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  • On Oct 23, 2011
    Patricia from MD 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 family of 4 staying at Wilderness Lodge and then taking a Dream cruise 11/20. Is there an advantage to booking a Disney transfer from the resort to the port versus getting a private town car? I've heard it may be cheaper for a town car.

    Hi Patricia,

    What a wonderful vacation you have coming up in November!  I just adore Disney's Wilderness Lodge and the gorgeous new Disney Dream.  Can I come too?

    The advantage of arranging ground transfers through Disney Cruise Line (DCL) is the comfort of traveling on a luxurious motorcoach to Port Canaveral.  The bus has comfortable seats, a rest room, and overhead televisions to entertain your family. Ground transfers through DCL also make handling your luggage a breeze as you go from Walt Disney World to your cruise ship.  I've used this service in the past and found it to be fun and delightfully stress-free.

    You would likely save money, however, by renting your own vehicle or by arranging for a car service to take your family of four to the Port.  If you are traveling alone or as a couple, ground transfers through DCL are an economical way to get to your Disney cruise.  With a family of four, it will likely be more economical to make other arrangements.  Check prices on a variety of town car services in the Orlando area.  I think you'll find that service from Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral can be quite affordable.

    Good luck making your decision and have a truly magical vacation!

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