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Old 26 Jun 15, 12:17 PM  
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Great info thanks. Had been pondering on using Uber next month but am now convinced ! Question - would it be ok to book using an ipad from hotel and leave that behind once we have the info to wait outside for driver or do we need to have keep a phone on us ? thanks again for posting this.
That's absolutely fine. You can book on any device and your driver will find you based on its GPS signal. We used to book in the room then wander down to the front of the hotel after a few days using it. It was always 3-4 minutes ETA for us from I Drive so we had time to get the lift down. Bear in mind that if that is your only device, you'll need to find other means of getting back if you've left it in the hotel!
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How is your party broken down? The are different options for ordering cars:

UberX - this is the default. If you don't ever change this, you'll get the lowest rate. Cars range from ordinary '4-seaters' to '7-seaters'. There's no way of knowing what you're going to get until a driver has accepted your ride request. A picture of the car you're getting will pop up in the corner of the app when a driver accepts. If it's too small, you have up to five minutes to cancel without being charged. Simply request again after cancelling.

Alternatively, upgrade to UberXL. Problem here is the cost is 1.5x to 2x as much as UberX, often making them the same as ordering a Mears. These cars are meant to be bigger and more luxurious. However, we got several cars that would be classed as UberXL when ordering UberX. It's a bit of a minefield. If one of your partner is young/a toddler, you'll be fine with UberX 90% of the time.
its 3 adults and 2 teens
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its 3 adults and 2 teens
UberX can accommodate 4 riders. There is an option to call the driver once they have been allocated to you. I would call them once you schedule the pickup just to make sure. There is no way to schedule a pickup ahead of time, unfortunately.
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Can we get picked up from our Disney hotel? Can the driver get in ok?
Yes, you can. We took all our Ubers from The Swan (bar one from Old Key West). All Disney hotels are accessible by Uber. We went from the hotels to a variety of places, including Universal which has a drop off zone for taxis, buses and Ubers.
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this is a very informative thread, thanks for posting and thanks to the DIBB for making it a sticky .

I'd be interested in using Uber as we are moving hotels 3 times while in Orlando so will need a taxi which will take 3 adults and luggage - do you think that would be UberXL, or would I be better just using Mears or another local taxi company for those journeys?
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Wonder would Uber drivers do a long trip towards Tampa?
They do indeed and it's $99! orlandosentinel/busin...1121-post.html
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this is a very informative thread, thanks for posting and thanks to the DIBB for making it a sticky .

I'd be interested in using Uber as we are moving hotels 3 times while in Orlando so will need a taxi which will take 3 adults and luggage - do you think that would be UberXL, or would I be better just using Mears or another local taxi company for those journeys?
You'll be fine ordering the cheapest. We had four bags and two adults and we still had room to spare in the massive US cars.
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so for 2 adults + 3 kids would you automatically have to call an XL?
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