Fort Wilderness campgrounds to Contemporary Resort

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  1. LHARPSTER

    LHARPSTER Tiggermommie

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    We have ADR for Chef Mickey on one of the days we are staying and Im wondering the best way to get over to the Contempoary from Fort I tried getting directions on my app but it only tells me how to drive there. Someone told me I may be able to take the boat. Anyone have any ideas??

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  3. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

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    Hi Lori,

    Yes, you can take the boat from the FW marina to the Contemporary and that would be your best option. When you get to the marina, you'll see that there are signs indicating which vessel will go to Contemporary. It's a nice little ride.

    If the weather is poor and the boats are not going, WDW will have buses in place to transport guests.

    Enjoy your trip!
     
  4. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

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    I know there are ferry's the run from Fort Wilderness to MK and one that is on a shared loop with WL and CR. Look under the "Motor Launch" section on Allears.net transportation page about "Blue Flag Motor Launches".

    http://allears.net/pl/transveh.htm
     
  5. LHARPSTER

    LHARPSTER Tiggermommie

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    Thanks guys!!!!

    Is it true that we should plan a hour for transportation???
     
  6. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

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    To be safe, yes. Allow at least 45 minutes when using Disney transportation. This accounts for the situation where you get the stop just as the bus/boat/monorail is leaving and have to wait for the next one. With credit card guaranteed ADRs (like Chef Mickey) it's better to be early than late!
     
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    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

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    You will want to take the Boat with the Blue flag that goes to the Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge, which operates everyday from 6:45 AM - 11:30 PM.
     
  8. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

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    In the morning they usually run in shuttle mode. one boat goes WL->CR-->WL and the other goes FW-->CR-->FW until the lines have died down, at which point they go into their normal circle rotation. Due to the flow created by BLT, the boats go in opposite directions and meet at CR. So what that means is from FW, you'll see 1 boat, then another within about 5 minutes, but then won't see another one for about 15 minutes. It's the same wait time overall, but psychologically, if you've just missed the 2nd boat, it seems like a long time to wait. Basically I just wanted to emphasize the 45min-1hr total travel time. Always better to be early than late.
     

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