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  • On Feb 26, 2012
    Marla from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! So excited to be coming to WDW for the first time one month from today! Staying at POR, Ive seen comments regarding taking taxis, wondering with 3 kids, might that be an option for faster transp. to the parks? or if we were running late for a res.Thxs!

    Hi Marla,

    I also have three children and generally don't rent a car during my Disney vacations. Because of this, I do often take 2 or 3 taxi rides during my vacation. The Disney transportation system is fantastic, but there are a few situations when taxis make things easier. 

    First let me say that it almost never makes sense to take a taxi to the Magic Kingdom. Taxis drop you at the Transportation and Ticket Center, while buses will take you directly to the park itself. For the other parks, taxis will drop you near the park entrance.

    With a family of five, one thing to consider is that some taxis will only take four passengers at a time. There are a large number of van-style taxis in the Disney area. These cost the exact same amount as traditional taxis, but hold six or even nine passengers. If I need a cab at a resort, I simply ask the bell services desk to call us the right size taxi. I usually only takes a minute or two. If your family wants to get a cab from the theme parks, you may need to wait for the right size cab.

    I rarely take cabs to the parks in the morning. The bus/boat transportation system works well then. Typically I use taxis when I'm going from resort to resort. For example if you wanted to go from POR to a character meal at the Beach Club, I would encourage you to use a cab in this situation. The Disney transport from resort to resort often involves a lengthy transfer, a taxi will be significantly faster. 

    For your reference, a cab ride from one end of Disney property to the farthest point on the other side usually runs about $20. Shorter rides will obviously be less.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.   
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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