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  • On Aug 10, 2009
    Tammi from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am staying at a resort which is located near the parks, unfortunately, the transportaion is $30 per trip ($60) total. Is it a good idea to rent a car. And also, is there a charge to park in the lots at Disney? Thank You

    Hi, Tammi!    To determine if you are better off renting a car vs. using your resort's transportation, you will need to figure in all the costs of each option.

    If you do NOT rent a car, factor in transportation costs to and from the airport as well as travel to the parks.

    If you rent a car, you need to add the price of the car rental, gas, and daily parking at the parks (about $12 per day, subject to change.)  Parking at Downtown Disney and the water parks is free.

    When we stay off property, we always rent a car.  It is just easier to get around to the parks and for traveling to and from the airport.    Before renting a car, visit and look-up some rental car discount codes.     (Get some quotes with and without the codes, it is sometimes cheaper to NOT use a code!)   We like to rent from Dollar.   Their cars are right at the airport, so no need to take a shuttle.    Also, by renting a car, you can come and go on your schedule, you don't have to wait around for your hotel bus. 

    Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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