With gas prices on the rise I have started to wonder if taking an Amtrak train to Disney World would be cheaper than driving or flying. With gas prices projected to hit the $5 dollar mark this year my trip to Disney World in September may be considerably more expensive. I have personally never taken a train anywhere so it would add some fun to our trip. However, living so far away it would require us to have to stay overnight on the train and I am not sure how that would impact our budget. I have found that a sleeper car is what we would need and that it can be quite costly.
The advantage a train would have over our car is that it would allow my daughter to get up and roam around which I think would make the trip more enjoyable than a car. However, we would then have to take into consideration a rental car into our budget which we usually rent anyway when we fly. There is a train station in Orlando and Kissimmee so it would put us directly where we need to be which is nice.
I had a friend suggest that I constantly check the rate of roomettes to see if the price drops after booking and be refunded. She did just that and Amtrak refunded her $250. No matter what method you choose to travel to Disney by spending time researching all your options is key.
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