Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2014, 03:11 PM   #46
Grumpymom73
DIS Veteran
 
Grumpymom73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 534

Quote:
Originally Posted by hstrickland View Post
Oh thank heavens!! After I posted my reply to you, I looked at your ticker again and it didn't say Dream/AKL. I thought ..."surely I didn't misread that!" Well...hope your cruise and CL was fun


Long weekends at the Fort are the best!!! Are you camping or in a cabin?
It's been a few years since we stayed at the Fort so we are looking forward to it. We used to own a Pop-up camper and loved staying at FW, but we sold it a few years ago so we are staying in a cabin this time.

Any suggestions for a location/loop request?
__________________
Grumpymom73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 04:38 PM   #47
pas130
DIS Veteran
 
pas130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,039

Quote:
Originally Posted by hstrickland View Post
glad to hear school is okay...at least you aren't saying "bad". You've totally got this, Pas
Thank you Heather I KNOW you understand my school madness!



Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post
Yes, can we talk about those golf carts. At $59 a day, I really thought we'd do it. So many people say they are must and I can understand why. But now, at $79 a day, I can't decide! I suppose I could wait and see how the budget looks closer to it, but I am encouraged by what you said above, should we have to forego it. I think we will splurge, but I'd love to hear from those who've done it with and without, and specifically from the cabin point of view, as we are a good chunk away from that Magic Kingdom boat!
I will say we drive to WDW, so we do have the car. So for EMH/early ADRs we drove to AKL, Epcot and DHS at 8am there is hardly anyone in the parking lot so leaving was even better. We never had an issue with the buses, after Wishes at the beach we waited for a second bus but it was maybe 10-15 minutes. It would be cool to have a cart, but we wouldn't have fit anyway so no biggie. Go with what you are comfortable with budget wise. Can you get one and return it after a day or so, or is it all prepaid? This way you can try for yourself Bus ride in CBR was longer than taking the bus loop at FWC, and you can take the bus to MK which is REALLY fast
__________________

JungleCruiser*Sarah,forever in my heart*
pas130 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-12-2014, 06:09 AM   #48
hstrickland
DIS Veteran
 
hstrickland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Way Down South...
Posts: 3,178

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grumpymom73 View Post
I have a question for all of you who stay in the cabins....

Do you do online checkin? If so what is a good location/loop to request?
We've never done online check-in at FW, but don't ask me why But will for our June trip. Both times we've been it has NEVER been busy; guess we have been fortunate.

As far as the loop request, guess that is somewhat subjective. The first time we went, I printed off the FW map and tried to decide what would be best. Cabins are located in loops 2100 through 2800. 2100 is the closest to the center of the resort (this is why I like this one) Loops 2200 through 2800 get increasingly farther away as the loop number increases with 2800 being the closest to the south end of the resort near the entrance. We've stayed in 2200 and 2300. I'm requesting 2100 for our June trip. There are not any cabin loops near the main pool but 2500 and the front part of 2600 are near the cabin pool.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Grumpymom73 View Post
It's been a few years since we stayed at the Fort so we are looking forward to it. We used to own a Pop-up camper and loved staying at FW, but we sold it a few years ago so we are staying in a cabin this time.

Any suggestions for a location/loop request?
Yesterday we posted at the same time, so I totally missed your first post about cabin loops Sorry. Y'all will enjoy your cabin stay and since you have a golf cart, you should be fine wherever you end up staying 2100 just looks like the best loop since it's in the middle of the Fort (JMO, of course)

Happy Sunday!
Heather
__________________
2014 FW & WL CL Trip Report
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground InformationThread

DH & Me DS 13 DD 8 DS 7
CR x 4 - WL x 2 - GF - ASMo - PolyCL - FW x 3- AKL CL - Dream - POR - ASMu - WL CL
hstrickland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 05:57 PM   #49
proudmomof4
DIS Veteran
 
proudmomof4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 637

This is a great thread with lots of information. I am so happy to see FW get the love and attention it deserves.
proudmomof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #50
hstrickland
DIS Veteran
 
hstrickland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Way Down South...
Posts: 3,178

