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qanita92
04-01-2008, 04:58 PM
Anyone know (I know this sounds silly, but why not ask:rolleyes1 ) if there is a service that drives a family around WDW with one full price before vacation starts.

For example for 7 days in WDW: pay a couple hundreds and the driver takes you around WDW when you call.

:confused3

Cool-Beans
04-01-2008, 05:04 PM
Yes, they're called taxis. :)

I doubt you'll find a private car who will be at your beck and call for a week for just a few hundred dollars. I could be wrong.

qanita92
04-01-2008, 05:11 PM
Yes, they're called taxis. :)

I doubt you'll find a private car who will be at your beck and call for a week for just a few hundred dollars. I could be wrong.

Yeah I know about the taxis:lmao: but I wanted to know if there are any "private drivers" available.

Thanks for the help though

Dan Murphy
04-01-2008, 05:25 PM
I am sure you can buy almost anything. Call a limo company there and see what a dedicated chauffeured limo will run for a week or so. I would think quite a few thousand. Remember, most anything can be bought, for a price.

Try Lorden.

Tink888
04-01-2008, 05:27 PM
Anyone know (I know this sounds silly, but why not ask:rolleyes1 ) if there is a service that drives a family around WDW with one full price before vacation starts.

For example for 7 days in WDW: pay a couple hundreds and the driver takes you around WDW when you call.

:confused3

I have never heard of this. There are taxi's available. I would imagine that if you wanted to hire a private driver to be a your beck and call for seven days, you could, but I think it would be much more expensive than a few hundred dollars. Try contacting car and limo services in the Orlando area. You could always rent a car for seven days and drive yourself around for a few hundred dollars.

JacknSally
04-01-2008, 05:39 PM
a couple hundred?? i'll come drive you wherever you want to go!

Cool-Beans
04-01-2008, 06:08 PM
Yeah I know about the taxis:lmao: but I wanted to know if there are any "private drivers" available.

Thanks for the help thoughIn the (likely, IMO) event that you can't find this angel of a driver who will chauffer you around for a week for a few hundred bucks and you have to rely on taxis...

Taxis are everywhere at Disney. The hotels have cab stands and so do the parks and DTD. Upon exiting the MK, you have to take the monorail to the TTC to get one, but once you do they're right there.

Best of luck to you! Have a great trip! :)

CanadianGuy
04-01-2008, 06:11 PM
Moving this one over the Transportation Board.. better fit there than here on Theme Parks.

Thanks!

Knox

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
04-01-2008, 06:18 PM
It's really quite neat. Every single WDW guest who stays at a WDW resort gets their own chauffeur! They're called bus drivers.

bavaria
04-01-2008, 07:01 PM
I think that OP is looking for a car service with one dedicated driver. I do use a car service and do have my own driver in certain cities. Having said that, based on the hourly cost 'a few hundred dollars' won't go that far into a vacation, I suspect.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
04-01-2008, 07:03 PM
I think that OP is looking for a car service with one dedicated driver.

I was only kidding about the bus drivers.

bavaria
04-01-2008, 07:09 PM
A quick glance at a few sites shows an average of $50/hour for towncar service.

As I said earlier, 'a few hundred dollars' will not go far in North America; in Asia it would certainly run much further for a car and driver. (Much further!)

Cool-Beans
04-01-2008, 08:30 PM
I think bavaria should drive you. I mean, really. She's traveling the world all the time. You'd think she'd say, "I've done so much. Time to give back to other travelers." But nooooooooo. :sad2:

;) :)

bavaria
04-01-2008, 08:39 PM
I think bavaria should drive you. I mean, really. She's traveling the world all the time. You'd think she'd say, "I've done so much. Time to give back to other travelers." But nooooooooo. :sad2:

;) :)

Well cranky bavaria is actually considering offering to drive Bichon Barb and family to Salzburg for the day. But then there is the fear that Barb may think that I am stalking her, so perhaps it is better to be cranky and not thought of as a stalker!!! :rolleyes1

Cool-Beans
04-01-2008, 08:45 PM
I drove to Salzburg once. On the boards for that, there's all this fighting about whether or not people should pee in the ocean.

Can you believe someone would get so worked up over something so stupid? I mean, it's an ocean. There's dead bodies and stuff in there. If I want to pee while driving thru it, what's the big?

Then someone said, "Fish do it all the time," and all hell broke loose. :sad2:

That's really nice of you, helping people sight-see and all. You're so sweet. :)

bavaria
04-01-2008, 09:51 PM
:scared:

qanita92
04-06-2008, 04:21 AM
A quick glance at a few sites shows an average of $50/hour for towncar service.

As I said earlier, 'a few hundred dollars' will not go far in North America; in Asia it would certainly run much further for a car and driver. (Much further!)

I live in Michigan so I don't know if Asia has anything to do with me.:confused3

kaytieeldr
04-06-2008, 04:28 AM
That was a comment known as an 'aside'; somewhat related to the original question, but not 100% necessary information.

In this case, the poster noted that the "couple of hundred" dollars you hope to spend for full-time chauffeur service, would last longer IF you were in Asia, e.g. at Disney Tokyo.

