DisneyWorld transport vs driving

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have done both, and most recently… my sister and I rented a car and it worked great.

We were also staying off site, which made more sense to have the car. But, we had no problem driving into the park each morning, parking, and then getting to whatever park we wanted and knowing how to get back to the main parking lot when we were done for the day.

The only things that were crowded were the transfer buses from one resort to another one… like from teh Animal Kingdom to Magic Kindom. That was awful! But, it wasn’t a long drive so we made due.

I stayed on site (and off site) when I was younger, and it’s easy when you’re on site – but you do have to remember what times the buses come to each park and what resorts they’re going to. As long as you plan accordingly, this could work too.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did our honeymoon in Disney and ended up taking taxi’s a lot – there were always tons just waiting around even after the park closed. It may sound weird but it probably ended up being cheaper than renting a car and we never had to wait on the buses or worry about not making it anywhere.

Post # 4
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Newbee

Disney transportation is unpredictible at best. If you are staying onsite, you can park for free- and I strongly reccomend renting a car. You can always use their train occasionally, but the busses are frustrating!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Lauren267:  If you have the budget for renting a car, I say go for it. Because if at some point you want to get off Disney property, you can. If you are not planning to leave Disney, and you don’t have the money for a rental, the buses are not horrible. They do have enough running. August is probably the hottest month in FL, so I get the whole feeling uncomfortable in crowds thing. 

Disney will be such a fun Honeymoon! I hope you both have a great time planning it and enjoying it while you’re there!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Lauren267:  I live a couple hours from Disney and August in Florida is miserable in the afternoon, not to mention the very real possibility of an afternoon downpour. I would really recommend renting a car and going in the morning, leaving for the afternoon, and going back out at night. Parking is like $17 per day at the park, if I remember correctly. Plus you can go out to Downtown Disney at night even if it is past park close. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I can’t remember that cost, as the trip was 4 years ago, but it wasn’t terrible to pay each day. Just remember where you parked!! We’d get there before the park opened, so parking was easy to find in the main lots.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Are you staying at a Disney Resort?  They all have very good transportation, so I wouldn’t bother buying a rent a car.  

As far as the weather- you never know.  I went there twice:  once in April and once in July.  Everyone was freaking out about the July, but the April trip was MUCH harder.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Lauren267:  FL has very high humidty in August. Just a heads up. Like another Bee said, go in the morning, leave for the afternoon & go back in the evening. 

Are you doing the Magic Your Way Package? Parking is not included, and is $17.00/day. Also, if you park at Magic Kingdom in the morning and decide to go to Epcot at night, you can use that same parking pass (So you’re not paying for more than one parking pass in a day).

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