With the newly opened Disney Springs Town Square enticing shopping-minded visitors to stay on Walt Disney World property, the Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Ave and International Drive are striking back with a new free hotel shuttle service.
The Orlando Premium Outlets Hotel Shopper Shuttle (operated by Mears Transporation) will feature 50 passenger seats and free Wi-Fi. The shuttle will pick up guests at each hotel once daily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and return guests to their hotels from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shuttle availability is on a first come, first serve basis, but reservations can be made in advance by booking online mallservice.mearstransportation.com or via phone 407-254-0470.
“Our hotel welcomes more than one million guests every year, and Orlando Premium Outlets is a favorite destination among vacationers and business travelers alike,” said Brian Comes, general manager at Hyatt Regency Orlando. “It is important for us to be able to offer convenient access to the best of Orlando. The new Orlando Premium Outlets Hotel Shuttle allows us to do just that, providing convenient, nonstop transportation from the hotel to this unique shopping destination.”
The first 100 shuttle passengers will receive a VIP Orlando Premium Outlets gift bag packed with thousands in savings and exclusive retailer discounts. One lucky passenger and a guest will receive tickets to the upcoming Future Now Tour featuring Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas on July 2 at Amway Center.
“Our new shuttle service takes Orlando Premium Outlets’ customer amenities to a new level,” said Kerri Bear, regional vice president of marketing, Simon Premium Outlets. “We’re committed to enhancing our shoppers’ experience at every possible turn, and this service is our latest contribution to the local economy and visitors.”
Participating hotels were selected based on criteria including a viable conference center space, close proximity to the convention center, and large capacity destinations located within major theme parks including Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. For a full list of hotels, please visit premiumoutlets.com/outlet/orlando-vineland and premiumoutlets.com/outlet/orlando-international.
“The addition of this shuttle service is another great reason for visitors to indulge in shopping at Orlando Premium Outlets,” said Jeff Swirsky, general manager of Floridays Resort Orlando. “Orlando Premium Outlets are an important asset to our destination and their efforts to draw new visitors energize the local economy. We really appreciate our partnership and are grateful for the added services that the Orlando Premium Outlets provide to our valued guests of Floridays Resort Orlando.”
While waiting for you shuttle to arrive, enjoy this episode of Attractions The Show, where we visited the Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Ave shortly after its 2013 expansion: