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  • On Aug 23, 2009
    Jamie from NE Asked

    Staying at CBR for 10 days in Sept.Trying to decide whether or not to rent a car or just use Disney Transportation.Will be spending one day at Sea World and then have several ADR's at different resorts.Wondering if it's worth extra cost for convenience?

    Hi Jamie,

    The Caribbean Beach Resort is a wonderful, well-themed property with an amazing main pool area.  Congratulations on your upcoming trip!

    Regarding your decision to rent a car, here are some things to consider.  Disney transportation is very convenient for getting to and from your resort and each of the theme parks.  In fact, I find that driving a car, parking (remembering where I parked) and making my way to the park entrances is much more of a hassle than hoping on a Disney bus.  I will say, however, that when it comes to travelling to other resorts for dining reservations, having your own car can be convenient, and can certainly shorten the travel time to your destinations.  When we chose to rent a car, it is largely because we have ADRs at a variety of resorts.  Having a car will also enable you to easily travel off property to Sea World.  You can absolutely  take a taxi (they are readily available at all Disney resorts and at the Sea World entrance) if you chose to forgo the wheels.  You can visit mearstransportation.com for estimates on fares from your resort to Sea World.

    I am a big fan of avoiding the car rental counter at Orlando International Airport, as I've never gotten off a line in less than thirty minutes.  With two kids chomping at the bit to hit the parks, this has proven to be a challenge!  I also think Disney's Magical Express is a fabulous, way to avoid the baggage carousel and head directly to your resort.  Therefore, when we need to rent a car, we do so at the Car Care Center (Alamo and National are both located on site) near the Magic Kingdom or at the Swan and Dolphin Resort.  This way we have our rental only for the days we need it, and can still use Magical Express to and from the airport.

    Have a great trip!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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