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AmyB2006 04-19-2013 10:45 AM

Travel between Wilderness Lodge and other resorts on the lake
 
Can you take the resort boat/ferry to any of the other hotels? I know you can go to BLT/Contemporary on the ferry. But curious if you can take it Poly or GF. Anyone know?

goofy4tink 04-19-2013 11:08 AM

You can take a boat to FtW from WL, as well as over to the CR. You have to take the boat to the MK and then transfer to another boat to get to the GF and Polynesian.

ParrotBill 04-19-2013 11:17 AM

During good weather, there will be

- 2 boats on Bay Lake running in opposite circles among Contemporary, Fort Wildneress, and Wilderness Lodge.

- 2 boats on Seven Seas Lagoon running in opposite circles among Magic Kingdom, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian.

Plus as last poster said your boat from WL to MK where you can transfer to the Seven Seas Lagoon boats.

The boats are small, hard to get in/out for mobility impaired, cannot acommodate ECVs, and strollers must be folded. They rock a little if that makes anyone uncomfortable.

We love these boats!

tobikaye 04-19-2013 12:11 PM

You can also take the boat to Contemporary and use the monorail to get to Poly & GF.

AmyB2006 04-20-2013 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by ParrotBill (Post 48151135)
During good weather, there will be

- 2 boats on Bay Lake running in opposite circles among Contemporary, Fort Wildneress, and Wilderness Lodge.

- 2 boats on Seven Seas Lagoon running in opposite circles among Magic Kingdom, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian.

Plus as last poster said your boat from WL to MK where you can transfer to the Seven Seas Lagoon boats.

The boats are small, hard to get in/out for mobility impaired, cannot acommodate ECVs, and strollers must be folded. They rock a little if that makes anyone uncomfortable.

We love these boats!

Someone else told me that you can wait for a larger boat. Do they only run small boats? Because my dad is in an ECV.

outahere 04-20-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AmyB2006 (Post 48159479)
Someone else told me that you can wait for a larger boat. Do they only run small boats? Because my dad is in an ECV.

We've stayed at the Poly and GF and I've never seen them using larger boats for those two resorts. The small boats would be impossible to board using an ECV, because you have to step down after you board. Your best bet would be to take one of the larger boats from WL to MK and then take the monorail.

AmyB2006 04-20-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by outahere (Post 48159524)
We've stayed at the Poly and GF and I've never seen them using larger boats for those two resorts. The small boats would be impossible to board using an ECV, because you have to step down after you board. Your best bet would be to take one of the larger boats from WL to MK and then take the monorail.

That's what I figured too. But they do have larger boats then that go from WL to MK then?

outahere 04-20-2013 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by AmyB2006 (Post 48160762)
That's what I figured too. But they do have larger boats then that go from WL to MK then?

Yes, the boats from WL are the larger boats with the boarding level with the dock. I do recall seeing smaller boats in use there, at busy/peak times, but they were also running the larger boats as well. The Friendship boats that they use at the Epcot resorts to go to Epcot and DHS are also level with the dock.

FortCanadaGirl 04-20-2013 12:40 PM

One word of caution: always double check the times the last boat leaves from wherever you are trying to depart from. We travelled to WL by boat, specifically asked one of the boat crew what time the last boat was for us to get back, were told 9pm but when we tried to board at 9pm they wouldn't let us on. Eventually, WL put us in a taxi back to our resort ;)


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