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sjedelen67
12-26-2008, 07:55 PM
Was wondering how much golf carts rent for at Fort Wilderness. We are going down in march. Thanks.

2goofycampers
12-26-2008, 08:07 PM
They are either $52 or $54 per day plus tax.





Found this post....... Our 7 night rental will be $402.57 including the tax for 1 cart

4mickey2
12-26-2008, 08:46 PM
i have heard you can find them cheaper off site...

Mary2e
12-26-2008, 08:47 PM
I just called and rented a cart for a week (7 nights) in March and the cost came to $402.57 including the tax.

I was told they are no longer offering the 10% discount if you are renting for a week.

djblu883
12-27-2008, 08:19 AM
we paid 460 and change for 8 days

tim5055
12-27-2008, 12:11 PM
i have heard you can find them cheaper off site...
The "break even" point for offsite rental is somewhere between 10-14 days. Anything shorter than that then onsite is less expensive.

FlaFortCampster
12-27-2008, 02:08 PM
Hey, we rented a cart last week for 2 days and the bill with tax was $115 and change, a real luxury for us, but enjoyed looping.
Good carting to you. :banana:

BradyBz12
12-28-2008, 10:36 AM
The "break even" point for offsite rental is somewhere between 10-14 days. Anything shorter than that then onsite is less expensive.

Yup - I'd say about 10 days with the most recent Disney price increases. The company we rented off-site from earlier this month charged us $500 incl. a windshield (extra $30) and delivery. That was the rate for an entire MONTH ( we were there for almost 3 weeks).

They were great to work with - only downside I could see for some folks is that they deliver/pickup Mon-Fri. I think they will deliver on a weekend for an extra charge - but not 100% sure about that.

DRWalum
12-28-2008, 10:43 AM
Was wondering .... do people "bend" the rules a little & let there pets ride along? Or is Disney quite strict on this ?? :confused3 :confused3

Mary2e
12-28-2008, 10:43 AM
We have already decided to cancel our cart reservation. We really only use it when going to the MK and to drive around after dinner. We use our car when going to other parks or resorts.

We'll use the internal buses if necessary or we'll look for inexpensive bikes to buy and then just leave behind. It has to be cheaper than renting a cart for a week.

I don't mind paying for a rental - but over $400 is just plain 'ole ridiculous.

BradyBz12
12-28-2008, 10:54 AM
Was wondering .... do people "bend" the rules a little & let there pets ride along? Or is Disney quite strict on this ?? :confused3 :confused3

Actually since the dog park opened Disney does now allow leashed pets on golf carts. You're just not allowed to have them in the pool/trading posts/marina areas - and there are signs that say "no pets past this point".

Our dog LOVED riding to the dog park each morning in the cart.

2goofycampers
12-28-2008, 02:30 PM
Was wondering .... do people "bend" the rules a little & let there pets ride along? Or is Disney quite strict on this ?? :confused3 :confused3

We have our own golf cart and yes the pups ride with us always on a leash. We like to loop the 1600 thru 1900 pet loop areas, and check out all the pet walk areas.

Mary2e
12-28-2008, 09:21 PM
I just heard back from one of the rental companies - $315 + tax for a week including delivery.

They do not deliver on weekends, so they're not an option for us.

69RoadRunner
12-29-2008, 06:22 AM
Wouldn't it be cheaper to rent a Kia?

2goofycampers
12-29-2008, 09:11 AM
Wouldn't it be cheaper to rent a Kia?

Yes, but you can't drive it around the Fort and there isn't car parking but there is GC parking.

69RoadRunner
12-29-2008, 12:04 PM
Yes, but you can't drive it around the Fort and there isn't car parking but there is GC parking.

I figured as much, but it does point out how expensive it is to rent a golf cart when you can rent an enclosed golf cart, er, Kia for less.:scared1:

Teresa Pitman
12-29-2008, 01:13 PM
We spent 10 days at the Fort in early December and although the golf cart was pricey we felt it was worth it. My three grandchildren were 6, 3 and 18 months, and at that age negotiating the FW buses can be kind of stressful. From MK especially, it's quite a hike with three tired little ones from the boat dock to the bus, and then you have to walk half way around the loop back to the cabin. The cart just made it so much easier to get around with them.

We also had a lot of fun checking out all the Christmas decorations.

Teresa

2goofycampers
12-29-2008, 02:25 PM
I figured as much, but it does point out how expensive it is to rent a golf cart when you can rent an enclosed golf cart, er, Kia for less.:scared1:

When you consider how much 4 bike rentals are at the Fort, makes the GC rental look cheap. :scared1:

BRDof3
12-29-2008, 02:27 PM
Hi Denise!

2goofycampers
12-29-2008, 02:30 PM
Hi Denise!

Do I know you? :rotfl2:

69RoadRunner
12-29-2008, 03:12 PM
When you consider how much 4 bike rentals are at the Fort, makes the GC rental look cheap. :scared1:

I could take bikes with me in May, but I'll have 2 members of my party (possibly 3) who wouldn't be able to ride around.

Because I'll have young kids and a mother-in-law with health issues, I might need to rent a cart.

jimlin
12-30-2008, 05:30 AM
On our previous trip to the fort we did enjoy the carts but we won't be using them next time. Feel like they are just too expensive and we need the exercise. With the bus and our van we will have all the transportation we need and don't need to pay over $400 for looping and looking at other sites.

Jim

Mary2e
12-30-2008, 12:33 PM
I got another quote back, and this one is $585 for a week, delivered including the taxes. This is for a Saturday delivery from golf cart enterprises.

That's an even more ridiculous sum of money.

I suspect there won't be nearly as many golf carts at the cabins as we saw in the past.

I know we won't have one.

BradyBz12
12-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Not sure how much the weekend delivery added to the cost from GCE, but it seems that at this point it only gets cheaper to rent off-site after about 10 days. :sad2: