Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

User avatar
Doug Thornton
Posts: 459
Joined: January 18th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Harry Anderson, Derren Brown, Mac King
Location: Gorgeous New Jersey USA
Contact:

Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Doug Thornton » September 24th, 2015, 10:20 pm

I did some research, here's the best deal I found.

Round-trip from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to The Florida Hotel & Conference Center (booked in advance) = $27.90 per human age 12 and over.

(Children 3 and under, free...4 - 11, less than older humans.)

http://www.mearstransportation.com/global/orlando/

You might need this code : WEB10
Smiles all around
http://www.sam161.org/
SAM 161 - The David Copperfield Assembly

Orlan
Posts: 28
Joined: May 24th, 2015, 6:43 pm

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Orlan » September 25th, 2015, 3:26 am

I also did some searching, and found an even better deal! :D
There's public transport that will take to from MCO to the Florida Mall bus stop for all of $2 each way.
http://www.orlandoairports.net/transport/local_transport.htm (scroll down to the "Local Buses" section).

I'll copy and paste the relevant portion of information here:

Located in Terminal A, on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1), at Commercial Lane spaces A38-A41

Florida Mall/SeaWorld (Approximately 45 minutes)
Lynx bus 111 departs at 5:30 to 23:13


Basically, you have to get on the Lynx bus 111 at the airport and get off at the Florida Mall stop. You pay $2 when you get in (could be cash only, so remember to carry a few bucks). During some hours of the day this bus departs every half an hour, but other times it only departs once every hour. Check your arrival time.

Bus route and timetable are included in this PDF: http://www.golynx.com/core/fileparse.php/97362/urlt/0059798-LNX_Lft_FloridaMall_WEB.pdf


See you soon!

User avatar
Joe Pecore
Posts: 1899
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Paul Harris
Location: Northern Virginia

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Joe Pecore » September 25th, 2015, 7:36 am

Using the same Mears Transportation site as Doug,
http://www.mearstransportation.com/taxi ... estimator/ ,
looks like a taxi would be about $32 one way.
Share your knowledge on the MagicPedia wiki.

David Kaplan
Posts: 34
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Boston

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby David Kaplan » September 25th, 2015, 9:20 am

Uber estimate is $14-$20 one way.

My Delta flight is due into MCO at 10:40am on Wednesday. Anyone arriving around that time who'd like to share a ride to the hotel?

John Signa
Posts: 278
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby John Signa » September 25th, 2015, 5:23 pm

From the Uber app...
There are no Uber pickups at the Orlando International Airport (MCO).
You can take Uber TO the airport, however.

User avatar
CraigOusterling
Posts: 91
Joined: November 10th, 2009, 5:11 pm
Favorite Magician: David Williamson
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby CraigOusterling » September 25th, 2015, 11:18 pm

John, what time do you land? I drop down at MCO 3:45pm. Ride share?

John Signa
Posts: 278
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby John Signa » September 26th, 2015, 12:54 am

I'm arriving at almost Midnight night before and then transferring to hotel in the AM.

Richard Hatch
Posts: 1784
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Providence, Utah
Contact:

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Richard Hatch » September 26th, 2015, 3:30 am

I'm scheduled to arrive at 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday via Jet Blue from Salt Lake City. Anyone else heading to the hotel around then?

Joji Matsuo
Posts: 35
Joined: November 13th, 2012, 8:21 am
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Contact:

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Joji Matsuo » September 28th, 2015, 12:12 am

Apologies for this off-topic post, but I could use some advice.
I was going to book a Mears ride to the airport on the 5th, after the convention.
My flight leaves for Chicago at 6:20 AM but their website insists on setting a pickup time of 3:20 AM.
Is Orlando airport that crowded early Monday mornings? Am I naive to think leaving the hotel at 5 AM would do.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
From the land of the rising sun. No strings or gimmicks. Performed every morning.

User avatar
Doug Thornton
Posts: 459
Joined: January 18th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Harry Anderson, Derren Brown, Mac King
Location: Gorgeous New Jersey USA
Contact:

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Doug Thornton » September 28th, 2015, 12:52 am

Leaving the hotel at 5 for a 6:20 flight seems a bit tricky.
Maybe 4 - 4:30 is more reasonable.
Smiles all around
http://www.sam161.org/
SAM 161 - The David Copperfield Assembly

Joji Matsuo
Posts: 35
Joined: November 13th, 2012, 8:21 am
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Contact:

Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Joji Matsuo » September 28th, 2015, 6:17 am

Thanks, Doug.

That's a little more reasonable. I'll reserve my return ride after I arrive at the hotel.
From the land of the rising sun. No strings or gimmicks. Performed every morning.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 23460
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 28th, 2015, 9:13 am

This is standard in the United States, and you should get picked up at the time stated.
You should always be at the airport at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Richard Hatch
Posts: 1784
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Providence, Utah
Contact:

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Postby Richard Hatch » September 30th, 2015, 9:39 am

I took Lynx Bus 42 from the airport this morning for $2. Took about 30 minutes to get to the mall. Bus 111 should about the same. Thanks for posting the information about the bus option. It was really easy to use!


Return to “Convention Reports”