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New Rideshare Pick Up/Drop Off Area for Universal Orlando

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  1. MrBlonde

    MrBlonde Rookie

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    Universal Orlando moving Pick-Up/Drop-Off Location to Parking Garages | Inside Universal

    Looks like they're preparing for the congestion that HHN will bring.
     
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    This is gonna piss off Lyft/Uber drivers sooooo much that they need to go up into the garage now :lol:
     
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    The Burbank airport does something similar, it works well. Probably won’t piss them off any more than waiting 5-10 minutes on Universal Blvd.
     
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    Yeah we tried to utilize Uber last year when leaving at 2am and it was a nightmare.. we ended up cancelling and just hopping in a cab... I'd imagine the garage situation will be much better.
     
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    Oh I agree the current set up down there is a nightmare. Something had to be done.
     
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    Any word on if they're developing a permanent solution, or is this the permanent solution?
     
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    Trying to recall how it works getting to the top... is it one straight ramp to the first and second and then you have to turn and loop around to take two more to the top? Just wondering how much garage driving it is up and down... I think I recall exiting three or four straight down in one straight line.

    I miss the garages... always, always filled me with anticipation no matter how many times I went. Disney AP parking made me feel like a sheep, but Universal AP made me feel special. Perhaps that is odd.
     
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    Universal parking makes me feel confused. We somehow managed to get into the prime parking area (we did not pay for prime parking) once. Great parking spot, but everything leading up to that moment was extreme confusion.
     
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    I will be in the park today so I might take a ride up there. They opened the median between the bus loop exit and parking entrance then split the lane for two way traffic a few days ago
    Is this change in anticipation of a D23 announcement ya think

    Edit to add: they removed part of the median between the exit ramp and the parking entrance then split the exit ramp so it is up and down.
    Top has three fenced pickup/dropoff lanes with HHN queue fence between them. Space is tight but it looks miles better than the bus loop. Busloop was very quiet at noon when i got here
     
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    I am glad for this, I take the bus to and from Uni, and especially when coming home from HHN the busloop is crazy, this should help a lot.
     
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    How has this new plan for Uber/Lyft been working so far? Really well or miserably? I am wondering if it would be less chaotic on busy nights to take a boat to one of the hotels and call an Uber from the front of a hotel.
     
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    Seems to be working really well. It is a hike to get to the pickup but the bus flow in the loop is much improved.
     
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    I did this last time I went by myself. Even the original loop was crazy to try to figure out which Uber was yours - hop on the water taxi to one of the other hotels, and boom, significantly less people to get confused with.
     
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