Lyft has become the official rideshare partner of the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The company previously partnered with Disney World to run its fleet of Minnie Van cars. As part of this agreement Disney and Lyft will be expanding the fleet of Minnie Vans running between the parks and resorts.
As part of the partnership, Disney will integrate pick up and drop off locations at its theme parks for Lyft drivers making the service easier to use. New way-finding signage will make the service easier to find as well.
The larger fleet size promises shorter waits for a pick up if you want to take advantage of the Minnie Van service which is integrated with the Lyft app.
To request a ride through the Lyft app:
- Open the app and select your Walt Disney World destination
- Confirm your pick-up location and tap “Select Minnie Van”; if Minnie Van service is not the default vehicle type displayed, you will need to swipe through your vehicle options until Minnie Van service is displayed
- The app will display a map tracking the vehicle en route—along with an identifying vehicle number to help you spot your car
“We are thrilled to have this relationship with Lyft, connecting our guests with our Minnie Van service and playing an important role in our innovative, world-class transportation services for years to come” said Alison Armor, Vice President of Transportation Operations at Walt Disney World.
Minnie Vans are driven by trained Disney cast members and come with complimentary car seats. Accessible vehicles are also available. Costs for transportation around Walt Disney World vary but generally range from $30-35 one-way. The service also has a more costly option ($150) to travel to or from the Orlando International Airport.
Disney and Lyft’s collaboration began in 2017 with the launch of the Minnie Van service. It has already delivered over 1 million guests to their destinations.