Ths DIS is a great place to ask Orlando airport transportation questions and share tips.  


Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Transportation
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-27-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
kimgg
DIS Veteran
 
kimgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 584

Best way to pick up rental car during a magic kingdom day?

We will be taking ME to WDW, staying at Coronado springs - arriving on a Thursday, going to MK on Friday, and need to rent a car to go to Port Canaveral for cruise on Saturday (scheduled port arrival time is 11:30). This is over spring break so the cheapest I've been able to find for a one day one way rental is Avis for $80. I know that's high but wondering what's the best most time saving, yet cost effective way to do this? We want to rent a car instead of cruise transfer as its cheaper and want to make a grocery/drink stop on way to port.

Suggestions? My main concern is wasting a lot of time renting the car during our magic kingdom day. I didn't want to wait til Sat morning but maybe that's what I should do, so they can pick us up from the resort ... Right now I'm scheduled to pick up the car on Friday afternoon but re-thinking that. I worry though about getting my family ready and out of the resort early Sat morning too though.
__________________
August 2009 - Disney Magic

May/June 2010 - WDW - POR French Quarter

July/August 2011 - Disneyland/Legoland (Hotel Menage

2012 - possibly a non-disney year due to circumstances beyond my control

March 2013 - Eastern on the Fantasy!
kimgg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
firstwdw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 695

well, we were not trying to catch a cruise but we did go to Kennedy Space Center for a day while staying at Wilderness Lodge. We rented a car from the car care center on Disney Property. They sent a van to pick us up in the morning around 7am to take us to pick up the rental car. We were in the parking lot of Kennedy before 9am. You could also pick up the car that morning and then drive back to the hotel to pick up the family and luggage....not sure how time consuming that would be.
firstwdw is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
Shelly F - Ohio
Disney Extraordinaire
 
Shelly F - Ohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Lake Erie Shore Line in Ohio
Posts: 7,090

Alamo is at the car care center is located right outside the MK. They will pick you up at your resort and take you to the rental office. But they will only take the renter on the shuttle. So have your family take the bus to MK and you can meet them after you pick up the car.

Remember to ask for a parking pass when you check into the resort you will need this to avoid paying for parking at MK.


As for your rental rent, keep looking the prices may come down as you get closer to your trip. I never book a car until 7-10 before we leave. For example I looked a few weeks ago for an Alamo car and the price was several hundred dollars.. Well I am now pick up my car this week and only paying $92 for the week.
__________________
Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas-Please stand clear of the doors.


CBR - 2004 & Joined DVC 2004,
DCL 4 night- 2005,
SSR - Feb 2005, 06, & 09, Oct 08, May 2011, Oct 12, Feb 13..... CSR 07,... AKV Sept 2008,2012,2013... VWL Feb 2009, 2010, 2012 ... OKW Sept 2009, Feb2012...BCV 2013, 2014

Last edited by Shelly F - Ohio; 01-27-2013 at 07:04 PM.
Shelly F - Ohio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
MouseyMin
DIS Veteran
 
MouseyMin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 804

Alamo/National will also pick you up at Ticket & Transportation (since you will be at the Magic Kingdom) - you do not need to go back to your resort.
MouseyMin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
firstwdw
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 695

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shelly F - Ohio View Post
Alamo is at the car care center is located right outside the MK. They will pick you up at your resort and take you to the rental office. But they will only take the renter on the shuttle. So have your family take the bus to MK and you can meet them after you pick up the car.

Remember to ask for a parking pass when you check into the resort you will need this to avoid paying for parking at MK.


As for your rental rent, keep looking the prices may come down as you get closer to your trip. I never book a car until 7-10 before we leave. For example I looked a few weeks ago for an Alamo car and the price was several hundred dollars.. Well I am now pick up my car this week and only paying $92 for the week.
When we rented last spring from the Care Car Center, the shuttle came to the resort and picked up 4 adults (one being the renter) and a child plus another party had 2 adults and 2 kids. It wasn't a problem. They just needed to know ahead of time so they could send a big enough van!
firstwdw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.