Transportation to/from airport from Universal Resort

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  1. lampshadehead

    lampshadehead Mouseketeer

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    Can anyone comment if they think the UberXL will be a good option for five people from MCO to RPR? Each of us with a piece of luggage. Last time we took a minivan taxi, but I was curious about Uber. Seems like it might run about $10.00-$20.00 less than taxi, but is that really worth risking giving up a minivan for what might possibly be a smaller SUV that we are stuffed into. I looked up the list of XL vehicles and some sound fine but then others make me wonder if they are too small.
    EDIT TO ADD: Decided on a one way rental with Hertz of a 5 person SUV. Its a little more than taxi and uber, but will allow us to stop and eat and pick up groceries. The disboards coupon code was helpful! If anyone still has anything to say about UberXL, I'm still interested. thanks.
     
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  2. nalababy

    nalababy Earning My Ears

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    I would like opinions on UberXL too. 4 people, each with 1 piece of luggage and a backpack/overnight bag. Going MCO to HRH, HRH to Dolphin, and Dolphin to MCO.
     
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  4. cancun1991

    cancun1991 Earning My Ears

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    Silly question.... I have never used Uber but it seems to be the most economical option.
    Is the fare from RPR to MCO $22 per person or $22 for the trip for everyone in the car?
    Is there a separate charge for each piece of luggage and can we take Uber from the airport to RPR?
     
  5. Gary2T

    Gary2T Earning My Ears

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    We used Lyft Plus (similar to Uber XL) from the airport to SF and from PBH back to the airport last month. 2 adults & 2 children (8 & 5) with 3 (checked-sized) suitcases and each person had a small backpack (plus a souvenir bag of dinosaurs on the return trip). Vehicles were a Nissan Pathfinder and a Honda Pilot. We did not use the 3rd row in either, and had plenty of room for our luggage. If we had to use the 3rd row, I'm not sure our luggage would have fit. Fares were $31 and $36.
     
  6. dmaxphil

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    No, that's the total for the ride, not per person. It was just DW and me so we just went with regular Uber. We had a checked bag and a couple of backpacks.
     
  7. cancun1991

    cancun1991 Earning My Ears

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    Did you call Uber from MCO or did you have to book ahead of time?

    I am so used to planning ahead that I am nervous about waiting until getting to MCO airport to call for a ride to RP.
     
  8. dmaxphil

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    You do everything from the app on your phone. There is a staging area a couple of miles from MCO where all the Uber drivers wait. It's about 5-7 minutes from the time you request a ride til they show up. Extremely fast. The app even shows you your drivers name, car, and their location on the map in real time.
     
  9. cancun1991

    cancun1991 Earning My Ears

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    Great! Thanks for all your help!! How long did you have to wait at RPR for your ride to MCO?
     
  10. dmaxphil

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    5 minutes.
     
  11. cancun1991

    cancun1991 Earning My Ears

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    Do you know if Uber XL is as easy to get from MCO to RPR as the regular Uber? It looks like for 4 people and 4-5 large luggage, we will need a larger cars.. Do we use the same app?
     
  12. dmaxphil

    dmaxphil DIS Veteran

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    XL works the same, same app.
     
  13. bchbetha

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    There'll never plenty of UberXL around. They know folks want them. Uber and Lyft are incredibly easy to use.
    The Uber website is extremely helpful for planning. Here's the link to how to use it at MCO https://www.uber.com/airports/mco/
     
  14. cancun1991

    cancun1991 Earning My Ears

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    How much do you tip? (the Uber XL drivers)
     
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  15. bchbetha

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    Depends on how helpful they were. Usually around $5.
     
  16. cancun1991

    cancun1991 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for everyone's help!!
     
  17. HBGdancermom

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    Hey! We leave tomorrow!!! So excited. I would like to book Tony if he is available this late in the game. How do I find him to book?
    Thanks:hyper:
     
  18. MISTERPETER

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    Hello all First trip to Universal staying onsite.

    1. We are 9 people. I would need 2 Uber cars from MCO to universal, right? Thinking maybe a car service would be easier.

    2. Can you rent a car from Universal? Where?
    3 of us have to leave one night to visit a friend about an hour away.
    I'm figuring an hour drive with Uber or a taxi would be a lot of money.

    can't rent cars for just a few hours though, right?
     
  19. macraven

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    Yes, Tony will take last minute reservations

    aobh607@gmail.com

    407 406 9093

    If you call, leave a message
    He usually does not answer his phone while driving

    But, he will call you back
    Tony has a 24/7 transportation service

    Tell him I said "hey"....
     
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  20. Gary2T

    Gary2T Earning My Ears

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    If staying onsite, there is a Hertz desk in each of the on-site hotels. I think they all close at 6pm, so you'd have to pick up before then. You should be able return the car after hours by giving the keys to the valet and letting them know that it is a rental return. By doing so, you don't have the car overnight, and don't have to pay a parking charge. We did this at SF last month after a day trip to Legoland, and it was considered a one day rental.
     
  21. because

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    Can't recommend him enough!

    In December he is taking us from MCO to the port, picking us up at the port and taking us to PBH, and then picking us up from PBH and taking us to MCO, all for an incredibly reasonable price.

    I always text him and have always received a response within an hour. His level of service is beyond belief.
     
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