Cool Disney Experiences of 2007- Off Road Segway!
by, 01-09-2008 at 11:15 PM (1204 Views)
In the first week of December, I had the opportunity to ride the fat tired segways of Fort Wilderness. Sunnie, Jamie and I had to get up early at the Poly to meet the parents over on the Contemporary dock. The monorail got us there pretty quickly and we boarded the boat to head over to Fort Wilderness by 8:30 AM(this is early for us!)
Our two guides were there, as was about 5 other people but we were missing two folks who thought they could show up late since they had rode before. I got a chance to peek through the walls that surround the old River Country water park while we waited for the tardy couple. The guides decided to start the safety video since the two were still not there. Around the end of the video they strolled up lazily like they were pros. We picked out a helmet and then headed over to Segways.
First thing we did was learn to get on without doing the Segway Shuffle, which is what happens when you are trying to compensate for standing on something with two wheels. Everyone seemed to be doing OK except for the tardy pros. Next up was turning a 360 degree circle. We all did the move before we looked back to see that Mrs. Tardy had only managed a 180! We did some ride around training which consisted of some hills and stop and go. This is when Susie ran over the instructor who was jumping in front of us so that we would stop. After about 30 minutes of this, we were off.
We toured the Campground where we saw lots of Christmas decorations then headed to the stables where we got to go in and visit the horses. Our two awesome guides asked us trivia questions along the way as we headed over into the forest. We cruised along the bike trail to the Wilderness Lodge, through the villas and down to the lake. Here we really did some trail riding along Bay Lake where we took pictures, did some more trivia and learned about the plants and animals of the area. The segways were a lot of fun, especially where it was a little sandy, I kept trying to make it "spin out" in the dirt. There was about 2 and a half hours of riding and it was well worth it. Our guides were amazing, apparantly they do the Segway tour and drive the firworks cruises, what a life! I highly recommend this tour to everyone as the segaway is very easy to ride and the instructing guides are amazing!
PS. You get a cool pin and you know we love pins!
Thats it for now but I have had many other awesome Disney adventures in '07 that I will write about soon!