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Happy Hannah 04-13-2013 02:55 PM

Reception at WDW.......
 
Apologies for being relatively inexperienced traveller to WDW :) but as a non driver if I need to arrange cabs / taxis can I ask the reception staff to arrange this for us? Or is it easy enough to use a pay phone to contact them? We are from the UK so it's new to us......!!!
Many thanks! :-)

tiger4me2 04-13-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Hannah (Post 48095031)
Apologies for being relatively inexperienced traveller to WDW :) but as a non driver if I need to arrange cabs / taxis can I ask the reception staff to arrange this for us? Or is it easy enough to use a pay phone to contact them? We are from the UK so it's new to us......!!!
Many thanks! :-)

Welcome ! Easy enough, just go down to bell services or valet parking outside the lobby and ask them to call for a cab/ taxi. The taxis are usually outside waiting or nearby. I am basing this on my stays at the deluxe's resorts so it might be different for the others. But I am sure it is the same for all !! Have a great trip !!

Marthasor 04-13-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by tiger4me2 (Post 48095056)
Welcome ! Easy enough, just go down to bell services or valet parking outside the lobby and ask them to call for a cab/ taxi. The taxis are usually outside waiting or nearby. I am basing this on my stays at the deluxe's resorts so it might be different for the others. But I am sure it is the same for all !! Have a great trip !!

This is correct at all resorts. Simply go outside and ask valet or bell services to call a cab for you - should take 5 minutes, tops! We've done this at BC, BWI, AoA, Dolphin and POR.

NYUBwayBaby 04-13-2013 07:23 PM

As the others said, yep, they'll get you cabs! We stayed at Pop 15 months ago and went out to grab a cab to go to IoA. Took maybe three to five minutes to get there.

BuffaloJim 04-13-2013 08:01 PM

But you may not need a taxi anyways. If you're traveling inside WDW, they have the monorail, buses, and boats, depending upon where you're staying and where you're going.

pamkat1820 04-13-2013 08:17 PM

Don't forget if you are trying in a disney resort you have the option of using their transportation to all of the WDW parks & downtown disney. But you can only travel from a park to a resort by bus, the buses do not travel from resort to resort.

Certain resorts offer other means of travel too. Poly, contemporary & GF offer monorail service.

Some others offer boat service to the parks-too certain resorts-too Downtown disney.

Good luck researching.
Welcome !!!

DanInMN 04-13-2013 10:57 PM

And there is the free Disney Magical Express bus to/from the airport.

Wood Nymph 04-14-2013 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Happy Hannah (Post 48095031)
Apologies for being relatively inexperienced traveller to WDW :) but as a non driver if I need to arrange cabs / taxis can I ask the reception staff to arrange this for us? Or is it easy enough to use a pay phone to contact them? We are from the UK so it's new to us......!!!
Many thanks! :-)

One of the nicest things about staying in a WDW resort is that they provide free transportation to and from the airport as well as everywhere inside WDW. Most of the transportation will be by bus, but as others have said, there are boats and monorails for some locations. We have never taken a taxi when staying at WDW since there is always a way to get where we want to go using the free transportation.

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Tink415 04-14-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Wood Nymph (Post 48099069)
One of the nicest things about staying in a WDW resort is that they provide free transportation to and from the airport as well as everywhere inside WDW. Most of the transportation will be by bus, but as others have said, there are boats and monorails for some locations. We have never taken a taxi when staying at WDW since there is always a way to get where we want to go using the free transportation.

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Yes, the free transportation is great, and there is always a way to get where you want to go using it, but that transportation is geared to get people to the parks and DD, not resort to resort. I like using taxi's to get from resort to resort to save time (and aggravation). A taxi ride is usually 10-15 minutes anywhere vs 30-90 minutes using free transportation depending on what you're trying to do. Well worth the cost IMHO.

Happy Hannah 04-14-2013 11:01 AM

Thanks to all for the replies, all helps to reassure us for the forthcoming trip! Was thinking of taxis for Universal and Seaworld really the travel agent has said that taxis can be arranged via themselves ( think they use Mears) but from what I can understand we have to ring the company to arrange a collection.......if reception can do that for us that would be a great relief :-) once again thanks to all for the help, we are getting excited now!!!!

minnie mum 04-14-2013 11:08 AM

When I read your OP, I was wondering if you had a trip to US/IOA in mind. If you go over to the Transportation forum you will find a sticky that deals specifically with that subject! Here's a link to the sticky:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2517318

We've used the Mears shuttle in the past.

Happy Hannah 04-15-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by minnie mum (Post 48100752)
When I read your OP, I was wondering if you had a trip to US/IOA in mind. If you go over to the Transportation forum you will find a sticky that deals specifically with that subject! Here's a link to the sticky:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2517318

We've used the Mears shuttle in the past.

Thank you :)

Happy Hannah 04-15-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by minnie mum (Post 48100752)
When I read your OP, I was wondering if you had a trip to US/IOA in mind. If you go over to the Transportation forum you will find a sticky that deals specifically with that subject! Here's a link to the sticky:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2517318

We've used the Mears shuttle in the past.

That was a great link thank you so much!


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