To compete with Disney’s ME program, Universal is offering free rental cars to customers who purchase their tickets on the internet:
Walt Disney World allows visitors to get free bus rides to and from Orlando International Airport and Disney hotels with its Magical Express program. Universal Orlando now is countering with rental cars.
Universal is offering deals that allow visitors to get free car rentals when they buy Universal ticket packages over the Internet. The packages start at $180 each for two people, with children 9 and under free. Packages also are available that include rental cars and hotels. The offer covers the three hotels at Universal Orlando, and nine outside hotels.
The offer began in April and is slated to run through August, but spokesman Tom Schroder said it would be re-evaluated and possibly continued.