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  1. Monica
    April 4, 2018

    I would like to stay in the cabin for outdoor activities, no parks this time, do you recommend it? my daughters want horse riding, how this works?
    Thanks for your reply

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  2. Joy
    March 17, 2018

    Looking at booking this for the fall and wondering how close are the cabins in proximity to the Lodge? Also, in years past, have the cabins been included in room only discounts?

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  3. Stella
    December 25, 2017

    Recently stayed in the cabins.1 adult and 3 teens. We never ran out of hot water. It was a wonderful trip! The buses came by quickly no matter what time we set out and everyone enjoyed the boat ride to MK!

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    • Dave
      December 29, 2017

      Great, Stella, and thanks for the report!

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  4. David
    October 7, 2017

    This year we spent a week in the 2400 section of the park. Walking to the bus stop was no issue, nor was the wait time for the buses. I will say that it was the best week that I have ever spent. I use to travel alot and would stay in extended stays or suites at hotels, this was by far way beyond that for me. We had 6 people in the cabin 4 adults and 2 children 5 and 10. Nobody felt cramped at all except at dinner time with only 2 burners to cook on but they did have a microwave / convection oven available. The fold away bed gave me a great sleep. I say this because I would normally count dots on the ceiling at bed time, but within a few min of laying down on that bed, zonk!. I went as far as trying to figure out how i was going to get it on my van and out of the park without anyone noticing LOL.

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    • Dave
      October 8, 2017

      Thanks, David!!

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  5. Angie
    July 1, 2017

    Hey there! Love your website. It has been so helpful. We are planning our fourth visit to WDW in June 2018. We will be visiting with extended family for a total of 16 people, all over the age of 16 except for one 10-year-old. My family (four people) will be bringing our camper (no tent) . The rest of the party will be staying in two cabins. I am thinking we should request Loop 2100 for our camper, and loop 2200 for the cabins so we can be somewhat near each other.
    Also, “Gramps” has some trouble getting around because of a knee replacement several years ago, so we are thinking of renting a golf cart, simply for getting around the campground. My understanding is that we can drive the golf cart to the boat launch area for MK and to the bus pickup area for the other resorts? Am I correct?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Dave
      July 4, 2017

      Hi Angie, yes to both!

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  6. Kelly B – Destinations In Florida
    May 17, 2017

    Hi Nikki – I can’t attest to the comfiness of the mattress (I’ll let Dave answer that), but the Cabins seem like a perfect fit for your family. One of the most economical choices. Full kitchen for Dining.

    Do understand the size of the resort. I always suggest that my clients rent a golf cart (or two) to get around. And while the kitchen is a great asset, planning to do at least your midday meal in the parks is usually the realistic choice. While a 30 minute break for lunch is what you have in mind, that turns into quite a bit more. You’ll need to include time to exit the park, wait for transportation (if using the bus), travel. Navigate the resort back to your cabin. Prepare the meal. Clean up and do the same in reverse. That 30 minute meal just took 2-3 hours out of your day.

    I would be more than happy to help you plan your upcoming vacation. Disney has not yet released it’s 2018 prices (we are expecting those mid-late June). All of my planning services are free when you book a Disney vacation package with me and Destinations in Florida. Please feel free to contact me at KellyB@DestinationsinFlorida.com or 980-429-4499.

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  7. Nikki Steitle
    May 15, 2017

    We are looking into these cabins for next year. It will be my husband and so along with our 5 year old and 2.5 year old and my parents. My boys love the outdoors and having space to run around plus having all of us stay on one place definitely saves money. We will be flying, but my parents will be driving so we will have a car and groceries. It will all be our first time. Is the pull out bed comfortable? Is there anyother places you would recommend other than this for our needs or is this probably our best option? Thank you!

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    • Dave
      May 18, 2017

      Nikki, given what you say a Cabin does seem a good choice. The pull-down bed is fine. (And sorry for taking so long to get back to you–I’ve been on the road for my day job…)

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  8. Lauren
    March 6, 2017

    Hi-
    Thanks for your helpful post. I just wanted clarity on 2 points. One, is the only place to catch the Disney buses that take you to the parks at the outpost? 2- we are driving to Disney and will have a car so if our cabin is far from outpost can we simply drive and park our car in outpost area and take Disney bus to park? Just want to make sure there is free parking at Outpost.

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    • Dave
      March 7, 2017

      Oh Lauren, sorry, I misunderstood you. This changes now and then, but right now yes, buses to AK, HS and Epcot are at the Outpost, and you can park nearby for free. This is discouraged, as it limits parking for those coming to the Fort for a visit to e.g. Hoop Dee Doo Revue.

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  9. Ann
    August 22, 2016

    I too I’m getting concerned about the transportation and the internal bussing and feel we should have booked a different hotel. We are flying and will be there the first week of September. We plan to stay at the park mostly all day. Would it be best to rent a golf cart or just trust the internal busses? Thank you for you help. Also which loop would be best to request for our three kids?

