• On Mar 9, 2012
    Stacey 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.

    First visit, staying at Coronado 1 wk and wondering if its worth it to rent a car vs taking the buses to cut down on transportation time to and from parks. Have a 4 & 8 yr old so will be taking nap breaks during the day. Unsure about # of stops/crowd

    Hi Stacey - Congrats on your first visit! 

    Having a car will definitely cut down on your transportation time.  However, when you park your car at the theme parks, you'll be in a parking lot far from the entrance, and will likely need to take a tram to the front entrance.  So, it's not as convenient as it originally may seem, because the buses drop off right at the front entrance.

    If you are going for a week, I'd probably skip the car.  My family never rents a car and we enjoy letting Disney take care of all of the transportation.  While you will have to wait for the buses, it's usually not too bad.

    I hope that helps!  Have a great first Disney visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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