• On Feb 23, 2018
    Katherine from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are a Canadian family of 4 staying at Art of Animation. We want to rent a car to go to the beach x 3 days. Then we drive to the airport. Can we rent at Disney and return at the airport? Should we reserve in advance? How? If no, where to go onsite?

    Hi Katherine! I love how you are making the most of your time in Florida by visiting both a beautiful beach and Walt Disney World Resort! Pure magic!

    The Car Care Center is the answer to your question! Guests can rent cars from either Alamo Rent-A-Car or National Rent-A-Car. The operating hours are Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Saturday - Sunday from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

    I'm a big planner so I would encourage you to reserve your car in advance or at least look at your options either on the car rental websites or by calling (407) 824-3470. If you decide to wait until you arrive, a Cast Member at Disney's Art of Animation Resort Concierge desk can assist you.

    The Car Care Center is located near Magic Kingdom and a complimentary shuttle provides door-to-door service from your Resort hotel to the Car Care Center. The shuttle can be reserved by calling the same phone number, (407) 824-3470. The shuttle pickup needs to be scheduled in advance.

    I'm so excited for you! Thanks so much for sharing your question with us! If you need any other tips or advice, we would love for you to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. Happy planning and have a magical vacation!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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