Walt Disney World is a magical place but it is not the only theme park resort in Orlando. Universal Studios Florida is also in the area and has grown over the last few years to be an amazing resort! If you are vacationing at Walt Disney World but want to add a day or two to visit Universal Studios, there are multiple ways you can get there.
Option #1: Shuttle Service
Mears Transportation Group offers shuttle service, which is a popular option for many families looking for transfers from Disney’s on-property resort hotels to Universal Studios. Round trip transportation costs $23 per person ages 4 and up and free for children 3 and under. Guests can reserve transportation as well as schedule pick-up times at Mears’ website. Mears shuttle service transports many guests who have scheduled similar pick-up times, so be prepared to carpool with families staying at other area hotels. Mears schedules pick up times on the hour so there is less flexibility with this option.
Option #2: Taxi Service
Some guests prefer good ol’ fashioned taxi service to get between their Disney Resort and Universal Studios. There are multiple taxi services in the Orlando area, with Mears Transportation Group leading the pack. Expect one-way taxi fares to cost around $45. Call 855-4-MEARS-NOW or download the Mears Mobile App to schedule a taxi service.
Option #3: Get an Uber or Lyft
Ridesharing has become a transportation phenomenon across the country. Uber and Lyft are both widely used services. They are taxi services fueled by everyday people using their own vehicles to transport passengers to their destinations. Uber is actually so popular in the Orlando area that it’s causing some serious competition for the local taxi companies. If you’ve never “Ubered” before, it’s relatively simple. You’ll need a smartphone to download the Uber app. After setting up an account and linking your credit card as payment, just turn on your location services or enter your pick-up address and select a destination. Uber will generate prices for your party and alert you of the Uber driver closest to your pickup location. Uber will also tell you the make and model of car that will pick you up along with your driver’s name.
Option #4: Rental Car
If you’d rather be in charge of your family’s transportation, consider a rental car. Disney’s Car Care Center located near Magic Kingdom Park offers guests the services of Alamo Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental. You can book a rental vehicle online or call (407) 824-3470. Wondering how to get to the Car Care Center? Disney has you covered! You can schedule complimentary transportation from your resort to the Car Care Center by calling 407-824-3470.
Once you decide on a transportation option, you can enjoy all of the magic of both resorts! If you are looking to plan your next Disney World/Universal Studios vacation, contact me for a free, no-obligation quote.
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