On the road with Ed and Judie travel blog

Let the Memoires Begin

Topiary

Performance of Characters

Planet Ride in Tomorrow Land

Street Stilt Walker

Magic Kingdom at night

The Castle with lights

The castle with it's reflection in the lake

The Merry Go Round in front of the Castle

Cardinal in Camp

Tobie's friend, a squirrel

Beautiful Turkeys abound

They were showing off, maybe wanted to find the ladies

So close to all the rigs


Monday was moving day back east to Orlando. We had made reservations at Fort Wilderness in Disney World and had purchased 4 days at the Disney Parks. We did not pay extra so we could see multiple parks in one day. We arrived about noon, checked in, and went to our camp site. The camp sites are not set up for 40’ motorhomes! Fort Wilderness is laid out on over 100 acres so the various camp areas are spread out. The camp roads are narrow and our site was perpendicular to the road which made the backing in even more difficult. Other than knocking over a recycling setup on a wooden post we did alright! Actually, we did a bit better than some of the big 5th wheels we saw trying to back in. The pads were concrete colored black and we had a table and nice sandy area to setup our chairs. Some of the sites had areas for tents to be setup in addition to a trailer or coach. We kinda enjoyed the process of watching employees rebuild the recycling stand. Obviously, it wasn’t the first time they had done that.

The first thing we did was to drive around to get acquainted. We discovered the error of that as we later saw a small sign that said “no Vehicles’” and the pure absence of public parking. Besides not finding any parking spaces, our only mistake was to go in against a Do Not Enter sign and getting lost trying to get out. We ended up outside Fort Wilderness and had to come back through the entrance. We read later that you should leave your vehicle at your camp and just use golf carts, bicycles or their shuttle bus. What a start to our Disneyworld adventure! TeeHee.

After our little escapade, we decided to go to the Magic Kingdom for the afternoon and early evening. We were able to take the bus to the Marina in Fort Wilderness and then a water taxi to the Magic Kingdom. Once we went through the main gate and picked up a map of the Magic Kingdom we realized it was laid out just like Disneyland in California where we have been several times. We walked down Main Street, had a nice dinner, and wandered through all the Lands. We spent most of our time in Tomorrow Land, visiting several of the attractions. We watched fireworks and enjoyed the night lights and the parade. After about 4 hours we were beat and decided to go back to the coach using the boat. Of course we had to go through the souvenirs along Main Street on the way out to get a couple of items.

Back at the coach we relaxed from the day and prepared for our next day’s trip to Epcot Park.



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