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    ... usually choose to get from the airport to your hotel/villa/condo? :unsure:

    We've always rented a car whenever we've been on holiday so driven, but I've heard some good things about the Disney Magical Express if you are staying on-site. What do you use? :unsure:
     
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    :wave: We always use DME when we fly! We've always had good service.:yes:
     
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    I usually hire a car for the to and from, but I don't leave WDW once I'm there. I like that one person is waiting solely for me and once I arrive we are off.
     
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    DME for sure!

    However, this year, Virgin Holidays does not do DME anymore, this is only valid if you book via Disney Direct.

    However, not all at lost! If you call Disney 30 days before you depart, they will be able to book you onto DME Yay!

    Our travel agent will sort this out in August so will keep you all in the loop!
     
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    Never used DME but might look into it for next trip.

    We always used to go to the AS resorts and use the coach transport put on by the airline, this usually meant waiting for ages in the coach whilst straggelers ambled onto the bus, after visiting the various stores in the airport :rolleyes: then arriving at the resort and having to join a humungous queue.

    The first tim,e we went with Lisas Mum to make it special we hired a limo and it was amazing to get off the plane and get directly into a car and arrive at the hotel within only a few minutes of landing

    Since then we have always hired cabs, we are n't ever that botehred about shopping malls and spend 99% of the time onsite and use disney transport soa hire car would be an unnecessary worry for us
     
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    I've been arguing with them about that very thing Jeff! Well I say arguing, rather more me just saying yeah yeah whatever :lol: They seem to be trying to insist we use virgin holidays coach instead of DME for absolutely no reason. As you say, as long as you have a reservation at a disney resort and are arriving at MCO, dme are not going to turn you away :yes:

    Before DME we used to get a towncar and I must admit, price aside, I preferred the town car. I liked going only to our resort and perhaps a grocery stop on the way which was great for a few bits and pieces.

    Having said that, DME collecting the bags from MCO is fantastic :lol:
     
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    Thats a really good idea actually! I'd hate to try and get familiar with everything at the airport, far better for it to be waiting at the villa
     
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    We've always used Dollar Car Hire so we pick the car up from the airport.
     
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    We never hire a car, always use the transfers that virgin provide
     
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    That's interesting Kate! so it's in one of those huge red virgin coaches? Do they stop at LOADS of resorts on the way or?
     
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    No, never been in a big posh virgin one! Its usually a yellow one - cant for the life of me think of the company though, want to say mears but might be wrong!
    We have been lucky and it usually only stops at a couple of hotels before ours, we've never been on there for aaages - although to be honest it wouldnt worry me anyway, the coaches are lovely and cool and its quite nice having a nose at the other hotels!
     
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    When we fly we most normally rent a car. We have twice taken a limo though. Once to the GF and return and once to Port Canaveral and return.
     
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    good point :yes:

    We've booked with them for December so were deciding whether to go with virgin transfers or stick with DME.
     
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    Ive never driven when im in florida, i dont plan on doing it either! Theres always plenty of trips on offer if we want to do them and i drive enough when im here so dont really want to do it on holiday too!

    Only place id like to go to but theres no trip for is the big cat sanctuary that isafari has been to, but i still cant see me hiring a car!!
     
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    yeah I agree on that. Having read Issy's trip reports on that I'd love to see that but I really don't want to hire a car
     
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    i always hire a car from dollar more often than not from the airport. i cant ever imagine not hiring a car
     
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    were having a car for our next trip im not looking forward to it at all......the first time we used quicksilver for all of our trip even thou it worked out a little more than a car it was fab we became family by the end of it.

    it was fab having our own driver each day

    when we stopped at disney it was great using the buses etc but not sure if i could justify paying the extra for the next trip unless i came into some spare money
     
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    I'd be lost without a car - I like to come and go as I please

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    Whenever we go on a non-disney holiday we usually just use the coach transfers and I too like nosing at other hotels :yes:
     

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