• On May 20, 2021
    Ashleigh from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Transportation to and from parks and hotels.. is shuttles doable? Do i need to rent a car? Stay on site? Nearby hotel? I need the scoop for a budget friendly vacation for hubby,12 yr old son and I.

    Hello Ashleigh! The planning phase of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is (almost) as fun as the vacation itself! 

    As far as staying on or off of Disney property, you have plenty of options. However, I always recommend staying at a hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection! I want to be in the magic for the whole vacation! There is great Disney-theming throughout the on-property hotels! AND you never know when some of your favorite characters might show up at your hotel as well! 

    There are several budget-friendly, value resorts available! I recommend Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort as excellent value resorts! I love the theming at both, but especially Disney’s Art of Animation! The other great part about both of these resorts is that they are connected to the Disney Skyliner which will take you to and from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT!

    I recommend that you not rent a car during your vacation. Complimentary transportation is available to all Guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel! Transportation will get you to and from the four Disney Theme Parks, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park (so much fun)!

    Ashleigh, with the tips provided above, begin your planning on the Walt Disney World Resort website! Planning on the website is easy and convenient! I like to start at the “Places to Stay” tab on the website. Also, be sure to check out the “Special Offers” page on the website! Booking a special offer could save you quite a bit of money!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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