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Old 02-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Need help with transportation please.

We are flying into Orlando the day before the cruise and will need to get to Cape Canaveral. I can't figure out the best way to do this. (We haven't picked a hotel yet either and would love any suggestions for that-something on the beach would be ideal)

After the cruise I will then need to get up to Universal Orlando from Cape Canaveral.

Should I just get one service and combine it all? Any recs on who to get? There are so many I don't know where to start.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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We are flying into Orlando the day before the cruise and will need to get to Cape Canaveral. I can't figure out the best way to do this. (We haven't picked a hotel yet either and would love any suggestions for that-something on the beach would be ideal)

After the cruise I will then need to get up to Universal Orlando from Cape Canaveral.

Should I just get one service and combine it all? Any recs on who to get? There are so many I don't know where to start.
How many people in your party? would you consider renting a car, or is that too much hassle?

If you book limo service round trip you can get a $5.00 discount using a coupon from MouseSavers. Not much of a savings, but it's better than a kick in the teeth.

We've used Happy Limo and Tiffany Town Car. They've both gotten a lot of good reviews here on the DIS.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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There is 2 adults and 2 kids. IS there much of a price difference with a limo? I looked into renting and it wouldn't make sense.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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You might consider staying at the Orlando Hyatt Airport hotel and pre-booking the Disney transfers for the Morning. The Hyatt takes care of all of you luggage so you don't even need to take it from your room to the bus because they will do it for you.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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There are five adults and two kids on our next cruise. We are arriving the day before and will be staying at Cocoa Beach. We have used Happy Limo several times in the past and will be using them again this year. They will take us from the airport to our hotel. We will use the hotel shuttle to the port and back to the hotel after the cruise, spend another night there and then have the limo service pick us up and take us to the airport for our flights home. Happy Limo is cheaper for us then using Disney Magical Express.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #6
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thanks-going to look them up right now!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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There are five adults and two kids on our next cruise. We are arriving the day before and will be staying at Cocoa Beach. We have used Happy Limo several times in the past and will be using them again this year. They will take us from the airport to our hotel. We will use the hotel shuttle to the port and back to the hotel after the cruise, spend another night there and then have the limo service pick us up and take us to the airport for our flights home. Happy Limo is cheaper for us then using Disney Magical Express.
Disney Magical Express is free, are you talking Disney Cruiseline transfers?
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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We are flying into Orlando the day before the cruise and will need to get to Cape Canaveral. I can't figure out the best way to do this. (We haven't picked a hotel yet either and would love any suggestions for that-something on the beach would be ideal)

After the cruise I will then need to get up to Universal Orlando from Cape Canaveral.

Should I just get one service and combine it all? Any recs on who to get? There are so many I don't know where to start.
Just got back today. We were 2 families of 4. We arrived last Friday in Orlando, rented a car from Budget and drove to Cocoa Beach at stayed at La Quinta overnight. Returned the car to the local Budget rental and they shuttled us to the cruise ship. Today we caught a shuttle to Budget and dropped the car off at the airport. This was absolutely the cheapest option for us. I managed to find a midsized car for $29.95 on the way down and it was around $55 on the way back.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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Just got back today. We were 2 families of 4. We arrived last Friday in Orlando, rented a car from Budget and drove to Cocoa Beach at stayed at La Quinta overnight. Returned the car to the local Budget rental and they shuttled us to the cruise ship. Today we caught a shuttle to Budget and dropped the car off at the airport. This was absolutely the cheapest option for us. I managed to find a midsized car for $29.95 on the way down and it was around $55 on the way back.
I am interested in how the shuttle ran from budget to the port. what time did you get to budget and how long did you have to wait for a shuttle? I will be doing this in two weeks. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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Just got back today. We were 2 families of 4. We arrived last Friday in Orlando, rented a car from Budget and drove to Cocoa Beach at stayed at La Quinta overnight. Returned the car to the local Budget rental and they shuttled us to the cruise ship. Today we caught a shuttle to Budget and dropped the car off at the airport. This was absolutely the cheapest option for us. I managed to find a midsized car for $29.95 on the way down and it was around $55 on the way back.
You were able to fit luggage for a family of 4 on a 7 nt cruise into a midsize car? Did you strap it to the roof?

I had a hard time fitting it all into a full size.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #11
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We rent a car at MCO as well and return at Cape Canaveral. All of the offices are close and have good shuttles.


A little hint - if you belong to Costco, book through their website and I've never been charged a "one way fee". When I compare my Costco quote to the companies own websites I've found an additional $50-$75 in those fees.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:59 PM   #12
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Disney's magical express is free. That is the name of the free shuttle from the airport to the resorts. If you are going from a resort or the airport to the port. Then that is a different service. Called Disney cruise transfers and they are $35 per person each way.
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