Tag Archives: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Hey Chip and Co. fans! I have some really exciting news to share with you this morning! Everyone’s favorite promotion, FREE DINING has been officially released to the general public! You can now book your Walt Disney World vacation and get free dining!
You can now get a free Disney Dining Plan for travel dates between September 2, 2013 and September 25, 2013. In order to receive this promotion, you must purchase a package that includes a minimum of 3 nights accommodation at a Disney Resort and a minimum 2-day Base Ticket. If you stay at a Disney Value Resort, the Quick Service Dining Plan is free. If you stay at a Disney Moderate or Deluxe Resort, the Basic Dining Plan is free.
You can also upgrade from the Quick Service to the Basic Dining for an additional $19 per adult per night and $3 per night per child. You can also upgrade from the Basic Dining to the Deluxe Dining for an additional $45 per adult per night and $20 per night per child.
I have talked about how great Fort Wilderness is, and it’s a place I spent many happy vacations as a kid. One thing that wasn’t so great about those vacation was the two days we spent in the car each way as we towed our camper from Upstate NY to Disney and back. Do I understand why my parents did it? Of COURSE – it was a HUGE money saver, as we didn’t have to pay for airfare and could eat many of our meals at the campsite, and the cost of renting a campsite is nothing compared to that of a resort or hotel.
While I was on those vacations, I always wondered what it would be like to stay in one of the Fort Wilderness Cabins – a great alternative to those who want a ‘home away from home’ but don’t want to tow their camper across the country to get it.
It appears that Epcot’s last remaining Segway tour, ‘Around the World at Epcot,’ has now been discontinued. According to Disney fans, Disney forums and message boards, Disney has been contacting those with reservations to cancel, and no new bookings are being taken.
Have you tried this tour? What did you think? Let us know in the comment box below.
Anywho that is all the Disney Gossip I have right now. For my past Gossip articles be sure to check them out here.
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Kelly Brubaker, mother of Chase Brubaker, a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit and killed in April 2010, by a Walt Disney World bus has settled her lawsuit with The Walt Disney World Company. Brubaker, who filed an auto-negligence lawsuit against Disney and the bus driver back in October 2010, settled last month for undisclosed terms, a spokeswoman announced.
Chase Brubaker, a Redington Beach residence, was at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort on April 1, 2010, with his family when tragedy struck. Chase and another child were riding bicycles on the sidewalk, when Chase veered off the sidewalk and into the oncoming bus. Chase fell off his bike at the time and was run over by the rear right tire said the Florida Highway Patrol.
Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger would not disclose details of the settlement. “The case has been settled to the parties’ satisfaction,” she said.
Kelly Brubaker and Chase’s family has insisted that the accident was the fault of Disney and the bus driver, who had over 30 years experience with Disney.
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There is so much to do and see at Disney World, but often people want an element of peace and quiet attached to their vacation. A great way to do this is to take some time off from theme park touring and explore one of the many other activities Disney has to offer.
One of the things that is offered that many people do not know about is Archery! Any aspiring Merida or Robin Hood ages six and up can participate.
Archery lessons usually take place Thursday through Saturday at Fort Wilderness Campground, though I was informed they have offered this activity daily throughout August due to popular demand! Archery is offered from 2:45-4:15 only and it is recommend that you have reservations. Reservations are limited to about ten guests. Once you have made your reservation simply arrive 15 minutes early at the bike barn at Fort Wilderness to check in. You will be escorted to the archery range.
During your 90 minutes on the shooting range you will learn how to shoot the bow and arrow and receive tips from the professional staff. You will have plenty of time to take aim and practice your skills. You need not have any previous archery experience to participate.
The cost of this activity is $25 plus tax per person.
My Tip: For a leisurely day, take the morning off to relax by the pool before heading out to Fort Wilderness. Pair your afternoon archery lesson with a reservation at Trails End Restaurant for dinner. After you get your fill on their delicious food you can take the boat to the Magic Kingdom to enjoy a few rides before heading back to your hotel. You will feel relaxed a refreshed having taken the early part of the day slowly!
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