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Old 07-11-2013, 06:39 AM   #211
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Hi all! Great info on this thread!

So it'll just be me and my sis going to IoA on Sunday October 20th. I've been looking at Mears. As I understand it, it would be $19 per person round trip. The only con being you may need to wait a few hours for pick up, solved by calling a few hours ahead of time. Is that correct?

Also, I tried booking online but it only gives me the option for a charter bus or limo and all we need is a car. Anyone done this lately? Am I figuring things correctly so far?

Thanks so much!
That $19 pp, r/t, is on a shuttle bus. You can actually call Mears directly, when you get to Florida, and make your reservations. Even the night before!! I have been able to get seats on an early bus, getting me to US/IoA prior to park opening! Then, you can either make your departure plans when you book, or you can wait until you get to the park. Then, about 2 hrs or so before you're ready to leave, call Mears and they will give you the appropriate time for your bus ride back to your resort. It's not a case of you having to wait, but rather you decide that you'll be ready to leave in a few hours!

Dreams Unlimited...board owners...also have a pkg out that pretty much gives you a free ride over to US/IoA included in park passes. If you don't have passes already, that might be a good way to go. There's a link in post #197.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #212
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Thanks so much for the answer!! One more question - I don't mind the shuttle bus, do they have a minimum number of people they ahve to have signed up? For instance, if we call on Sat the 19th for a pickup early in the AM on Sun the 20th and we're the only ones going, will that be a problem?

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:49 AM   #213
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Next June, we are spending 7 nights at BWV, 3 nights at Universal, and then 4 nights at AKV. We are planning on taking a cab to Universal. If I have Bell Services at BWV transfer some of our luggage to AKV when we leave, will they hold it at AKV for 3 nights until we check in? We would prefer not to take all of it with us to Universal just for 3 nights.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #214
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Thanks so much for the answer!! One more question - I don't mind the shuttle bus, do they have a minimum number of people they ahve to have signed up? For instance, if we call on Sat the 19th for a pickup early in the AM on Sun the 20th and we're the only ones going, will that be a problem?

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They may very well send a van rather than the bus. Have no fear, you will have transportation of some kind!!!

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Next June, we are spending 7 nights at BWV, 3 nights at Universal, and then 4 nights at AKV. We are planning on taking a cab to Universal. If I have Bell Services at BWV transfer some of our luggage to AKV when we leave, will they hold it at AKV for 3 nights until we check in? We would prefer not to take all of it with us to Universal just for 3 nights.
Probably? When you get to BW, just ask Bell Services. They are my favorite Bell Service CMs on site!!! I can't see any reason why they wouldn't. I know that people have had luggage stored at a WDW resort while they were on a cruise.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:33 AM   #215
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We have a group of 15. We are thinking of going from MCO to Universal hotel, staying 2 nights, then making our way to a WDW resort for the rest of the vacation.

So what is the best way (best = balance between cost and speed) to get from airport to Universal for 15 people with luggage?

What is best way to get from a Universal hotel to WDW resort for 15 people with luggage?

Sounds like Mears shuttle is out due to us having luggage. We would rather not do the driving ourselves.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:55 AM   #216
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Does anyone know if Mears also offers one way trips from/to Universal? Reason is, my hotel offers a shuttle to Universal. However, their return time is timed with the closing of the park. I'd like to stay at Citywalk a while after though to have a lazy dinner and such. I checked cab fares online and I must say, $45 one way is a tad bit too much for my budget. So I was thinking that maybe Mears one way was an option, if the offered it? I can't find the info online. I can't even find the shuttle for $19 people talk about here online
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #217
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From the Disney resorts, you pay for a round trip to Universal whether or not you intend to use both legs. There is no "one way" trip price. I am guessing it is the same thing if you are at another hotel.

YOu may have to call Mears to inquire about the $19 shuttle, I do not think it can be booked online.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #218
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We are staying at RP for two nights then moving to ASMU for ten nights ... We will have stacks of luggage .... Any tips for one way with luggage from RP to ASMU please ?
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #219
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My daughter and I will be heading to US/IOA to do both parks in one day. Later that evening we will be going to Halloween Horror Nights, which is scheduled to conclude at 12 midnight.

Has anyone used the Mears service to do this? We will likely be looking at a 1 am pickup.

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Old 10-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #220
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My daughter and I will be heading to US/IOA to do both parks in one day. Later that evening we will be going to Halloween Horror Nights, which is scheduled to conclude at 12 midnight.

Has anyone used the Mears service to do this? We will likely be looking at a 1 am pickup.

Thanks.
I haven't used them for this exactly, but I have used them. It worked very well. I've used them for round-trip on the same day, as well as round-trip on subsequent days....worked very well.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:41 PM   #221
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #222
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Also to airport?

We are doing a split stay.7 days at WDW and 3 At US/IOA. We will prob use the Mears to get from WDW to US. My question is, will Mears take us to the airport from US?
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:18 AM   #223
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We arrive on Thanksgiving day into MCO. We plan on staying 1 night at Loews Royal Pacific Resort that night.

The next morning we will spend the day at US. That evening we are planning on staying at a very cheap hotel before returning back to the airport on the 30th.

Should we rent a car or not? Im leaning towards a cab only because its close to $20 to park the car at RPR and we wont be leaving until the evening of Friday, 29 before making our way to the cheaper hotel.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:37 PM   #224
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How hard is it to get a taxi van?

Hello! We're a family of 6 looking to take a cab to/from POR and Universal. I know that Bell services at POR can probably call me a van to get to US. My concern is getting back. Are vans easy to come by at universal? Where do you catch them?
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:26 PM   #225
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Same place as all theother cabs - downstairs from The Hub. There's probably going to be a dispatcher there, or it should be apparent cabbies your party needs a van.
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