Quote:
Originally Posted by proudmomof4 View Post
This is a great thread with lots of information. I am so happy to see FW get the love and attention it deserves.
Thanks a million, proudmomof4! We've been going to WDW for years....ever since I was a little girl. But it wasn't until a few years ago that we ventured over to see what FW was all about. I immediately fell in love with the place. It's like a destination within a destination (if that makes sense ) I think people forget, or maybe don't know, what the Fort has to offer. The atmosphere is just so relaxing and laid back...makes for a nice retreat from reality

Heather
__________________
2014 FW & WL CL Trip Report
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground InformationThread

DH & Me DS 13 DD 8 DS 7
CR x 4 - WL x 2 - GF - ASMo - PolyCL - FW x 3- AKL CL - Dream - POR - ASMu - WL CL
hstrickland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:12 PM   #51
CaraMiaBelle
DIS Veteran
 
CaraMiaBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Montgomery County, PA
Posts: 1,275

Well, I made it over to the new thread, I've been following since I started planning our trip last November, we ended up staying at POR since it was the kids' first time and they were so young. I'm hoping for the Cabins next time around. Not that that will be until Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, but, hey, it's never too early to start planning. Just don't tell my husband I am! Now I just have to talk my DS7, who does not like change, into trying a new resort. He fell in love with the frogs at POR that greeted us each night coming home from the parks, so I'm thinking there should be enough at FW to entice him!
__________________
ME , DH , DS8 , DS 6 , DD4

Very anxiously awaiting our next Disney vacation, which could be either March, April, or May 2016, Oct or Nov 2015, or this spring, if I have my way.
Sigh.




April '88 with high school marching band Tokyo DL!
May '99 with sister's family, DW Dixie Landings (POR-R)
May '00 with work DW Beach Club
May '01 with work DL Grand Californian
May '02 with work DW Boardwalk
May '03 with work DW Yacht Club
May '04 with work DW Beach Club

Nov '13 first family Disney vacation! DW POR-R/AoA Cars
CaraMiaBelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 10:23 PM   #52
mousetrip
Mouseketeer
 
mousetrip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 150

Golf Cart ressie made...

What a relief to find out the 4 seaters were still $59. I went ahead and reserved for our first 4 days. The 5th day is a no-park/recover day, so we'll switch to bikes ($18/bike/day) and then "rough it" our last three days.

I can't wait to see pics of the wreath!

My grumpy guy update - he's coming around, but I may have to tweek dates... Hoping that is still possible and to get the discount. A week or two earlier, all the better if it works out with the deal!
__________________
Jennifer in Missouri (TOO far from Orlando!!)








December 11, 2012









mousetrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #53
hstrickland
DIS Veteran
 
hstrickland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Way Down South...
Posts: 3,178

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaraMiaBelle View Post
Well, I made it over to the new thread, I've been following since I started planning our trip last November
Glad you made it over!


Quote:
Originally Posted by CaraMiaBelle View Post
we ended up staying at POR since it was the kids' first time and they were so young. I'm hoping for the Cabins next time around. Not that that will be until Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, but, hey, it's never too early to start planning. Just don't tell my husband I am!
Yay for POR We did a long weekend trip last January and thoroughly enjoyed it....especially the kids. It's a great pick for sure. And it's never EVER EVER too early to start planning another trip...especially to the Fort And we'll keep your trip planning a secret Promise!


Quote:
Originally Posted by CaraMiaBelle View Post
Now I just have to talk my DS7, who does not like change, into trying a new resort. He fell in love with the frogs at POR that greeted us each night coming home from the parks, so I'm thinking there should be enough at FW to entice him!
No worries about him not liking FW! TONS of fun to be had for sure. Does he like Chip and Dale?? He can see them nightly if he likes at the campfire




Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post
What a relief to find out the 4 seaters were still $59. I went ahead and reserved for our first 4 days. The 5th day is a no-park/recover day, so we'll switch to bikes ($18/bike/day) and then "rough it" our last three days.
Love a golf cart! I like the bike idea. I'm going to totally do that on our June trip. Not sure the kids will want one, but I'm going to have one around for me

Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post
I can't wait to see pics of the wreath!
When my parents get back in a couple of weeks, we're going to get right on that wreath Maybe my mom will be able to come up with some more creative ideas!


Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post
My grumpy guy update - he's coming around, but I may have to tweek dates... Hoping that is still possible and to get the discount. A week or two earlier, all the better if it works out with the deal!
Here's some for just the right date to emerge!!
__________________
2014 FW & WL CL Trip Report
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground InformationThread

DH & Me DS 13 DD 8 DS 7
CR x 4 - WL x 2 - GF - ASMo - PolyCL - FW x 3- AKL CL - Dream - POR - ASMu - WL CL
hstrickland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #54
CaraMiaBelle
DIS Veteran
 
CaraMiaBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Montgomery County, PA
Posts: 1,275

Quote:
Originally Posted by hstrickland View Post

Glad you made it over!

Yay for POR We did a long weekend trip last January and thoroughly enjoyed it....especially the kids. It's a great pick for sure. And it's never EVER EVER too early to start planning another trip...especially to the Fort And we'll keep your trip planning a secret Promise!

No worries about him not liking FW! TONS of fun to be had for sure. Does he like Chip and Dale?? He can see them nightly if he likes at the campfire

Love a golf cart! I like the bike idea. I'm going to totally do that on our June trip. Not sure the kids will want one, but I'm going to have one around for me

When my parents get back in a couple of weeks, we're going to get right on that wreath Maybe my mom will be able to come up with some more creative ideas!

Here's some for just the right date to emerge!!
Thanks. : ) I'm trying not to get myself too excited about another trip or it will be a LONG 1 1/2 to 2 years! That being said, I have to do something to get my Disney fix and planning a return trip is how I plan to do it! Especially since I have one of those Disney resistant husbands too. Well, he did soften up to it once he saw the kids there but if he never went again he really would be fine. I'm SO glad the kids have already started asking when we can go back so I don't have too! LOL!
As a matter of fact, being extremely attached to all animals, he does love Chip and Dale. He will love that!
So, does anyone else have any thing else to upsell the Cabins to my son after having stayed at POR riverside? He is on the autism spectrum and has high anxiety so very resistant to change. Honestly, I probably have to start soon just to get him used to the idea of something different! He is a water lover, how does the pool compare to POR riverside?
I have a ton of questions running in my head but ill stop there, well since I do have quite a bit of time to get details. : )
__________________
ME , DH , DS8 , DS 6 , DD4

Very anxiously awaiting our next Disney vacation, which could be either March, April, or May 2016, Oct or Nov 2015, or this spring, if I have my way.
Sigh.




April '88 with high school marching band Tokyo DL!
May '99 with sister's family, DW Dixie Landings (POR-R)
May '00 with work DW Beach Club
May '01 with work DL Grand Californian
May '02 with work DW Boardwalk
May '03 with work DW Yacht Club
May '04 with work DW Beach Club

Nov '13 first family Disney vacation! DW POR-R/AoA Cars
CaraMiaBelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 12:27 PM   #55
pas130
DIS Veteran
 
pas130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,039

Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post
What a relief to find out the 4 seaters were still $59. I went ahead and reserved for our first 4 days. The 5th day is a no-park/recover day, so we'll switch to bikes ($18/bike/day) and then "rough it" our last three days.

I can't wait to see pics of the wreath!

My grumpy guy update - he's coming around, but I may have to tweek dates... Hoping that is still possible and to get the discount. A week or two earlier, all the better if it works out with the deal!
Very cool! What's with the Grumpy hubbys I happen to own one...you would think he would've come around after 20+ years Hope you can keep the discount!!!
__________________

JungleCruiser*Sarah,forever in my heart*
pas130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 02:23 PM   #56
mousetrip
Mouseketeer
 
mousetrip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 150

Quote:
Originally Posted by pas130 View Post
Very cool! What's with the Grumpy hubbys I happen to own one...you would think he would've come around after 20+ years Hope you can keep the discount!!!
Pas, you are turning 40 TOO this year? Oh man, I don't think I'm ready! Mickey will help ease the blow though I hope! What day is it? Mine is June 22nd.

Should hear from hubby momentarily about dates. Crossing my fingers his bosses are in a good mood...

Time to go enter the big contest for the day... I'm not a creature of habit, but have been good about this every day! Here's hoping...
__________________
Jennifer in Missouri (TOO far from Orlando!!)








