Minnie Van Ride Sharing Service
The Walt Disney World Resort has introduced their brand new Minnie Van ride-sharing service. The Minnie Vans are similar to Uber and Lyft (Disney is actually partnering with Lyft with this venture), but will only be available on Walt Disney World property. With the Minnie Van service, Guests can be taken from point-to-point throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from their smartphone, and a Disney Cast Member will drive them wherever they want to go around the resort.
Vehicles used for the Minnie Van Service are Chevy Traverses and they come with all the bells and whistles. The Minnie Vans can fit up to six passengers and will cost $25 each way, no matter how many passengers you have. Vehicles will include two car seats, so those with little ones will still be able to utilize this service. There will also be a few accessible vehicles available for Guests who require them. Each driver is a friendly Disney Cast Member trained to take you where you need to be and any Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort (not just those staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel) may utilize the Minnie Van service.
The Minnie Van service is currently available from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.
How It Works
First, you’ll need to download the Lyft app onto your mobile device. You can then open it from anywhere at Walt Disney World Resort and select the Minnie Van service option. From there, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Confirm your current pickup location.
- Enter your Walt Disney World Resort destination and tap “Request.”
- The app will display a map tracking the vehicle en route and give you an identifying vehicle number to help you spot your car.
The best part is that since you are using the Lyft app, you can request your ride from your smartphone and pay right there conveniently through the app.
Minnie Van Service to Orlando International Airport
The Walt Disney World Resort is testing the Minnie Van Service as a means to take Guests to the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Guests can currently only use this option when traveling to the airport; this option cannot be used from to take Guests from the airport to their resort. This option is currently offered only for Club Level Guests for flights that depart from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. The Minnie Vans can transport up to six Guests per vehicle and can carry up to three car seats.
It is recommended that Guests take part in the Resort Airline Check-In and the cost to use this service to the airport is a flat $150, which will be charged to their room. Guests should see the concierge and have the following information ready:
- Date and time of departure
- Flight number
- If they are TSA PreCheck
- Number of passengers traveling in the Minnie Van
- Number of car seats that will be needed
Guests staying at the following resorts can currently take advantage of the Minnie Van Service to the Orlando International Airport:
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Guests may book Minnie Van service to Orlando International Airport MCO once they have checked in at their resort and up to one day before their flight departs. Day-of requests may be made through Concierge Cast Members, but are not guaranteed.
Additional questions may be directed to Minnie Van service specialists at the resort.
Tips from TheMouseForLess:
- One good use for these vehicles is for those who maybe have early morning breakfast reservations at one of the Disney Resort Hotels. Now you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get there and what time Disney’s bus service starts.