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Old 06-27-2012, 05:24 AM   #466
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Thanks!

It is great to hear this! I hope we can find some specials between now and next summer. If only it weren't so darned pricey!
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #467
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I hope you can find a good deal too It was a great experience!
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #468
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Very happy to find this thread, but trying to contain myself. We are having a hard time figuring out the budget. Sigh. We stayed at FW several times in our camper when I was a kid. Last year, we went to WDW for the first time and stayed in a pirate room at CB. Very fun -- but we did the whole disney boot camp thing and I traumatized my husband! We did the dining plan, but my kids are such picky eaters, we realized we'd be much better off doing food ourselves. It seems like we could save $ doing this, but the options with kitchens are a lot more expensive! Arrghhh! We have a slight possibility of borrowing someone's camper, but the logistics of getting it from Illinois to Georgia are crazy! Not to mention we have no place to park it between times! It's all making me a little nuts.

One question.... I'm a fan of the Unofficial Guide to WDW. Their advice was absolutely spot on for our last trip. According to their reader surveys, FW cabins have dropped down on the list -- makes it sound like they are slightly less well-kept over the past few years. They did acknowledge that the economy does affect how people perceive value for money spent. Just wondered if anyone had any input on that.

Also -- how is the refurbished pool? Nice? More fun than a run of the mill pool at a Holiday Inn?

I want to go SO BAD!
We were there last year and LOVED it! There is soooooo much to do. We did rent a golf cart which was super helpful. Everyone says it's not necessary to have one, but it sure was convenient. We didn't think the cabin was in need of a refurb at all...perfect for families. I'm really wanting to go back myself for an extended weekend. The pool with the waterslide was nice....kids had a blast. When we were there, the other pool was under construction (I think)...is this the pool you're referring to? In my signature is a link to my FW/CR Trip Report....the first few installments are about FW. We give it a huge

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We just got back from the Fort. It was our first time there. We're a family of 5 that has only stayed deluxe before. I was a little worried about staying in a Cabin but thought it would be a nice change of pace. We LOVED it!!! The Cabin was great. There was so much space. And having 2 separate sleeping areas worked out really well for us (my youngest tends to talk himself to sleep which makes the older 2 crazy). We didn't have any maintenance problems. We're even considering changing our BC reservation to a Cabin again.... (And we LOVE BC, too!)
We spent tons of time in the pool. I didn't use the slide but my kids liked it. The pool was a little crowded but it was still fun. One warning: There are NO towels or Life Jackets at the pool. There was a gated water splash area (think playground with water) that my kids also enjoyed.
In the interest of full disclosure we did have both a golf cart and a rental car.

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #470
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Questions about Ft. Wilderness

Couple of questions for you Disney Vets. We are staying at FW 11/29-12/9 and am wondering if you are able to see Wishes from the boat doc? Do they pipe in the music? Also, I know getting to MK is a no-brainer with the boat but am wondering if taking our car would be faster to the other parks? We will have a double stroller (along with children).

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #471
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Couple of questions for you Disney Vets. We are staying at FW 11/29-12/9 and am wondering if you are able to see Wishes from the boat doc? Do they pipe in the music? Also, I know getting to MK is a no-brainer with the boat but am wondering if taking our car would be faster to the other parks? We will have a double stroller (along with children).
You can see Wishes from the beach and dock every night and they do pipe in the music loud and clear. The Electrical Water Pageant goes by at 9:45 every night, so it may be before or after Wishes, depending on the teime of year.

Yes, we always take our car to all the other parks. Parking and catching a tram is usually quicker than taking the bus. If we don't stay at the Fort, we even drive to MK. It's still quicker to us, it's what we prefer.

If you're not in a hurry, you can also take the smaller boat to Contemporary, but it will be a little more cumbersome with the double stroller. You can transfer to the Epcot monorail line from the resort monorail line. Otherwise, the stroller may make the buses all too much of a pain.
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Do the *wagon* rides also take you down the camp loops to see the campsite decorations (campers, not WDW decs)?? Trying to decide between a sleigh ride, a wagon ride, and renting a cart for an hour or so....
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We will be staying in a cabin this month. I was wondering if theres a comfort station close by. We are 2 girls in their 20s and my husband and myself, I'm thinking of using those showers so everyone can get ready quicker. Also, do the comfort station showers have blowdryers?
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We will be staying in a cabin this month. I was wondering if theres a comfort station close by. We are 2 girls in their 20s and my husband and myself, I'm thinking of using those showers so everyone can get ready quicker. Also, do the comfort station showers have blowdryers?
Was wondering the same thing? It would be nice to have an option of an extra shower.
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We stay in the cabins & yes there are very nice comfort stations nearby for that extra bathroom.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #477
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hi, will my in-laws be able to take their scooters on the boat to the magic kingdom
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #478
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We were there last year and LOVED it! There is soooooo much to do. We did rent a golf cart which was super helpful. Everyone says it's not necessary to have one, but it sure was convenient. We didn't think the cabin was in need of a refurb at all...perfect for families. I'm really wanting to go back myself for an extended weekend. The pool with the waterslide was nice....kids had a blast. When we were there, the other pool was under construction (I think)...is this the pool you're referring to? In my signature is a link to my FW/CR Trip Report....the first few installments are about FW. We give it a huge

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Looking forward to reading your TR. We have yet to cruise (DH is afraid he'll get seasick ), but we love AKL CL...and FW, of course!
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Looking forward to reading your TR. We have yet to cruise (DH is afraid he'll get seasick ), but we love AKL CL...and FW, of course!
Hey there!!! Good to 'see' you. I totally get how your hubby feels. Thank goodness it never happened on the Dream. I wore the patch, but ended up taking it off because it made me sleepy.

I was just reading through the beginning of the FW thread....makes me want to go back!!! NOW! Like at Halloween or Christmas when everyone has their campers decorated....so cool.

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We will be staying in a cabin this month. I was wondering if theres a comfort station close by. We are 2 girls in their 20s and my husband and myself, I'm thinking of using those showers so everyone can get ready quicker. Also, do the comfort station showers have blowdryers?
I may be too late for this ... but in case, anyone is curious. Yes, some of the cabins are very close to CS. 2 years ago, we were very close to laundry & CS, which was super convenient. Last year, we couldn't have been further.

Depending on the time of year & how busy the cabins are, I'd say if you ask to be put near one it can be easily accommodated.

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