At a base cost of $50 per hour, you are NOT (did I stress that enough) going to be able to find ANY driver to be at your beck and call for more than four or five hours, tops - never mind an entire week.

qanita92
04-06-2008, 07:01 AM
That was a comment known as an 'aside'; somewhat related to the original question, but not 100% necessary information.

In this case, the poster noted that the "couple of hundred" dollars you hope to spend for full-time chauffeur service, would last longer IF you were in Asia, e.g. at Disney Tokyo.

At a base cost of $50 per hour, you are NOT (did I stress that enough) going to be able to find ANY driver to be at your beck and call for more than four or five hours, tops - never mind an entire week.

Okay Im sorry :sad1:
I just wanted to ask. There's nothing wrong with knowing!:confused3
Sorry if I annoyed you!:)

seashoreCM
04-06-2008, 09:05 AM
>>> ...NOT...

I believe that at US$50. per hour you will find plenty of drivers willing to be at your beck and call, where the time between rides when he is at your beck and call is also billable.

Disney hints: http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/disney.htm

bavaria
04-06-2008, 11:15 AM
I live in Michigan so I don't know if Asia has anything to do with me.:confused3

You asked about a driver for a few hundred dollars for the week. In America, that would only get you a day or two of a personal driver, and even then you won't necessarily have the same driver all the time.

I was trying to show you the relative cost. In Asia a few hundred dollars would have my personal driver on standby pretty much all the time for a week. And my driver would accompany me as well to ensure my safety.

I have a driver as mentioned in some areas of America, and certainly would not expect the same from them, either in personal service or cost.

No need to be snarky with kaytieeldr - she was just trying to explain as she often acts as my interpreter for those who cannot understand my English. (and for that I again thank her)

kaytieeldr
04-06-2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks, bavaria (but I still don't believe you about having any issues with the English language... at least, no more issues than us Americans :))

bavaria
04-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Very kind of you kaytieeldr, but I will admit that I have syntax issues when typing out my posts while listening to German radio, or while speaking German to colleagues. And I do sometimes catch spelling errors in my posts before submitting (I am not referring to my use of British vs American spelling)

And I do often have reading comprehension problems here as well, apparently! ;) But all three of us Bavarians who post here regularly do have a fairly strong command of the English language, like most Germans in our generation.

Back to the regularly scheduled topic of cars and drivers now.... :)

mdhkitten
04-06-2008, 03:00 PM
Here you go..........it's only $34.50 an hour (3 hour minimum) through Avis :thumbsup2 ::

http://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/partner/wedriveu/index.html?ICID=chauffeur&IID=preferred

localdriver
04-07-2008, 07:34 AM
Yes, they're called taxis. :)

I doubt you'll find a private car who will be at your beck and call for a week for just a few hundred dollars. I could be wrong.

Oh it's possible, but for a few hundred a day. You should expect to pay around 30 to 40 per hour to charter a town car to provide you with exclusive service at your call. Just to explain "charter". It means to rent a vehicle and driver for a specific time block, like 8 hrs or so. The vehicle and driver remains "at your beck and call for the contracted time". You pay the contracted rate, whether the vehicle moves or not. So if it's 40 per hr, you pay 320 for an 8 hr period.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
04-07-2008, 11:58 AM
Here you go..........it's only $34.50 an hour (3 hour minimum) through Avis :thumbsup2 ::

http://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/partner/wedriveu/index.html?ICID=chauffeur&IID=preferred

Great link! I think that answers the OP's question.

bavaria
04-07-2008, 06:32 PM
Here you go..........it's only $34.50 an hour (3 hour minimum) through Avis :thumbsup2 ::

http://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/partner/wedriveu/index.html?ICID=chauffeur&IID=preferred

I believe that the fee is over and above the cost of the rental however

Instead of having to pick up the rental, it meaning the car, complete with driver will pick you up for an extra $30 an hour (with a 3-hour minimum).

That still means that the few hundred the OP was looking for will only last for a day or so.
Great link! I think that answers the OP's question Several of us quoted per hour prices already in this thread - did that not answer the OP's question? :confused:

Again, to clarify my English - a few hundred dollars will only result in one or two days of a driver on call in America. At $35/hour plus rental rates, or $50/hour for towncar or similar service, the cost would easily run over $100 for just a few hours service.

ExPirateShopGirl
04-07-2008, 06:40 PM
lol... whether you have to pay for the rental or not, each "trip" costs $119.40 ($34.50 plus 15% service charge x minimum 3 hours)

ExPirateShopGirl
04-07-2008, 06:42 PM
Thanks, bavaria (but I still don't believe you about having any issues with the English language... at least, no more issues than us Americans :))

I wish she baked strudel with the same ease... :rotfl2:

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
04-08-2008, 08:52 AM
That still means that the few hundred the OP was looking for will only last for a day or so. Several of us quoted per hour prices already in this thread - did that not answer the OP's question? :confused:

I just thought that it was helpful of the PP to post a link to an actual provider of this service.

qanita92
04-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Thanks everyone for the help.

I think I will just stick to using Disney buses and taxis. :lmao: