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  • On Nov 7, 2011
    Emily from PA Asked

    How do you like the Fort Wilderness Cabins? Is the transportation a problem? How far was it to bus/boat? How many transfers? I have a child with mobility concerns.

    Hi, Emily!

    The Cabins at Fort Wilderness (FW) are terrific. Quiet and secluded, they provide a great deal of space both indoors and out. There are plenty of options for sleeping, and the kitchen offers an extra level of comfort. Each Cabin is equipped with only one restroom, and the shower/tub and commode share the same space; this prospect can become a little challenging for larger traveling parties. Of the Cabins, thirteen are set up specifically to be handicap-accessible.

    That said, you are astute to question the accessibility of FW transportation for someone with mobility challenges. Should you not wish to rent a golf cart to get around FW, you will need to rely on the internal bus system to get you around the Resort, and as a first stage in getting to the Parks.

    The internal bus system is color-coded: Purple, Orange and Yellow, and traverse the Resort between the Outpost Depot by the Resort entrance, and the Settlement Depot, near the marina in the back of the Resort.

    To get to the Magic Kingdom, you'll catch a bus to the Settlement Depot, and head to the marina for your complimentary water launch.

    To get to Epcot, you can either take a bus to the Outpost Depot and catch the Epcot bus, or you could take the water launch to the Magic Kingdom, ride the Monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and transfer to the Epcot monorail.

    To get to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, you'll need to catch a bus to the Outpost Depot and again, take the appropriate bus.

    Clearly, while the routes themselves are easy to determine, there is a lot of "bus work" required to navigate around the World from FW.

    I hope this information helps you and your traveling party make the best decision!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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