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It will now be more expensive to travel around Disney

It will now be more expensive to travel around Disney

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Looking to get to your Disney destination quickly? One of your fastest options is now even more expensive.

Transportation around Disney World

Credit: Monica

Disney has made it very easy to get around property. From walking paths to the monorail, there are a variety of ways to get to the parks and resorts.

Your travel to and from the Orlando International Airport is a bit harder as Magical Express is now discontinued. There are other paid options like Sunshine Flyer and MEARS, but the free option is no longer there.

Credit: Monica

Many Guests are turning to ride share companies like Uber and Lyft to help them get around. Not only can you usually get a ride with minutes which eliminates the time spent waiting at bus stops, but it’s usually very reasonably priced. Getting from your resort to a park usually only costs $5 to $10.

However, that is about to become more expensive.

Price Increases

Credit: Maggie

Both Lyft and Uber announced this week that they are raising prices on all trips. In their statements, high gas prices are causing a strain on drivers. For Uber rides, a $0.45 cent or $0.55 cent surcharge accounts for the price hike and goes directly to drivers. This will help them pay for gas they use while working.

“Beginning Wednesday, March 16, consumers will pay a surcharge of either $0.45 or $0.55 on each Uber trip and either $0.35 or $0.45 on each Uber Eats order, depending on their location – with 100% of that money going directly to workers’ pockets,” according to a statement from Uber.

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According to USA Today, Uber will re-asses the situation in 60 days.

Lyft has not shared details on how much extra we can expect to spend on our rides or when it will go into affect.

Happy to Help

Credit: Monica

Many people using these services will not notice a difference since it’s less than a dollar. I (Monica) don’t know about you, but I’m happy to pay a bit extra to help the drivers who make it easy to get around Disney property.

I use ride share services to get to and from the airport, to other hotels for dining reservations, and even to the parks. This is just something to keep in mind as you plan your Disney trip or even use the ride share services at home.

Do you use Uber and/or Lyft when you are at Disney World? What do you think of the surcharge? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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Thursday 17th of March 2022

I love ride share options. I have used them frequently. I like having the option to either take the free Disney transportation or choose the alternate. However, I don’t think Disney should have stopped the Magical Express. It was the start of the magic.


Wednesday 16th of March 2022

I use Uber quite alot at Disney. In the past, Disney transportation had left me bruised and battered due to overcrowding. I have had children vomit on me. I have had a stroller the size of a small tank first roll over my foot and then crash into my camera, breaking it. My son had a child pee on him, accidentally of course. And I have been left standing in line waiting for a bus for hours. Yep, free isn't always better. Sometimes you actually get what you pay for.

Lola Stepp

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

Why would anyone pay for a rideshare when there is a free option? I've never found Uber to be more convenient especially when the other option costs nothing. Apparently people who do this are the reason Disney figured out they didn't need to offer a free shuttle from the airport anymore.

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