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Segway Tour at Disney’s Fort Wilderness – Part II
Before your tour begins you will be shown a short video and then given some training. Even though we had been on a Segway twice before we still had to take part in the training. I must admit that I enjoy the training just as much as the trail-ride. The training involves being taught how to get on and off the Segway, moving forwards, turning, emergency stops, negotiating between cones and up and down small inclines. You are encouraged not to reverse but to turn on the spot and then move forwards. This part of the tour will be under cover if it is raining although we were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day and so it took place outside but in a shaded area. The second part of the tour will not take place if the weather is inclement but you will be given a 50% refund.
You are allowed to take cameras and video cameras on the tour, although you must be off your Segway when you are filming. If you want to have your photograph taken whilst on the Segway, either get your friends or family to film you or your guides are more than happy to oblige. There are always two guides on each tour.
The second half of the tour is spent exploring the trails around Fort Wilderness Campground and Wilderness Lodge. We took our tour at Christmas time and it was lovely to see all the guests RV’s decorated with inflatable Santa Claus’s, elves, candy canes and every conceivable Christmas decoration imaginable. One of the guides leads the troop; we had to ride in single file, whilst the second member is at the back to pick up any stragglers! Also, whenever we had to cross a road the guide at the back would scoot up to the front to stop any traffic so that everyone could cross safely. Several times we stopped whilst the guides told us interesting facts about our surroundings and the resorts and pointed out the wildlife. You may encounter deer or turtles on your tour, lots of trees and plants and your return from Wilderness Lodge to the campground takes place along the sandy path alongside Bay Lake.
I would thoroughly recommend this tour and we intend to take it again sometime in the future. This would be our fourth tour on a Segway but they are so much fun I do not think that we would ever tire of them.
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