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Old 11-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #61
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(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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Old 11-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #62
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Just booked this for 5:30p on Sunday, 12/30 for me and my husband. According to the CM, this is the last day. I just hope there are still FW decorations up!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #63
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Quick question: What's the easiest way to get from the Contemporary to Ft. Wilderness? We leave tomorrow, and we've got two evenings where we could fit the wagon ride in (either 11/20 or 11/21). On 11/20, we've got a WCC ADR at 4:30, so we can just take the direct boat, but on 11/21, we've got a 4:50 Chef Mickey's ADR, so I need to figure that part out! I want to be prepared for both scenarios . Thanks, guys! --Katie
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #64
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Quick question: What's the easiest way to get from the Contemporary to Ft. Wilderness? We leave tomorrow, and we've got two evenings where we could fit the wagon ride in (either 11/20 or 11/21). On 11/20, we've got a WCC ADR at 4:30, so we can just take the direct boat, but on 11/21, we've got a 4:50 Chef Mickey's ADR, so I need to figure that part out! I want to be prepared for both scenarios . Thanks, guys! --Katie
There is a direct shuttle boat between CR and FtW.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #65
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FROM allears.net:

Wagon Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride which offers a 45-minute scenic tour around Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Wagon Rides
depart at 7:00pm and 9:30pm nightly from the front of Pioneer Hall.
Fireworks Wagon Rides at 8:30pm for the 9:00pm fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. (offers audio track for show - subject to fireworks being held at the Magic Kingdom.)

Price: $8.00 Adult; $5.00 Child (ages 3-9) Children under 3 are complimentary. Children ages 3-9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations: Not accepted; Wagon Rides are on a first-come, first-served basis only.

I am hoping to get on the 7:00 wagon ride next week! I think it will be so cool if the campers have thier decorations up.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #66
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There is a direct shuttle boat between CR and FtW.
That's AWESOME! So there's a direct boat from both the CR and WL. That works out great for us! Thanks! --Katie
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #67
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Ok, so I just called to book this for this year...the CM was kinda rude and basically told me it wasn't in the system yet and to keep checking....the thing is, it says 180 days right there on the website...

Does anyone else have any info on this or is anyone else trying to book it for this December?

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Old 07-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #68
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Tried to book a sleigh ride today too. They said its not it the system yet, but keep checking back. Asked her if she sorta had a clue, was very nice about it and said not yet.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #69
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Do keep after it. We did this last year for the first time and just loved it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #70
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Just for clarity, I want to point out that WCC is at the Wilderness Lodge,
and some of the horse-drawn excursions in this discussion are over at Ft. Wilderness.

Not a big deal, but sometimes some guests get confused as to exact locations.
THANK YOU for clarifying!!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:46 AM   #71
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For those who did the various rides last year - can you share your thoughts?! Would love to know what people thought of the difference between the sleigh ride and wagon ride! I have 6 children so we would have to book 2 sleigh rides, trying to work out if it would be worth $120! Im not brave enough to rent a couple of golf carts, knowing us we would end up completely lost!
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:24 AM   #72
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Great question! I am in the same situation. Party of 6 and I like the idea of being able to make advance reservations on sleigh ride instead of arriving early to get in line and worry if we'll make it on wagon ride- but we would rather all ride together and wagon ride is cheaper. I thought I read somewhere that the wagons were bigger and so they couldn't go in all the campsite loops that the sleigh ride can go in to see lights but it was hard to understand how the wagon ride doesn't go as many places because it says ride is 45 min vs. sleigh ride 25 min. So would love to hear anyone's experience from previous years on these two options!
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My family is 4 - self, DW and 2 DDs, Thi past December, we stayed at FW just before Christmas. It was amazing. We rode the carriage versus the wagon and found the driver to be very personable. We have ridden the wagon before for Halloween, but found it to be a lot of hay, which led to 2 sneezing DDs. Have not ridden since. Wish you all the best and lots of fun!

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #74
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Just booked Sleigh ride this morning for Dec trip. $64 pre pay for 25 min ride. Have never done it so that plus no KIDS this trip makes it
Also would love to hear others "sleigh ride" experiences .
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #75
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For the same price, you could reserve a golf cart and look around at your leisure. The sleigh ride doesn't go through all of the camping loops.

It was really well decorated the first week of December when we went. I have heard that Disney is cracking down on the over -use of electricity at the sites, although I think theylike the fact that the campers create an attraction for guests and Disney doesn't have to do a thing!
This is what we are doing!!! We can pick up the golf cart at 1:00 and the kids want to go fishing so we are going to do that....might do horseback riding, ride around and see the resort....planning to get takeout chicken dinner and also planning to do the campfire/sing along. Then take the golf cart back and head back to WL. That is our first days plans!! It is going to be 11/30 the day we arrive so figure the parks are going to be crazy busy that day so we are going to spend a relaxing day at the Fort!! Can't wait!
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