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  • On May 26, 2011
    Cystal from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are first time DisneyWorld travelers and need transportation from the Sanford International Airport to the Royal Plaza Hotel in Downtown Disney. Can anyone give me advise on a service they have used in the past that was affordable and reliable?


    I would start with Mears Transportation, which is a large local private transportation company in the Orlando area. They have various transportation options. The Mears Transportation website is The website is easy to use, contains a lot of information, including a handy fare estimator. In addition to taxis, you may be able to arrange for a shuttle van through Mears.  Incidentally, Mears Transportation also operates Magical Express, Disney's complimentary airport transportation between Orlando International Airport (not Sanford) and Disney Resorts, and is very familiar with Walt Disney World.

    Another idea is to rent a car at Sanford airport. If you do an Internet search for "rent a car sanford airport" you can find more information. You may be able to rent a car for cheaper than round trip taxi, shuttle, or car service.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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