Renting car for the middle of our trip???

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by SalandJeff, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. SalandJeff

    SalandJeff Disney Addict x 3

    Jul 31, 2000
    We always rent our car right at the airport. However, this trip, we are flying to Orlando, staying at WDW for 2 nights, then driving over to Vero Beach for a week, then back to WDW for 2 days.

    I am thinking it might be cheaper to just rent the car for the days we need it for Vero. If we want to rent a car when we are already at WDW, what are our options? How do we get the car and can we only use certain companies? And does anyone have any experience whether it is cheaper to rent at the airport vs. while you are WDW?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. karrit2000

    karrit2000 DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2000
    Alamo/National is on property at the Car Care center & the Dolphin Hotel. There are others nearby. I've found that it is sometimes cheaper to rent on property. The Airport Concession fees add up to make the Airport rentals more costly sometimes. You need to look at the total price including taxes & fees rather than just the cost for the vehicle.
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  4. K P & J's Grandma

    K P & J's Grandma Now there are 4 grandchildren - K, P, J & A!!!

    Mar 29, 2002
    We have used Dollar. We get it at the Regal Sun Resort ( old Grosvenor) in Down Town Disney. We have gotten picked up at our hotle & have also just taken the hotel bus to Down Town Disney & walked to the Regal. Try using the code kiss2.
  5. jekjones1558

    jekjones1558 Always happy at Disney

    Oct 1, 2000
    Another option is Budget, at the Doubletree on Hotel Plaza near Downtown Disney. They also have pickup service. I usually use Alamo, but for our Christmas dates Alamo was $600 versus Budget at $200. (Alamo will hopefully come down in price at some point.)
  6. brianm27

    brianm27 DVC Member / AP Holder

    May 21, 2005
    Don't assume a few days will be cheaper. I am going to a conference in May. A three day rental was going to cost more than my 7 day rental in April ($124 versus $112). The 7 day was eligible for the $30 off coupon, the 3 day was not eligible for any of the coupons. The 7 day rental is typically the same base price as 5 days.
  7. missmissy

    missmissy Mouseketeer

    Mar 3, 2005
    We used Dollar as well. We took a taxi there so we would be there right when they opened. They were the lowest priced ones we could find.
  8. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    Here is a list of all the car rental companies on or near Disney property that I copied from another post here on the DIS. As you can see you've got a lot of choices.

    Alamo; At Car Care Center; M-F 6am-8pm, Wknd 6am-6pm; 407-824-3470
    Alamo; In Buena Vista Palace; 8am-4pm; 407-827-6363
    Alamo; In Dolphin Resort; 8am-4pm; 407-934-4930
    Avis; In Hilton at WDW; 8am-6pm; 407-827-2847
    Budget; In Doubletree; 8am-5pm (closed holidays); 407-827-6089
    Dollar; In Regal Sun Resort; 9am-4pm; 407-583-8000
    Enterprise; In Marriott World Center; M-F 9am-5pm, Wknd 9am-1pm; 407-397-0800
    Hertz; In Shades of Green; 8am-5pm; 407-938-0600
    Hertz; In Caribe Royale; 8am-6pm; 407-239-2502
    National; At Car Care Center; M-F 6am-8pm, Wknd 6am-6pm; 407-824-3470
    National; In Buena Vista Palace; 8am-4pm; 407-827-6363
    National; In Dolphin Resort; 8am-4pm; 407-934-4930
    Thrifty; In Radisson Celebration; 24hr; 407-390-1596

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    Jul 6, 2005

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  10. SalandJeff

    SalandJeff Disney Addict x 3

    Jul 31, 2000
    Wow! Thank you all for the info. This list of companies and hours is great. I'll start checking rates this weekend.

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