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Old 03-14-2011, 02:01 PM   #256
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Hi there,

We will be staying at the Fort Wilderness Cabins for the first time in April. We've stayed at just about every other Disney resort, but never the cabins and we're looking forward to it. We'll have 6 in our party. Three adults, a 16 yo girl, a 6 yo girl and an 8 yo boy.

I have a few questions:

1. Pool. With regard to the themed pool, is it a long walk from most Cabins to that area (Meadow)? Will the internal bus system get you from your Cabin to the pool?

2. Transportation. We were not planning to rent a car, but I can do that. Is a car a necessity? Does renting a golf cart make more sense than renting a car? We're used to using Disney transportation, but have been spoiled by BWV and its ease to Epcot and DHS. We also love the transportation at Pop. Is FW's transportation generally efficient and are the boarding areas crazy crowded?

3. Grocery delivery. We like to order from gardengrocer.com. Will they be able to deliver to our cabin, or will it be held at registration? Anyone know?

Thanks for this thread and your help. We usually know the resorts inside out, but this one is completely foreign to me.
Can't help you with your 3rd question, but as for #1 and 2...yes, the internal bus will get you to the pool...and you are not permitted to drive your vehicle through the campgrounds (except for when you first check in and when you are leaving), so a rental car won't help you. If you're going to rent something, a gold cart definitely make a lot more sense. Have fun...
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:04 PM   #257
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I have a bunch of questions...we are booked for a THV but can't decide if I'd rather stay at a cabin. My DH wants to stay somewhere that's quite secluded and remote, not really near others, are the cabins like this or are they on top of each other? Also do they have a regular bath tub or a whirlpool, it doesn't really matter but my kids are gonna ask me about it? The thv's are 3 bdrms but we don't necessarily need all that space, but we do have 3 adults and 4 children going so would we be too crowded do you think? Thanks so much everyone!
I'd say the cabins are no closer or further apart than most suburban single family homes. They are definitely not "zero-lot line" homes, but you could easily have a conversation with your neighbor if you were standing outside.

Regular tub/no whirlpool.

3 adults and 4 kids would be kind of cramped in one cabin in my opinion.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #258
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Can you drive a golf cart to the marina and leave it while you spend the day at the park?
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Can't help you with your 3rd question, but as for #1 and 2...yes, the internal bus will get you to the pool...and you are not permitted to drive your vehicle through the campgrounds (except for when you first check in and when you are leaving), so a rental car won't help you. If you're going to rent something, a gold cart definitely make a lot more sense. Have fun...
Dave,

Thanks for addressing my questions. It's appreciated. I am really looking forward to our trip. I've reserved a golf cart and will forgo the rental car. Your advice is helpful.
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Can you drive a golf cart to the marina and leave it while you spend the day at the park?
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Thanks for addressing my questions. It's appreciated. I am really looking forward to our trip. I've reserved a golf cart and will forgo the rental car. Your advice is helpful.
You bet! Have a great time...
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Follow up question on the golf carts

I read somewhere on the boards that the carts all have the same key (a universal key). Maybe that was mentioned in jest. Anyway, I assume you're assigned a particular golf cart when you rent them and there is no risk of someone else taking off with your cart, is that right? I'm thinking of the stroller situation at the parks where sometimes someone can't find theirs, so they just take another.
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I read somewhere on the boards that the carts all have the same key (a universal key). Maybe that was mentioned in jest. Anyway, I assume you're assigned a particular golf cart when you rent them and there is no risk of someone else taking off with your cart, is that right? I'm thinking of the stroller situation at the parks where sometimes someone can't find theirs, so they just take another.
God I hope not.
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I keep looking through this Thread, can't seem to find a review over how comfy the beds are, the double beds? Also can I get a bed rail for the bottom bunk? My son will be 2 1/2 I am sure that he will try to sleep on the top, but I am gonna try keep him on the bottom.
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Is there a counter service restaurant at FW? Seems like Crockett's Tavern used to be, maybe? but now you can just get snacks from there? Is this correct?

ETA: Also want to ask if there is seating at Crockett's Tavern? Thanks!
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Is there a counter service restaurant at FW? Seems like Crockett's Tavern used to be, maybe? but now you can just get snacks from there? Is this correct?

ETA: Also want to ask if there is seating at Crockett's Tavern? Thanks!
No counter service - but Trail's End offers take-out on certain items (like fried chicken, which by the way is excellent)...
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Smile First time on this thread.........

and you guys seem as nice and as knowledgeable as my buddies on the DCL board.......

anyhow, when we travel to WDW (next year) we will have 4 adults...one 7 yrd old and 1 infink..

will we FIT in the cabins....don't need a lot of space except sleeping, really,but need to fit clothes and luggage.....not much discussion over storage space here that I've seen...

AND: suppose we add another adult?

remember, we just had a week in a ship stateroom where there isn't much space so we don't need to lay about the room..we'll be busy in the parks or on horses or whatever...........
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Garden Grocer

Does anyone know how groceries are delievered? Are they delivered to the room after check in? Does someone need to be at the cabin for delivery? Or will they be delivered to the outpost?

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I have had groceries delivered several times to the cabins, and both times, everything was waiting for us in the cabin when we arrived. Someone even put the cold items in the refrigerator. We were scheduled to arrive in the afternoon, so we were lucky that our cabin had been assigned when the person delivering the groceries arrived. It was so easy and convenient.
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