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Discussion in 'Transportation' started by calablovedisney, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. calablovedisney

    calablovedisney Mouseketeer

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    I am pricing out rental cars and need some help with locations. We are coming in for about 9 nights, 7 will be spent at Disney where we prefer to have our own car. It is very expensive to rent a car for that many days so I just want one for after our Universal stay(much cheaper). Hertz, which may or may not be the only rental on Universal property is very expensive for just one week. I can rent with Alamo for less and Budget for much much less (using entertainment book for all of these). But, I would have to get to the rental site and do not know Orlando well enough to decide if this is a good idea. the site I looked at for budget is on Research parkway. Anyone hear of it? or know if it is close?

    If you have any other ideas/experiences I will gladly take it. We will return the car at the airport. thanks in advance. :)
     
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  3. hpriamson

    hpriamson Mouseketeer

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    There's a Budget in the Holiday Inn across the street from Universal - here's their website:

    http://www.hiuniversal.com/

    I'm planning on renting a car there at the end of our stay at the Hard Rock - according to google maps, it's a 0.6 mile walk.
     
  4. Metro West

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    I think this thread would be a better fit on the Transportation board.
     
  5. calablovedisney

    calablovedisney Mouseketeer

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    That might be perfect, but when checking the link to the budget website I can not find the address of the hotel for a rental location. Is the address different and do you (or anyone else) know what it is?

    thx

    and my apologies for posting on the wrong forum. I was too focused on how to rent a car near Universal. :)
     
  6. hpriamson

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    When entering the rental location on the Budget website, just put "M04" - that's a zero in the middle. It should pop up an address on Kirkman.
     
  7. calablovedisney

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    Yup, found it, great! Do you think walking will be okay. Are there sidewalks, etc??? or is it more of a highway? But at half a mile, one of us could walk to pick it up and then go back for the rest of the family and luggage!

    thanks again!
     
  8. hpriamson

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    I had the same questions when I planned all this, and was assured that people do walk safely from the Holiday Inn to the parks. I also "walked" the entire path on google street view, and there are sidewalks. There's one major intersection you have to cross - Major Blvd and Kirkman Rd, but it looks like there are cross walks and walk signals - there are even people crossing the street on street view.

    Here's a link to the street view of the intersection.
     
  9. lindsey

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    We use national at dolphin. And it was great.
     

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