Quicksilver Van Service - WDW to UOR

Has anyone used Quicksilver Tours to book a van from a WDW to UOR? We will be starting and ending our trip at WDW resorts and are considering options for travel to UOR for a few days in the middle. We will be staying at Hard Rock Hotel for those 3 nights.

We will have 3 adults and 4 kids, 2 needing a car seat per Florida law. Our options:

  • Rent a car for the entire stay (we would bring our own car seats)
  • DME to/from WDW from airport and one of the following:
    • Uber to UOR (will need 2 Ubers with 1 car seat each)
    • Quicksilver private van service to UOR (they provide car seats at no charge)
    • Other shuttle service (Mears sounds like a nightmare - too many stops, etc.)
    • Rent a car just for the 3 days at UOR (seems like a hassle)

The benefit of renting a car is freedom. The downside is the cost and having to worry about bringing or renting car seats (and having to bring change for tolls! :angry:).

Uber is great but hard with such a large party and so many kids.

Quicksilver sounds great in theory but I haven’t seen a lot of reviews. The ones I’ve seen are positive.

Any thoughts / recommendations?

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As an update to this, I decided to order the Quicksilver van service from WDW to UOR and not rent a car. We will use DME between MCO / WDW.

For Quicksilver, I ordered one front-facing car seat and two booster seats, which is the maximum they allow you to pre-book. It was easy to process through their website (link below) and they called me right back to confirm the details. I’ll report how it goes when we’re there in May/June!

https://www.quicksilver-tours.com/

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I’m sorry I wouldn’t be able to help even if I saw this earlier. I prefer Uber usually on my UOR days, but never had to deal with the car seat.

Question. The party(s) needing car seats won’t be bringing them on the plane? I may be just doing selective memories, but I remember flying somewhere with my car seat and my stroller, both of which I used on the trip, in the parks.

It sounds like so far so good with Quicksilver though! Excited to read your thoughts on them later.

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I have brought my car seat before on the plane, and it was such a hassle! So heavy and not enough hands when you get to the airport. We always had to do a relay across the airport, like in the riddle with the fox, the chicken, and the grain.

So we decided to just rent what we needed this time if we had a rental car. The situation with Quicksilver will fix that for us.

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Oh! Thanks for this, @Jeff_AZ! We are contemplating taking the train down in May and was looking for a car service…

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I bookmarked it as well. I love that they’ll allow for a grocery stop, and it’s free if you book the round trip.

@Jeff_AZ Jeff, do better than Randall and make sure you get your ad fees upfront!

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I’m totally not trying to be contrary and I’m glad you found a solution! Especially since you really just need the seats for one day. I just wanted to provide some perspective for other parents who might be reading this and dreading the misery of flying with kids. We have two kids and have flown fairly extensively with them and every time have done it with a car seat and a stroller for each kid. We always rent a car at WDW anyway. It’s most certainly not the good old days of flying with just a carry-on, but it’s very doable for us.

First, all of those items (even pack n plays!) fly for free. We have a large, padded travel stroller bag that is a life saver and can fit a lot of kid stuff beyond just the stroller. We have a set of light weight car seats that we just use for flying. I like having the kids in the seats on the plane too because they just get used to travelling that way, the same as car trips. If you don’t fly frequently, there are still very cheap ones out there (probably cheaper than renting). I have a car-seat backpack that one can go in and then we bring bungee cords to hook one onto our suitcase. We also have a roller case for one car seat that is better if you just have one small kid. We have never had to do a relay and I don’t really think that I pack particularly light. We are planning (god willing) to go to France this summer with 2 kids, 2 car seats, 2 strollers and maybe a change of clothes. :crazy_face:

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I think with 2 kids it is doable. And if you have more kids it depends on how helpful the other kids are compared to how much of your attention they require!

I’m glad you are able to make it work. We have done it in the past and it’s not as bad as I made it seem. Still, it does take some logistical planning. Two adults can only carry so much, and you have to factor in if the children can walk or will need to be carried (including if they fall asleep!). Lastly, it helps if the airport you fly out of allows curbside check-in so you don’t have to haul all your checked baggage by hand to the terminal.

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Great point! My kids are not super close in age so I never really needed to carry two. We just got a Trunki suitcase that I’m dying to try that my older one can hopefully pull or the younger one can sit on! And god I miss the airport check-in at the Disney resorts!

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