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Chocoholic2909
05-15-2005, 05:51 PM
Does anyone know (a ballpark figure will do) what a taxi charges from the Disney Resort Pop Century to Universal (the original one) for one day both ways? Thanks in advance for any help. We can't decide whether to rent a car or go by taxi.

Kathy

Disneyjosh229
05-15-2005, 06:09 PM
I would think a taxi would charge around (ballpark) $50 round-trip (including tip) to Universal and back to Pop. If I were you, I would rent a car (pick it up at Downtown Disney) drive it to Universal and return it back to DTD.

Chocoholic2909
05-15-2005, 06:55 PM
Thanks so much for your quick reply. Didn't know about Downtown Disney having rental cars available. Great tip!

Kathy

Disneyjosh229
05-16-2005, 04:10 PM
Here is a list of where the Downtown Disney Agencies are....

Alamo/National = Wyndom Palace Resort

Avis = Hilton Resort

Budget = Doubletree Guest Suites

dpinchot
05-16-2005, 10:48 PM
Does anyone know (a ballpark figure will do) what a taxi charges from the Disney Resort Pop Century to Universal (the original one) for one day both ways? Thanks in advance for any help. We can't decide whether to rent a car or go by taxi.

Kathy


I have to make the same decision, so I called the cab company. It's $30 each way. To rent a van (there's six of us) would cost about $45 after tax for one day, plus parking at Universal and topping the tank off. Frankly, I'm not saving much (if anything) and I'd rather not have the hassle of driving directions and parking. I'm taking the cab.

Disneyjosh229
05-17-2005, 10:58 AM
I have to make the same decision, so I called the cab company. It's $30 each way. To rent a van (there's six of us) would cost about $45 after tax for one day, plus parking at Universal and topping the tank off. Frankly, I'm not saving much (if anything) and I'd rather not have the hassle of driving directions and parking. I'm taking the cab.

Yes, for 6 people, its probibly not worth it, but for 2 people, you can get a compact or intermediate for $25 for the day.

Dopey Sharon
05-17-2005, 06:51 PM
We used Mears for a day trip to Sea World a couple years ago. It cost $12 pp r/t. It was just the two of us.

Last summer, we hired a towncar, for the four of us. It was $45 r/t plus tip.

JessicaR
05-17-2005, 07:57 PM
We used Mears for a day trip to Sea World a couple years ago. It cost $12 pp r/t. It was just the two of us.

Last summer, we hired a towncar, for the four of us. It was $45 r/t plus tip.

Which company charged $45 for that trip? I'm looking to do the same thing. Thanks! :)

Dopey Sharon
05-17-2005, 08:21 PM
Tiffany Towncar

Aimeedyan
05-17-2005, 10:21 PM
parking at Universal is $9 now, so if opt to rent be sure and factor that into your cost as well. =)

JessicaR
05-18-2005, 08:24 AM
Thank You, Sharon!

wildbill
05-18-2005, 11:45 AM
I just looked at Tiffany's web site-round trip is $65.00. I've already made reservation at *********** and they are $5.00 more-I may have to cancel and go with Tiffany!

Bill

barbnbrian
05-18-2005, 12:42 PM
Check the rate for Murray Hill Transportation. I've used them from the airport before and they were great. They do side trips like this. I think their website is www.transportationtodisney.com.

JessicaR
05-18-2005, 12:59 PM
I just looked at Tiffany's web site-round trip is $65.00. I've already made reservation at *********** and they are $5.00 more-I may have to cancel and go with Tiffany!

Bill

$65.00 is a big difference from $45.00, I guess we will just grab a cab.

Dopey Sharon
05-18-2005, 03:31 PM
Wow! That is a pretty big price increase from this past June!

wildbill
05-18-2005, 05:59 PM
If I've followed correctly a cab will cost $60 or you can get a towncar for $65....for the $5.00 why not go in style and comfort?

JMHO

Bill

Dopey Sharon
05-18-2005, 06:08 PM
If I've followed correctly a cab will cost $60 or you can get a towncar for $65....for the $5.00 why not go in style and comfort?

JMHO

Bill


::yes::

JessicaR
05-18-2005, 11:05 PM
If I've followed correctly a cab will cost $60 or you can get a towncar for $65....for the $5.00 why not go in style and comfort?

JMHO

Bill


Yes, I totally agree but since its no longer a $ issue, I figured grab a cab and not deal with a time constraint.

Sally
05-19-2005, 09:00 AM
I think *********** Tours is like 50. one way and 85. roundtrip to Universal, or it was lastyear when we used them. They were great and friendly and affordable.

IMGONNABE40!
05-19-2005, 07:21 PM
:rolleyes:

IMGONNABE40!
05-19-2005, 07:25 PM
I got decent rates from Magic City Transportation. I called and they came in $20 cheaper for the rt from MCO to Universal than the other town car service I had booked. They also gave me a $5 DIS discount! They quoted me $50 rt from Marriot World Center to Universal, but it turns out that I will be renting a car for that trip.

Their # is (407) 947-5136. You can also find them at ************************. I have not used them myself, but have heard good things about them on this board.

stahshee
05-21-2005, 06:37 PM
what is the info for magic city transportation i would like to check them out