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Old 06-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #181
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I'm curious about this too. I e-mailed Dreams Unlimited to find out if this is the case. I will post once I hear back from them. We will have a really young one (<2 yrs old) so I do not want to show up at the gates really early only to find out that we have to wait.
I emailed Dreams Unlimted about 2 months ago about this and never got a response from them and from what I have gathered from reading 3 different threads on the Dreams Unlimted deal subject that we just got lucky when we were let in early. So you aren't likely to get a definite answer saying "yes" you will be let in early if you bought the Dreams Unlimited/Mears ticket deal. I know we weren't the only one's to get let in early on this deal though. My husband and I both agreed though that if we make it back to Universal in the near future that we would take our chances with early entry again.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #182
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Hi There!

I'm looking to purchase a couple of the Dreams Ulimited Deal tickets with free transportation. Just wondering what people's experience with this has been and how much lead time do you need to give them for your pickup at Univeral to be taken back to your Disney Hotel (do you need to have a pre-set time, or can you call them later in the day with a time)

If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:27 AM   #183
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How does one pay for the Mears shuttle transportation once you book it on the phone? Do they take your credit card information when you make your reservation and just charge your card on the day?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #184
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Hi There!

I'm looking to purchase a couple of the Dreams Ulimited Deal tickets with free transportation. Just wondering what people's experience with this has been and how much lead time do you need to give them for your pickup at Univeral to be taken back to your Disney Hotel (do you need to have a pre-set time, or can you call them later in the day with a time)

If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it

Can't wait for my trip in September!!!
My dd and I just used Mears on 6/2. They told us to call 2 hours before we were ready to be picked up. We called just before Islands of Adventure closed, probably 6:45, and were able to get on the 8:15 bus (they offered the 7:15 bus, but I didnt think we would make it in time.
Service was excellent, bus drivers were very nice and helpful (i was using a scooter). They even played a movie on the bus on the ride back to Pop, which took about 45minutes.
I would definately use them again.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #185
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How does one pay for the Mears shuttle transportation once you book it on the phone? Do they take your credit card information when you make your reservation and just charge your card on the day?
You pay the driver, $18 per person, cash only. You get a receipt/voucher for the return trip.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:40 PM   #186
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I emailed Dreams Unlimted about 2 months ago about this and never got a response from them and from what I have gathered from reading 3 different threads on the Dreams Unlimted deal subject that we just got lucky when we were let in early. So you aren't likely to get a definite answer saying "yes" you will be let in early if you bought the Dreams Unlimited/Mears ticket deal. I know we weren't the only one's to get let in early on this deal though. My husband and I both agreed though that if we make it back to Universal in the near future that we would take our chances with early entry again.
I did get a response, but it was just to call Universal with any ticket questions.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:36 PM   #187
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Hello we just got back from a WDW vacation. On Tuesday June 14 we
went to Universal using the Dreams Unlimited offer (RT shuttle transportation from POFQ and tickets to Universal Studios). A few people in this thread have inquired as to whether a ticket purchased in this manner gets you early entrance into the park. The answer is YES! We got to the gates at around 8:00 a.m. I got our tix from the kiosk around 8:05 a.m. I was thinking that we would wait around to get in when the park opened at 9:00 a.m. There were lots of people going in early (resort guests). Well before I could say anything to my DH, he and DS just got in line and went through with their tix! So I did the same thing and we got in early. So it seems that when purchased in this manner, the tix allow early entry into the park.

We went to the Olivander wand experience first (stood in line about 30 minutes), put our stuff into lockers at the Dragon Challenge, and then got into the 'no locker' fast line at the Hogwart's castle ride. We stood in line for about 40 minutes. The castle ride is AWESOME! After this, we got our stuff out of the locker (spent $6.00 for the time in the locker). Someone at Disney gave me the tip of storing stuff in lockers ahead of time, i.e. not in the Hogwart's castle lockers to save time and it definitely worked. The 'locker' line at the Hogwart's castle was at least twice as long to get through. We saw a couple of people turned away near the ride loading area because they had big backpacks that they hadn't stored in lockers.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #188
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My dd and I just used Mears on 6/2. They told us to call 2 hours before we were ready to be picked up. We called just before Islands of Adventure closed, probably 6:45, and were able to get on the 8:15 bus (they offered the 7:15 bus, but I didnt think we would make it in time.
Service was excellent, bus drivers were very nice and helpful (i was using a scooter). They even played a movie on the bus on the ride back to Pop, which took about 45minutes.
I would definately use them again.
They used a bus and not the vans?. About 6 years a go,we book through mears and where very dissapointed. Getting to universal great, getting back a nightmare(welll not that bad but when your tired it seems like a nightmare). We call I think, what a hour and half before pick up window. Was out there,no bus no van nothing. Called Mears half hour later, said they where behind. A hour later said the same thing. Half hour later they finaly showed up. To top it off we had the same luck leaving epcot one night to. I swore I would never use mears again.
Now saying all that I would like to use them for HHN this Sept. This package with dreams unlimted sounds really tempting(for the non HHN ticket end of It) has anyone use this package for HHN in the Past(if they had offered it in the past?) and what about the later pick up's for HHN?.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #189
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Hello we just got back from a WDW vacation. On Tuesday June 14 we
went to Universal using the Dreams Unlimited offer (RT shuttle transportation from POFQ and tickets to Universal Studios). A few people in this thread have inquired as to whether a ticket purchased in this manner gets you early entrance into the park. The answer is YES! We got to the gates at around 8:00 a.m. I got our tix from the kiosk around 8:05 a.m. I was thinking that we would wait around to get in when the park opened at 9:00 a.m. There were lots of people going in early (resort guests). Well before I could say anything to my DH, he and DS just got in line and went through with their tix! So I did the same thing and we got in early. So it seems that when purchased in this manner, the tix allow early entry into the park.

