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Old 11-14-2006, 11:07 PM   #76
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:30 PM   #77
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:31 AM   #78
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:02 AM   #79
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Who remembers the peacocks at Fort Wilderness?

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Old 11-16-2006, 02:47 PM   #80
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Thats such a nice story, i miss them too! We were in a preferred loop also one time and there were 5 of them around our motorhome. We used to love driving the electric cart around and spotting them in different areas. I have no idea why Disney removed them.
Disney removed them because of complaints from campers, at least that's what I've heard as the most common reason given. I can tell you that peacocks are aggressive birds, and they were known to peck on people's campers quite a bit.

I personally miss the peacocks tons, they were such a part of Ft. Wilderness to me. However, my fiancee and I just bought a house in Delray Beach, Florida, a month and a half ago. And look what we have tons of in our neighborhood....




That is on top of our house by the way, there must be at least 8 females, quite a few babies, and about 4 or 5 males (the males are the ones with the pretty colors, the females, such as the one in the picture, do not have any color).

Needless to say, I am constantly reminded of Ft. Wilderness every day. Especially when having a nice morning breakfast on the patio and you hear the sound of the peacock, that high pitched kazoo type sound, reminds me every time of Ft. Wilderness.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:32 PM   #81
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Thanks for the reply...I missed out on the gun conversation. It really depressed me when the Round Fort Wilderness sign was replaced. I only learned about that recently...anyway I miss the gun stuff.

It's been years and years since this pic was taken, but I wish I could find a shirt like that now (I'm the short one )!

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In fact that round sign you speak of was sold a few months back on Ebay. These are some of the photos that were posted on the auction.





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Old 11-16-2006, 11:39 PM   #82
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Here is the scan from the back of the old check-in folder. If you notice the rail crosses the water just east of 500 loop and north of 1500 loop. I think he bridge in question earlier is the one east of the 500 loop. If you walk along the road in this area it is easy to see the old right of way, with a barricade out near the water. Someone who was actually at FW in those glory days, may be able to correct me, or give us more insight.



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Disney removed them because of complaints from campers, at least that's what I've heard as the most common reason given. I can tell you that peacocks are aggressive birds, and they were known to peck on people's campers quite a bit.

I personally miss the peacocks tons, they were such a part of Ft. Wilderness to me. However, my fiancee and I just bought a house in Delray Beach, Florida, a month and a half ago. And look what we have tons of in our neighborhood....


That is on top of our house by the way, there must be at least 8 females, quite a few babies, and about 4 or 5 males (the males are the ones with the pretty colors, the females, such as the one in the picture, do not have any color).

Needless to say, I am constantly reminded of Ft. Wilderness every day. Especially when having a nice morning breakfast on the patio and you hear the sound of the peacock, that high pitched kazoo type sound, reminds me every time of Ft. Wilderness.
That peacock on your roof looks huge! We were lucky enough every time we went to Ft. Wilderness to have only good experiences with the peacocks. Heres another old picture I found of one, just sitting on the pole next to our motorhome.
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