Universal have announced that starting today (September 1) they are to provide a transportation shuttle service to and from Orlando International Airport.
The service, to be operated by SuperShuttle and Universal Orlando Resort, will pick guests up from the airport and drop them off at the designated on-site hotels.
It will save guests the hassle of having to book an external provider for their travel to the hotel such as Mears Transportation or even using the expensive taxi’s in Orlando.
The service will come at a cost to the guest with a round-trip service costing $35 per person and children under 2 travelling free.
The service can be added to any of the Universal Vacation Packages so if you’re looking to book, talk to your travel agent.
Here’s a few questions we’ve answered about the service below…
How does it work?
Guests arriving between 7am and 8:30pm: Check in at the Universal Studios Stores located in Terminal A and B of the Orlando International Airport to receive your travel wallet with pre-printed materials and more information on where the shuttle will pick you up.
Guests arriving after 8:30pm and prior to 7:00am: Call the shuttle service provider directly to make arrangements for pick up. Once you have been picked up, you will be given more information on where to pick up your travel documentation at your Universal Orlando Resort Hotel.
How long does it take?
The wait time is not to exceed 30 minutes according to Universal. However, they do stress that the shuttle service is not a direct service and will probably make stops at all on-site hotels.
What about Disabled passengers?
All the shuttle vans are ADA equipped. Guests will however need to make a note with the person taking the reservation at the time of booking.
Is it like Disney’s Magical Express?
In some ways, yes. It a lot of ways, no. Unlike Disney’s Magical Express, guests will have to claim their own luggage from baggage reclaim and walk to the ground transportation area to pick up the shuttle. You do not have to do this with Disney’s Magical Express.