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Ouch! Disney Sticks it to Uber, Decides to Partner With Lyft

 

*Uber must be fuming a hearty ‘Well then!’ after Disney, the world’s most recognized theme park franchise, chose to partner with their ride share rival, Lyft. Now families can hail a Lyft Minnie Van to travel throughout the park as they visit the happiest place on earth. And the entire ride will only cost them $20.

?Since we?re all about exceeding guest expectations and making every aspect of your vacation uniquely Disney, we?re creating a new point-to-point transportation service in a way that only Disney can do,? Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts  wrote on the Disney Parks Blog.

The Minnie vans will take park visitors any place they want to go at the Walt Disney World Resort, allowing them to ride in Minnie?s classic style. Continue reading

Do You Ride Uber? Lyft? Any Ride share? Here’s Six Things That Really Tick Your Driver Off!

*Ride share, the new form of transportation, has no doubt changed the infrastructure of how we move around the city. Riders are elated that they can now order a car by clicking on an app, ride in relative peace and comfort, and know that the simple act of sitting down won’t cost them $4.65.

But unfortunately, as is the case with anything that humans touch, if they can take advantage, they will. You have riders making demands, abusing property, and being downright careless when it comes to being transported. They seem to believe the absence of a scratched up sliding glass partition or the absent smell of stale cigarettes in the air gives them the right to certain privileges they would never expect from a taxi.

I’m here to tell you, you’re wrong. 

Here’s six things that do nothing but piss a ride share driver off and make the ride less pleasant.

The second you get into a car, don’t ask the driver to change the channel, turn the music down, or cut the radio off.

This is the drivers car. Not yours. They signed up to transport you safely from one destination to another; of course they aim to do this professionally, in a way that is comfortable to everyone involved.

Give him or her time to acclimate to the fact that someone just got into the car. It’s doubtful the volume is high to begin with. Generally, a driver keeps the radio at a comfortable level in the event the rider needs to make or accept a phone call. But en route to pick you up, the radio may be a tad louder. Many drivers also keep the rario on to stay alert. It can be tiresome driving around all day.

Don’t start making demands the moment you sit down. It’s rude. Don’t do it. And in the words of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, Whats-N-evah you do, DON’T TOUCH THE RADIO..

…at least without asking first! 

A bonus tip on this topic: Bring your own headphones, don’t assume you can take over the car and use the drivers aux cord!

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Will Uber and Lyft Make Taxi’s Obsolete? According to Recent Stats…Maybe

 

Ride-share. Who’d a thunk it five years ago?  Well, outside of the brilliant minded folks who were working on it behind the scenes, that is.

Who would have imagined one day we, the general public, would not only be able to push a button on our phone screen; jump into the car of a complete stranger and end up at our destination’ but we’d be able to — barring any criminal history — be the drivers behind many of those cars?

The industry has totally changed the way we travel AND the economy — the way we make money.

But that’s an article for another day!

As for travel, its hard to ignore the fact that many folks are switching from taxi to Uber — the largest ride-hailing company in the world, or Lyft, a close second; where they not only notice a decrease in travel costs, but a difference in how a rider is treated (not to mention cleaner cars that don’t smell like stale cigarettes!).

But does this mean the taxi industry is becoming obsolete? Continue reading