• On Sep 1, 2017
    Elizabeth from RI 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.

    I am staying off property at the beginning of my trip and will return my car to the Swan hotel the day I am due to check in at The Contemporary. Will I be able to get transportation to the hotel before I've checked in?

    Hi Elizabeth, and thanks for returning to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great follow-up question.

    In our last conversation, I provided specific recommendations on using Disney's complimentary Resort transportation and the My Disney Experience mobile app to travel from the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel to Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    I am happy to assure you that if you are needing to travel from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel after dropping off a rental car to Disney's Contemporary Resort, you will certainly be able to use Disney's complimentary Resort transportation to do so, even though you may not yet have checked into your Resort. That said, Elizabeth, I do have three recommendations to share which you may find useful.

    First, if you have a rental car which you need to return at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel the same day that you are checking into Disney's Contemporary Resort, I highly recommend that you keep your rental car until you complete check-in at the hotel, dropping off your luggage with Bell Services in the event your room is not yet ready. This will prevent you from having to travel with luggage back to your Resort after dropping off your car.

    Second, if you are returning your car to the Swan and Dolphin Hotel, I expect your car rental is with Alamo Rent-A-Car or National Car Rental. Car rentals with these companies can also be arranged for drop off at the Disney Car Care Center, which is even closer to Disney's Contemporary Resort. You may therefore wish to adjust your car rental return to this more convenient location.

    Finally, instead of taking Disney transportation to the Contemporary Resort after dropping off your rental car, you may wish to book a complimentary car rental shuttle from either the Car Care Center or the Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

    Happy Travels,

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