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    How to get to Universal from WDW

    Hi all! I'm heading to WDW in May. I'm a huge "Harry Potter" fan, so while I'm in WDW, I think I'll take a day and head over to Universal for the sole purpose of visiting WWoHP. I've done some research, and it seems like the easiest way to get from WDW to Universal (I won't have a car) is to go via Mears. I'm a little confused, though - is it a bus you take, or is it a smaller van that you share with other people?

    I read somewhere that you can call Mears the night before you want to go to Universal, tell them what hotel you're staying at, and they'll pick you up and bring you back for a reasonable price - around $20. Has anyone done this, and is it the best way to get to Universal from WDW? Thanks for your help!

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    you can call mears bus company and they will provide transportation from your resort to universal and they tell you to call 2 hours for the return trip. Awesome. have done this many times.
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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    Thanks for the info. Literally, you can just call 2 hours before you want to be picked up? That's really nice. How much does Mears charge per person, round trip? Is it reasonable?

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    Thanks for asking the question Smack. I'm going to be doing the same thing. Never been to Universal Florida and $20 (Price subject to change and does not include admission to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure.) is a deal!
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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    Hey smack81:

    That's exactly what i am planning to do myself Nov 20..One day Disney trip via universal,,,IT's mears providing transportation according to my agent.. It's important that you are provided a schedule so you the exact time you are leaving and where from Disney back to Universal.. Hope it helps!...

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    Hi guys! Thanks for the info. It sounds like Mears is the way to go, both cost-wise and ease of use-wise. I will do some more research and then plan accordingly.

    Have a great day!

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    I've used Mears for years, both their van service and their town cars.
    If you have a bigger family ask for rates for their towncar/limo. After we had a family of 4 it was cheaper for us to go via mears towncars from airport to hotel, prior to Disney's Magical Express.

    Trivia tid bit, Disney has subcontracted Mears to operate their Magical Express. Note the drivers are not in Cast costumes or Disney ID badges.

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    I can vouch for mears. Used them a few times but now we usually just rent a car.

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    hi there.. there is a site i use for my tickets.. you get mears included for the price of your universals park ticket..

    you print off your mears voucher then pick up your park tickets at the park

    Universal Studios Discount Tickets - Discount Universal Studios 1-Day/2-Park Passes with Free Shuttle Transfers from Disney Resort to Universal Studios


    i have used these guys and they are good and on the up and up..
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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    Hello everyone,

    Just a side note to let you all know we also offer service to and from Universal.

    For a limited time we will extend the $5.00 off (usualy only for airport round trips) for WDW to Universal round trips as well (reservations must be placed online on or before August 2011). Mention Code WDWRADIO/QUICK2.

    Have a nive day.

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Just a side note to let you all know we also offer service to and from Universal.

    For a limited time we will extend the $5.00 off (usually only for airport round trips) for WDW to Universal round trips as well (reservations must be placed online on or before August 2011). Mention Code WDWRADIO/QUICK2.

    Have a nive day.

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    Re: How to get to Universal from WDW

    Quote Originally Posted by Frostfall View Post
    Do you also go to Sea World?
    Yes, we offer transfers to anywhere in Florida.
    The $5.00 off offered above can be applied to ANY round trip reservation.

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