December 11, 2012









mousetrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #57
pas130
DIS Veteran
 
pas130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,039

Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post
Pas, you are turning 40 TOO this year? Oh man, I don't think I'm ready! Mickey will help ease the blow though I hope! What day is it? Mine is June 22nd.

Should hear from hubby momentarily about dates. Crossing my fingers his bosses are in a good mood...

Time to go enter the big contest for the day... I'm not a creature of habit, but have been good about this every day! Here's hoping...
Yep the big 4-0 August 19th I think 25 was harder...I still feel 25 on the inside at least
__________________

JungleCruiser*Sarah,forever in my heart*
pas130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #58
Geeky
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 42

Just booked our trip for March 5-10 at the cabins! I haven't stayed there in almost 20 years so I'm hoping my girls love them as much as I did as a kid

Following along to learn any more tips and hints that anyone has to share!
__________________
2010 October @ CS, F&W & MNSSHP ~ 2011 Mar @ POFQ, Apr @ POR, June @ WL, Oct @ POFQ, Dec @ POFQ ~ 2012 June @ CBR, October @ POFQ ~2013 May @ POR, October @ POFQ
Geeky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 07:35 PM   #59
MamaJessie
DIS Veteran
 
MamaJessie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,854

I am going to go read the whole thread but I just had to say for starting this thread!
__________________
Me&DH DD-15 DS -12 DD -7 DD - 5
MamaJessie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 09:50 PM   #60
hstrickland
DIS Veteran
 
hstrickland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Way Down South...
Posts: 3,178

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaraMiaBelle View Post
Thanks. : ) I'm trying not to get myself too excited about another trip or it will be a LONG 1 1/2 to 2 years! That being said, I have to do something to get my Disney fix and planning a return trip is how I plan to do it! Especially since I have one of those Disney resistant husbands too. Well, he did soften up to it once he saw the kids there but if he never went again he really would be fine. I'm SO glad the kids have already started asking when we can go back so I don't have too! LOL!
As a matter of fact, being extremely attached to all animals, he does love Chip and Dale. He will love that!
So, does anyone else have any thing else to upsell the Cabins to my son after having stayed at POR riverside? He is on the autism spectrum and has high anxiety so very resistant to change. Honestly, I probably have to start soon just to get him used to the idea of something different! He is a water lover, how does the pool compare to POR riverside?
I have a ton of questions running in my head but ill stop there, well since I do have quite a bit of time to get details. : )

You might be surprised at how fast 1 1/2 years will fly by! And the kids are always a great way to get those Disney resistant husbands to cave Let em' keep asking....he will eventually give in And if you can wait until June , I'll have hundreds of new pics of the Fort...every inch of the place

Have you been over on the disABILITIES threads? They have some really great threads....anything from the very minor or temporary disabilities to the severe.

As far as the pools go, both have slides. The Fort has a great kids play area with a small slide that our kids loved. Others might have more to add. That wasn't very much info was it??


Quote:
Originally Posted by mousetrip View Post

Should hear from hubby momentarily about dates. Crossing my fingers his bosses are in a good mood...

Time to go enter the big contest for the day... I'm not a creature of habit, but have been good about this every day! Here's hoping...
Good luck with both!!! I've been doing that contest, too...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Geeky View Post
Just booked our trip for March 5-10 at the cabins! I haven't stayed there in almost 20 years so I'm hoping my girls love them as much as I did as a kid

Following along to learn any more tips and hints that anyone has to share!
for booked trips!!! And it should be a great time to go....not so hot. 20 years, huh?! I'll be anxious to see what you think. I'm guessing your girls will love it...such a great place for families to relax and have fun. Are you going to do the HDDR? We just did it this past December, but I'm secretly wanting to go again. Not sure DH will go for that Are y'all doing all the parks, hanging out at the Fort?? I'm full of questions, aren't I?

Happy Planning!


Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaJessie View Post
I am going to go read the whole thread but I just had to say for starting this thread!
You're welcome! It's fun sharing pictures and info about a great resort. And if ya hang around till' June, we'll have more pics to post ....lots and lots more
__________________
2014 FW & WL CL Trip Report
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground InformationThread

DH & Me DS 13 DD 8 DS 7
CR x 4 - WL x 2 - GF - ASMo - PolyCL - FW x 3- AKL CL - Dream - POR - ASMu - WL CL
hstrickland is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: