Disclaimer... My grammar and spelling went on vacation as well. sorry if things get a little fuzzy or disconnected. Hello Disboarders and junkies! Where to begin! We arrived to FW on Sunday afternoon. The route suggestion of taking I-81, I-77, I-26, I95, and finally onto I-4, was a great ride down. We met friends in Charlotte on the way down which helped break up the trip. We budgeted 3 days on the road well because we could and didn't want to over do it with the pets and most of all the DD. We also wanted to have some time after the hours of driving so the DD could run around at the campground and the walk the dogs for a bit. Overall, the two KoAs we stayed at where awesome! The ride down went better than expected! Sunday arrival was a blast. Since the DW did early on line check in, we basically were in and out of registration at the front check point. We are in the 500 loop! We are in the front but the road noise or even any noise for that matter we felt wasn't noticeable. The DGP's trailer was on site and ready to go. the DA had beaten us in by a few hours. She called as we were crossing the GA/FL border. It took about 3 hours it felt to set up camp. When you are on such a long trip, getting things set up was rough. I was ready it sit down but many things needed to done. We managed to get things together and then a trip to the Trail's End. Turned out our hostess was from a town not too far from us back home in NJ. The food was good mainly because we didn't really stop on the road since we were close to FW. Now here is a trip tip. If your trailer has a far back waste tank connection and is 30 feet long, bring extra sewer hose. The sewers are located in the middle of the sites but in front of the water/electrical/cable hook ups. I wound up driving to the Meadow trading post a couple of times to get something built because the hoses didn't match or wasn't long enough to make it work. This was probably due to being on the road and not thinking straight with people asking when will it be done. In the end, I have something that worked. I got the tanks dumped and the waste water line working well. We were not able to get a cable modem so limited internet checking to the phone. Monday was an MK day. Boat transportation was slow from FW. The family decided to try to just park at the park and take the monorail or the big boat over since it may be faster. However once through the gates, my DD got to meet her first princess, Snow White. DW got the photo pass just in time as my DD was going to meet SW. We did a few rides and then lunch. DW got reservations to the lunch at the Crystal Palace with Pooh and Friends. Very cool. The food was great. The atmosphere was wonderful. After lunch a bunch more rides and it was time to go as the whole crew was tired. Back on to the boat to FW. Note to self, probably a better idea to just drive to the transportation hub and go to the park from there. Tuesday was a huge day. Breakfast with the princesses at Anskurhaus (sorry for the spelling) in Norway. First was a stop for the royal treatment at Downtown Disney's Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. She got all dolled up and the experience is wonderful. The whole family has a big smile seeing the DD all made up for the princesses. Her Fairy godmother in training did a wonderful job with my DD. Now Epcot was a different story. Long story short, we could have planned better since there is limited number of things for the DD to do between our breakfast in Norway and dinner in Germany. We managed but everyone was super tired at the end of the day. Norway the breakfast was worth it. Germany for dinner not so much. It wasnt for our group but might be for someone else. Bigger news of the day, I secured a cable modem from the front office. I got lucky when I went down to the office after a long day and there was a camper returning theirs. I got back to the trailer and my DW asked if they had called about the modem since they took our info the other night we were there. I said no but I just took a cart right down and see if anything came in. In the end, I got the internet set up. Nothing fancy but it is allowing me to make this post easier J Wednesday, we had planned Seaworld but after Tuesday we all decided it would be better to take a day off. The DD was bit spent from the ride and the last couple of days. We made a real breakfast for the first time at the camp site. It was great. We planned our day as quick shopping trip and back to FW for the pool. Well, of course, by the time we got going and went to Downtown Disney, then to Walmart for some supplies and back to the Fort it was close to 5 PM. We shot to the pool for a few hours of enjoyment. Yes the pool is nice. Its pretty much the same depth throughout the main pool. The slide was fun for the whole family and the DD liked the small kids area. DW and I enjoyed the hot tub for a few minutes. We got back to the trailer in time for a quick change and run back down for the Chip N Dales campfire lighting. We didnt stay for the sign along or movie since we finally got around to making dinner. After dinner, we made our way down to the dock for the Wishes fireworks display. From the dock the show was spectacular. I could only imagine what it looked like in the park! We also finally got the chance to see the electric boat parade. Everyone enjoyed it. Thursday. Typhoon Lagoon! Nothing like a relaxing time in the wave pool. When DW was making the plans for the vacation, she came across the Beachcomber Shack cabanas. She told my mother about it and what was about. My mother said she would pay for it. Simply put, it was money well spent. The personal service was awesome. There was a nice list of amenities that were included with the shack including cold bottle water and fresh towels for all the guests in the shack. Food was actually some of the best food we had so far at any of the parks. The price was reasonable as well. Needless to say, we had a great time at Typhoon Lagoon. Added bonus, got to use one of our plus options from our trip in 2002! We have some old school tickets dated July 2002 when the DW and I went on a trip to Florida that October. I showed the ticket to the entry people and the one said they had seen one of those in awhile. Back in the days before no expiration was included. I think we got something like another 4 days worth of stuff we could use them for but no main park admissions. When we got back from the Lagoon, we had to hurry to Mickeys BBQ. It was good. However, I felt the music was loud. The character interaction was good. However, Minnie didnt seem as friendly as the others. The goofy CM really interacted with the whole crowd and even danced with my Disney Aunt. We left and a very tired DD fell asleep quickly. One last note, we did the Trails End breakfast buffet. We liked it better than the dinner buffet. But to each his own though. Tomorrow it will Animal Kingdom and breakfast with Donald duck at the Tusker House. Possible MK trip for the afternoon for some rides and character interactions. My thoughts on Fort Wilderness. The 500 Loop is really nice. I have yet to travel through the other loops. However, the closeness to the dog park and the playground is a plus in my book. We are camping closer to the main road than what we were hoping for but the traffic is not all that bad. The loop itself seems to be a pretty friendly bunch. There is a few internet forum members located within the loop. The size of the loop is nice for taking a quick walk with the dog. I like the fact there are poop bags all over the loop for the dog as well as a large number of garbage cans. The bathrooms so far have been clean, well maintained, and relatively empty. I have run into a couple of the cleaning staff while making my way there. The dog park has plenty of space to let the Disney pet their legs for a bit while you have been at the park. The water bowls are nice touches plus it is very clean. Most of the dogs in the park are very friendly. A good conversation could be struck up by anyone in the park as well. Fortunately, our dog is OK with the fireworks and electric boat music. He also has been ok with the traffic and long stays in the trailer. He has plenty of toys to keep him occupied for the time. Most of all he does enjoy his runs within the dog park. It gets him wore out and more mellow for the trailer. I look forward to the next 6 days here at the Fort. The whole family is going to do more meals at the site when possible. We are planning some charcoal cooking a few nights. Added bonus since the weather has been nice, cooking out and eating at the table is enjoyable. We still have to make it to Mickeys NSSHP one night. We know our DD will enjoy that. There is also going to be a day at Seaworld as my DD likes sea creatures and would enjoy that as well. Thats all for now. Will report when some new comes about.