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Old 02-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #1471
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Wishing you & your families magical trips, Kelly and Joanne.

Does anyone have an idea what the cost of a taxi would be to the parks/resorts?

This might be a help to someone trying to make this decision....
Found this website that estimates cost of taxi fares in the Orlando Area.. May be of some help.

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Orlando
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #1472
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Thanks, Nancy.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #1473
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When you go into any of the parks by taxi, do you always have to pay the $15 parking fee too? We used a taxi in the fall and was charged the extra amount at Magic Kingdom and no mention of it was ever made in the taxi fare estimator. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #1474
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Wow - that's just mind boggling, Jakmak!
Why on earth would they charge you parking if you didn't even have a vehicle?
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #1475
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Our thoughts exactly! I called and complained to the cab company and was told that it's common practice. I've seen it here and there mentioned in posts that it is done, but I want to be sure. If it is true, I think the taxi estimators should at least mention it.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #1476
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Yikes - me too!
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #1477
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We were charged the parking fee when we took a cab to the park. The driver said that Disney charges them so they add the fee to the fare.

One way to get around the parking fee - get dropped off at a resort. Get a cab to the Contemporary and walk to MK, etc.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #1478
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This blows my mind....
Is there a "parking fee" when taking a cab to DTD? Are you charged a fee when getting picked up from a park, or just when being dropped off?
The solution for going to a resort is a good one - but what would you do if you wanted to go to AK? Get off at the resort then take the bus to the park? Looks like it, eh?
For some reason, this really galls me!
Thanks for all the info.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #1479
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That is horrible that they charge the parking fee! Might as well drive your own vehicle or as someone else suggested take a cab to a resort. Could take it to the Poly and walk to the TTC from there it is really close.

If wanting to go to Epcot take it to the boardwalk and walk from there as well!
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #1480
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I once took a cab to HS from CS and was not charged parking. The entire fare was under $10.00. I do not believe you should be charged parking because you are being dropped off, not parking. I have read they if you are being dropped off in a private car, the driver pays parking, but can save the receipt and get a refund by stopping at the booth and showing the reciept on the way out. I haven't actually experienced this, but I'd be curious of other's experiences.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:58 PM   #1481
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In December my husband dropped me off at EPCOT for a tour and they did not charge us parking. He left and came back later and picked me up. Both times they let him through the gates without paying for parking. We told them what we were doing and they did not even blink an eye. So I think these cab companies may be ripping people off.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #1482
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Is there a way to get a week long parking pass so that we don't have to pay daily? I am thinking of getting one AP to park free and get other discounts, but I'm not sure yet.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #1483
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In December my husband dropped me off at EPCOT for a tour and they did not charge us parking. He left and came back later and picked me up. Both times they let him through the gates without paying for parking. We told them what we were doing and they did not even blink an eye. So I think these cab companies may be ripping people off.
I think you're right about the cab companies....
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #1484
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Just booked with Vacation Strategy. Humaira was very nice and patient with all my questions. Going 4/21 for 7 days. Not anticipating any problems.
We are going 4/19 for 7 days, so we will be there the same time. It will be our first WDW vacation.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #1485
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I just booked with Vacation Strategy for a 4/20 arrival, we can't wait!!!
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