No. Do what works for you and don't disparage others for doing the same.
I like Antarctica from what I can see if I'm comparing to the Disney's Seas, the ride system to me is more elaborate than the Nemo little track ride and there seems to be a full aquarium pool like Disney's Sea's once did in its hay days. Thinking the couple days we will be at Universal next year, we'll pop over to SeaWorld, it's been a while.
So that's just about the same price as it would've cost us to rent a car for a day without having to drive in a city we weren't familiar with or pay for parking.
I'm glad renting a car works out best for you, but for many people there are other, better options for the way they're looking to spend their vacation.
My Sis and BIL always rent a car, they love it. They live in a large urban city where they normally commute via public transportation to work and walk. I think this also plays into some people decisions whether to rent or not. I don't like Orlando drivers, (tourists) so I stick to WDW transportation and will take a taxi here and there if it is more feasible than WDW transportation, $13 isn't out of line when weighed against my overall costs of a vacation to WDW. Plus I like a vacation from driving too, out here I have to drive everywhere, no choice. But now my favorite way to travel Orlando is to get a resort room at Universal with their great perks, Mears over to WDW for the balance of our trip. Next year thinking I'm going to seriously think of lopping over to SeaWorld for a while while we are staying at Universal, there is a 'special' from Mears that will haul us over there.
Double true, Scott!
Nope, but we returned our car there in December. Was as easy as you state. But so what? Some folks don't want to bother with it at all. It's a completely different set of potential headaches when $2 more for a bus is far more convenient.
All Ears is reporting-
SeaWorld Orlando has introduced a new tour called "Penguins Up-Close"! It is a 45-minute walking tour behind the scenes at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Animal experts talk about what it takes to care for the penguins and an opportunity to interact with and touch the penguins.
I personally have no problem being "locked" in the Disney bubble for a week or so. Absolutely love ME and I have no desire to venture out of the bubble and certainly have no desire to rent a car, drive or even figure out how to get from here to there etc.....The few times we have stayed off property we usually regreted it so now we find any we can to stay on property even if it means spending more $$$. To me it's just worth it.
Have to watch the video later as I am supposed to be doing some work right now. ha ha!
Believe me, we've done our fair share of driving around Orlando/Disney over the years and we have no desire any longer to continue with it. I grew up going to Disney when I was kid back when it was just the MK and 3 resorts. Just a hop, skip & a jump from Jacksonville so we've been around that area quite a bit. Nowadays, we just like to fly down(not from Jacksonville of course), no driving, and let Disney take care of the rest. That's what we're paying them for so we take full advantage of whatever "perk" Disney is offering.
My first school board conference in Orlando had me at the Portifino at Universal for 5 days. We had a trip for a week for spring break planned at Disney immediately following my conference. My kids were preteen and a highschooler that had hundreds of days at Disney Parks under their belts already. As I looked at what the Universal Parks had to offer I took the kids out of school early for Spring Break, DH and the Kids joined me at Universal before our Disney Vacation and they were up for a new experience. And we were sold. My kids loved the diversity between the competing parks. The hotel we stayed at is themed beautifully and the rooms were beyond beautiful, views spectacular. They didn't leave Uni property (I had to for my conference) and they remained in that Uni bubble for those days and pool hopped too as that is still allowed on Uni property. The kids as resort guests enjoyed the perk of front of the line, endless amounts of times during the day and night. Then we went onto our Disney Vacation. This is now the pattern for our vacations, 2 bubbles. But next year it will be time to wiggle out of the Uni bubble and add a sneak peak at Sea World too. But for the most part our vacations are the same, we just have two bubbles instead of just one bubble.