Disney’s Minnie Van Service to Return to Walt Disney World

From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato

Do you miss Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van transportation service? Well, you’re in luck as the theme park resort is bringing the cute cars back this summer!

The Minnie Van system debuted back in 2017 as a means to taxi guests privately around the resort. The service had been put on an indefinite hold in 2020 following the closure of the Walt Disney World parks in March 2020.

At this time, the exact return date has not yet been revealed, nor has pricing for the service.

Here is a look at some details Disney has provided about the service prior to its temporary hold from the official Walt Disney World website:

How It Works
Our Minnie Van service works with the Lyft app. Simply open the Lyft app from anywhere within Walt Disney World Resort to access Minnie Van service, request a ride and pay for it through the app—or call (407) 828-3500 to request an accessible vehicle. Cars are usually minutes away.

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

Need an Accessible Vehicle?
Please call a Minnie Van Service Specialist at (407) 828-3500 to request an accessible vehicle. Requests can be made 45 to 60 minutes prior to needing the vehicle. Minnie Van vehicles can accommodate Guests with standard wheelchairs, motorized vehicles and electric conveyance vehicles (ECVs); however, an additional wait time may occur.

What to Expect – The Vehicle
Minnie Van vehicles are roomy, comfortable and playfully themed with a style inspired by Minnie Mouse. Each vehicle accommodates up to 6 Guests. 

What to Expect – The Experience
Minnie Van drivers are friendly Disney Cast Members who are trained to whisk you off to where you need to be—with a smile. Each vehicle is equipped with 2 child safety seats that our Disney Cast Members are expertly trained to install for you.

Pricing

  • Prices vary based on distance traveled from pick-up location to requested destination within Walt Disney World Resort.
  • You’ll see the total cost and pay for the service conveniently through the Lyft app.

Hours of Operation
Minnie Van service operates from 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Minnie Van Airport Service

Secure your ride from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel or select surrounding hotels (and vice versa) up to 6 months in advance.

How to Book
To arrange a one-way or round-trip ride, call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. Please have your flight information handy. If you’re traveling domestically, request a pickup at least 2 hours prior to your flight departure and at least 3 hours prior to flight departure if flying internationally. Note: rides cannot be booked through the app at this time.

What to Expect – The Vehicle
Minnie Van vehicles are roomy, comfortable and playfully themed with a style inspired by Minnie Mouse. Each vehicle accommodates up to 6 Guests, 6 medium-sized suitcases and can be equipped with up to 3 complimentary car seats.

What to Expect – The Experience
Minnie Van drivers are friendly Disney Cast Members who are trained to whisk you off to where you need to be—with a smile.

Luggage
While Minnie Van vehicles can accommodate up to 6 medium-sized suitcases, you can also check your bags in advance at Resort Airport Services/Check-In before you depart.

Pricing
The cost of the Minnie Van airport service is $155 each way; gratuity not included.

Hours of Operation

  • The Minnie Van airport ride operates from between 6:00 AM and 11:59 PM. Hours of operation are subject to change.
  • Guests needing to utilize an accessible vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair or ECV can make arrangements by calling (407) 828-3500.

Know Before You Ride

  • Service can pick up or drop off from the airport to any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. 
  • Service is available for all Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Shades of Green, Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort, SpringHill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings and TownePlace Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings.
  • Rides may be booked until 11:59 AM the night prior to arrival.
  • Pick-up location at the Orlando International Airport is located by the baggage claim escalators.
  • All cancellations made within 24 hours of pick-up time will forfeit a refund.

Will you be utilizing the Minnie Van service wen it returns to Walt Disney World this summer? Let us know in the comments! 

Sean Sposato
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