JMSisko

Offsite Golf Cart Rentals

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Unfortunately, it's a lot more difficult than you think. "Somebody" local and with ironclad access to the Fort needs to have real ownership of the cart to take care of said repairs, make sure it doesn't get stolen, etc., etc. What about when it's time for new batteries? The controller blows, the steering goes out, the charger gets lifted? Believe me, several Fiends have discussed this in person over the years, and it's just not practical.

Trust me I know. I've been trying to figure this out myself for a while. And I have access to the Fort at any time.

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1 hour ago, Tri-Circle-D said:

The swapping out isn't an easy thing to do now that Disney won't let Kenny on to its property.  It was so much better in the good old days.

TCD

Very true, and full disclosure, the time we swapped out the "slow" cart was back when Kenny could still deliver on site.

1 hour ago, DisneyVampire said:

I haven't tried Kenny yet, but I do have a 3 week stay come Christmas. I might try with him.

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If you decide to, reserve with him early.  These days he also books up quickly during busy times.

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Disney charges $67/ day for a cart?

is there a weekly rate?

what do the offsite guys charge per day?

per week?

 

just curious. 

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No weekly rate or any kind of discount.  And that's for the 4 seater.

Others vary, sometimes depending on length of rental, but are generally a whole lot less than that.

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The suggestion that has been made about having carts floating around for those on this board, and those who are Fort regulars, has been done.  I witnessed it myself many times in years past, and I know of some of the contributors to this thread have taken advantage of a very similar arrangement.

As many have stated, Disney put their foot down on outside cart rental vendors, as well as scaring off those of us willing to juggle carts on site.  

I've used Kenny for years.  Again, I concur with everyone that his service is above and beyond, but his product can be sub par.  The last time we had an issue, he made it right and we got a huge discount.  

When  I lived in FL, we used him for rentals and ultimately, service once we purchased our own cart.  Now that we travel from up North and do not bring our cart along, we are back to rentals.  On both fronts, his service is top notch.  I have an upcoming rental and am hoping for no issues, though am apprehensive reading recent posts on this thread.......

FWIW I try to schedule the pick up end of the labor intensive Kenny cart rental process with a grocery run.  Since we have multiple drivers in our party, we all go to the meeting place, one will take the job of running the cart over while the rest of us hit the Winn Dixie or Walmart and stock up on supplies needed.  By the time both of us are done, it's time to return to the Fort and do some looping.  Usually works out unless it's raining!

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Yeah, cart  maintenance would be an issue with having them float around. 

I've actually backed off my spreadsheet making.... well, for the most part! I'm down to a chart. LOL!

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Used him over Christmas. As noted, I was there for a week and a half and saved a buttload over mouse prices. Lights went out one night, had a new battery delivered by next morning. Nice guy and good service. It's a shame Disney has made it so difficult. I have a truck and wondered if I should buy a set of ramps. It would save a back/forth with the trailer.

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Had to have batteries replaced over Christmas 2015 and they came onsite and did it.  Do not know how Tee Time was able to come on property and do it.

I have rented for Spring Break week with him and will see how it goes.

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