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Nicole786
10-17-2012, 10:30 AM
I searched the web and can't find much information about the christmas stuff happening at Ft. Wilderness! We aren't staying there, but after watching an old Samantha Brown christmas special, we really want to explore this amazing place!

I would love to do a sleigh ride, but does anyone know if the sleigh rides tour the loops of the resort where people decorate?

Is it difficult to tour on foot? My grandmother will have an ECV, but I'd also be willing to reserve a golf cart, if they rent them by the hour..

Any extra info would be greatly appreciated (like photos and such) I'm getting so excited as the season approaches!

~Kristina~
10-17-2012, 10:33 AM
All of the loops are decorated, esp loop 100 and that's where the sleigh goes through. :)

RVMH
10-18-2012, 02:28 PM
All loops are decorated and are worth a look. There's a HUGE display on the 1600 loop- on the road so it's easy to see from the bus. The best way might be to rent a cart for a day or two and take the time to drive through each loop.

LeahA
10-18-2012, 06:00 PM
If you are staying in one of the cabins can you bring your own decorations with?

bama_ed
10-18-2012, 06:28 PM
If you are staying in one of the cabins can you bring your own decorations with?

Of course you can.

You can decorate the deck with lights (there is a outside plug between the kitchen and bedroom doors down low so you will need about 15' of extension cord to reach the deck railing).

Or maybe an inside small tree in one of the two windows facing the parking spot in front of each cabin.

Turn on the lights if you go to the parks so when you come back it will be easy to find your cabin in the dark! :thumbsup2

Bama ED

LeahA
10-18-2012, 08:10 PM
I bet it looks so pretty at night there, how wonderful!

retired and happy
10-18-2012, 09:04 PM
Loop 700 is usually a don't-miss showcase, and it's just across the street from the Settlement bus station. Also check out 400 and which ever loop we are in.

SonomaCountyDad
10-18-2012, 10:55 PM
When do people start putting the Christmas decorations out? We'll be there Nov 26 - Dec 2. Will we be able to see anything, or is it a bit too early?

2goofycampers
10-19-2012, 06:34 AM
Definitely be some in November.

monica9
10-19-2012, 07:54 AM
Does anyone have pics?

wdwrroad
10-19-2012, 11:40 AM
There is a video on you tube. I think it's by Orlando Attractions magazine. It shows the decorations very well.

luckycharm19335
10-19-2012, 04:13 PM
I check in on November 18th and promptly decorate for Thanksgiving.
Then on Thanksgiving night after a wonderful dinner at Artist Point, when everyone else turns in, I take it all down and decorate for Christmas. That will stay up until my December 2nd checkout.

SonomaCountyDad
10-21-2012, 09:03 PM
We're getting a golf cart, so we'll be able to drive around and see what everyone has. I thought about bringing some to decorate the cabin, but it takes up too much valuable space in our suitcases. Maybe I can find a store nearby that sells something. If I do buy anything, I'll make sure to post before we check out, since I would want to give it away to another DIS member.

luckycharm19335
10-21-2012, 09:14 PM
We're getting a golf cart, so we'll be able to drive around and see what everyone has. I thought about bringing some to decorate the cabin, but it takes up too much valuable space in our suitcases. Maybe I can find a store nearby that sells something. If I do buy anything, I'll make sure to post before we check out, since I would want to give it away to another DIS member.
You could always ship your goodies home.

islandtimect
10-24-2012, 02:01 PM
I hope some campers will have decorations up before Thanksgiving. We walked thru some of the loops 2 years ago on a very cold and blustery night, Dec 26, but i think Disney made you take decorations down because the wind was so strong.

sharadoc
10-24-2012, 08:18 PM
Click on this, then go full screen.

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t360/sharadoc/th_ChristmasFort.jpg (http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t360/sharadoc/?action=view&current=ChristmasFort.mp4)

veraletta
10-25-2012, 01:47 AM
Thanks Sharadoc for sharing..

retired and happy
10-25-2012, 07:41 AM
It was very cold two years ago at the Fort, but last year it was mild most of the time. I don't recall Disney ever telling people to de-decorate due to weather. Maybe it was just a time when a lot of folks got ready to go home.

PJ
10-26-2012, 03:56 PM
When do people start putting the Christmas decorations out? We'll be there Nov 26 - Dec 2. Will we be able to see anything, or is it a bit too early?

We were on the 800 loop during those dates last year (and will be at the Fort the same dates this year!), and at least half the sites on our loop had a LOT of decorations. Unfortunately as full-time RV-ers, lots of decorations didn't make the short list of what fits in the motor home, but we sure enjoyed everyone else's efforts!:)

sheepers
10-27-2012, 10:19 PM
We'll be camping the week of Christmas 2012. We bought out anything and everything Disney Christmas light-ish after Christmas last year since we knew we'd be at Fort Wilderness this year. It's great to decorate your campsite or cabin for the holidays. It helps feel more like home, just Disney style. :yay:

I'm new to disboards so I'm not totally sure of how to post pics yet, but I'll try to post some pictures from our 2009 stay at the campgrounds during Christmas. :santa:

sheepers
10-27-2012, 10:33 PM
I tried to post a pic of a wreath that I made to hang outside our camper, but apparently I haven't posted enough to be allowed to post pics. :sad2:

I'll try to post the pic later.

I just used 1 larger wreath and 2 smaller wreaths and wired them together to form Mickey. The small Mickey ornaments were made from painted wooden circles from the craft store. I glued them together to make Mickey shapes and wrote each family member name on a Mickey.

2goofycampers
10-28-2012, 07:26 AM
I tried to post a pic of a wreath that I made to hang outside our camper, but apparently I haven't posted enough to be allowed to post pics. :sad2:

I'll try to post the pic later.

I just used 1 larger wreath and 2 smaller wreaths and wired them together to form Mickey. The small Mickey ornaments were made from painted wooden circles from the craft store. I glued them together to make Mickey shapes and wrote each family member name on a Mickey.

Welcome, can't wait to see your pics. Keep posting, you'll get there soon.

bama_ed
10-28-2012, 12:37 PM
I tried to post a pic of a wreath that I made to hang outside our camper, but apparently I haven't posted enough to be allowed to post pics. :sad2:

I'll try to post the pic later.

I just used 1 larger wreath and 2 smaller wreaths and wired them together to form Mickey. The small Mickey ornaments were made from painted wooden circles from the craft store. I glued them together to make Mickey shapes and wrote each family member name on a Mickey.

You only have to get to 10 posts I think. I'd like to see your photos.

Bama ED

sheepers
10-28-2012, 01:12 PM
You only have to get to 10 posts I think. I'd like to see your photos.

Bama ED

I realized last night that I never posted the pics to facebook. Last night I loaded them all and posted a link on the cruise facebook group. Not sure if everyone will be able to view the entire album because of security settings. At least you can see the one of my husband and I eating at Palo.

If you haven't eaten at Palo or Remy, I highly recommend both restaurants. Fantastic food and service. Remy is some of the finest dinning around. Palo was also great food and a breathtaking ocean view while you eat.

sheepers
10-28-2012, 01:17 PM
I realized last night that I never posted the pics to facebook. Last night I loaded them all and posted a link on the cruise facebook group. Not sure if everyone will be able to view the entire album because of security settings. At least you can see the one of my husband and I eating at Palo.

If you haven't eaten at Palo or Remy, I highly recommend both restaurants. Fantastic food and service. Remy is some of the finest dinning around. Palo was also great food and a breathtaking ocean view while you eat.

Sorry just posted that on the wrong thread and can't figure out how to delete from the mobile app. My apologies.