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Old 05-18-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Best way to get from Disney to Seaworld?

We are thinking about a Disney trip in September. This will be our 5th time so we've seen pretty much everything and were wondering if we can shake things up a bit and also do Universal/SeaWorld. We usually stay onsite at Disney and don't rent a car. Is there an easy and not so expensive way to get from Disney to Universal/Seaworld?

Or would we be better off staying onsite at Universal for 2 or 3 days and then switching to Disney? If so what's the best way to change hotels? Help!
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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We are thinking about a Disney trip in September. This will be our 5th time so we've seen pretty much everything and were wondering if we can shake things up a bit and also do Universal/SeaWorld. We usually stay onsite at Disney and don't rent a car. Is there an easy and not so expensive way to get from Disney to Universal/Seaworld?

Or would we be better off staying onsite at Universal for 2 or 3 days and then switching to Disney? If so what's the best way to change hotels? Help!
Disney to Sea World:
1. Cheapest Option: Take #50 LYNX bus from TTC or Downtown Disney to Sea World
Click here to link to the LYNX schedule It leaves TTC at 1 minute and 31 minutes after the hour (running every 1/2 hour from 6:31 am - 12:01 am) and leaves DTD at 19 and 49 minutes after each hour. You can return at 10# and 40# after the hour from 5:40 am to 11:10 pm It is $2.00 each way for an adult and $1.00 for a child (young babies may be free).

2. You can arrange a Shuttle through Mears Transportation I think it should be $18 pp round trip

3. You can get a cab, Mears' fare estimator indicates it is about 10 miles from Epcot to Sea World with an estimated fare of $23.65 each way, so if you have 3 people, the cab is cheaper than the shuttle. When we did this, it was a tiny bit less. They have big cab vans which I think cost the same as the ones that look like yellow town cars.

4. You can also schedule a towncar for $37 each way


This link should get you to a PDF of their current prices

5. You can rent a car right at Disney for about $35 pd - check out Mousesavers for latest Coupons I considered that but I've never driven in Orlando before.


Now - in terms of staying somewhere else - there may be other reasons to stay for a few days at a Universal resort:

Travel time - I think time on a vacation is precious.

Front of the line access - if you stay at a Universal resort you get front of the line access at Universal Resorts.

Then you would need to rent a car or take a cab or a town car from your Universal resort to the Disney one. Also remember that you will not be able to take the Magical Express from the airport if you are going to a Universal Resort, but I think you can still take it back to the airport.

I hope this is helpful!
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
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and is the Lynx bus

fairly easy? Where at the TTC would you get it? Its just DBr & me so no kids. I was thinking of having breakfast at Kona and then just walking to the TTC to get the bus, then getting off at DTD on the return trip for dinner at WPC that evening. Doable? Easy? SW is only open until 6PM in Sept so we'd probably have 6-7 hrs (does the bus take long?) to tour.
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fairly easy? Where at the TTC would you get it? Its just DBr & me so no kids. I was thinking of having breakfast at Kona and then just walking to the TTC to get the bus, then getting off at DTD on the return trip for dinner at WPC that evening. Doable? Easy? SW is only open until 6PM in Sept so we'd probably have 6-7 hrs (does the bus take long?) to tour.
I picked up the LYNX at Downtown Disney by a fluke chance and was shown by the Disney bus driver exactly where to go. But another DISer has described how to use the LYNX from the TTC:

"Emma's Dad" has a nice description in his Completed Disney TR ("What's your problem" with a map on the page "We're not in Disney World anymore Toto" Just click to link directly there.

I think it would be really great if the moderators could sticky this - this question is very frequently asked!
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thanks so much

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I picked up the LYNX at Downtown Disney by a fluke chance and was shown by the Disney bus driver exactly where to go. But another DISer has described how to use the LYNX from the TTC:

"Emma's Dad" has a nice description in his Completed Disney TR ("What's your problem" with a map on the page "We're not in Disney World anymore Toto" Just click to link directly there.

