Many hotels provide shuttles to Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, to varying timetables. Most hotels just outside Universal Studios and along International Dr provide free shuttle service to Universal Orlando Resort, but many are first-come, first-served. Always ask for details including how often they run and whether or not they take reservations. Call Mears Transportation (855-463-2776) one day in advance to arrange personalized shuttle service to Disney.
Car & Motorcycle
Hwy I-4 is the main north–south thoroughfare, though it's labeled east–west: to go north, take the I-4 east (toward Daytona Beach), and to go south, hop on the I-4 west (toward Tampa). Just about every place you'd want to go can be located through an I-4 exit number. From south to north, exits 62 through exit 87, you will find Walt Disney World®, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, Universal Orlando Resort, downtown Orlando and Thornton Park, Loch Haven Park and Winter Park.
Both Orlando International and Orlando Sanford International Airports, Walt Disney World® and many hotels have car-rental agencies.
Scooter, Stroller & Wheelchair Rental
Tackling Orlando's theme parks requires a huge amount of walking and standing, and can be exhausting for all ages. You can rent at the parks, but they don't all take reservations and you can't use the equipment outside the park. Several companies offer stroller, wheelchair or scooter rentals for the duration of your visit (and will deliver to your hotel).
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Cabs sit outside the theme parks, Disney Springs, resorts and other tourist centers, but otherwise you'll need to call to arrange a pickup. A ride from the Disney area to downtown Orlando takes 30 minutes and costs about $65; from Universal Orlando Resort to Disney takes 15 minutes and costs $40. Just getting around within Walt Disney World® can easily cost $30 in fares.
Casablanca Transportation (407-927-2773, www.casablancatransportation.com)
Mears Transportation (855-463-2776)