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Old 07-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #526
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Just got a trip planned for the first time at FW Cabins. Going Dec 22-27. Need tips on the bus system there. I know you have the internal one to get to the other buses (or ferry for MK). Our internal ones faster, or is it ever 20 minutes also? Don't know how much time to add to leave the cabins. we usually hit any EMHM available to get the day started so trying to plan.

Any other tips or suggestions about the resort?
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #528
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Hi!
Does anyone know if Kenny is still in business?

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I think this is the right site.
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Just got a trip planned for the first time at FW Cabins. Going Dec 22-27. Need tips on the bus system there. I know you have the internal one to get to the other buses (or ferry for MK). Our internal ones faster, or is it ever 20 minutes also? Don't know how much time to add to leave the cabins. we usually hit any EMHM available to get the day started so trying to plan.

Any other tips or suggestions about the resort?
The internal buses run often but you should expect 20 minutes, depending on where you are staying and going to. Like a cabin on loop 2800 is the last stop before Outpost so less than 10 mins. But if it's the first one going to the Settlement so at least double that. Buses start running around 6:30 for AM EMH.
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Does anyone know if Kenny is still in business?

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Have you heard something?
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Exactly how big is Ft. Wilderness? We are planning to get a golf cart, but will we be able to walk back and forth when we need to? Also, where do you park your golf cart, when you're going to the parks?
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There is golf cart parking at the settlement and boat dock when going to the parks. Depending on your family and which loop you're in, you will be able to walk to some places though it will be one or the other most usually. For example, I wouldn't want to walk the entire trek from settlement to the boat dock with my crew!
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The internal buses run often but you should expect 20 minutes, depending on where you are staying and going to. Like a cabin on loop 2800 is the last stop before Outpost so less than 10 mins. But if it's the first one going to the Settlement so at least double that. Buses start running around 6:30 for AM EMH.
Thanks. Since you have been there maybe I can ask you or anyone that reads this, if I wanted to be close to a bus stop and maybe closes to the pool/laundry facilities, what would you suggest a make a request for? I know they aren't guaranteed but I would like to try.
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No, I haven't heard anything. I'm wondering if that's the website/person that is being referred to in other posts.

I'm trying to see his prices, etc.
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As far as I know, Kenny/Tee Time is still in business. We went in Nov 2012. We thought about switching to FW to save money, but Tee Time was already sold out of carts for the week we were going, so we decided to stick with what we booked.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #536
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Hi there!

So glad to see some activity on this thread We sooooo love FW. In fact, we decided to add 3 or 4 days to our 2014 trip. And guess where we're staying????!!! Fort Wilderness!!! Such a great place.


Some of you were asking about golf carts - here is a link to Tee Time Golf Carts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tee-T...83001445132187


I guess the golf cart rental is very subjective. While some say it's a must-have, others say not so much. For our family, it was something we needed because of small children. The convenience was worth the cost in itself. Not to mention the fun factor for the kids And there's parking everywhere on the resort property for the carts....no need to worry about that. FW is so big that it would have been difficult walking everywhere with our younger children. One of the reasons we used the Disney carts instead of the other company was simply because of convenience....not having to worry about it being delivered, not having to worry about having issues with the cart then having to get another, etc. Probably silly worrying about stuff that won't occur

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Hi! We're arriving at FW cabins in 31 days! We have unused 1 day tickets that we want to convert to DVC APs. Can this be done at Fort Wilderness or do we have to go to the guest services at the parks? I've been getting mixed answers on this so I thought I would check here. We'd love to be able to avoid the ticket lines at MK the next morning. Thanks!
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Hi there!

So glad to see some activity on this thread We sooooo love FW. In fact, we decided to add 3 or 4 days to our 2014 trip. And guess where we're staying????!!! Fort Wilderness!!! Such a great place.


Some of you were asking about golf carts - here is a link to Tee Time Golf Carts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tee-T...83001445132187


I guess the golf cart rental is very subjective. While some say it's a must-have, others say not so much. For our family, it was something we needed because of small children. The convenience was worth the cost in itself. Not to mention the fun factor for the kids And there's parking everywhere on the resort property for the carts....no need to worry about that. FW is so big that it would have been difficult walking everywhere with our younger children. One of the reasons we used the Disney carts instead of the other company was simply because of convenience....not having to worry about it being delivered, not having to worry about having issues with the cart then having to get another, etc. Probably silly worrying about stuff that won't occur

Happy Planning to all!!
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Thanks for the info! I will have 4 year old and 14 month old. Thinking it will be a good idea!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #539
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Where can I find a "price menu" for how much the recreation activities cost (ieony rides, carriage rides, etc.)

Also, for some reason the link to the map on the first page won't load the map. Ideas on where I can get a printable version?

With 2 small kids any recommendation on where to request?

Thank you!
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Hi! We're arriving at FW cabins in 31 days! We have unused 1 day tickets that we want to convert to DVC APs. Can this be done at Fort Wilderness or do we have to go to the guest services at the parks? I've been getting mixed answers on this so I thought I would check here. We'd love to be able to avoid the ticket lines at MK the next morning. Thanks!
Don't know much about DVC stuff, but I'm pretty sure you have to go to guest services at the park to convert/buy AP passes.


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Thanks for the info! I will have 4 year old and 14 month old. Thinking it will be a good idea!
I'm definitely thinking you made the right decision Much easier with that golf cart!


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Where can I find a "price menu" for how much the recreation activities cost (ieony rides, carriage rides, etc.)

Also, for some reason the link to the map on the first page won't load the map. Ideas on where I can get a printable version?

With 2 small kids any recommendation on where to request?

Thank you!
This is a link to a great website that has tons of useful information.

Allears.net

You should be able to open the map and see prices. As far as choosing a cabin, guess its subjective. We tried to get one that was not close to the entrance because it's so far away from everything else....I think those are 2700 and 2800 loops. I would just look at the map and decide what looks best for your family.

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