We went to the Olivander wand experience first (stood in line about 30 minutes), put our stuff into lockers at the Dragon Challenge, and then got into the 'no locker' fast line at the Hogwart's castle ride. We stood in line for about 40 minutes. The castle ride is AWESOME! After this, we got our stuff out of the locker (spent $6.00 for the time in the locker). Someone at Disney gave me the tip of storing stuff in lockers ahead of time, i.e. not in the Hogwart's castle lockers to save time and it definitely worked. The 'locker' line at the Hogwart's castle was at least twice as long to get through. We saw a couple of people turned away near the ride loading area because they had big backpacks that they hadn't stored in lockers.
Thanks for the update! I am pretty sure now I am going with the Dreams Unlimited option. Seems like a pretty good deal.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:59 AM   #190
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Okay I have to reply to my own post (for better or worse). I just talked to someone from Mears regarding the taxi (should have done that when I checked on the shuttle) and the price is regardless of passengers (so a van of 7 is $35 total one way) and then of course the return cost. This seems a no brainer to me for cost and convenience. I have taken one taxi maybe 20 years ago so not that familiar with it. Something I am missing??

Can you give me the ph number you called for the 7 passenger taxi van? The number I am calling 407-423-5566 keeps trying to put us on the shuttle. We have 2 parties (6 pp and 4 pp) and wanted to get 2 taxi vans from POP to IOA. If the taxi van is $35 each way- that would be $140 total, but if we all have to take the shuttle it would be $190 ($19 pp each way).

Also, what if we wanted to stay at a Universal Resort Hotel for 1 night? Would the taxi van allow us to bring luggage & drop off at the universal hotel? Then we could call them the next day for the return trip?
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:22 PM   #191
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Just purchased our tickets from DU!!!!
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Hello we just got back from a WDW vacation. On Tuesday June 14 we
went to Universal using the Dreams Unlimited offer (RT shuttle transportation from POFQ and tickets to Universal Studios). A few people in this thread have inquired as to whether a ticket purchased in this manner gets you early entrance into the park. The answer is YES! We got to the gates at around 8:00 a.m. I got our tix from the kiosk around 8:05 a.m. I was thinking that we would wait around to get in when the park opened at 9:00 a.m. There were lots of people going in early (resort guests). Well before I could say anything to my DH, he and DS just got in line and went through with their tix! So I did the same thing and we got in early. So it seems that when purchased in this manner, the tix allow early entry into the park.

We went to the Olivander wand experience first (stood in line about 30 minutes), put our stuff into lockers at the Dragon Challenge, and then got into the 'no locker' fast line at the Hogwart's castle ride. We stood in line for about 40 minutes. The castle ride is AWESOME! After this, we got our stuff out of the locker (spent $6.00 for the time in the locker). Someone at Disney gave me the tip of storing stuff in lockers ahead of time, i.e. not in the Hogwart's castle lockers to save time and it definitely worked. The 'locker' line at the Hogwart's castle was at least twice as long to get through. We saw a couple of people turned away near the ride loading area because they had big backpacks that they hadn't stored in lockers.
Yep. We were let in early with our tickets as well!! It was nice getting a head start on the rest of the crowds. Then the rain cleared them out later in the day, so getting on the rides was a piece of cake.
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They used a bus and not the vans?. About 6 years a go,we book through mears and where very dissapointed. Getting to universal great, getting back a nightmare(welll not that bad but when your tired it seems like a nightmare). We call I think, what a hour and half before pick up window. Was out there,no bus no van nothing. Called Mears half hour later, said they where behind. A hour later said the same thing. Half hour later they finaly showed up. To top it off we had the same luck leaving epcot one night to. I swore I would never use mears again.
Now saying all that I would like to use them for HHN this Sept. This package with dreams unlimted sounds really tempting(for the non HHN ticket end of It) has anyone use this package for HHN in the Past(if they had offered it in the past?) and what about the later pick up's for HHN?.
On the trip to Universal, we had a shuttle and on the way back we had a bus. Our bus was about 15 min late. They had Harry Potter playing for us on the way back, which kept our minds off of the traffic on the freeway. I would recommend the Dreams Unlimited deal to anyone looking to have a day at Universal.

Also found out that using the shuttle, we did not require a child seat. At least that is what Mears, Disney and the taxi driver we used one night told us. Hopefully we did not unknowingly break any laws.
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Yep. We were let in early with our tickets as well!! It was nice getting a head start on the rest of the crowds. Then the rain cleared them out later in the day, so getting on the rides was a piece of cake.
Thank you for the update
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Does anyone know if you are picked up at specific Disney hotel can you be dropped off at another hotel? I.e BLT, then AKL (we are considering a split stay)? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to spend $250 to stay onsite to get FOTL priviledges, plus we only want to spend 1 park day there. It certainly would be cheaper to just take the Dreams shuttle back n forth and utilize their park to park ticket. Any recommendations??
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