Toddler; Prince Charming Regal Carrousel; Magic Kingdom
  • On Dec 11, 2023
    Arun from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! First time visiting Magic Kingdom! Is renting a car better or using Uber/Lyft from non-Disney hotel?

    Hi Arun,

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting to be planning for your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort! You’ve come to the right place for some heartfelt advice and experienced tips!

    Arun, for me, the choice between renting a car or taking an Uber/Lyft is a matter of preference and budget. When my family stays at a non-Disney hotel, we usually prefer to rent a car. It gives you complete control of your schedule and you can move easily around the resort. I also like the convenience of a rental car when traveling to and from the airport. Remember, you will pay for Theme Park Parking at the first theme park you enter daily. Simply show your parking receipt to each park you visit later in the day!

    Now, one of the benefits of a rideshare such as Uber/Lyft is that you will be dropped off close to the park entrance, so if that is important, keep that in mind. And of course, a rideshare will allow you the luxury of not having to drive – it's like Cinderella’s coach!

    Arun, remember that all Guests of Walt Disney World Resort, whether you are staying in a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel or staying off-site, can use the Resort Transportation such as the Walt Disney World Monorail Transportation or Water Transportation, Walt Disney World Bus Service, and the Disney Skyliner. This makes travel from one park to another or a dining reservation smooth sailing. Hopefully, this information will help you make your decision. 

    For your first visit, I highly recommend checking out the planDisney Podcast episodes featuring tips for First Time Guests and visits with little ones. My fellow planDisney panelists offer some amazing advice! We are here to help, so stop by any time!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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