Disney World expands Minnie Van service

Disney has added more home resorts to its Minnie Van service at Walt Disney World. The alternate private vehicle transportation method will transport you and up to five other guests anywhere on Disney property for a flat fee of $25. Each Minnie Van carries with it two car seats for guests under six.

Depending on your destination, the $25 cost can be more than twice what you would pay taking a traditional Uber or Lyft ride, but you wouldn’t get some of the Minnie Van exclusive benefits. These include:

  • Up front drop off and pick up zones at Disney’s theme parks and resorts (it drops you off right by Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue for instance).
  • A knowledgeable cast member at the wheel. Disney is putting its best trained customer friendly agents at the wheel.
  • Comfort. Disney uses a Chevy Traverse, which is really an SUV with air conditioning and a comfy, clean, interior.
  • It can seat 6 people instead of 4. So if you have a larger group, it might be more affordable than an Uber or Lyft.
  • No surge pricing. So if you want to duck out of a park during a busy period, Minnie Vans might be your best bet
  • The price includes the tip.

Service for Disney’s Minnie Vans is provided via the Lyft mobile app. If you’re staying at one of the participating resorts, just download the Lyft app and select Minnie Van service.

Here is a full list of resorts with Minnie Van availability:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Beach Club Resorts
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Once you’ve started your travel at one of the resorts, you can later order a Minnie Van to transport you from wherever you are on property. So if you go from Pop Century to Magic Kingdom, then monorail it to EPCOT for lunch but want to get to Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner, you can just call a Minnie Van from EPCOT without having to walk to a resort. But remember each ride is a flat $25 fee.

Minnie Vans also provided limited service to the Orlando International Airport for club level guests of the following resorts:

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

You must book the service via the resort’s Concierge Cast Members at least one day before departure. Cost is $150 for a one-way trip from the Disney resort to the Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Each Minnie Van providing airport service can carry six passengers and up to 3 car seats for guests under the age of 6. Time is restricted to flight departures between 9AM and Midnight.

It is believed that Disney plans to expand the Minnie Van service to other destinations including Port Canaveral for Disney Cruise Line Land and Sea travelers. The fleet of cars in service has also been expanded as more hotels came on line. So while some users have reported a long wait for their Minnie Van during peak times, there’s a good chance one will be right around the corner waiting for you.

If you’re not in a rush to get somewhere then the Minnie Van may not be for you, but if you value convenience or have a family of five or six you need to move around in ways that Disney’s existing transportation system doesn’t support, the Minnie Van is a great option.

Will you consider using Disney’s Minnie Van service on your next trip?

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One thought on “Disney World expands Minnie Van service

  1. Joseph Pillsbury

    YES! Are you kidding? If I have reservations for Cindy’s Royal Table and I am running late from Epcot, heck yes I would shell out $25 to be scooted over across property to get to the ball on time! Dont want to blow an ADR!

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