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Old 01-29-2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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now I am really worried, 2/16 is the date I am doing this also! I had visions of my husband dropping us off at the prot at 9 am, but if he can't do that I think I will just get to budget at 8:30 and wait.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #17
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We did this about 2 weeks ago on the Fantasy. i dropped my DH and the kids off at the terminal, drove to Budget to drop off the car and waited less than 10 minutes for the return shuttle. I'm sure I was back to the terminal in less than 45 min all together. Worked perfect!

And they allowed my DH to check all of us in, he took all the documents except for my photo ID. All I had to do once I got into the terminal was show my ID and have my picture taken for the KTTW.

It was not as seamless on the other end however... we waited more than an hour just to get on the shuttle to Budget and waited another hour at the office to get a car. This was partially due to circumstances out of anyone's control however. The ship was about 2.5 hrs late getting in to port due to a death on Castaway Cay the night prior. Because of this the Fantasy was no longer the first ship in, luggage and debarkation were delayed, etc. In hindsight, one of us should have just hopped in a taxi as soon as we exited the terminal and that would have made things a lot faster.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:13 PM   #18
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We did this about 2 weeks ago on the Fantasy. i dropped my DH and the kids off at the terminal, drove to Budget to drop off the car and waited less than 10 minutes for the return shuttle. I'm sure I was back to the terminal in less than 45 min all together. Worked perfect!

And they allowed my DH to check all of us in, he took all the documents except for my photo ID. All I had to do once I got into the terminal was show my ID and have my picture taken for the KTTW.

It was not as seamless on the other end however... we waited more than an hour just to get on the shuttle to Budget and waited another hour at the office to get a car. This was partially due to circumstances out of anyone's control however. The ship was about 2.5 hrs late getting in to port due to a death on Castaway Cay the night prior. Because of this the Fantasy was no longer the first ship in, luggage and debarkation were delayed, etc. In hindsight, one of us should have just hopped in a taxi as soon as we exited the terminal and that would have made things a lot faster.
About what time did you drop off DH and the kids at PC and head to Budget with the car.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #19
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About what time did you drop off DH and the kids at PC and head to Budget with the car.
I think it was between 12:45 and 1 pm. We got a late start due to an unexpected ear infection & had to wait at the pharmacy. So there may have been more of a wait at the 11 am port arrival time.
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Does anyone know what the cost is for a taxi from Budget to the port and vice versa? We had a very bad experience last time with the Budget shuttle both ways, and I will call a taxi this time if necessary. Just trying to get an idea of cost.

The one taxi service I have a number for is the one that says pay what you want, but I'd like to get an idea what is a fair amount.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM   #21
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Also, I got the impression from talking to the Budget office that they can't take passengers to the port until they are cleared to do so, appx. 11:00.

So for those wanting to arrive early, the shuttle may not be a good option if that's accurate information. I know one poster mentioned getting on a shuttle early after the shuttle brought arriving passengers back to Budget. I'm wondering if they no longer allow this.
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This was partially due to circumstances out of anyone's control however. The ship was about 2.5 hrs late getting in to port due to a death on Castaway Cay the night prior.
Yikes - hadn't heard about that - was it a passenger or an employee?
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I called Cape Canaveral Budget office to try and get a definite answer. They may be getting a lot of calls about this because the first recorded message you hear after their recorded greeting is that they provide continuous shuttle to and from PC. You then have the option to press #6 for shuttle service which just repeats the message. I tried to press #4 for customer service but got a recording that said all of our agents were busy and I was being transferred to their nationwide customer service. I did not bother to hold on since their nationwide customer service would probably not give any different answer. My plan is leave WDW SSR about 9:00 am get to PC about 10:15, drop off wife with luggage then drive to Budget and drop off car. If I have to wait awhile for a shuttle so be it if I get on one quick then all the better. Being by myself no luggage I may be able to get on one quicker.I'm told you can't get in the terminal till 11 and I think my check in is not till 11:30.So either way if I have to wait it will either be at Budget or the terminal. About the taxi. I remember reading on another thread about a guy who grabbed a taxi at Budget and the guy charged him 10 dollars for a ride back to PC, it's only 2 miles. Not sure if that is the going price or something the guy negotiated before he got in the cab.
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We took a taxi from Budget to the port and I think the charge was under $15. Took about 5 min and well worth it, in my opinion. There were quite a few people waiting for the shuttle.
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Does anyone have a name and # for a taxi that they have used, or are there taxis dropping people off, at Budget, that you can just get into and go to the port?
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Yikes - hadn't heard about that - was it a passenger or an employee?
A passenger, a gentleman in his 50's I believe. He had a heart attack while snorkeling. Very sad.
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