I am thinking about a solo trip to WDW in October, staying there for 7 days. While I still haven't decided on whether I am going, I also haven't decided on whether I would fly or drive. It's 15.5 hours each way to drive but I would stop and visit a few friends along the way if I do that.Seasoned rental car renters, what’s the cheapest I could expect to rent a car for a family of 5 for 6 nights (Tuesday-Tuesday) in early May?
I’m trying to determine if the cost would be THAT much more than the Mears (which if I book right now is $120, but will probably go up before our trip), but I don’t have much experience with rental cars.
Anyway, if I fly I would rent a car. The least expensive option I've found so far is through Trivago at $316.17 for a Nissan Altima or equivalent for 7 days. Also, I would stay offsite. There are plenty of good hotels within 10 minutes of WDW that do not have a daily parking fee. Shop around.