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Old 08-23-2012, 08:00 AM   #46
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So if I decide to rent a golf cart instead of the sleigh ride or wagon ride, how do I go about doing it? I would only want it for about 2-3 hours. What time is the rental place open until? I understand I would have to pay to rent it an entire day, I am ok with that.

Sorry for the strange questions, just want to get more bang for my buck!! The hubby is an avid photographer and I feel if we did the sleigh ride, he would miss some shots I know he would want to get. I doubt the person would stop every time we wanted to take a picture!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #47
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #48
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From the WDW web site:

Electric Cart Rentals

Explore the more than 700 acres of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort in an electric-powered cart. Daily rentals are available at the Outpost. Advance reservations are highly recommended. To reserve a cart up to one year in advance, call (407) 824-2742. (Fee applies.)


I have been checking in REALLY late and noticed people coming in about renting golf carts. The CMs explained they would rent them but the 24 hour period ends at 10:00 AM(I think) the next morning so they wouldn't advise renting that late.

The outpost is the check-in building at the front gate.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #49
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You might have better luck asking on the camping forum, since I'm sure that's where the experts on Ft. Wilderness hang out.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #50
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I read online that they offer the wagon rides for $8 a person and they leave at 7:15 and 9pm I think. No reservations required.... Is this right?

I want to do this on our trip in November but want to make sure I don't mess up by not making a reservation.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #51
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I read online that they offer the wagon rides for $8 a person and they leave at 7:15 and 9pm I think. No reservations required.... Is this right?

I want to do this on our trip in November but want to make sure I don't mess up by not making a reservation.

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I am not sure of the times but you are correct that there are no reservations for the wagon rides. The reservations are for the private carriage rides.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #52
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Does anyone have any advice as to how early to arrive for the wagon ride? We are thinking about doing this on Thursday Dec 6th after dinner at Trails End, but I'm trying to figure out how early we would likely need to line up.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #53
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Can anyone who's done the wagon tell me how hard it is to get onto it? We are thinking of doing this as we did the sleigh last year and loved it but we have my parents as well this yr. I am wondering if they will be able to climb in easily-is it like steps up tp it?

Also are the benches forward facing or facing out?

Do you see a lot of the campsite decs? That is mostly whatwe would want to see agin.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #54
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Can anyone who's done the wagon tell me how hard it is to get onto it? We are thinking of doing this as we did the sleigh last year and loved it but we have my parents as well this yr. I am wondering if they will be able to climb in easily-is it like steps up tp it?

Also are the benches forward facing or facing out?

Do you see a lot of the campsite decs? That is mostly whatwe would want to see agin.
I would love to know about the accessibility of it too as mom is in a chair and climbing up into something would be near impossible!! But she would love this!
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We leave in 6 days... any last minute suggestions on the wagon ride? It will be myself, dh and ds (2) Should we bring a blanket? Wear coats? Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #56
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Does anyone know when the sleigh rides are offered until and how long FW Xmas decorations are usually up? I have a private dining experience booked as a surprise at the GF on Sunday Dec. 30th at 730 for our 10 year anniversary and this sounds like something fun and unique to do before dinner! Has anyone done the sleigh ride that late in the year and still seen decorations?
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #57
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We always just take the (non-reservation) horse-drawn Wagon Ride that loads up in front of Pioneer Hall every night.

Very low price, and a lot of fun.

http://www.allearsnet.com/btp/carriage.htm




This also is often another way to see the Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake.

We do this every time we go to the 7:15 Hoop:

It's just like a horse-drawn "hay-ride" (no actual HAY is used, but a wooden wagon with benches all around, drawn by two horses) that departs from in front of Pioneer Hall (the Hoop's theater) at about 9:30. The driver heads the horses down to a secluded section of beach and stops so the riders can view the EWP in private. It's really kind of special.
Do they do this all year round? I thought I had read they only do it in Dec. I can't find any information about it on Disney's web site.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #58
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The benches are forward facing. You would have to turn sideways to look out. I hope that helps some. Someone will come along with more info I'm sure.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #59
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Do they do this all year round? I thought I had read they only do it in Dec. I can't find any information about it on Disney's web site.
All year long.

(BTW, Disney's website is infamous for being generally unreliable.)
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Here's more information about the various carriage rides that are available:

http://allears.net/btp/carriage.htm
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