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Old 08-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #16
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We absolutely adore the cabins and Ft. Wilderness. Our last two April trips we have stayed in the cabins. My DD4 loves the golf cart! We also do at least two days of just campground days to do all of the activities there. Our upcoming trip in Dec. we are staying in a 1BR at SSR, but we already have a golf cart reserved for one day so that we can come over to the Fort and spend the day and check out everyone's Christmas decorations! We are hoping to purchase an RV in the near future since we love Ft. Wilderness so much and then we could bring our dogs along too.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:28 AM   #17
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Another big cabin fan here! We were die hard Poly people until our stay this May at the cabin. We may never return to a "regular" resort again. I really think FW is one of the best kept secrets at WDW.

We're heading back for a Thanksgiving trip!
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:42 AM   #18
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Another big cabin fan here! We were die hard Poly people until our stay this May at the cabin. We may never return to a "regular" resort again. I really think FW is one of the best kept secrets at WDW.

We're heading back for a Thanksgiving trip!
The Poly and FW are my 2 favorite resorts

Although they both have very different themeing, they both have the same laid-back, family atmosphere
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:22 AM   #19
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In my opinion there is nothing better than the cabins at Disney. It comfortably sleeps a family of five and you dont hear the other families running up dan down the hall way or stomping on the ceiling above you. The atmosphere of the Fort itself also just makes it that much more relaxing. Watching the Water parade and fireworks from the beach is also a hidden treasure I feel that the fort offers.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:24 AM   #20
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I called today to upgrade my RO ressie to a package and the CM said that the cabins have a washer and dryer I told her I didn't think so, but is that possibly something new with the refurb?
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #21
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Can anyone tell me how convenient the boats are to the Magic Kingdom? How long does it take to get there? How early do they start and how late do they stop?

Would we be better off just driving to MK?
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:36 PM   #22
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MK is just across the water from the campground....but honestly it does take some time to get there. When u leave your cabin and walk to the nearest busstop...wait for a bus,....get on the bus going to the boat launching area, get off bus and go out on the dock and stand in line waiting for the next boat to carry u across the water to the MK.............its not difficult, but it does take time.........
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:21 AM   #23
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Longer than getting in the car, finding a parking place and waiting in line for the monorail? Just trying to figure out which is most efficient.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:22 AM   #24
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You're better off on the boat - just my opinion! The boat takes roughly 20 minutes once it arrives. Whatever time it takes for you to get to the boat dock and for the boat to arrive would be added on.

By car, you could be out of FW in 3 minutes, the drive to the Ticket & Transportation lot is a bit awkward because even though you are so close to the Main Gate (just 1/2 mile to the right from the FW entrance), you actually have to circle around and back which will take you anywhere from 7-15 minutes. Then you park, and either walk or wait for the tram. Add 5+ minutes. Then the Monorail, which takes 10-15 minutes - and that's not including time for it to arrive.

After all is said and done, not including possible delays in one of the forms of transportation arriving, they are probably near a draw. But the boat doesn't require you to bring your car and leave it in a hot parking lot, and the boat ride itself is almost as good as any of the rides in MK - it's peaceful, breezy, and scenic! And it drops you off right at the security search area at the MK entrance.

Bonus for leaving too - the boats are usually less crowded and much easier than searching for your car and driving back.

If you happen to rent the electric cart, then the boat is even better...you just cart yourself down to the boat dock, jump on for the great ride, and when you come back at the end of the day, you get off the boat and jump on your cart for a nice ride home.

BTW - if you really wanted to cheat and find the fastest way in...you could jump in your car and drive to Contemorary, tell the gate attendant you are going to a restaurant inside, park, then walk into MK...total time probably less than 15 minutes. Not that I would encourange that! But the boat ride's the chilled way to go.
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I called today to upgrade my RO ressie to a package and the CM said that the cabins have a washer and dryer I told her I didn't think so, but is that possibly something new with the refurb?
I think they were mistaken. I havent been in the cabins since the refurb, but I dont see where a washer and dryer would fit

There is a laundry room next to the pool, or the 1100 loop comfort station (if you are in 2100, 2200, or 2300).
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I think they were mistaken. I havent been in the cabins since the refurb, but I dont see where a washer and dryer would fit

There is a laundry room next to the pool, or the 1100 loop comfort station (if you are in 2100, 2200, or 2300).
Thanks! I told her there weren't any w/d units in the cabins but she said since it was a home away from home resort................I knew the folks on the DIS would know the answer!

We are really excited about our trip and while it is costing more than staying at POR (our original thought), we are looking forward to doing more of the activities at the resort. Only 9 more months to go!
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I think they were mistaken. I havent been in the cabins since the refurb, but I dont see where a washer and dryer would fit

There is a laundry room next to the pool, or the 1100 loop comfort station (if you are in 2100, 2200, or 2300).

When were the cabins refurbished?
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #28
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Hi all!

We love the cabins so subscribing

Stay in a cabin about 4 mos ago and they do not have washers and dryers, although I wish they did, it would be icing on the cake!

Also don't see where they'd put them though.
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When were the cabins refurbished?
I actually think it's still in progress (although they may have finished by now, I havent been over there in a while).
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I actually think it's still in progress (although they may have finished by now, I havent been over there in a while).
Ok, that's great! We loved staying in the cabins last year but they looked in need of a good refurb/redecor. Do you think it has something to do with switching them to a mod category? I heard they are also refurbing the main pool.
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