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In Vegas, short rides is the job. Strip hotel to strip hotel. We know this and it is what it is. My question is, are Orlando Uber drivers who play Disney okay with this? I know Disney provides transportation but I understand the wait can be long and I would much rather take a short Uber and $5 tip then wait for the shuttles.
Will the driver be pissed if going from, let's say, Epcot to Disney Springs or MK to hotel?

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They'll probably be pissed. Because they drove all the way there and you go down the street. For checkers, On Disney stands, the goal is to average 18-30 dollars a fare. And depending on where you are the price can go up by ten bucks. Uber is the lowest rate in the US. So they made three dollars but you will tip five bucks, so they make 8 maybe some will be happy.
 

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It's not JUST short rides... it's that you have to put in so many dead miles in and around Disney... on top of them being short rides.

On the Vegas strip everything is packed up one stretch of a road and you get short trips up and down the strip? My info shows the strip as being about a 4.2 mile stretch of 1 road that is packed to the brim with hotels/casinos/restaraunts.

At disney it's massive crazy large super spread out mess... and here you can go up to 3 miles and still have it be a minimum trip... While WDW property is the size of San Francisco.

You get a ping in the next hotel over and you put in heavy mileage going between them.

All in all WDW is a terrible place to try to work.
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For comparison's sake we have WDW VS... San Francisco... VS Disneyland Cali. Disneyland is that tiny square in the bottom corner.

In an uber you can go from pretty much anywhere in Disney world to anywhere in Disney world and be floating around $2.70-$4 to the driver. (less than a no-show). Most of the day traffic is minimal and most of the roads between the various properties have no red lights of any kind, so the meter won't even run up from slow traffic.

WDW has a better highway system than some cities do... Yet... still... the driver won't get much more than $5 a trip (even with a tip).

There are also next to zero independent properties between the various parts of disney to stage at. If you see all the green between the various parts of WDW you will see what I mean, there isn't even anywhere to park.

When it comes right down to UberX at disney... there really arn't any "good fares" because even on long trips you have to put in crazy miles to get anywhere else...

Finally... only a tiny fraction of uber drivers in this area have airport permits so even if they get a long trip to the airport, it's horrible once you account for the fact that they have to deadhead elsewhere.

Disney is REALLY bad about generating empty miles...The first 6 hours the park is open, no one is coming from the parks, and no one goes TO the parks themselves between the last 4 hours the parks are open, and 2 hours after they are closed when the trickle of people coming out stops. So every day there's 12 some hours where the flow of people is 1 way at the parks. The hotels have the same deal... no one is going TO hotel between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM and no one is coming from a hotel between 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM.

Entirely too many empty miles... for so many hours of the day.

So you end up dropping off somewhere that you have no chances of getting a ping then you have to drive to somewhere that you have no chance of getting passengers going to... ALL DAY LONG... And it repeats... ALL DAY LONG...
 

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I can go Epcot to Grand Floridian and get 15 dollars plus a tip. If you do it in Uber its 3 dollars, and you can't wait on disney property on any of their stands. You will get trespassed. Same thing with any of the resorts around there. Also you need to make sure you go the right way into the entrances and right way out. An old man Ubering a few nights a go went out the entrance side of Hilton instead of the exit. Basically to drop someone off, you want to drop off on the left and your passenger side door on the right, so the bellman can open your door.
 

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In Vegas, short rides is the job. Strip hotel to strip hotel. We know this and it is what it is. My question is, are Orlando Uber drivers who play Disney okay with this? I know Disney provides transportation but I understand the wait can be long and I would much rather take a short Uber and $5 tip then wait for the shuttles.
Will the driver be pissed if going from, let's say, Epcot to Disney Springs or MK to hotel?

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I depends on the driver. If you get me, I will NOT be pissed at all and am VERY appreciative of the tip. I get short trips all day long. Most don't tip, although they should.
 

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I work near home (Conway) from 5-8am doing b2b mins and MCO. Inevitably somebody is going to I-Drive/attractions area. I'll usually catch Disney interns, MCO/attractions pax almost b2b from 8-1 depending on the day. Maybe some DH but mostly highway, very few lights, and light traffic.

I usually catch a run from inside WDW to MCO before 2pm, which is seven miles from home. If I've done $20/hr gross I may call it a day, otherwise I take a break/play with my dogs/play with momma/skim the pool, study, research, blog, then deadhead back early pm for the WDW early birds about 6pm, wait out rush hours in WDW and hope for the best.

I know it's unorthodox but I'd rather Sunday drive than deal with gridlock or white knuckle it all day. Some days go as planned, some don't, and some days are better than expected.

My key is make as much as I can before traffic gets stupid from 2nd shift going to work and 1st shift going home. And working hours nobody likes, splits, or even seven days a week.

Sometimes early pm I'll catch a surge near home or downtown which is five miles from home. Two good hours and I won't need to go back to Disney.

With all that being said, I've had several round trips from TTC to I-Drive and back at 10am because somebody forgot their credit/debit card.

Last week round trip from Epcot to Palm Pkwy/Daryl Carter and back 9am. Wife forgot ID.

All these pax tipped me as well.

True, the WDW mins suck unless there is a tip. I only DH back if they tip. Usually get another pax waiting at dropoff or Disney Springs in pm. This is about the only time I'll catch a surge as well.

And I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I'm trying to perfect.
 

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In my experience Disney is a very easy place to drive and earn fares especially during park opening and closing times. In fact, it is my favorite place to drive in Orlando. Friendly upbeat clientele and usually nice tippers (especially on Lyft)

You shouldn't feel bad at all. A quick trip from a hotel to a park with a $5 tip would be a dream come true for me.

Other parts of Orlando you can very easily get stuck taking people on lengthy errands that suck your time and harm your hourly rate.
 
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