Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Mar 22, 2022
    Megan from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best transportation from the airport to resorts with a toddler. We will not be traveling with a car seat and would like the option of having one provided.

    Hey, Megan!

    There are a few ways to go between Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World. You'll find the main players in the game right now - Mears Connect and Sunshine Flyer - do not provide car seats for the trip to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, but they do allow them. If you end up bringing one, you will need to make a reservation for the car seat, even if the child is under 3.

    If you do a Google search, there are other options available for transportation that can include a car seat. Personally, I have used MCO Black Taxi, but only once. We had a positive experience, with clean car seats provided at no additional charge.

    Florida law doesn't require the use of car seats in pretty much any type of chauffeur-driven transportation, on motor coaches, or in vehicles where the driver is compensated - think rideshare services. Keep in mind, though, that some rideshare service drivers won't take passengers with children needing car seats unless those passengers provide them. 

    Once you get to Walt Disney World, Disney transportation doesn't require car seats. Bringing your own isn't an option, primarily because there are no seatbelts on the available modes of transportation to secure the car seat. 

    Lastly, consider renting a car. Because I have three grandchildren under the age of four, this is always a good option for us. All of the rental car companies I've worked with do rent car seats at a flat fee for your rental period. 

    I hope we've found an option that works for you, Megan!
    Anna

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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