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izzy
04-01-2008, 08:29 AM
A co-worker is leaving for WDW this Friday. There are 7 of them (3 adults and 4 kids). She had originally reserved an 8 passenger minivan through L&M, but with various codes I found her a 7 passenger minivan through Alamo for $100 less. She thinks the 7 passenger will be fine, but of course she wouldn't turn down the extra room of the 8 passenger. Alamo does have an 8 passenger one available (similar to Toyota Sienna), but it's almost $200 more than what the 7 passenger one is.

All of you Alamo minivan experts out there - does Alamo separate the minivan aisles out into 7 and 8 passenger minivans, or do they just put all of the minivans on the same aisle? I told her that it's possible that if they put all of them on the same aisle that she still be able to snag a Sienna, but that I'd check with the DIS experts first so that she doesn't get her hopes up!

Darcy03231
04-01-2008, 09:19 AM
When I was there last summer they had them in a separate row. I ended up with a Saturn Relay which was fine for our trip. The only thing is with 7 people's luggage make sure some of it is smaller and soft sided so it can go under the seats.

izzy
04-01-2008, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the info! The suitcase she bought for the kids are pretty small, so I think they'll be OK.

mareed
04-01-2008, 09:49 AM
We picked up an Alamo minivan last month, and I agree that the 8 passenger vans are separated. With Alamo, you pick the vehicle you want from the row of regular 7 passenger minivans. We were able to select a Grand Caravan which has quite a bit of luggage space. We also specifically chose a model that had a bench seat in the 2nd row (instead of 2 bucket seats). The bench seat left a lot of luggage space beside the bench by the sliding door. There was room in this space to store 2 large roller bags. With the 2 bucket seats in the 2nd row, you would not have this extra luggage storage space.