• On Feb 10, 2019
    Stephanie from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am traveling to DisneyWorld in the off season with my parents, my husband, and our three boys (ages 9, 6 & 2). We are planning to stay at a Disney resort. I want to use Disney transportation but my husband and dad want to rent a car. Any advice?

    Welcome Stephanie! You bring up a great question, and one that doesn't have a clear-cut answer. You will find many people strongly in favor of ALWAYS renting a car for their Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and just as many who would NEVER rent a car, relying on Disney's complimentary Resort Transportation. I have done both many times; there are advantages to each. I'll give you some information to help you decide.

    Some guests find driving a hassle of daily life and prefer to leave the driving to someone else. In general, Disney transportation is efficient and easy to use. Upon arrival, Disney's Magical Express is available to transport you from the airport to your resort. You won't even need to pick up your luggage from baggage claim; your bags will be delivered to your room. Once at Walt Disney World, buses, boats, monorails, and soon the new Disney Skyliner system will transport you wherever you need to go. Transportation to Theme Parks and Disney Springs is straightforward, however there is no direct resort to resort transportation. If you are planning on visiting or dining at other Resort Hotels, a transfer might be involved. In those cases, it would be more convenient to have a car. A vehicle is also convenient if you'd like to pick up some groceries or make a Target run. Keep in mind that in addition to the cost of renting a vehicle, there is a fee for overnight parking at the Resort Hotels.

    Another option to consider is using Disney's complimentary transportation for the majority of your trip, and Minnie Van service when direct transportation is not available.

    I hope that helps! Please feel free to ask additional questions.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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