I think it would be really great if the moderators could sticky this - this question is very frequently asked!
what a great description of the process. Now, one more question, where is the bus stop at DTD, appears to be on the West Side?
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what a great description of the process. Now, one more question, where is the bus stop at DTD, appears to be on the West Side?
I had not been to DTD before - so I don't know where we were. Maybe someone else can answer this. I would ask your Disney bus driver.
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Disney to Sea World:
1. Cheapest Option: Take #50 LYNX bus from TTC or Downtown Disney to Sea World
Click here to link to the LYNX schedule It leaves TTC at 1 minute and 31 minutes after the hour (running every 1/2 hour from 6:31 am - 12:01 am) and leaves DTD at 19 and 49 minutes after each hour. You can return at 10# and 40# after the hour from 5:40 am to 11:10 pm It is $2.00 each way for an adult and $1.00 for a child (young babies may be free).

2. You can arrange a Shuttle through Mears Transportation I think it should be $18 pp round trip

3. You can get a cab, Mears' fare estimator indicates it is about 10 miles from Epcot to Sea World with an estimated fare of $23.65 each way, so if you have 3 people, the cab is cheaper than the shuttle. When we did this, it was a tiny bit less. They have big cab vans which I think cost the same as the ones that look like yellow town cars.

4. You can also schedule a towncar for $37 each way


This link should get you to a PDF of their current prices

5. You can rent a car right at Disney for about $35 pd - check out Mousesavers for latest Coupons I considered that but I've never driven in Orlando before.


Now - in terms of staying somewhere else - there may be other reasons to stay for a few days at a Universal resort:

Travel time - I think time on a vacation is precious.

Front of the line access - if you stay at a Universal resort you get front of the line access at Universal Resorts.

Then you would need to rent a car or take a cab or a town car from your Universal resort to the Disney one. Also remember that you will not be able to take the Magical Express from the airport if you are going to a Universal Resort, but I think you can still take it back to the airport.

I hope this is helpful!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:15 AM   #10
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Disney to Sea World:
1. Cheapest Option: Take #50 LYNX bus from TTC or Downtown Disney to Sea World
Click here to link to the LYNX schedule It leaves TTC at 1 minute and 31 minutes after the hour (running every 1/2 hour from 6:31 am - 12:01 am) and leaves DTD at 19 and 49 minutes after each hour. You can return at 10# and 40# after the hour from 5:40 am to 11:10 pm It is $2.00 each way for an adult and $1.00 for a child (young babies may be free).

2. You can arrange a Shuttle through Mears Transportation I think it should be $18 pp round trip

3. You can get a cab, Mears' fare estimator indicates it is about 10 miles from Epcot to Sea World with an estimated fare of $23.65 each way, so if you have 3 people, the cab is cheaper than the shuttle. When we did this, it was a tiny bit less. They have big cab vans which I think cost the same as the ones that look like yellow town cars.

4. You can also schedule a towncar for $37 each way


This link should get you to a PDF of their current prices

5. You can rent a car right at Disney for about $35 pd - check out Mousesavers for latest Coupons I considered that but I've never driven in Orlando before.


Now - in terms of staying somewhere else - there may be other reasons to stay for a few days at a Universal resort:

Travel time - I think time on a vacation is precious.

Front of the line access - if you stay at a Universal resort you get front of the line access at Universal Resorts.

Then you would need to rent a car or take a cab or a town car from your Universal resort to the Disney one. Also remember that you will not be able to take the Magical Express from the airport if you are going to a Universal Resort, but I think you can still take it back to the airport.

I hope this is helpful!
Thank you soooo much for posting!! We were just pricing Taxi's with tip and it will be MUCH more reasonable to take LYNX bus!! Very helpful!!!
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Does anyone know if this schedule is still current? We are going to WDW in October and are spending 1 day at Sea World. Is Route 50 still the correct schedule to look at? If not, which one is correct if we leave from the TTC?

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what is the access like on the Lynx bus for wheelchairs?
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we used this service on last visit (although was 2 years ago) and they were the low floored buses with wheelchair space. check the lynx site and they should confirm. hth
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what is the access like on the Lynx bus for wheelchairs?
I find it excellent. You enter through the front doors, pay you fare, turn around and park. I find very often I have to instruct the driver how to strap down the WC, but then I remind myself it isn't WDW so I can't expect WDW service. We use Lynx every time we leave WDW property for shopping, sight seeing, Old town etc.
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Thank you for the info, we are staying at Sea World for a few nights before we head to Disney. We were looking for transportation from Sea World to Disney. This is a huge help.
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