While visiting the magical world of Disney, some guests like to go offsite for a day or two and visit Orlando’s many other attractions. One of the main places to visit is Universal Studios! While many guests want to visit Universal Studios, many don’t know what the best way to get there is if you don’t have your own car with you. I’m going to go through four of the best ways to travel to Universal Studios from your Disney resort.
Travel Option 1: Rent a Car
If you don’t want to rely on other people or just like having the utmost flexibility, you could rent a car to get to Universal Studios. Alamo Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental are available through Disney’s Car Care Center located near Magic Kingdom Park. You can pick up and drop off your car directly at the Car Care Center with the assistance of a complimentary shuttle to get you back and forth. Contact the Car Care Center directly at 407-824-3470 or inquire at the Walt Disney Resort lobby that you are staying at. Just remember you’ll also have to pay for parking at Universal Studios!
Travel Option 2: Mears Shuttle Service
Mears offers a group shuttle service right from your Disney resort hotel to Universal Studios. This service costs $21 per adult and $16 per child with children under 3 able to ride for free. Guests can reserve this service by calling Mears directly at 855-4-MEARS-NOW or using their online booking engine at https://www.mearstransportation.com/special-occasions/theme-parks/. When you book, you can schedule pick-up times for your day so you are well prepared. Mears typically transports many guests at one time, so be prepared to wait for a little once you’ve boarded your vehicle. Mears also typically pick up guests every hour, on the hour, so make sure you are aware that there is not much flexibility when using this option.
Travel Option 3: Taxi Service
There is also the original way of getting around with a taxi service. There are many different companies that you can call including the ever popular Mears Transportation. Through Mears, one-way taxi fares will cost approximately $40. To schedule Mears Taxi, you can call 855-4-MEARS-NOW or book online at https://www.mearstransportation.com/taxi-services/. Taxis run all day and night, so you don’t have to worry about what time you want to head to Universal Studios in the morning or how late you want to get back to your Disney resort.
Option #3: Get an Uber or Lyft
Uber and Lyft have become crazy popular at both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios! Uber and Lyft are taxi services where people drive their own cars to get you where you need to go. Due to this, it is typically much cheaper than a regular taxi. Taking an Uber or Lyft is easy! Just download the app to your smartphone and set up an account by linking your credit card. The biggest thing is to make sure that location services are turned on for the app so that your drive has the most accurate spot to pick you up. Once you enter in where you want to go, the app will calculate how much it’ll cost and give you the name of your drive, the make, model and color of their car as well as their license plate number so that you can easily identify them when they come. Uber and Lyft typically cost $15-$20 each way which makes this the most affordable option of getting back and forth to Universal Studios.
No matter how you choose to get from Disney to Universal, there will be plenty of magic, excitement, and thrills to help you have the ultimate family vacation! So what are you waiting for?
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