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Old 11-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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FtW is the one area that I have never walked around. I am completely unfamiliar with it. So, what is the best way to walk around and check out the RV displays??? I've heard they are incredible. Is it better to take the boat over???
I love to run the trail/path that links WL to FW, so that is the way I usually wind up at FW. As I am near the stables, I just cross over the wide pedestrian thoroughfare that leads from the bus drop-off area to the main FW buildings, and head toward the first street I come to and hang a left. From there, you can walk (or run!) down that major street and then take whichever offshoots you wish. Just lay down some bread crumbs to ensure you can get back. Seriously, just take note of where you turned and you can backtrack. Many of the roads are loops anyway. Enjoy!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #17
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Don't miss the train display at the Yacht Club.


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Old 11-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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If you come from the boat launch or the at the Hoop-De-Doo area, you'll see a FWCG Store. If you walk toward the store area you'll start to see the bright lights and Disney balloon figures up the first road. I would get a FWCG map first, because at night you don't always come back the same way and you turn into some other areas. I would have gotten lost last year if I wasn't with the AllEars.Net group with Gary and Carol Cruise and others if I were on my own because I am not familiar with the roads through the campgrounds especially at night.

The best campsites seem to congregrate around this area. I didn't walk way back into the campsite area, but just through a few of the communities which were clearly highly decorated.

I wish that I could give you more help. I'll try and check for a map later tonight.
Maybe someone will do a tour like they have in years past...then I can tag onto it. I'll end up just wandering around, in circles, if I go in there by myself...
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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The resorts are nicely decorated but don't forget the camp grounds, especially closest to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Review at Fort Wilderness Camp sites.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #20
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The resorts are nicely decorated but don't forget the camp grounds, especially closest to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Review at Fort Wilderness Camp sites.




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Old 11-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #21
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I have wondered about the campgrounds. We will have a car, can we just drive around the campgrounds? We have never been there, any suggestions?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:22 AM   #22
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I have wondered about the campgrounds. We will have a car, can we just drive around the campgrounds? We have never been there, any suggestions?
No,you can't take your car into the Campground.

You can park at the "front" of FW and ride the bus into FW OR,and this is what I like to do,take the FW boat from Magic Kingdom.

Many of the best displays are within walking distance from the FW Dock.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #23
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Wow, leave a thread for a day or so and you come back to lots of help, thanks! Those pictures are great, definitely have to check Yacht Club out! I'd heard good things about FW, how they really get into holidays there, Halloween as well as Christmas, gotta camp in there during those times; I've camped there a few times, but not during any holidays. I don't think I've seen anything the Contemporary; I'd assume they had a great display there, but maybe not...?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #24
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Subbing this, so I remember to put a pen to paper in the planning next week!!! This is great! We are doing dinner at O'hana one night, so maybe we plan on doing the monorail hotels that evening.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #25
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Sorry, I was reading through, taking notes and noticed 4 Ears did mention the Contemporary does have a display - sorry!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #26
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Thanks to everyone that's posting, and please, if you've seen something special in the way of holiday decorations at the resorts, feel free to post - I'm putting my 'route' together, and am getting really excited about this daytrip!

I've never done any reports here; if I was to do one after we do the holiday resort hopping, should it go in that section or can I just put it in this thread?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #27
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When does Disney usually have the resorts decorated for Christmas. I am planning to go next year in November and want to be there when the resorts are decorated. Is it the week of the Veteran's Day holiday or the the week after (which is the week before Thanksgiving).
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When does Disney usually have the resorts decorated for Christmas. I am planning to go next year in November and want to be there when the resorts are decorated. Is it the week of the Veteran's Day holiday or the the week after (which is the week before Thanksgiving).
They start after the Halloween decorations come down and everything is guaranteed to be done the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Most go up overnight, except the intricate ones like the gingerbread house at GF or the carousel at BW take several days. You will see more the later in November you go.

The parks are up by the 9th to start the parades and the Osborne Family of Lights.
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When does Disney usually have the resorts decorated for Christmas. I am planning to go next year in November and want to be there when the resorts are decorated. Is it the week of the Veteran's Day holiday or the the week after (which is the week before Thanksgiving).
To add a bit more information to the excellent response by Missytara, my DF and I were there from 8-12 Nov this year. Nearly all the decorations were up at MK, including the garland, and the AK and DHS trees went up while we were there. None of the resorts had done much in the way of decorating outside of minor things, but we were told by Ranger Jack at WL that their tree was going up the day (more correctly, the evening of the day) we left. There were a couple of RVers at FW who had put up displays, too. We took in the Osborne Lights on the 11th. As mentioned, the later you go, the more there will be to see.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #30
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I love them, and hope to definitely take all of them in! I've been trying to find out if the resort decorations are going to be up ON Saturday, January 5th. With all the holiday stuff going on and work, that might be the only day we can go! I understand Osborne Lights are scheduled to be up through the 6th, and I'm hoping that the resort decorations follow the same schedule...? Anyone?
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