Can Uber pick you up at Disney World? The short answer is “yes.”
This post explains how to use the ride-sharing app if you visit the Walt Disney World resort. Here’s everything you need to know.
Uber drivers pick most people up from designated pickup areas.
Walt Disney World operates dedicated pickup points for Uber drivers. Therefore, you’ll need to go to one of these to catch your Uber ride. Unfortunately, drivers can’t always pick you up from your current location. There may not be sufficient access, or Disney may forbid traffic in the area.
Magic Kingdom’s Transportation and Ticket Center
Fortunately, your Uber app should tell you where you need to go. Just follow the on-screen instructions. Almost every pickup location is at the back of hotels or the front of the park. At Magic Kingdom, all drop-offs and pick-ups occur at the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Disney runs the show at Disney World. Therefore, a pickup location may change at any time.
How much does an Uber at Disney World cost?
Uber rides for Walt Disney World guests cost between $10 and $20. However, you may pay double during peak hours because of “surge” pricing such as park closing. Therefore, you should plan an Uber ride carefully if you are on a budget. Avoid using them around the holidays.
How long do you have to wait for an Uber at Disney World?
Most guests wait between 5 and 10 minutes for an Uber at the Walt Disney World property. However, you may have to wait longer (and pay more) during busy periods. Furthermore, Uber taxis may not be available late at night or early in the morning. Check that drivers are available near your location before placing a ride-share request.
Are there Uber car seats offered across all Disney World pickup points?
Unfortunately, there is no Uber car seat service across all Disney World pickup points for children under two. Coverage depends on your location, so always check the app first.
Can an Uber driver pick you up from anywhere at Disney World?
Uber drivers can drive wherever regular guests can go at Disney World. This means they can pick you up from Disney parks, hotels, and Disney Springs. But there are designated pickup spots at theme parks.
There is one place Uber drivers cannot go: the front gate of Magic Kingdom. They can only drop you off and pick you up at the Ticket and Transportation Center, as mentioned above. So you’ll need to walk the rest of the way.
Should you use Uber during your Walt Disney World vacation?
Uber is a service millions of people use every day in their regular lives. However, should you use it at Disney World?
The answer is “maybe.”
You don’t usually need to use Uber if you stay at a resort within walking distance of The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. Likewise, you do not need to use the ride-sharing service if your hotel operates free Disney transportation to the park. However, in other circumstances, Uber can come in handy. While Disney’s transportation options are extensive, they’re not always perfect and don’t run around the clock — so having another option (just in case) is wise.