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  • On Feb 7, 2011
    Jude Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Visiting WDW, w/ 3yr old late May 2011.Biggest stress point is transportation.Staying at Floriday's, they do have shuttles,worried about too many transfers, too much time wasted going in/around parks.Hotel will drop us at Epcot, should we rent a car? HELP

    Hi Jude!

         May is a great time to go to Walt Disney World!  My recommendation is that you rent a car for your stay because you have a young child and you are staying in a hotel outside of Walt Disney World Property.  If you choose to use your hotel shuttle to Epcot and then Disney transportation, you could be looking at spending between 2 to 3 hours per day just getting around!  It may sound like I am exaggerating the transportation time, but I assure you that I am not!  Renting a car does cost money, but the frustration avoided and time saved may be well worth the added expense.  Keep in mind that you will have to pay a parking fee every day to park your car at the Parks (currently as I am answering your question, it is $14.00 a car).  If you save your parking receipt, then you will be able park your car at the other 3 Theme Parks for no additional charge.  Also I would recommend bringing a GPS, if you have one to help you navigate around.  I always bring my GPS to Walt Disney World when I am renting a car.

    I hope that you and your family make some amazing memories on your next trip to Walt Disney World!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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