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    .....enough for August or Christmas 2014, which at present seems highly unlikely but you never know, can you tell me how staying onsite works please?

    I'm thinking food, transport to and from airport if we didn't rent a car, how accessible are buses from resorts to parks, offsite transport for shopping and anything else you can think of?

    In the past we always had car rental and stayed offsite, either in motels (pre child days) or we rented a villa when we took them. We had the freedom of darting off here and there for food, shopping, etc. Old Town was always a must, and we drove out to beaches etc. which is naturally not so easy with no car!

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    Staying on site is IMHO the best way to enjoy WDW. You can get DME to/from the airport and of course you get the use of the Disney Buses. We've stayed on property for all except our very first trip, but we always, except once, have a car with us. We like to eat at the different resorts and since there isn't a resort-resort bus system we find that quite inconvenient. As far as resort-park-resort the system works great but can be crowded during peak seasons.





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    Quote Originally Posted by uscwest, post: 320531, member: 151
    Staying on site is IMHO the best way to enjoy WDW. You can get DME to/from the airport and of course you get the use of the Disney Buses. We've stayed on property for all except our very first trip, but we always, except once, have a car with us. We like to eat at the different resorts and since there isn't a resort-resort bus system we find that quite inconvenient. As far as resort-park-resort the system works great but can be crowded during peak seasons.

    Thank you uscwest. So the only problems appear to be resort to resort and off resort activities, is there public transport nearby?




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    There is public transport but it is spotty and takes forever. Or there are taxis but obviously the cost adds up. If you are onsite without a car you are pretty much tied to it. Even when we stayed onsite we rented a car so we could get out and eat in different places at much much cheaper prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 320539, member: 32
    There is public transport but it is spotty and takes forever. Or there are taxis but obviously the cost adds up. If you are onsite without a car you are pretty much tied to it. Even when we stayed onsite we rented a car so we could get out and eat in different places at much much cheaper prices.

    Mmm, I thought that would be the case. I'm a scaredy about driving over there, and Jamie would be 20 so too young for car rental I believe....I might have to man up and do it!




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    Mairead driving over there is so much easier than here, I can do it with no problems (even the monster truck and I certainly wouldn't drive that here! Lol) and you would have someone to help navigate. Staying on site is great but you are tied to Disney for food and that is getting so expensive! We stay on site but always have a car so we can eat some nights offsite at cheaper options (but just as good).






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    If you are thinking August next year, don't forget that there is a good chance that free dinning will be offered again which saves you a LOT of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorothy, post: 320548, member: 44
    If you are thinking August next year, don't forget that there is a good chance that free dinning will be offered again which saves you a LOT of money.
    Yes that was one of my reasons for thinking about onsite



    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 320546, member: 48
    Mairead driving over there is so much easier than here, I can do it with no problems (even the monster truck and I certainly wouldn't drive that here! Lol) and you would have someone to help navigate. Staying on site is great but you are tied to Disney for food and that is getting so expensive! We stay on site but always have a car so we can eat some nights offsite at cheaper options (but just as good).
    I just hate driving when I don't know where I'm going, I've never even driven on a motorway alone!




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    im going next aug & staying off site on int-drive not driving as like your self i would crap myself lol .we found the last 3 times we've been getting around isnt to bad the i-trolly is it called that gos up & down int-drive so the two water parks + sea world & universal are all on route & most hotels do free shuttles to disney. when we booked up with ocean florida we made sure there was a free shuttle .only thing we found they come back early on the night before fire works end so a taxi back may be a downside :(

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    Oh yes the I-trolley, I've seen it but not used it. I remember seeing some offsite hotels do a free shuttle, I'd forgotten that 'til you mentioned it. It's so long since I went I don't know where to start now....oh, and I don't want to get too excited because at the moment it's all just a dream.




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