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Ft.wilderness closure

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by ELG13, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. ELG13

    ELG13 Active Member Original Poster

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    I don't even know what that means and I'm terrified.
     
  2. Bolt

    Bolt Well-Known Member

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    A million dollars in damage really doesn't sound like that much in the grand scheme of things. There's a million trees with cabins tucked all around them I imagine, like all the other cities in Florida, wind knocked some down onto roofs and caused major damage. It's why they evacuate that resort.
     
  3. jrlang1

    jrlang1 Active Member

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    I was staying at FWC during a hurricane (i forgot the storms name). Just before it hit they moved us to a pair of rooms at Port Orleans and it took almost a week to re open and we moved back in our camper. This was before the Kudzu removal. there were a ton of downed trees that were already overloaded with the vines. I bet another large number of those pines were lost and the first priority are the parks and hotels that make more money.

    Our first night back they gave each site a s'more kit.
     
  4. EricsBiscuit

    EricsBiscuit Well-Known Member

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    It means closed for now, never to reopen.
     
  5. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    There's too many kids on the internet now making things up.
     
  6. John park hopper

    John park hopper Well-Known Member

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    With all the the pine trees in the Fort Wilderness area it would be my guess there is a lot of tree clean up which takes manpower and time.
     
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  7. Bolt

    Bolt Well-Known Member

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    Reading comments on click bait makes me question life so much.
     
  8. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Absolutely no chance it is permanently closing. They just have a lot of landscape damage that is going to take a few days to sort out.

    I have no idea what the cost is, but does anyone really think $1million repair costs would close down a resort that is generating that type of income in a single day?
     
  9. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Well-Known Member

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    I just heard the same rumor from a cast member friend, though he presented it as rumor only and not as fact. He's not a senior executive or anything but he's many levels higher than "front line ride operator."
     
  10. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Well-Known Member

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    Of course not, the $1 million thing is 100% fake. The only sliver of truth I could see that would make Ft. Wilderness close would be something along the lines of "the hurricane jacked up the trailers (cabins) so badly that Disney decided it's not safe to allow guests to stay there in the future."
     
  11. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    Kids? You need to expand your insightfulness of adult stupidity. You know 15 minutes of fame and all.
     
  12. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Given its money making abilities, I would bet that Disney would be prepared to pay whatever it takes to get the place back running.
     
  13. jt04

    jt04 Well-Known Member

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    No chance it closes. Minimal overhead to operate (well on a Disney scale anyway),.

    I am only surprised they haven't built a second campground on property.
     
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  14. Driver

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    What's out there is speculation...... right now there is no set time. The fort took a major hit
     
  15. prfctlyximprct

    prfctlyximprct Well-Known Member

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    Hoop de Doo is the best thing on property! They better get up and running! STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE :p
     
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  16. ABQ

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    Heck yeah! I have December reservations myself.
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  17. EricsBiscuit

    EricsBiscuit Well-Known Member

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    Was River Country making a profit when they closed it?
     
  18. asianway

    asianway Well-Known Member

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    today yes. I would wager money that within 20 years the Fort is redeveloped as it no longer represents the best use of the prime real estate it sits on.

    When that day comes, it will be very sad.
     
  19. Rider

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    An African themed campground near AK would be cool.
     
  20. ELG13

    ELG13 Active Member Original Poster

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    Oh that would be awesome! We went glamping in those big safari type tents...it was AMAZING! I would totally stay in one of those again...put it on Disney property and it would be the most beautiful thing!!
     
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