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02-19-2002, 11:44 AM
What do all you solo travelers do about transportation to/from the airport. asked on transport board but did not get much response.::jester: :jester:
02-19-2002, 02:30 PM
I have taken the Mears shuttle - won't do that again - also took someone else shuttle - much nicer and quicker - and sometimes I rent a car (you can sometimes get a deal on priceline)
02-19-2002, 03:16 PM
I've taken Mears on just about every trip, and there have been many. I've never had a problem with Mears at all. They have always been quick and easy for me.
02-20-2002, 12:55 PM
when you take mears do you take shuttle or a taxi?:bounce: :bounce:
02-20-2002, 01:08 PM
Not sure I understand the question.
Mears is a shuttle service between the airport and any of the resorts.
02-20-2002, 01:44 PM
I have always taken Mears when my Husband went to WDW
with me, and also when I went alone. When I booked my air
flight with my travel agent, I also got the Mears round trip
ticket at the same time. I never had any problems with Mears.
It is true that they stop at other Disney resorts, but I always
arrived in the morning and could afford the time for that.
When they stopped at the other resorts, I kind of enjoyed it,
because I got to peek at what the other resorts looked like.
02-20-2002, 06:37 PM
I always rent a car at the airport so I'm my own transportation. ;)
02-21-2002, 06:24 PM
my problem was I wanted to go to OKW - well at the airport we sat there for 2 hours - waiting - finally after I gave the man a tip (money) amazing the next bus was for OKW - WDW needs a different contact with someone else - waiting at the airport for 2 hours is not accessiblity.
Now about every 20 minutes one was going to the All Star, in that time there were also 2 buses going to the Polyn, Cont, GF.
I just though it was very unfair to kept us waiting for 2 hours - no way will I ever use Mears again.
02-21-2002, 07:05 PM
I can certainly understand your frustration and agree that waiting 2 hours is totally unaccepable.
I guess that I've been fortunate in my experiences with Mears. I've used them to get from the airport to PO-FQ (4 times), PO-R (twice), CSR, CBR, VWL and OKW (twice) and I've never had to wait at the airport for more than 15 minutes or so. Going back to the airport, they've always been within 5 minutes of the promised time.
edited to add... All but two of my trips have been in slow times of year so that could have an effect as well.
02-21-2002, 07:18 PM
mears lists shuttles and taxis on the web site....which have you used?
02-21-2002, 07:46 PM
Ok, now I understand. Sorry that I didn't pick up on that before. I never knew that they were in the taxi business.
The Mears service that I've always used between Orlando airport and the Disney resorts has been the shuttle service.
02-23-2002, 08:42 PM
I use Tiffany Town Car--I want to be sure my transportation is ready and waiting for me. :)
I have used a towncar, rented a car, Mears shuttle and have had a family member pick me up at the airport. I love the towncar but it is expensive for one person, with Mears my only complaint is they pick you up so early to go back to the airport--I have been picked up as early as 4 1/2 hours before the flight and this was way before 9/11, having a family member pick me up is nice but not always available. I have found renting a car for one day to get to WDW and one day to get back to the airport works very nice-if I pick up the car at 10:00 AM on the way to WDW I have the car all day and night before I return it and then on the way back I pick up the car at 4:30 PM and have the car all night and all the next day and then leave for the airport when I want to go. It costs about $25.00 a day which is less than a towncar but more than Mears but I can stop at the grocery store, outlets, offsite dining places, go to Universal or Seaworld the first or last day, etc. I rent from Dollar at the airport and then return the car at the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Disney, on the return trip to the airport I pick up the car at the Courtyard by Marriott and return it at the airport.
03-10-2002, 04:50 AM
I use Tiffany Town Car. I like the idea of someone waiting for me at the airport who will help me with my luggage and get me to my resort quickly. I got very nervous using Mears, especially getting back to the airport when they pick you up in a big bus and make several stops on the way. For me, the extra expense is worth the peace of mind. This little bit of pampering is a great way to start a vacation.
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