Pop Century transport to Fort Wilderness

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  1. selphie

    selphie Earning My Ears

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    Hi!

    My husband booked our first vacation to Disney Pop Century Hotel. It was a nice surprise for me and my children more than it's my dream since I was little. My parents have just decided to come with us and go with their camper van at Fort Wilderness campground. Do you know if it is complicated to be able to get from one place to another? Is it long? Because I don't wanna waste my time in transit, I wish I could enjoy this journey and see what we can see. Transport (bus, boat, ...) are they all free?

    Thank you very much for the informations :)
     
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  3. Goofy4

    Goofy4 DIS Veteran

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    All free. :)

    By "hotel at campsite" do you mean the Wilderness Lodge hotel, or do you need to travel to their campsite?

    Generally, to travel between resorts you need to first go to a Theme Park by bus and transfer to another bus to your destination. So yes, it can take a while (30-60 minutes).

    The Fort Wilderness campground is very big, and has internal transportation up to the "front" of the campground. From their you can travel by bus to the theme parks. At the "back" of the campground you can travel by boat to the Magic Kingdom, Wilderness Lodge or Contemporary Resort.

    FW Map: http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/fortwilderness.htm
     
  4. selphie

    selphie Earning My Ears

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    thank you!!! You are very fast to reply :)

    yes, I need to travel from the Pop Century to the campsite where my parents stay all week in their camper van...

    thank you again for all information and the map! I really appreciate! :)
     
  5. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    If you are traveling to Fort Wilderness from Pop Century, plan on a one and a half hour or more trip each way. There is no direct transportation from your resort to their resort. Just getting to a theme park might take 30 to 45 minutes. And then you have to wait for the next form of transportation, whether another bus or a boat. And at Ft Wilderness, there are two bus systems. One that gets you to and from the theme parks and one that gets you around the camp grounds.

    Why not just get them to meet you at a park? Or ask them to get a room at Pop Century instead?
     
  6. N365PA

    N365PA One little spark of inspiration

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    If they dont have a car with the trailer or motorhome the best way to get from PC to FW is most likely bus to the Magic Kingdom and then ride the boat over to FW. I would estimate 45-60 min's time. This will drop you off at the "Settlement" which is where the restaurant, Hoop-de-doo Review, and 1 of the 2 trading posts (store) are located in Fort Wilderness. From here you can catch the in-resort bus to the loop where the RV is located.
     
  7. selphie

    selphie Earning My Ears

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    thank you everyone for your replies! Finally, I think the best choice is that my parents also staying at Pop Century as mentioned by Deb & Bill.

    According to your estimates and the map, this is far from each other and can't afford to lose a lot of time in bus if we want to enjoy all the attractions of the parks...

    You are really nice to have answered me, this forum is really great! :)
     
  8. Rod W Camping fam

    Rod W Camping fam Disney traveler since '72

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    Having camped for there with the kids, grandparents, extended fam and friends for years I can tell you that sometimes you are definitely better off just hopping in the car from the Fort. Everyone is right, it can eat up an hour on the buses. We do ride Disney transportation for fun, like the boats or monorail, and the boats are a great way to go to MK or the Contemporary to catch a monorail. But for any other park or for Downtown Disney, the buses are SLOW...:cool1:
     

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