Orlando Uber Tips

Orlando Uber Tips

There are a lot of options for getting around the theme parks. Monorails, boats, trains and Peoplemovers are all viable options to get you from one place to another within the Disney or Universal "bubbles". What happens when you need to move between those bubbles or go someplace entirely different? Those of you who drive have freedom to go as you please. For those of us who don't bring their own car or rent, the best option is Uber.

Using Uber on Disney property can be a little complicated. Uber is relatively new to town and not all the drivers know the resort fluently yet. These tips should help your commute in and around the Disney resort and to and from Universal Orlando a little easier. Let's start with the basics.

What is Uber?
Uber is a "ride sharing" service that allows would-be drivers to use their own vehicles as taxis. If you need a ride just open the app on your smartphone, confirm your location and a driver will be there, usually in minutes, to pick you up. All payments are handled within the app.

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New Concept Art and Details Released for Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows as Sales Begin Soon

The new Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort have to be the most anticipated and desirable locations to stay in Walt Disney World. For me anyway. While I won't be staying there anytime soon, the new concept art Disney has released is just as tantalizing.

Sales for the new DVC property will begin on January 12th for DVC members and everyone else can pick the scraps on February 9th. The first phase of opening is scheduled for April 1st which will include the 20 Bora Bora bungalows and the less exciting regular villas that include the first connecting deluxe studios. Disney also showed off some concept art for the redesigned feature pool.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Theme Park View Room Tour

On my recent trip to Disney World I was fortunate enough to spend just one night at the Contemporary in a theme park view. The view was excellent and worth the price of the room alone. I can't say the furnishings and amenities of the room itself were any better than other normal hotels I've stayed at.

New Details on Polynesian Village Villas and Bungalows

Disney has released some new details and concept art for the new bungalows and villas going into the reimagined Polynesian Village resort which is still under heavy construction. The 20 bungalows, which are modeled after a south pacific home-like setting, will sleep up to eight and of course will have an incredible view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

Brand new villas will also be added back on land. The 360 deluxe studios will sleep up to five and have split bathrooms like the Disney cruise ships. One section will have a shower/bath and sink and the other will have a sink and shower. They will also have kitchenettes and expanded storage which should make extended stays more comfortable.

The bungalows and villas are Disney Vacation Club properties but will be available to regular guests in the likely rare event they are not occupied.

The Polynesian is a resort I stayed at multiple times as a kid and loved the atmosphere and in recent trips when I got to visit I still loved the environment, despite the construction going on. The bungalows will be a dream place for me to stay. If I could even get a reservation that is.

via: Disney Parks Blog