Uber Disney World to Universal – Ultimate Guide

Uber Disney World to Universal – Ultimate Guide

Uber is one of the most convenient “inventions” in awhile.

Let’s go through every you need to know about Uber PLUS how to use it to get from Disney World to Universal.

Basic Definition: 

Uber is an inexpensive, safe, and convenient taxi services. It’s on-demand private drivers for a low price.

Uber is a mobile app that has turned getting a taxi into e-hailing. The best thing about Uber is that it’s almost always cheaper than a taxi.

You can use Uber by signing up for an Uber account, downloading the app, and pressing a few buttons to request a driver.

There are four different levels to Uber: 

UberX – The least expensive Uber option.   Usually a sedan (like a Toyota Corolla), will seat up to 4 passengers. 

UberXL – The bigger version of UberX, XL seats up to 6 passengers and is an SUV or Minivan.

UberSelect – Luxury services, AKA luxury vehicles like BMW or Mercedes.  Sits up to 4 passengers. 

UberFamily – Either UberX or UberXL plus a car seat.

Best Practices

  • The entire Uber experience is via a mobile app.
  • On average, Uber is 30% the cost of the Mears Taxi service at WDW.
  • Uber runs background checks on their drivers.  Furthermore, any overall rankings under 4.6 out of 5 stars are investigated.
  • Tipping is not part of “Uber.”  If you had a really great driver, make sure to give them a good ranking. 
  • If you’re new to Uber, use promo codeVIRGINIAS515UE for a free ride up to $15.
  • Payment is automatic from the app, via the card you used to set up your account. 
  • Surge pricing is when Uber increases pricing due to the time of day, the weather, or demand. 

Signing Up for Uber

The easiest way to sign up for Uber is:

Go to www.uber.com

At the top right corner, click Sign UP

Uber will need your name, mobile number, email, language, and billing information

If you want to use my referral code to get a free ride make sure to hit add a promo code under the payment information and enter:  VIRGINIAS515UE

If you use this referral code we will both get a free ride, just a heads up.

The billing information you give here is what will be charged when using the service. Read the terms and agreements, make sure you are OK with them and hit sign up.

Now go to your App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android) and search Uber.

Download the app

Log In

It is now ready for your Disney Trip.

When using Uber, make sure to align the black drop pin with the blue dot.

UberX is the cheapest version of Uber.  These cars will fit 4-6 individuals.

Pick-Up Locations

Uber pick-up at Magic Kingdom

Ticket and Transportation Center


Uber pick-up at Epcot

Near the buses, where all the Taxis are.


Uber pick-up at Hollywood Studios

Main parking lot right next to the Taxi queue.


Uber pick-up at Animal Kingdom

Near the taxi queue. Walk towards the left as you’re exiting the park towards handicap parking.

Uber Disney World to Universal

Uber Universal to Disney World

Average Cost of Uber from Disney World to Universal Studios:

$15-$18 each way

Universal has a very convenient drop-off and pick-up location. Once you leave the park and city walk and go down the moving walkways, it will be on your right.

Uber Disney World to Universal

Uber at Orlando’s International Airport (MCO)

Uber had a fair fight when it came to being able to pick up at MCO.  But it’s such a great service that a lot of people wanted it.  At this time only UberSelect and UberSelectXL are available.  Prices are anywhere between $57-$85


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34 thoughts on “Uber Disney World to Universal – Ultimate Guide

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    Thanks for including the pick up / drop off points for the different parks. That makes such a difference. So many people don’t know where to go where it’s okay for their driver to pick them up. Super helpful!

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      Very true! My first time using Uber to a park I swore there was no way for them to get in. But they can!

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    Uber makes getting around Disney so easy. The price is good too.

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    This is so helpful and makes the trip more enjoyable plus the prices are fair

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    Wow this is great! Wish i could visit disney world someday.

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    I have never used Uber, but it sounds like the way to go. Might have to try it out the next time we go on vacation.

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    I still have yet to try Uber. I did not know they had pick up locations at Disney World. That would make traveling there that much less of a hassle!

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    We actually used Uber from a Disney resort to Universal last month. It was so simple–pick up was chaotic though because everyone was leaving at once.

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    Uber is amazing and I’m glad it was invented or made available. I think it’s awesome that you can now take an Uber to get to Universal from Disney. What a convenient way to commute.

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    We were just in Chicago and used Uber a lot for our trip, it is so convenient! I never thought to use it at Disney resorts but I can see how nice it would be to not worry about parking.

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      Every time I get in an Uber after Universal I fall asleep haha. It’s the best!

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    I love Uber! I am planning on visiting California this summer, and definitely plan on taking Uber 🙂

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    Can wait to visit Disney again! For me every Disney theme park has different magical feeling that gives every visitor.

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    I always use Uber is the best application and prices so competitive. Makes my life much easier in the big city.

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    I love Uber for the most part – until you get some weirdo driver asking if they can call you later – but all in all, it’s great. I love how I can land at the airport, connect with a driver thru my app, and he’s waiting there as I exit the terminal. Can’t beat it!

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      Oh no, has that really happened to you? I’ve never had an experience like that.

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    I really need to look more into the Uber thing. I have not used it at all and need to.

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    I’m excited to hear there are pick-up locations for UBER at Magic Kingdom. I think there are several moms who will agree that this is a blessing!

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      For sure. I love that they can pick you up at the parks and get through the entrance. For awhile I didn’t think they could.

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    This is really cool! Uber is becoming a better service then hailing a taxi. Great tips and prices whenever someone visits Disney!

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    My stepson swears by Uber, and takes it always when he is going out with friends. I had no clue that there were different levels, like X, XL and Select.

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    I haven’t try Uber but I think this is so great and convenience for me, I will check this out

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    uber is so good and useful, we never know how good they can be till we actually try it. this is so cute to have such a guide of it. thanks for the shares.

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    This is totally awesome! I knew about Uber, but I didn’t have a lot of information on it! Now I do!

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      For sure! And it’s so nice when you’re tired after a long day and don’t have to drive.

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    This is so nice of you to share! Thank you very much!!

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