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reelcamper1

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Posted: 07/31/19 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you need help getting around rent a golf cart, helpful in catching the bus! Plenty of parking for golf carts too. We also used a golf cart to take our German Shepherd to the fenced in dog area, dogs are allowed on the carts!

They overbooked the premium sites on our last visit, gave us "cheaper options" & site numbers to look at during check in. Kept the premium site, backing in was a breeze! The site was accommodating to our slides too!

Your family can visit at FW! Make sure you take your grandchild to the nightly campfire program/sing along! And there is a nightly lighted water pageant on bay lake! Kinda cheesy-but not to be missed!

We have ALWAYS taken the free bus transportation to and from parks. Get on the earliest bus in the am! And after a long day at the parks, riding home on an air conditioned bus has always been relaxing! At the FW marina, you can take a boat directly to Magic Kingdom!

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The. Closest premium loop to the dog park is the 500 loop.

Your family will have to park by the bus depot and take the Orange loop bus to the 500 loop.

There is a pool and the outdoor movies area next to The 500 loop.


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Just my own opinion, if anyone is interested. We have stayed with our grandchildren the last 2 times we have been to Fort Wilderness. We stayed at loops 600 and 1200 in proximity to the campfire show and found that really enjoyable.
As to the buses vs. driving around Disney World, I kind of enjoyed letting someone else do the driving. It was worth the few minutes extra it might have cost. That being said we had to meet the grandkids' parents on a couple of occasions for a dinner at one of the resort restaurants. We drove to meet the schedule, but if you show your resort card you can park in the lot of the resort in question.


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OP here<

Has anyone used the Minnie Van service. Supposedly it is operated by Lyft. Just wondering what the cost might be.

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dpgllg wrote:

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Has anyone used the Minnie Van service. Supposedly it is operated by Lyft. Just wondering what the cost might be.

Dave


We used it as a treat for the kids once from the Bay Lakes Tower at the Contemporary to the All Star Movies Resort. Regular Lyft/Uber cost was $9; Minnie Van Lyft was $30. I can't justify the cost when taxis and regular Uber/Lyfts are available.

Ironically, I didn't ride in it to tell if the experience was different or "better". We sent Grandma and the kids in it. But I can't imagine how it's 3x better.


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Just found out that Ft Wilderness now has a fourth campground loop designation. It’s called the Meadows Premium loops. The 400, 600, 900, 1000 and 1400 loops are now this classification and are $20 a night more because they are closest to the Meadows Trading post, pool, bike barn and campfire movie area. DW is finding new ways to increase profits. First it was charging you to park at the resort your staying at, now this. Who knows, next you may have to pay to use their transportation. Just an FYI


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