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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

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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