OFFICIAL DEC 2018 PTR AND TR THREAD

Discussion in 'Camping at Disney World' started by FtW Mike, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. FtW Mike

    FtW Mike DIS Veteran

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    Well here we are in Nov and the other Dec thread out here is more about helping a first timer to the FORT WILDERNESS. So maybe it's about time time we find out who is going
    Lucille and I have reservations for Friday 21 Dec into Jan 2019. We will be in a full hook up site hopefully in the 1600 or 1800 loop. We leave home the 14th and will spend 3 days on the road traveling followed by
    4 days at Lazy Days outside of Tampa. While there we will a recall issue for the coach taken care of. We also each of us take their Driver Confidence Course and maybe hit some of the free seminars they offer. Then early on the 21st head up I 4 for Fort Wilderness
     
  2. lindsey

    lindsey DIS Veteran

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    We will be there November 27 till December 10. December 01 is DH birthday so we have TE brunch reservations.
     
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  4. snowmedic

    snowmedic 1500 MIles From the Fort.

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    I will be there along with DW and 'Lil Medic ( Savannah ). We are leaving VT on the 19 and heading over to Destin to spend Christmas with my parents and sister. Then we will be leaving the night of the 28 for the drive over to the Fort for a 6:05 check-in time on the 29, also hoping for the 1600 loop. I have had our ADR made for awhile, and also have a GC rented for the first 4-5 days that we are there. We will be checking out on Jan. 12 and heading back to cold and snowy VT. Hope to see you there.
     
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  5. dedesmith32

    dedesmith32 Mouseketeer

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    We will be at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness from December 12-19th. We are so excited! (We have a 1 night stay at Wilderness Lodge and then headed to the cabins). Hoping for a cabin near the entrance as we will be using Uber the whole time for our transportation. :)
     
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  6. tltay2005

    tltay2005 DIS Veteran

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    We will be checking in Christmas day and leaving on the 31st. Not doing any parks as our passes are blacked out at that time, but we always find plenty to do. We always hit Disney Springs, do some mini golf and resort hop to see all the decorations.
     
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  7. tigger92662

    tigger92662 They're not really rules, More like guidelines

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    @dedesmith32 Please check the thread The Adventures of the Traveling Fire Pit.
    It is a fairly mobile fire pit passed around from camper to camper and we need some help transitioning it from person to person during your stay.
    It would be very much appreciated, even if you don't use it, if you could be its caretaker til it could get passed along. :teeth:
     
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  8. dalir

    dalir Mouseketeer

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    Well, we missed our Fort trip at the end of September because of work travel to Finland. But, the Food & Wine Festival was calling so we did a quick weekend trip at the end of October. We stayed at All-Star Movies and enjoyed it, but we are ready to get back to The Fort.

    We plan to leave Birmingham after school on Dec 14. We'll probably stop at the Ocala rest area for a few hours then head in to The Fort early on the 15th. We have FP+ for the Mountains at MK on arrival day. Also, I saw this past weekend that The Plaza is serving breakfast for a limited time and was able to get an ADR that morning as well. And to end the day, dinner at Trails End. Should be a good first day.
     
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  9. FtW Mike

    FtW Mike DIS Veteran

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    Okay so we will arrive on the morning of the 21st to a packed day. Hoping to get there between 9 and 10, We are hoping the rush won't have started yet and can a site on arrival. Otherwise we will have to leave the kids alone in the coach while we run over to Guest Relations outside of Mk for our AP"s and TIW cards. And back to Overflow and an outing for the kids. Again hope our site is ready so we can do some setting up before I need to run over and meet with Kenny from Tee Time to get our cart. Dinner will be our traditional We Are Here visit to Trails End . To be followed by more sthe setting up and decorating and if we are lucky some looping to see decorations around the The Fort.
    Sat the 22nd we have some MK time planned. This is tough as we normally once we make it an official DISNEY Trip by entering t Town Square then hopping on the Rail Road for the ride to Fantasy Land. Guess we'll just have to make do walking to Adventure Land for the JINGLE Checking on Pirates of the Caribbean. Then head back to Tony's for another tradition for us as we have made that our first and last park meal over the past few years. Hope to catch the evening parade before we eat then back to the coach and the girls
    Sun 23rd. Today we hit EPCOT. Planning to take the Bus over to DHS then a Friendship Launch over to International Gate this way we are at France in WS to have an early dinner at Chefs De France for the dining portion of Guaranteed seating for The Candlelight Processional. We were really hoping for Gary Sinese again this year but his booking ends the day we arrive and we have too much to do to make that work. Afterwards we intend to head out doing some Holiday decor touring of France , England and Canada , As we are heading out anyway I did score a FP for Spaceship Earth then back to The Fort.
     
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  10. tltay2005

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    For those that don't know and would like to, the price for the dinner at TE went up to $35 per person. Just wanted to put it out there as some have posted on other sites that they were not aware and when they got their bill they were quite shocked.
     
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  11. twolittletinkerbells

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    Dec 19th - Jan 7th. 20 glorious days! Hopefully in loop 800.
     
  12. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    Mike,

    Given the BAD luck you've had in your last two Fort trips (no need to revisit), I think it's time to try something different to bring you GOOD luck next month.

    Before we go right to the top and invoke the good Lord, I want to try an intermediate step.

    Me and the guys here want to bring in JOBU. As we talked amongst ourselves, we were reminded that an offering of rum and cigars might be acceptable to Jobu which would then get you to the Fort in one piece (and back home).

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    Seriously, I'm really pulling for you to make it this time.

    Bama Ed

    PS - Jobu made his cinematic debut in the movie, Major League.
     
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  13. boat guy

    boat guy Earning My Ears

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    Leaving from near Toronto on December 9. My wife talked me into a few days in South Florida near Sawgrass Mills to finish up the shopping. We will be checking in at The Fort on December 19th. Kids will fly in on the 22nd and home later on January 3. We will hang around and recover until leaving The Fort on January 6. Last year I broke wrist and spent the first 3 days in the hospital, but made it back for Xmas day. This year I am hoping for a less eventful stay.
     

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