Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jul 22, 2011
    Charles from OK Asked

    Staying at FW cabins end of Sept with 4 kids (3,5,7,9). Heard that bus service to AK, HS, Epcot can be laborious and LONG. We are trying to decide if it is worth the time and money to rent a car? If we have to choose one, do we rent a car or a golf cart?

    Hi Charles!

    My family and I are planning on staying in a cabin at Fort Wilderness on our next family trip; my boys, ages 12 and 7, are really looking forward to it.  I'm renting a car for that trip and I think it is a big plus.  I'm also renting a golf cart to be able to get around the resort easier, but if I could only have one, I would go with the rental car! 

    You can park a car at your cabin.  That really makes getting to and from the theme parks very easy.  In fact, driving a car is the easiest and quickest way to get around Walt Disney World.  The only exception with regards to staying in the cabin is the Magic Kingdom, I think.  When we go, we're planning on taking the boat from Fort Wilderness to the Magic Kingdom. 

    If you are going to visit other resorts, such as for dinner, then a car is definitely a must.  The only exception would be the Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary because those resorts are easy to get to via a boat from Fort Wilderness.  Likewise, the other monorail resorts are only a little harder to get to because you can take a monorail from the Contemporary.  However, the other resorts are hard to get to without a car in my opinion.  If you do decide to rent a car, then I would definitely make some dining reservations at some other resorts.  There are some great places to dine, especially the Animal Kingdom Lodge!

    Good luck with your decision!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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