WDW Transportation
  • On May 11, 2023
    Grant from London Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am arriving at Port Orleans Riverside by hire car (Alamo). I’ll drop the luggage at the resort and then return the hire car to the Disney Car Care Center. Can you tell me the best way to get back to Riverside, using Disney transport?

    Welcome, Grant!  

    How exciting that your special Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the river bend – there's so much to look forward to this summer together! The Disney Car Care Center is a great resource for visitors when renting a vehicle or using their own on vacation. I’m happy to help you understand the easiest way to navigate on your arrival day.

    I have good news that the Disney Car Care Center offers complimentary shuttle service to the Transportation and Ticket Center at Walt Disney World Resort, where you can then catch a bus to your Disney resort hotel. Depending on availability, transportation directly to your resort may also be arranged. It’s a smart idea to drop off the luggage (and perhaps some family members) at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside before returning the car. When you arrive at the Car Care Center, please inquire if they have a shuttle back to your resort available at that time. Depending on your timing and their availability they could drive you directly back to the resort after you finalize the return of your rental vehicle. If not, you can get their shuttle to the Transportation and Ticket Center and then take a bus to Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Either way, you will incur no additional fees for this service and hopefully you can settle into vacation mode quickly.

    When you are driving from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside to the Car Care Center, here is the address for your navigation:

    1000 West Car Care Drive
    Bay Lake, Florida 32830

    Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is such a relaxing oasis for your family’s visit. There are many pools throughout the sprawling property, and you can share amenities with Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter, so be sure to swing by Scat Cat’s Café for their famous Mickey-shaped beignets. My family also enjoyed the many onsite activities and the beautiful boat ride to Disney Springs down the Sassagoula River.

    While on vacation, the My Disney Experience App will be your key to navigating all your special plans and activities around the Walt Disney World Resort. There’s also a wonderful feature where you can see transportation logistics and anticipated times in getting from one place to another. With the app, click on the main menu (three horizontal lines to the right in the bottom tray) and scroll to select the Transportation tile. From there you can browse directions from various locations and determine the best route for you – you can even play with this tool from home to get an idea of travel times and logistics before you arrive.  

    I hope this was helpful to plan your arrival to the Walt Disney World Resort using the wonderful Car Care Center, Grant. Please come back and see us for any additional questions you may have as you finalize your trip.

    Wishing you a magical vacation, 
    Amy

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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