One of the main things I get asked about is how to get to the parks when you’re not driving and although you do have the I-Ride, Taxis and Uber yesterday I discovered another way which is not only cost effective but from a very reliable and well known supplier in Orlando. Plus it’s easy!
Some hotels in Orlando do offer free shuttle buses to the parks and some offer these at an additional cost but most of these only run a few times a day and will collect from several different locations so you could be going all around the houses before you get to the theme parks.
Yesterday I found out that Florida Dolphin Tours do something called the ‘THEME PARK EXPRESS’.
It leaves from Pointe Orlando which is incredibly central and a really popular location for those staying on I-Drive.
The Theme Park Express services Disney and Universal and runs every hour to Disney and every 30 minutes to Universal.
The Disney bus is direct and takes you straight to Epcot transportation center. It runs from 8am-11am and return times start from 6pm until 1 hour after the latest park closing.
Universal has a few stops at I-Drive 360, Pirates Town and then takes you to the Universal Resort Bus Loop. This service starts at 7:45- 11am and then return times from 6pm until 30 minutes after latest park closing.
You can purchase a combo ticket giving you access to both the buses for 3,5,7 or 14 days.
Prices for these are really reasonable 3 Days for $25, 5 days is $35, 7 is $49 and 14 days $90.
Not only that they are using Citysightseeing open top buses to do it so it’s also a really great way to see some of what Orlando has to offer whilst on your way to the parks!!
You can book it here Theme Park Express