The Halloween golf cart parade has become an annual tradition at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort in Florida. Residents deck out the golf carts with various Disney character favorites, such as Dumbo, Captain Hook and Mickey Mouse. The crowd that lined the route also enjoyed golf carts representing some of their favorite feature films, Alice in Wonderland, Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort opened its doors in 1971 and is one of the original accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Fort Wilderness is popular with visitors and can accommodate campers in tents right up to 45-foot and longer vehicles.
Visitors are able to rent electric golf carts for the duration of their stay that enable them to explore the more than 700 acres of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Many visitors bring their own golf cart with them to the resort, and as long as they have their top speed limited to 20MPH and are equipped with head and tail lights for driving after dusk.
There are a number of sensible safety rules that are in effect within the resort for people driving golf carts and other vehicles so that any potential for accidents are avoided. Alcohol is not permitted to be consumed while driving the carts, and cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed to be used while a cart is being operated.
The Walt Disney World Fort Wilderness campground is an ideal scenario where golf carts are the perfect solution for getting around. With a large number of quiet roads within the resort that full size road cars are restricted, there is a greatly reduced chance of golf cart accidents.
If you've stayed at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, we'd be interested in any comments or stories that you have about the golf carts there.