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Renting A Car on Walt Disney World Property

Disney has made it very easy to stay inside the “Disney Bubble” without ever needing to leave. With all the convenient free transportation, including Disney’s Magical Express, a complimentary ride from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to your Disney Resort, renting a car is an expense that many families can easily avoid (and many do).

But what happens when you want to travel outside of that “Disney Bubble”? 

The most popular reason Guests consider renting a car during their Walt Disney World vacation is so they can experience multiple Theme Parks during their trip to Orlando.

Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando are unarguably the largest and most popular tourist locations in central Florida. So, it’s not uncommon for Guests to want to visit both while on vacation.

I mean, if you have the time and the money, why not do both?? They’re located only about 20 minutes away from each other and they’re both awesome

Renting a car on Walt Disney World Property

You could call an Uber or Lyft, but if you’re planning to make multiple stops, pick up some supplies, or you want to take a peek at one of Disney’s Outlet Stores in the area, renting a car for a day or two wouldn’t only be easier, it may make more economical sense than renting one at the airport for your entire stay.

If you’re only planning on venturing outside of Disney for a day or two, it’s silly to pay rental fees for your entire trip.

And don’t forget, Disney has started charging overnight fees to park at your hotel. So, that’s another cost you will want to take into consideration. Do you really want to be paying parking fees for a whole week when you only need the car for one or two days? 

Gas Buddy – Plan your route and find the cheapest gas along the way

Rental Car Locations

Disney Car Care Center

Rental car agencies available: Alamo & National

Phone number: (407) 824-3470

Operating hours: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday and 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

Location: The Car Care Center is located near the Transportation and Ticket Center.
1000 West Car Care Drive Bay Lake, Florida 32830

If staying on Disney property, complimentary shuttle service to and from the Car Care Center is provided. There is an after-hours vehicle return, if you drop off your car outside of their business hours. You would need to find your own transportation from there, though. If you find yourself in this situation, Uber, Lyft, or a Minnie Van would be good options.

Disney’s Dolphin Hotel

Rental car agencies available: Alamo & National

Phone number: (407) 934-4930

Operating hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday through Saturday

Location: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Shades of Green

Rental car agencies available: Alamo

Phone number: (888) 826-6893

Operating hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday – Friday and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

Location: 1950 Magnolia Palm, Orlando, FL 32830

Have you ever rented a car on Walt Disney World Property?

Related Post: 2018 PARKING PRICE INCREASES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO – HOW TO AVOID PAYING THESE FEES

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