Mom And Son On Run
  • On May 31, 2009
    Brad from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Diane! arr 8/8 10:50a staying at pop. can rent a car for 40 inc tax drop off at dolphin 8/9 8 am and take their bus to park. Cheaper than cab and fastr than ME I think. How much time do you think I could save vs ME as we are doing MK 8/8 want max time

    Hello again, Brad!

    Wow $40 is a great rate...I just checked the current pricing for a taxi and it's $60 one way, plus tip.  Is your rate from a rental company located at the Orlando airport?  If so, you may be able to save some time, depending on how fast you can get the rental.  I've used National/Alamo in the past and it's been fairly quick to obtain the rental car.

    Although Magical Express is free, there can be multiple stops before it arrives to your destination.  For this reason, I like to average about 90 minutes for Magical Express.  However, I will tell  you that the last time we stayed at Pop, we were the first stop for Magical Express - but again, there is no guarantee on what order the drop-offs will be...and you do have to wait for the bus to load, etc.

    Bottom line, if you are willing to pay the $40, why not give it a try?  You should also consider using online check-in when you are within 10 days of arrival to speed up your actual check-in process.

    Good luck!  And I applaud your efforts to find extra time at Disney World!!  Diane  :)

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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