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Old 03-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #106
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I just found this thread and am not sure if this is the place to ask...We are staying in the cabins for just 2 nights right after Thanksgiving. We are then moving on to YC after that but really wanted to try out the cabins for a future stay and figured we would try them out even though we will not be there long. So it will be me, DH and 2 daughters (5 and 8). We will probably arrive in the afternoon on a Friday and then hang out at the resort possibly all day on Saturday and then on Sunday we will have to check out to move over to the YC. Should I get a golf cart to make it that much more enjoyable for us? If so, should I just get it for the Saturday and not for the 2 half days? Do they charge the $56 (or whatever it is) for half days too? what do you think?
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:24 PM   #107
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Hi Barefoot Mom! I am so NOT the person to provide any information about Fort Wilderness because I've not (yet) stayed, but I will tell you we are staying for 3 nights in September prior to our DVC stay. I was able to get a good golf cart rate from an offsite company who will pick-up/deliver. While the daily rate is good, the pick-up/delivery fee drives up the cost.
That's all I've got...now I'm on a quest to see if I can get a blender in my cabin?
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A quick question for you veterans out there. At the "Trails to Go" part of the restaurant, is there a place to eat right there, or is it more like grab the food and go back to your cabin. We are staying at Poly, and originally had ADR for Trails End Buffet, but are now just considering picking the chicken dinner for DW and myself and a pizza for DD10, DD8, and DD7.

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Old 05-14-2009, 02:25 PM   #111
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Hi Barefoot Mom! I am so NOT the person to provide any information about Fort Wilderness because I've not (yet) stayed, but I will tell you we are staying for 3 nights in September prior to our DVC stay. I was able to get a good golf cart rate from an offsite company who will pick-up/deliver. While the daily rate is good, the pick-up/delivery fee drives up the cost.
That's all I've got...now I'm on a quest to see if I can get a blender in my cabin?
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We looked into renting an off-site golf cart UNTIL we found out that we had to meet the cart company out front to pick it up. Disney does not let them deliver past resort gates to your cabin. I know because the cart company informed me. Another thing, the battery went out during our second trip...thank God we could exchange on site and very quickly. Lord KNOWS we needed that golf cart working asap with all our ADR's, LOL! The cart at FW was not that much more $$ so the off-site process was not worth the time or hassle IMHO. At Disney, time IS money!!
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:32 AM   #112
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A quick question for you veterans out there. At the "Trails to Go" part of the restaurant, is there a place to eat right there, or is it more like grab the food and go back to your cabin. We are staying at Poly, and originally had ADR for Trails End Buffet, but are now just considering picking the chicken dinner for DW and myself and a pizza for DD10, DD8, and DD7.

Any help greatly appreciated.
There are (used to be?) rocking chairs outside of the main building, and there are beach chairs just down the path on the sand. I cant think of an picnic table type setups in that area, although there are some in the Meadows recreation area if you wanted to head that way for the campfire sing-a-long.

I looooove the to go chicken meal. I used to bring those home when I was too lazy to cook after work
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #113
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Does anyone know currently know which is the best cabin loop to be in for the best "Wilderness scenery" ?

We stayed last year, but I honestly forgot the loop we were in (it was next to the pool/laundry room), but I know that there wasn't a whole lot of seclusion or trees right on top of our cabin, which we really like to give that feeling of really being in the woods.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:19 AM   #114
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dumb question about golf cart rentals

Okay, We will be staying at Fort Wilderness again this year, probably without a car and I was wondering about the golf cart rentals.

If I rent a golf cart and park it in the lot near where the busses leave for the parks, how can I be sure that someone won't take my cart by mistake

Are the carts controlled by a key or switch? Oh, and how easy are they to drive? Is it a learning curve?

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Old 06-23-2009, 01:41 PM   #115
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Okay, We will be staying at Fort Wilderness again this year, probably without a car and I was wondering about the golf cart rentals.

If I rent a golf cart and park it in the lot near where the busses leave for the parks, how can I be sure that someone won't take my cart by mistake

Are the carts controlled by a key or switch? Oh, and how easy are they to drive? Is it a learning curve?

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Each cart is individually numbered and keyed. You park your cart and take the key with you. No one will be able to drive off with your cart.

They are VERY easy to drive; battery powered (quiet), reverse mode is activated by a switch, not much to it. I believe the max speed is like 35-40 mph, someone correct me if I am wrong. It doesn't go at high speeds for sure.
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Okay, We will be staying at Fort Wilderness again this year, probably without a car and I was wondering about the golf cart rentals.

If I rent a golf cart and park it in the lot near where the busses leave for the parks, how can I be sure that someone won't take my cart by mistake

Are the carts controlled by a key or switch? Oh, and how easy are they to drive? Is it a learning curve?

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nearly $60 a day for a golf cart is outrageous if you ask me.. i can rent a car for $12 a day, yet a golf cart costs $60 to drive around a campground?
I know Disney will always charge a premium price for convenience, but thats crazy
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I agree Jake...I'll take the extra time and use the busses, or my own car. Disney already gets too much of my money!!!
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I'm kind of weighing my options right now. We are going down at Christmas time and car rental rates are always through the roof. Add in insurance and it's just ridiculous. I'll still look for a good price line rate as well. Or maybe we'll just hoof it to the bus stop.

Thanks for the responses.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:50 PM   #119
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Hi...we usually stay at the Wilderness Lodge, but I'm curious, since it's so close to the cabins, I've heard that they have a nice play ground. Also I hear that they have a campfire with Chip and Dale with a movie at night...has anyone gone to this? Can they tell me what time the movies start? We might be going back to the Wilderness Lodge next June and I'm looking at what the kids can do when not in the parks..thanks
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nearly $60 a day for a golf cart is outrageous if you ask me.. i can rent a car for $12 a day, yet a golf cart costs $60 to drive around a campground?
I know Disney will always charge a premium price for convenience, but thats crazy
The price is $54 plus tax. A typical Mon 11am pickup-Fri 11am drop-off would be 4 x $54 plus tax. No matter what time of the day after 11am you pick it up, drop-off is at 11am.

Although you may use a rental/personal vehicle to park in front of your cabin or take you to the parks, your vehicle will be of NO use around the campground. There is no parking allowed except at your cabin, trailer, tent or front check-in parking lot. Therefore if you want to enjoy the campground activities and have no golf cart, you are at the mercy of the internal busses shuttling you around. You may also walk/bike but it's quite a distance. The golf cart is mostly about time and convenience (boats, HDDR, campfire, general store, pool, laundry, etc) HOWEVER not totally. We LOVED using our cart for night-time exploring/walks on the beach...saw lots of wildlife at night; armadillo's, deer, racoon.

BTW, we drove our personal vehicle AND rented a golf cart. I guess that make's us double crazy.
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