Villas Grand Floridian Pool
  • On Oct 6, 2017
    Nathalie from Essex Asked

    We are staying at The Grand Floridian in 2 weeks time and only wish to hire a car from there for the second part of the holiday. Can I do this from the hotel but in advance? Thanks

    Hello Nathalie!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I usually do the same thing with my family. We enjoy Disney Complimentary Transportation for the first half or our visit, and then rent a car for the second part of our vacation. This can easily be done from the comfort of your home before arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort or as soon as you check in at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    Guests who wish to explore more of what the area has to offer are welcome to rent a car via Alamo Rent-A-Car or National Car Rental. Both companies are located at the Disney Car Care Center and offer complimentary shuttle service to pick you up at your Disney Resort hotel and take you to the Car Care Center to pick up your rental vehicle. I usually rent online in advance directly with Alamo or National and specify that pick-up location is the Disney Car Care Center and return location for us is usually Orlando International Airport, but it might the Car Care Center for you again. I prefer to rent in advance to make sure I have the vehicle I need for my family, then all I do is call (407) 824-3470 extension 1 the day before picking up the car to schedule the complimentary shuttle. If you prefer to rent your car after arriving, simply call (407) 824-3470 or ask Lobby Concierge for help.

    Moms Panel tip: Disney Resort hotel Guests enjoy free parking at all Disney theme parks and resort hotels, so always have your MagicBands with you. 

    I hope this helps you while planning, Nathalie. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel once again!

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana, and I'm a university professor and certified translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my best friend, and we have a lovely girl who is an aspiring Jedi knight, and loves the Disney Princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, playing and listening to music, or planning our next vacation - the Walt Disney World Resort is our top destination. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories. Learn More About Thiana

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