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Old 11-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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How to get autistic son to McDonalds without a car?

Title says it: because of the extremely high rental fees when we are going to WDW, ($500 a week for Economy) we are taking ME. I know DS, 24, with autism will be craving McDonalds and wondered what you did, or if you went.

Hate to take a cab for a $12 meal.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Well, since there is no McDonald's left on property, your two choices would be a cab ride or public transit. Either way, you will be taking a considerable amount of time out of your vacation.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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Well, since there is no McDonald's left on property, your two choices would be a cab ride or public transit. Either way, you will be taking a considerable amount of time out of your vacation.
there is still a McDonalds out by the AllStars Resorts. Near Blizzard Beach, just off Osceola Pkwy.

I was really wondering if that is walkable from All Stars.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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McDonalds

This is the one near EPCOT and AK: 1596 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Use Google maps to see if it is walkable from AS. Good luck!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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This is the one near EPCOT and AK: 1596 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Use Google maps to see if it is walkable from AS. Good luck!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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there is still a McDonalds out by the AllStars Resorts. Near Blizzard Beach, just off Osceola Pkwy.

I was really wondering if that is walkable from All Stars.
As far as I am aware, this is now El Pollo Campo, Disney kicked all McDonald's off property a while back.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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how about renting a car for a day or 2 in the middle of vacation. not sure of company but one on site will pick you up from what i have read. if not i am guessing a cab ride there and back. not sure how it would work with having to order food if cab would wait for you. if you are eating there, you would then have to get another cab back to your resort.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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Check Dollar's "City Special" for LOCAL locations near WDW. I don't know exactly when you are going, but I looked for Christmas week which generally has the highest priced cars. The local Kissimmee location (near 192 & International Dive South) has a Compact for $199 (inc taxes) for 12/22-12/28 while the same car is $358 from the airport. I believe that the local location will pick you up, but I would call and make sure.

Budget over on Hotel Blvd (you can walk or maybe even take the Hotel Blvd resort bus or they also might pick you up) has a Compact for the same dates for $211 using the DISBoards code Y937800. You might be able to find a $$ off coupon to add to that or an upgrade somewhere. And advantage to Budget is that they don't charge a drop off fee, so you can pick up near Disney and drop off at MCO.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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As far as I am aware, this is now El Pollo Campo, Disney kicked all McDonald's off property a while back.
There is a mcdonalds near allstars. You can ride a bus to sports and i have heard of people walking from there.
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There is a mcdonalds near allstars. You can ride a bus to sports and i have heard of people walking from there.

I wasn't sure we could walk if we took a bus to All Stars. I do know this McDonalds was still serving food as of October when we were there.
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As far as I am aware, this is now El Pollo Campo, Disney kicked all McDonald's off property a while back.
there is still one McDonalds on property near the All Stars Resorts.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #12
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there is still one McDonalds on property near the All Stars Resorts.
Even so, it's probably about a $30-$40 round trip cab ride.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #13
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Title says it: because of the extremely high rental fees when we are going to WDW, ($500 a week for Economy) we are taking ME. I know DS, 24, with autism will be craving McDonalds and wondered what you did, or if you went.

Hate to take a cab for a $12 meal.
If you are staying at one of the All Star resorts ($500 a week is a great price, BTW, for 7 nights, if that includes all taxes) then you can walk to the McDonald's, as there is a sidewalk. If you are not staying at an All Star resort, you can take a bus to the All Stars from a park, and then walk.
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Yes, you can walk to the McDonalds near AllStars from the resotr property. The mousekeepers do too as that is where their parking lot must be as they are always walking back & forth & crossing at the light. Sports would be closest to McDonalds. $500/week is very steep for a rental car, however, I would keep checking as you get closer. I have found the price to drop significantly as you get closer to your arrival date. I have re-booked reservations on way to airport for best pricing. Usually, but not always, airport fees & taxes make picking up car on WDW property much less expensive & with National & Alamo, that I know of, you can return at airport without paying a drop fee.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #15
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If you are staying at one of the All Star resorts ($500 a week is a great price, BTW, for 7 nights, if that includes all taxes) then you can walk to the McDonald's, as there is a sidewalk. If you are not staying at an All Star resort, you can take a bus to the All Stars from a park, and then walk.
Thanks!

the $500 is the price for the car. Never paid that much before.
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