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  • On Mar 6, 2013
    Heather from Staffordshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Sorry, me again wanting more advice! Planning 2nd trip POFQ Oct 2014 hubby's 50th b'day. Coming from UK, hubby disabled and may want afternoon break at hotel, Disney transport or car? Not hiring car would save alot of money but buses too slow? Thanks


    Never apologize, you make Disney fun for us!

    I am sure plenty will disagree, but I have not had huge problems with buses when they are going to-and-from a resort to a theme park. I am not so crazy about the bus waits at Downtown Disney, but I doubt that this will be an issue for you.

    So my recommendation is;

    1. If you find an AMAZING deal on a rental car, then definitely go for it. But rates in Orlando are historically pretty high, so this may not work out.
    2. Assuming no record-breaking rental deals, and even if you are dealing with a wheel chair (which I don't know that you are), I say to stick to the Disney transportation. 
    3. If you have an instance where you simply have to get back to your resort room IMMEDIATELY, you can always grab a taxi cab. Sure, some of that savings is now evaporating, but as long as you don't do it more than once or twice, you should be fine.
    Our family strategy on trips is to budget for 2 taxi cab rides, which still comes out cheaper than having a car all week long. We save these for emergencies, but often find them used most when we are trying to get from our resort to another for a meal, and just don't want to deal with the hassle of the bus transfers at Downtown Disney.

    I hope that this helps? Write me back if you have any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!
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