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Old 09-26-2012, 08:02 PM   #1621
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We rented a car from Avis and picked up & dropped off at MCO and it was absolutely 100% painless. Soooo easy. The rental station was literally 100 yards from baggage claim. Don't rule out picking up a car at the airport.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #1622
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In August we rented from Dollar using a city special. We chose to get the car at MCO and return it to the Wyndham by DTD. You could check the prices from Wyndham. It would be easy to take the bus to DTD to walk to get the car.
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We rented a car from Avis and picked up & dropped off at MCO and it was absolutely 100% painless. Soooo easy. The rental station was literally 100 yards from baggage claim. Don't rule out picking up a car at the airport.
OK, so I am so throwing my DH under the bus here...He wants to get it from the Car Care Center because he wants to avoid tolls as much as possible Ah, I still have some time before we need to reserve it, maybe I can talk him into renting from the Airport.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #1623
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OK, so I am so throwing my DH under the bus here...He wants to get it from the Car Care Center because he wants to avoid tolls as much as possible Ah, I still have some time before we need to reserve it, maybe I can talk him into renting from the Airport.
Well compare the prices. If you add the tolls, gas and rental amount vs the rental Amy at the car care center and see which is the better deal. Saving money there means more souvenirs or better yet .... CUPCAKES! lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #1624
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Saving money there means more souvenirs or better yet .... CUPCAKES! lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #1625
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OK, so I am so throwing my DH under the bus here...He wants to get it from the Car Care Center because he wants to avoid tolls as much as possible Ah, I still have some time before we need to reserve it, maybe I can talk him into renting from the Airport.
It is worth it to me to pay a few bucks in tolls for convenience and not having to deal with waiting on the ME to pick us up, dealing with people on the bus, stopping off at other hotels before ours, going to Wal-Mart for snacks and supplies before we even check into the hotel, etc. My opinion: Save up an extra $5-$10 for tolls and start your trip off stress free.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #1626
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Well compare the prices. If you add the tolls, gas and rental amount vs the rental Amy at the car care center and see which is the better deal. Saving money there means more souvenirs or better yet .... CUPCAKES! lol
Mmmm cupcakes... Sorry had a Homer Simpson doughnut moment there!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #1627
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Actually speaking of tolls I read something about one of the exits being complete electronic? Sunpass or something?? Does anyone know the toll # and what the deal is?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #1628
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I wasn't thinking about renting a car, but now I'm second guessing it. We're not doing park hoppers, so once we're in a park we won't be moving around to a different park, except for the day we're in MK, leaving for 'Ohana, and returning for MVMCP. Will I be loosing a lot of time by using Disney transportation ($337ish worth of time)?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #1629
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Woo Hoo!!! Just booked a short trip for Dec. 19th - 23rd staying at AoA. It's just sissy and me going for a little mid-school-year detox (sissy teaches kindergarten and I'm in school administration). I'm super excited because it's only our second trip to WDW and our first on-site visit! I can't wait to see all the Christmas decorations and the Osborne Lights at HS.

Now to go buy MVMCP tickets, and figure out what ADRs I can still get, and cross reference the crowd calendars on every planning site known to man.............I think the planning may be more fun for me than the actual trip!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #1630
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I wasn't thinking about renting a car, but now I'm second guessing it. We're not doing park hoppers, so once we're in a park we won't be moving around to a different park, except for the day we're in MK, leaving for 'Ohana, and returning for MVMCP. Will I be loosing a lot of time by using Disney transportation ($337ish worth of time)?
My rental from MCO is $202 for a mid size SUV from 12/1 - 12/8 from budget. There is a December rental thread for deals over on the transportation board. I am hoping I can get my rate even lower!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #1631
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I wasn't thinking about renting a car, but now I'm second guessing it. We're not doing park hoppers, so once we're in a park we won't be moving around to a different park, except for the day we're in MK, leaving for 'Ohana, and returning for MVMCP. Will I be loosing a lot of time by using Disney transportation ($337ish worth of time)?
To each his (or her) own but I've read to many stories about people waiting and waiting for a bus either from the resort to a park, from a park back to the resort (especially at the end of the night when everyone floods out at the same time), try to get from one resort to another, etc. To me (and we're not doing hoppers either), it is so absolutely worth the extra money to have the freedom to go where we want, when we want, not having to wait for anyone, not having to deal with a packed bus full of sweaty, stinky people & cranky, crying kids. I can't even begin to tell you! But…that's just my take.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:09 PM   #1632
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I wasn't thinking about renting a car, but now I'm second guessing it. We're not doing park hoppers, so once we're in a park we won't be moving around to a different park, except for the day we're in MK, leaving for 'Ohana, and returning for MVMCP. Will I be loosing a lot of time by using Disney transportation ($337ish worth of time)?
I don't think you need a car. DH and I have survived all our past trips without one. Taking Disney transportation can be fun and easy at times. I am just opting this time to see how it is, plus we have a free day and plan to drive around Florida a bit.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #1633
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #1634
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I wasn't thinking about renting a car, but now I'm second guessing it. We're not doing park hoppers, so once we're in a park we won't be moving around to a different park, except for the day we're in MK, leaving for 'Ohana, and returning for MVMCP. Will I be loosing a lot of time by using Disney transportation ($337ish worth of time)?
I had a rental then canceled it. This trip is about dh being able to totally relax too. Plus if we have a cocktail or two no one has to worry about driving. I've do it both ways and it's really up to you! Disney transportation can be a fun adventure!
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:48 PM   #1635
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I get you :-)
That is exactly how we do it. Sort of a no-plan within a plan. Or maybe a plan within randomness?
I am the same way. I remember getting to the Toy Story ride as soon as it opened once and it wound up not opening up for at least 2 hours. My planning is ADRs and park days based on parades and similar events or else I would drive myself and my family crazy refering to my down to the minute plan.
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