Uber and Lyft at Walt Disney World Resort
How much does it cost to go from Disney World to Universal Resort?
Fares will vary but usually around $20 each way.
How much does it cost to travel within Walt Disney World?
Average fares are about $8 - $16. MinnieVan is typically around $35 between hotels and Theme Parks but MinnieVan has more direct access to the Theme Parks.
How long will I have to wait for Uber / Lyft to arrive?
Less than 10 minutes, in most cases less than 5 minutes or even immediately.
Which is better from Orlando International Airport? Uber or Magical Express?
Uber and Lyft are much faster than Magical Express but you won’t be able to participate in the luggage delivery service that comes with Disney’s Magical Express. Uber and Lyft will take you directly to your hotel. Magical Express may make stops at other hotels along the way and can take up to 90 minutes. MinnieVan is now servicing Orlando International Airport as well for about $75 each way.
Magical Express and Disney’s MiniVan Service are good options on the return trip because they factor in your flight and assign you a pick up time based on that. MinnieVan will take a more direct route, Magical Express will stop at multiple hotels before heading to Orlando International.
Can Uber and Lyft bypass the parking booths at the Disney Theme Parks?
Yes, drivers will identify themselves and a Cast Member will direct them to the drop-off area. There is no charge to enter.
Can I use Disney’s Contemporary Resort for Magic Kingdom drop-off and pick-up if I’m not staying there?
Generally yes, but during busy times security may redirect drivers to the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). Disney prefers that drivers use the TTC as this is the official rideshare zone for for Magic Kingdom Park. Of course, if you’re a guest at Bay Lake Tower or Contemporary, your driver will be permitted to enter the lot. Your reservation may or may not be verified by security - depends on the Cast Member.
How will the driver find me in Walt Disney World?
Drivers will see your GPS location but it’s helpful to send a message with your location and a description. For example, “near the bell desk at Disney’s Polynesian VIllage Resort, wearing a gray Mickey shirt and blue shorts.”
When is it a good time to request my ride?
Drivers arrive pretty quick at Walt Disney World, so request your ride when you’ve arrived at your pick-up location. Magic Kingdom Park is the only park where it gets tricky. First take the monorail or ferry to the Ticket at Transportation Center then request your ride. Or walk to Disney’s Contemporary Resort and request your ride once you’re in position there. At the TTC, drivers are likely already queued in the waiting zone and will pull around almost immediately.
Are car seats available through Uber?
Yes, with Uber you can use Uber Car Seat for an additional fee, about $10. This may increase your wait time. I recommend Disney’s MiniVan Service if you need a car seat. MiniVans come with 2 car seats free of charge.
Uber’s Official Walt Disney World Information