View Full Version : Towncar v. Magical Express
08-17-2007, 08:36 AM
What would you do if spending the money was no option and getting to the resort (BCV) fastest was your one and only concern.
(arriving at MCO on saturday 9/1 at 10:30 a.m.)
1. tiffany towncar
2. magical express
(also, can you not use magical express on arrival BUT use it when departing?)
thanks, as always!!
08-17-2007, 08:49 AM
If you follow the DME rules, it's probably--on average--a wash as far as how fast you get to the resort. In most cases, the time savings you gain by taking a town car (no waiting at the DME check-in, no waiting for a bus to fill, guarantee of going straight to your resort) are offset by the time spent waiting at baggage claim, which you need to do if you take a town car but don't need to do with DME.
And, yes, you can use DME just for the return trip to MCO.
08-17-2007, 08:52 AM
thats what i figured...
we took ME a few years ago (on a thursday late-morning at the beginning of august) and, as i remember, it was great.
i think my concern now stems from the thought that a saturday would be much more crowded....
but, i have no clue!!
08-17-2007, 09:26 AM
We, too, are arriving on a Saturday and I've been assured by posters here that we are in good shape and ME will still be efficient.
08-17-2007, 11:27 AM
But if Saturday's more crowded (assuming you mean 'busier at the airport'), then the DME buses should be filling faster and dispatch that much sooner. I agree, it's a wash.
08-17-2007, 01:56 PM
But if Saturday's more crowded (assuming you mean 'busier at the airport'), then the DME buses should be filling faster and dispatch that much sooner.
That's a good point.
08-17-2007, 03:06 PM
Yup, if speed was my only concern then I'd have to flip a coin.
Choose on the level of service you want and how much you are willing to pay for it.
08-18-2007, 09:29 AM
I agree with the others, if time is the primary consideration, I think it is a wash. We have driven to Florida, used a Town car service with a grocery stop, rented a car and used DME and wegoshop.com for food and beverage delivery.
DME and wegoshop.com is by far my favorite method of getting to WDW now.
I love the convenience of grocery delivery and I love not having to go to Baggage Claim. This is the most stress free start to a vacation, IMO.
Have a Great Trip!
08-18-2007, 12:07 PM
I'm glad to hear that. Stress-free is what I'm after!
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