Disney World April 2017 Trip Day 1 Part 2


In this Disney World April 2017 trip vlog, we finally get to Disney World and checked into our Disney Resort- Fort Wilderness Campground & Cabins. In our YouTube video, we cruise around the Fort in our golf cart, check out our amazing cabin that we stay in during our trip and go pick up or rental stroller from Kingdom Strollers and pick up our ship box from the Outpost bell services. There are also some funny moments- I catch Jon in planning a future trip and I have an issue with words!!!

In our vlog:

  • Overview of our Fort Wilderness Cabin

We all really enjoyed staying in the cabin! The Fort Wilderness Cabins are considered a moderate resort, but the price and space you are getting are more in the deluxe standard. The cabins have a living room/ kitchen open concept space that includes a pull-out sofa, chair, bench, large flat panel tv, a table that seats 6 and the kitchen has a full sized fridge, dishwasher, microwave/ convection oven, cooktop and fully stocked cabinets with all the kitchen items you would need. There is a standard sized bathroom with a tub/ shower combo and the separate bedroom has a queen sized bed, twin bunk beds, and a standard sized flat panel tv. We found this cabin a great size for families and plan on staying her again in the future.

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  • Cruising to and from the Fort Wilderness Outpost on our rented golf cart

Golf carts are available to be rented from Fort Wilderness for a per night cost. I would suggest calling the Fort Wilderness bike barn to reserve your golf cart prior to your stay because they are so popular in getting around the Fort they do tend to sell out and become unavailable. As soon as I booked our resort, I also booked our golf cart. My opinion is that the golf cart is a must when staying at this resort. I do not like to waste my Disney time, so having a golf cart to get around is an easier and faster way of getting around. The internal bus system that is inside the Fort has many stops and is continuously running to and from the Settlement to the Meadows to the Outpost and to the campground and cabin loops. It will just take more time, so do what is best for you and your family.

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  • Picking up our rental stroller from Kingdom Strollers & Ship box from bell services

Prior to our stay, I had shipped a box of dry food/ items that we would want on our trip. You can do this for any of the Disney World resorts. I shipped our box on a Tuesday from Illinois and it arrived via tracking number to the Fort Wilderness Resort by Thursday afternoon. The bell services department kept our box for us until we arrived on Saturday. We did have to pay a $5 fee and at the conference center resort the fee is $10. We have used this service twice and when we have a kitchen it really helps us with our food cost and convenience of shipping extra items we want during our trip.

This trip we also decided to rent a stroller from Kingdom Strollers instead of lugging our large stroller with us from Illinois. It was a good choice for us, with our son now being 3 years old we did not need the stroller for all aspects of our Florida trip and knew that we would just need it while we were at Disney World. Being able to reserve the stroller online and paying for it ahead of time was very convenient. Also, knowing that the stroller would be at the resort waiting for us at bell services would also be convenient to us. We ended up renting a City Mini jogging stroller from Kingdom Strollers and for 4 days cost us around $60.00 which included insurance in case something happened. (Nothing did, but just in case) The stroller was waiting for us at bell services when we got there and was in good shape. Since these strollers are from a rental service you know they are going to worn, but still in good shape to be used while on our vacation. You could see some visible wear, but I felt it was definitely a better option than those hard plastic strollers that you can rent in the park.


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