|FLIGHTS & TRAVEL
|There are many airlines who operate
a flight into Orlando Florida (MCO) including: American
Airlines, British Airways, Continental, Airlines, Delta
Airlines, United Airlines, U.S. Airways & Virgin
Atlantic as well as serveral charter flights from companies
such as Thomson, Airtours, JMC & First Choice.
Your flight to Orlando Florida from the UK will take
approximatley 8 hours. Orlando Florida airport is 12km
(7 miles) south of the city and will take approximatley
20 minutes to drive to downtown Orlando Florida.
Charter flights operate to Orlando Sanford International
Airport. Situated on approximately 2000 acres, Orlando
Sanford International Airport boasts the finest leisure
passenger facilities in the United States. The airport
is conveniently located within the boundaries of the
City of Sanford, in the north-western section of beautiful
Seminal County, Florida, 18 miles northeast of downtown
Florida is 5 hours behind UK Time.
|Those who rent a car while in Orlando
will find excellent signage that makes it easy to navigate
throughout the area as well as friendly rental agents
who will provide detailed maps that will guide you to
Major highway networks provide easy access for visitors
to reach their destination and for traveling in and
around the Greater Orlando area. Major highways include
Interstate 4, the Florida Turnpike, Highway 528 (Bee
Line Expressway), Highway 408 (East-West Expressway)
and Highway 417 (Central Florida Greeneway).
|Bus Shuttle Service
|Maingate Transportation provides daily shuttle service serving Emerald Island Resort with 2 morning pick-ups and 2 evening return runs that are at scheduled times. These runs are shared with other guests from the resort. Pricing per round trip for this service is as follows:
Disney World: $11 per person
Universal Studios: $15 per person
Sea World, Discovery Cove & Aquatica : $12 per person
Wet n Wild: $15 per person
Orlando Premium Outlets: $11 per person
If you have 6 or more people, it makes sense to hire a private van since it's charged by the trip and NOT per person. This can be arranged any time of day for morning pick-up and evening return as you don't share this service with other guests. The van holds up to 14 people and the round trip costs are as follows:
Disney World: $56
Universal Studios: $80
They also provide service to and from the airport. They will have the driver waiting with a sign showing the guest's name and he will help with their luggage, etc. They charge $78 for airport pick-up and $68 for return (if they are used for pick-up as well).
In terms of food shopping, they have a minimum charge of $6 per person to drop up to 5 people off at the store. They will come back to pick them up at a specified time for another $6.
Please contact Maingate Transportation at 407-870-5553 or via their website at www.maingatetaxi.com to get more information and to arrange transportation. You can also make arrangements via the Clubhouse.
Another shuttle company that provides service from Emerald Island Resort to EPCOT/Animal Kingdom is Cool Transportation. They can be reached at 407-432-1990.
Prices correct as at 2014
|I-Ride Trolleys are the fun way
to get around International Drive. Symbolizing its role
as a true destination, the International Drive Resort
Area offers its guests a certain amenity with all the
bells and whistles: the exclusive, convenient, and economical
I-RIDE Trolley Service. Single fare is just .75. Kids
under age 12 ride free! Just hop on board an I-RIDE
Trolley. Hours 8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily.