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  • On Aug 4, 2013
    Tricia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you think having a rental car really saves time? Or does traffic in and out of parks and walking to/from car cover time saved from waiting for Disney buses? Also, if we don't, how hard to get a cab if we need to move quicker or are out late downtown?

    Hi Tricia!
     
    My family and I find that we save tons of time and stress driving our car to the parks as opposed to taking Disney transportation. While Disney transport is plentiful and a great way to traverse the Walt Disney World resort, guests are recommended that they allot 45 minutes to an hour to arrive at their scheduled destination. For me, thats a lot of time in which I could be enjoying the parks, relaxing at the pool, or just plain resting! Some guests do not want to bothered with having to refuel the car (and with gas prices, I don't blame them!), but it comes in quite handy when one needs to shop for groceries or a small first aid kid. I find having a car enables guest to come and go as they please as well as ensures there is no wait line. It truly is a personal choice. 
     
    Cabs/Taxi's are readily available right near the buses area when exiting Downtown Disney.  Cost will range from $8.00 and up depending on destination.
     
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
    -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families!

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