Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Oct 16, 2012
    Kathel from NJ Asked

    In all honesty, what are your thoughts about renting a car while staying on property?

    Hi Kathel,

    If you asked this question of all the Moms Panelists, I'm sure that you'd get a different answer from each of us. It's a very hot topic in Disney fan circles.

    Personally, I've changed my mind on this a number of times. I've finally decided that the real answer is "it depends." My choice of whether or not to rent a car depends on where I'm staying and how many meal reservations I have at the resorts.

    If you're staying on the monorail line (Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian) and will be primarily visiting the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, then there's no need for a car. Similarly, if you're staying in the Epcot resorts area (Yacht & Beach Clubs, Boardwalk) and will mostly be visiting Epcot and Hollywood Studios, then there's no need for a car either.

    But if you're staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (particularly the Kidani section) or the Saratoga Springs Treehouses, then a car is an absolute imperative. I also think that renting a car at the larger moderate resorts can be quite helpful, simply because it can take so long walk to the food court if you're at a distant outbuilding.

    Please write back and let us know where you're staying and I we'll be able to give you more targeted advice given your own situation.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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