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    • Dave
      August 23, 2016

      Hi Ann, a rental car would be a better choice than a golf cart–about the same prcie, but much faster to EPcot, HS and MK. (Still use the bus/boat for MK). Among the cabin loops, as noted in the post, for most families, 2200 is the best choice, for relative closeness to the pools, sing-alongs, and shop of the Meadow.

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  10. Alfonso
    August 12, 2016

    Dave,
    Great site, thanks for all the insight. I have a cabin reserved for February 2017, we’re a family of five (wife and 3 daughters) going on our second trip (first for the youngest one) and taught that spacewise the cabins will be a great option. I’m getting worried about the transportation, I’ve been reading and it sounds like is somewhat difficult and lenghty to get around. On the same dates, the Contemporary is about $80 per night more than the cabins. I know we will be tighter in the room, but is it worth it for the ease of transportation to stay on the Contemporary instead? I will really appreciate in your insight on this. Thanks in adavnce!!!

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    • Dave
      August 13, 2016

      Alfonso, the Contemporary rooms you are pricing are Garden Wing rooms which have their own challenges–no balconies, and for many distance from the main tower services, including its transportation.

      If you don’t have a rental car, FW on average will add about 40 minutes a day to your transport. With a car, you can drive to AK, Epcot and HS (MK is still best via bus then boat) and have better times to these parks than either hotel without a car.

      So what I’d do is stick to your cabin for the space and add a rental car…

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  11. Kelly B – Destinations In Florida
    June 2, 2016

    Hi Ralph – Golf carts are available for rental at the Reception Outpost. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. You can do this by calling 407-824-2742. They are currently $59.00 per day ( Guest must be 18 and older to rent, 16 and older to drive. All guests must have a valid drivers license and have it with them while operating the vehicle). Rental pick up time is 1pm and must be returned by 11am.

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  12. Ralph Agostino
    June 1, 2016

    Dave, can you reserve a golf cart through WDW prior to arrival? What is the cost?

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  13. Mary Jacob
    April 3, 2016

    We reserved a cabin for October. We will be bringing our two 4 year old grandchildren and thought the cabin provided us the maximum space needed. There are a few things I’m curious about. 1. We will be driving and already have a golf cart rented. Is that overkill – do we need a golf cart if we have a vehicle? 2. I saw where you said the internal transportation is a pain. Do we need to use this if we have a golf cart? 3. Does the golf carts have enough space to bring a double stroller? This is our first time driving to Disney. In the past we’ve always flown and has been 100% dependent on Disney Transportation and liked that I didn’t have to worry about parking. Since we are taking a vehicle, I don’t know if we should plan on using that to go to all the parks except MK. Thanks for any advice and suggestions.

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    • Dave
      April 4, 2016

      Mary, what you likely want to do is use your car for the parks other than MMK, and use either your cart or the FW internal bus to get to the dock for the MK boat. You would then use your cart to also get around FW.

      Honestly I do think the cart is overkill. Using the internal buses for the MK boat dock and other FW stuff should be fine…

      The carts have two bench seats. If one of you plus the kids sits in the back one, then you can put the stroller next to the driver in the front seat.

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  14. Diana
    March 8, 2016

    we have 11 in our group. I have reserved 2 cabins. Would I be wise to try to book loop 2500 so some of our group could use the comfort station to shower since the hot water supply in the cabins is minimal. Any other suggestions would be helpful.

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    • Dave
      March 9, 2016

      Diana, that’s a great idea!

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  15. Dan
    March 5, 2016

    Hi,

    I’m thinking about booking a cabin. It seems that they are a very long walk from the boat launch, which would have been our preferred method of travel. Could you clarify how long the walk is from the cabins to the launch? Additionally, what method of transportation would you recommend to get from the cabins to the Magic Kingdom, and how long should we allow?

    Thanks!

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    • Dave
      March 5, 2016

      Dan, yes they are. There is an internal bus system you can take to the MK boat docks. I’d be at you nearest bus stop an hour before you want to be at MK. There’s much less actual travel time, but if you just miss a bus, then just miss a boat, it can take that long…

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  16. Marilyn
    February 1, 2015

    Hi, I am wondering if it would be a good idea to stay near the quiet pool with little ones, ages 1 & 2. We will have a golf cart to get around.

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    • Dave
      February 1, 2015

      Marilyn, at that age they won’t much care where they are. It’s hard to manage such young kids in a golf cart (unless you have three adults, two to hold them, one to drive) so aiming for near the quiet pool is a good idea–shorter walks.

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  17. Anne
    January 20, 2015

    Hi Dave,
    How far is the walk between the 2100 loop and the pool? We have a 2.5 and 4 year old and are about to make our room request. We’d like to be able to walk to the pool but if it’s far enough and we’d probably end up taking the bus anyway then we might prefer the 2500 loop to be close to the quiet pool. Thanks so much!

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    • Dave
      January 20, 2015

      As the crow flies, it’s about 1200 feet from center to center, Anne–about a quarter of a mile. So with twists and turns figure less than half a mile.

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