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  • On Feb 17, 2022
    Rebekah from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a mother/daughter trip planned in May. Would you recommend renting a car? 8 people total. One toddler traveling with us I have read the busses can be a long wait with staying at the treehouse villas which is my concern. Any tips? Thank you

    Welcome to planDisney, Rebekah! Thanks so much for stopping by to ask us this great question. From one Colorado mom to another, I'm happy to help!

    I have taken a mother-daughter trip to both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and both are such magical places to make special memories! I think it's important to consider your travel party, as well as the additional cost of a rental car and parking. While you do have to secure and pay for your own transportation from the airport to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, once you arrive, complimentary resort transportation to the theme parks and Disney Springs is included with your stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. If you choose to rent a car, there is a daily self-parking fee of $25 per night, per vehicle which will be applied to your hotel folio upon check-out. Standard theme park parking is included for registered guests of Disney Resort Hotels or you can pay the difference for preferred parking at the theme parks which is currently $20-$25 per day. Whether I enjoy a glass of wine at dinner or a margarita from Mexico at EPCOT, I love knowing that I can leave the driving to Disney and just relax. I have found the Walt Disney World Bus Service to be reliable at the resorts and generally have not ever waited more than 15 minutes for a bus to the theme parks. I think having your own car is a personal preference and I would choose what you feel is best for your family. 

    As you are planning your mother-daughter vacation, I have some other suggestions. My daughter and I really enjoyed having some special meals. You can make advanced dining reservations up to 60 days before your arrival date. Because you will be making so many great memories, be sure to use Disney PhotoPass Service to capture all of those moments!

    I hope you have a great vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth during The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration! Please visit us at planDisney again if we can answer any additional questions.

    Happy Planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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