Senior Editor for The DIS
- Dec 19, 2008
In this episode, Tracey discusses her experience renting a camper and taking it to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort at Walt Disney World!
Almost?It was almost painful to watch.
Our very first trips to WDW were in the cabins with our children. You will have a blast.I watched the whole thing. I love Tracey but yeah-camping is really not her thing LOL. I do think she was trying to be fair nearer the end when she said this is her perspective and she is not a camping fan.
I was really hoping for more as to what FW offers. Our first time there (in cabins) is coming up soon. My kids are the most excited they've been since our Beach Club stay-showed them the pictures, and stuff to do, and they cannot wait.
The only thing that concerns me - and it would have been nice to have been addressed more in podcast-is how to get around and bus system-never having been there it looks more complicated than DC Metro system! Took me almost the entire week we were in DC to figure it out (my oldest DD had it figured out by 2nd day-thank goodness LOL)
Thank you for that tip! We will also have our car, was hoping we would just need to use it to get to AK (I swear I have the worst luck with buses at AK no matter where we stay)Our very first trips to WDW were in the cabins with our children. You will have a blast.
Don't worry abouit the bus system at all. The internal buses get you to the Outpost or Marina, from there you boat, or take a bus to wherever you want to go. Buses are clearly labeled and the drivers very helpful. It is really very, very easy.
Keep in mind a little tip - the boats are primarily used to get to the MK, but it is a fun alternative to take the resort boat over to the Contemporary and use the monorail to the TTC and Epcot (or walk over to the MK even earlier for rope drop).
So after 8 minutes, I have learned there is a campground. I learned that getting a cart is more of a project than it needs to be, and for something you basically only use twice a day. Unless of course you are just staying in the campground driving the golf cart all over. A golf cart to drive to the marina to catch a boat spend the day at MK and then drive back to the campsite at the end of the day, seems like a big expense.
Could they review an Opera Musical next ?? Something else they may not enjoy doing.
Could have been a real positive report on the Fort, by campers, that enjoy camping. But wow, after 8 minutes had to stop, could not take anymore.
It had been a long day, 2 hrs of driving in rain and fog, visit with MIL. Visit with my parents, then the return trip of 2 hrs thru rain and fog. I was a bit tired, I kept hoping that it would pick up, get interesting, but alas, it was not to be.Yep, more sites for us gonna be opening up real soon...
8 minutes, huh? What's your secret? Yoga?
Yep, you are right. Not that bad, even if you don't have a cart. Videos like this make the resort seem near impossible to some.I listened to the whole thing... we stayed at the Cabins in 2014 (pre-renovations) and LOVED the resort. We didn't have a golf cart or a car and did just fine (we were the first loop from the buses and just walked over there or took the internal bus to the boats). Kids were 6 & 9 and my 65-year-old mother was with us (don't let her fool you, she still hikes high peaks in the Adirondacks, so a little Disney walking was fine). The whole thing made me twitch - renting a camper to stay there is something definitely on my bucket list for the experience (definitely not to save $$) but if I had told DH that we had to do all of that for a golf cart? OH HECK NO!
Definitely not going to drum up guests for FWC, that's for sure.