Why Driving Might Be the BEST Way to Travel to Disney World Right Now

Regardless of how you plan to get to Disney World, you’ll have costs associated with your travel.

Magic Kingdom

If you’re flying you’ll see many prices for tickets, baggage, in-flight snacks, and transportation to and from the airport. But if you plan to drive to Florida, then you’ll need to be prepared for the cost of gas getting to and around the resort.

Luckily, we’re seeing that Florida currently has the lowest gas prices of the year, tying with the price back in March of this year. According to ClickOrlando.com, the average price of gas in Florida has dropped to $3.22 per gallon.

Speedway Gas Station

The price dropped 10 cents per gallon in the last week, bringing the average to the lowest of the year. In the past 34 days, the prices have been slowly going down, dropping 42 cents per gallon.

Oscar’s Super Service Gas Station at Hollywood Studios

AAA spokesman, Mark Jenkins, commented, “Gas prices are still following the downward momentum created by the seasonal downturn in fuel demand, coupled with stronger gasoline supplies and the switch to cheaper winter blend gasoline. However, the continued streak of declines is threatened by a second week of rising oil and gasoline futures prices.”

Gas station in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Luckily for us Disney fans, Orlando is on the list for the lowest gas prices of metro markets at $3.12 per gallon.  If you’re looking for some ways to save on gas, consider the following.

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.

Remember to consider all options and costs when planning your trip to Disney World!

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One Reply to “Why Driving Might Be the BEST Way to Travel to Disney World Right Now”

  1. We live outside of Philadelphia Pa and usually drive to Disneyworld 2 times a year. We used to fly southwest when you could get the cheap $59 to $99 flights but those days are over. Driving to Disney usually is about 18 hours give or take if you drive it in 1 shot with stops. The past few trips we have been breaking drive up into 2 days and finding a hotel about 9 or so hours into trip. I dont feel as stressed or tired doing it this way. It also allows us to explore some towns we would almost never stop to see otherwise. We have stayed in Raleigh NC on the campus of NC state at the marriot streetview a few times. Nice hotel with a good restuarant to catch a good breakfast before driving rest of the way. Great way to start day 2 of the roadtrip. This trip in November we are staying in Myrtle beach at the Hilton Grand Enclave. My honest opinion is I would much rather fly then drive. It’s a 2 hour flight from Philly to Orlando versus 18 hr plus drive over 2 days. With the prices of airfare for 4, rental car for a week or rideshare for the week I would rather invest that money into the vacation activities. Cost to drive is roughly 400 round trip for gas plus hotel costs and food. Last check of airline tickets was roughly 800 1 way for the 4 of us. Driving is much longer in time but well worth the reallocation of money into experiences and alot more dining out at Disney places and gifts for the kids versus blowing it on flights and rental car or ride sharing for the week in my opinion.