I've yet to rent a car in Orlando. Quite a few Downtown Disney Hotels have or share a free bus service. I remember Holiday Inn stopped at three or four hotels along the way. It was never crowded though and was decent enough in terms of times IIRC every hour in July/August.Just out of interest, and for those who have stayed offsite, how good are the shuttle buses at these places? We're from the UK and neither myself or my wife fancy driving, and I was wondering what the transportation from external hotels tend to be like. I.e. how often do they run? Are they reliable? Do they run late into the night, etc?
Hilton Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria have an excellent (free) bus as well that runs every half hour during high season. Downside is you won't be walking to Downtown Disney from here.