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Surge Pricing in Orlando Christmas Week?

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 Posted 3 years, 4 months ago

What kind of surge pricing should I expect at Disney World and Universal the week of Dec 25-Jan 1? Trying to decide if I'm better to use ride shares or rent a car and deal with the traffic & parking.


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    97 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    This is tough. In a normal world I would say that you should expect some big surges at the theme parks during this holiday week but with Covid everything is up in the air. Perhaps not many people will be at the parks (we know they are already restricting the number of visitors) so there may not be any surge pricing. On the flip side, if covid gets worse some drivers may choose to not drive again leaving room for more surge pricing.

    Have you also factored in parking costs at Disney? Are you staying on property or off? How often will you need a vehicle? Will you need car seats?

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     3 years ago

    Rental cars are pretty cheap in Orlando, and parking is generally free everywhere you go.  So if you are trying to save money, I would just get a rental car. 

    What people often forget is that the Disney World is huge. They own an entire zip code, and their "driveways" are miles long. I think it'll get pretty expensive quick to be taking Uber and taxis around. 

    If you really want to save money, I'd utilize buses, private vans, free shuttles from hotels, etc. They aren't as convenient, but they'll be much cheaper. 

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     3 years ago

    Is there even surge anymore now that the ridership is down by 80%. 

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    60 Driver
     3 years ago

    Surge comes and goes depending on the hour so it heavily depends. If there is a big new year’s event or something, I’m sure there can be.  Or a few hours after New Year’s Day (12:30AM-1:30AM) would not be good either. It’s all about supply and demand at the time.

    For 12/26-12/30, I bet it won’t be busy, so I doubt there’d be too much surge.  At least from my experience in the past.

    If you are asking for overall, I don’t think there’s be that much surge.