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Old 05-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #76
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I wonder if that early entry was just a fluke? Anyone else get early entry thru the Mears shuttle and Universal ticket purchased together?
I'm not sure I would have realized we had the early entry if I hadn't needed the attendant's help with the stuck ticket. When we had all our tickets out, he said, "let's see what type you have". Otherwise we might have waited around til 9am...
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:36 AM   #77
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Here reporting from universal with the Dreams unlimited/mears shuttle ticket deal....& in fact we are being let in with resort guests at 8am!!!! We picked up our tickets at will call and out tickets said UPRV which indicates we get in early.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:05 PM   #78
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Sorry guys, to me it is a no brainer if you are just spending one day at US or IA, especially if you are staying within walking distance of the TTC. The 111 bus leaves at 6:38 getting to the Florida Mall at 7:30 (AM), transfer to the 37 at 7:45, getting to US/IA at 8:22. 1 hr 44 minutes isn't fast but if you get a day pass for 4.50, that beats a $36 dollar van ride, and you can use the 31.50 savings to upgrade to a front of the line pass at US/IA.
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Sorry guys, to me it is a no brainer if you are just spending one day at US or IA, especially if you are staying within walking distance of the TTC. The 111 bus leaves at 6:38 getting to the Florida Mall at 7:30 (AM), transfer to the 37 at 7:45, getting to US/IA at 8:22. 1 hr 44 minutes isn't fast but if you get a day pass for 4.50, that beats a $36 dollar van ride, and you can use the 31.50 savings to upgrade to a front of the line pass at US/IA.
The Mears shuttle is about $19 pp. And if you get the special DU deal, it's technically free. You get a one day/two park pass with round trip shuttle. I can't imagine going to all that work, and it taking close to 2 hrs to get there to save $19!! But, that's just me.
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Sorry guys, to me it is a no brainer if you are just spending one day at US or IA, especially if you are staying within walking distance of the TTC. The 111 bus leaves at 6:38 getting to the Florida Mall at 7:30 (AM), transfer to the 37 at 7:45, getting to US/IA at 8:22. 1 hr 44 minutes isn't fast but if you get a day pass for 4.50, that beats a $36 dollar van ride, and you can use the 31.50 savings to upgrade to a front of the line pass at US/IA.

We are thinking about that also...but we don't know how we will get to the TTC from POFQ so early in the morning
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What is the DU deal? Sounds good.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:14 PM   #82
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We will probably do the DU deal for $119.99 for Universal 2-Park+Roundtrip Shuttle. It's a really good deal with tickets to Universal alone being 112.00 and Shuttle purchased separately 19.00. We were thinking of Taxis but I'd seen that it'd be 68.00 roundtrip lol

One question though...

How late can you set up the pick up time from Universal studios??
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We will probably do the DU deal for $119.99 for Universal 2-Park+Roundtrip Shuttle. It's a really good deal with tickets to Universal alone being 112.00 and Shuttle purchased separately 19.00. We were thinking of Taxis but I'd seen that it'd be 68.00 roundtrip lol

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How late can you set up the pick up time from Universal studios??
I'm pretty sure they run at least as long as the parks are open...and most likely longer. I would check when making the reservations. You do have to call them the day before to set up your departure time. Then, about 2 hrs before you're ready to leave the parks you can call Mears and they will tell you what time to be at the bus stop. OR you can arrange for that pickup time in advance. So, you should be able to ask when you call the first time.
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I am thinking of heading to Universal Studios for 1 day and Disney for 5+ days. The problem is transportation. I am thinking that it might make sense to rent a car from the airport and get a cheap hotel near Universal at the beginning of the trip. Do you think that I could drive the car back to the airport at the end of the Universal day and then catch the Magical Express as if I had just arrived? Is that even allowed?
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I am thinking of heading to Universal Studios for 1 day and Disney for 5+ days. The problem is transportation. I am thinking that it might make sense to rent a car from the airport and get a cheap hotel near Universal at the beginning of the trip. Do you think that I could drive the car back to the airport at the end of the Universal day and then catch the Magical Express as if I had just arrived? Is that even allowed?
Sure you can. You don't need to be actually arriving on a plane in order to ride DME. As long as your reservation at WDW is in effect when you want to ride the bus, you're good to go.
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Any special deals if you only need to take Mears one way? I just need to get from Universal to Disney property(preferably AK or DTD)
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Any special deals if you only need to take Mears one way? I just need to get from Universal to Disney property(preferably AK or DTD)
I would call them and check. The thing is...if you have luggage with you, you can't take the shuttle bus. You will have to arrange private transport.
You may be better off just getting a car service or a cab.
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I would call them and check. The thing is...if you have luggage with you, you can't take the shuttle bus. You will have to arrange private transport.
You may be better off just getting a car service or a cab.
I had totally forgotten about the luggage. I hope the hotel will hold it there until we are done at the park. I had planned on having a rental car and stowing it in there. I'll probably just take a cab.
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Question: If I rent a car from Disney Car Care Center and return it, can they take me to the airport? Is there a rental car company that will do that for me if its not the Disney Car Care Center?
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