ATTRACTION: Segway Tour.
WHERE: Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campground.
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 16 years and older.
PRICE: $90 per person plus tax.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The two-hour tour is offered twice a day on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-TOUR.
The Fort Wilderness campground offers a tranquil escape from the hectic Disney theme parks. Now you can enjoy a Segway tour of the quiet side of Disney World on the Wilderness Back Trail adventure, one of several Segway experiences offered at Walt Disney World.
Disney promises a “nature tour like no other,” with participants whizzing along through the back trails of Fort Wilderness. The two-hour adventure starts off with a training session to make sure you can operate your Segaway safely. Then the group heads off, along with two guides, for a journey past swampland and along the lake, where you’ll pause for a photo opportunity. You’ll do a drive-by of the Wilderness Lodge and stop at the Tri-Circle-D ranch to meet the ponies and horses. Water is provided, as is a potty break. If you’re lucky, you may even see deer or wildlife. Take the earliest tour for the luck with critter spotting.
You don’t have to be staying at Fort Wilderness in order to take the tour. If you’re driving, you can park in the main Fort Wilderness lot and take a bus to the back of the campground (the tour meets near Pioneer Hall, where the Hoop-Dee-Doo Review takes place). If you’re staying on property, you can take a boat from the Magic Kingdom. Some hotels may have direct boat or bus service, so ask at the concierge desk.
If you’re wondering how a Segway can navigate through the wilderness, this tour uses the X2 model, which has thick tires and is built to handle rugged terrain: