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  • On Apr 23, 2019
    Melissa from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We need affordable transportation from Orlando Sanford to Disney Resort. What is available?

    Hi, Melissa! Thanks for stopping by with your question! I have flown into the Orlando Sanford International Airport a few times and have found it to be a convenient and affordable option, especially for last minute travel. At this time, guests are not able to utilize Disney's Magical Express when flying into this airport, so alternative transportation options are needed to help you start your magical days at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Most guests do rent a car when using this airport. If you are staying for an extended vacation and plan to use complimentary Disney transportation each day, then you may find that renting a car for just your arrival day and departure day is more affordable than keeping it for the whole vacation. This can be easily done by renting from either National Care Rental or Alamo Rent-A-Car, as they have rental desks at the Car Care Center and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. At the Car Care Center, they can even drop you off at your resort after you turn in the car and come pick you back up when you need to rent a car again. Just having the car for those two days will also save you on Resort Parking Fees.

    If you have any rideshare service mobile apps, you can utilize their services from the airport. This could cost anywhere from $60 - $100 or more each way, but that may still be less than renting a car. There are several private car care services in the area, which can be found with a quick web search for "Sanford Airport Ground Transportation." Many of them provide a discount if round trip service is planned ahead of time. Also, they usually allow you to stop by a local grocery store to pick up essentials, which could help you save on upcharges and delivery fees from having a delivery service do your shopping for you.

    I hope these ideas help you come up with a great arrival plan! Please let us know if you have any other questions, especially about any last minute plans before beginning your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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