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Old 08-26-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question about Ft Wilderness Transportation

SO we are heading to the mouse house in the end of fall. We booked the Fast passes and such last night but had a question as said above... How long does it typically take to get from the CG to the parks using the transportation (boat train plane, whatever they got going). DW is working out the schedule and wanted to know what the take on this was. Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:29 PM   #2
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We were there in April of this year, but we stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is one of the furthest ones away from the Magic Kingdom.

On our first day there, Sunday, we waited about 10 minutes for a bus, then had a 30 minute ride to the MK. Then another 5 minute walk up to the entrance. At the end of the night, after the fireworks and then the LED light show, we waited about 15 minutes for a bus, then only a 20 minute ride back. That was the longest we waited because spring break was over and the crowds thinned tremendously.

Hope you have a fabulous time. We have done it and that's the end of it for us.

If we return to Orlando, we will be going to Universal. Our girls (11 and 8) liked the rides there much better than at the mouse house.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thank you. Our daughter's 2.5 so she will be doing some rides but probably mostly hanging with the Disney critters. I figure it is like a right of passage or something...
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:48 PM   #4
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From Fort Wilderness you can take the boat to Magic Kingdom. Very Nice. You can also take the boat to the Contemporary Lodge and catch the Monorail to the Transportation Center. From there, you can take the 'other' monorail to EPCOT. We stayed at Fort Wilderness in March of this year. Longest wait for a bus was ~30 minutes at Fort Wilderness to Hollywood Studios. The rides were all under 30 minutes both coming and going. If you are staying at Fort Wilderness, recommend going to Fort Fiends - Articles - Fort Fiends

This is an excellent resource with great info. Highly recommend watching the Light Parade and fireworks from the beach at Fort Wilderness one evening. Lots to do at campground itself.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:35 AM   #5
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Thank you.. I was there when I was 10. Man it seems like it is just crazy now! 2 hour waits for rides and such.
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We always plan for an hour to get anywhere from anywhere when we go to Disney.
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from the campground to the MK via the boat is 15 mins
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Four trips to Disney in 2014, all in Fort Wilderness. My advice is rent a golf cart if you can. The best is after a long day in the park, getting off the bus / boat in FW and not having to walk back or wait for another bus to take you to your loop. The golf cart will make your trip much more enjoyable.
Based on the time you year you are going it is also fun to ride around all the loops and check out everyone's decorations for Halloween, they are great.
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BamaGrad (from a AU grad) was right on with his data. We live in Orlando and have camped two different week this year at DW. It is dumb to go between late May and Sep;....but of course we did. That is when grandchildren were available.
The transportation system is great. You get off close to the gate of the park you are visiting. At FW is drops you off less than 5 min from your rig. Just no parking hassell at all. If you do not have a pet (dog) try to get in the "1100" circle...it is right next to events(movie, campfire, somores, swimming) in FW. There is alot of entertainment and food around the Settlement in FW also.
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Four trips to Disney in 2014, all in Fort Wilderness. My advice is rent a golf cart if you can. The best is after a long day in the park, getting off the bus / boat in FW and not having to walk back or wait for another bus to take you to your loop. The golf cart will make your trip much more enjoyable.
Based on the time you year you are going it is also fun to ride around all the loops and check out everyone's decorations for Halloween, they are great.
X2. We rented one a few years ago. That year when we got back home, I bought my own. Now we bring our own golf car and makes the stay even more enjoyable. Whether it's going to the boats for transport or taking a ride to the pool, hop on the cart and go.
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