• On Oct 6, 2021
    Heather from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I made a big mistake. I purchased a rental car when I paid for my Disney trip and I selected the wrong airport. My trip is not until January but I wanted to get this fixed soon. I am flying into Orlando Sanford International Airport.

    Hi there, Heather! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks so much for stopping by with a question for us! 

    While many Walt Disney World Guests fly into the Orlando International Airport for a Disney vacation, there is a lesser-known airport, which you have discovered! My friend purposely flies into the Sanford International Airport and raves about it. She says that it is convenient and easy to navigate and somewhat closer to many destinations in Orlando! However, I can see how one would make the mistake you made and select their arrival destination as the incorrect airport. Do not fear, Heather, as there is often an easy fix for an issue such as this! 

    Many car rental reservations can be canceled without penalty, right from the rental agency website. Click any links provided within your e-mail confirmation and see if you can locate the cancellation button. If you paid a non-refundable fee, this might be a bit trickier. In that case, I would contact the rental agency directly and explain your situation. I am sure you are not the first to go through this, and they’d be happy to help! You have plenty of time before you travel, so hopefully, one of these solutions will be the right one to sort this out for you!

    Heather, I hope that this information helps you have a fantastic vacation! If you are staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort, did you know that your standard Theme Park parking is complimentary? I had a rental car with me on my last trip to Walt Disney World, and it was amazing having the flexibility to move around on my own schedule. I hope you enjoy this too!

    Safe travels!

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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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