|Note the baggalinis in the front and back baskets|
This is one of last year's photos of me on my scooter. Disney has made every effort to accommodate the handicapped and their various vehicles, but
unfortunately they can't control ignorant people with bad attitudes. At the various bus stops, anyone with a scooter or wheelchair is boarded first. No problems unless there are already people on the bus from a previous stop. Certain seats are designated for the handicapped because they flip up to make room for the vehicles. And if people are already seated in those seats, they are nicely asked to move to other seats. But they don't always respond nicely. The way the areas for wheelchairs or scooters are set up requires you to put your scooter in as if you were parallel parking -- you pull forward and then back in. Some people are quite impatient if it takes you more than one try, and that makes me nervous and frustrated, and makes more tries almost a certainty. For that reason, we decided to rent a car this year. It will reduce my biggest cause of stress at the parks, give us more freedom to come and go as we please, and will eliminate the waiting for buses at the end of a long day at the parks.
Daughter Mary is our unofficial Disney guru; and if she doesn't know answers to questions, she knows where to find those answers. And this year, the questions were about car rental. Rod and I had reserved a car with Hertz through AAA at a cost of $343.00 for the week. Then Mary learned about a website for car rentals. The reviews that she had read were good, it's a reputable site. So, we decided to give it a try. We booked a full size car with AC and unlimited mileage with Dollar for a total of $233. That's a savings of $110, nothing to sneeze at! But it gets better. Everyday, AutoSlash checks your reservation for a lower rate; and when the rate goes down, they re-book you at the lower rate. You don't lift a finger! Our rate has gone down twice -- we are now booked for a grand total of $191. And we did nothing!!! Don't you love it??
So now, I still have to organize my pins for trading, and decide which clothes I'm taking. It's getting closer!