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  • On Jan 5, 2013
    Jennifer Asked

    We are staying at the Sports resort and I was wondering if it would take less time to get around if we rent a car instead of using the transportation there since we will have our 6 year old that will need naps during the afternoons to stay up late.

    Hi Jennifer, 

    What a great question!  In my experience, most people staying on Disney property will use the Disney transportation.  Buses come every 15-20 minutes and drop you off right at the front gates of each theme park.  If you choose to rent a car, parking is complimentary throughout Disney property, but you will have to park further away from each theme park.  At Magic Kingdom, you will have to park at the Transportation and Ticket centre, take a tram to catch a boat or the monorail just to get to the front gates.  At the other parks you may have to take a tram to get to your car.

    A rental car would save time if you have meals planned at different resorts on Disney property, you can park close to the resort and again it is free!  Another reason a rental car would be useful is if you plan on going off Disney property for any length of time.

    The bottom line is that renting a car may not save you time getting to and from the parks, but it would certainly be helpful if you are headed to different resorts for meals or if you are traveling off Walt Disney World property.  With that said, you know your child and sometimes when you have a tired and cranky child it is nice not to have to wait in line for the bus.

    I hope that helps Jennifer.  Please let me know if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help make your vacation even more magical!

    Stephanie 
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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