though it seems that 400-800 are pet loops (since they have poop bag dispensers) and 1200, 1300 are not (since they don't) but have been used by guests with pets. 1400 was not supposed to be a pet loop, but until work is finished it's anyone's guess. HIH

Shan-man
02-21-2009, 12:13 PM
Trish, Are we talking cabin or RV loops?

Oh, gosh! I feel sheepish! I totally blanked on the thread topic! Sorry :dance3:

eandesmom
02-21-2009, 01:11 PM
I had requested front of the loop in 2200. It was full (president's week) and while they said we could move the following day, that was not appealing at all. 2703 ended up being PERFECT. It was half of my request (front of the loop) and even better, the groceries I'd ordered were already at the cabin waiting for me! Which at midnight was a beautiful thing. Meadows pool was closed for the big upgrade anyway so 2703 was a short walk to the swimmin hole pool, the bus stop or straight to the outpost if we didn't want to wait for the internal bus (which were pretty darn frequent!). We did not rent a cart and were absolutely fine but I completely agree, front of the loop is much better, I would not have wanted to be in the middle late at night walking back.

The only noise we heard was sitting on the deck, the sound of the Richard Petty driving experience. You could hear the cars racing! Which was actually kind of cool. It felt very private and secluded. We loved it!

TnTWalter
02-22-2009, 08:44 PM
Sorry I wasn't completely hijacking the thread...still staying with cabin theme. LOL.

But good to know for future [if we ever get that Class C ;) ].

Trish