• On Mar 18, 2021
    Sandi from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where is the best place to rent a car to get around the Disney parks

    Welcome to planDisney, Sandi!

    It is a pleasure to answer your very first question and assist you as you plan a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Renting a car can be a great option depending on where you will be staying during your visit, and considering specific transportation needs. If you have a reservation at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you will find that using complimentary resort transportation is an excellent option for Guests who decide to stay in the middle of the magic. The resorts are close to the theme parks, so I have never felt the need to rent a car while staying on-site. You can comfortably travel throughout the Walt Disney World Resort with Disney transportation without having to worry about parking or driving back to your hotel after a long day at the parks.

    If you still decide that renting a car is the right option for you, I highly recommend renting a car from one of the companies conveniently located at the Disney Car Care Center. I have already rented with them several times to continue exploring Central Florida after enjoying our time with Mickey, and what I like the most about their service is that they will pick you up anywhere at the Walt Disney World Resort and take you to the Car Care Center to pick up your rental vehicle. Their shuttle service is complimentary and you can call to book in advance. If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel and renting a car, remember that standard theme park parking is complimentary, but you will need to pay a per night fee to park at your resort. In case you are staying at a hotel that is not part of the Disney Resorts Collection, I recommend shopping around online for prices and even contacting your travel professional to check available options for you. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Sandi! Come back to visit us soon for more tips and advice, we are delighted to help.

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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