Uber has added a $4 surcharge for pickups at Universal Orlando Resort. The fee, which went into effect at the end of last month, is part of a deal between Universal and Uber.
“Uber and Universal are co-investing in a better and more reliable experience for park guests and Uber riders,” Uber spokesman Javi Correoso said in an email to Spectrum News.
The ridesharing company will build a waiting area on the top floor of the Universal parking garage for guests using Uber.
Money from the surcharge will also go toward new signage throughout the resort and extra personnel on hand during peak hours to help direct traffic.
The surcharge is only for pickups from Universal, not drop-offs. Also pickups from hotels on Universal Orlando property are not subject to the fee.
Lyft, which also operates ridesharing services at Universal is not adding a surcharge, according to Spectrum News.
Universal has not released a statement regarding the surcharge at this time.
Back in August, Universal relocated the pickup and drop-off location for Uber to the top of the Jurassic Park garage out of concern for rider safety.
Universal hotel shuttles, busses and taxis still operate from the previous pickup and drop-off area on the ground level near the Universal CityWalk entrance.