When the Minnie Van service was first announced, I was pretty excited. Having another option to renting a car or taking the bus was something I had been hoping for. I love that Disney has so many transportation options, but it isn’t always the most comfortable at the end of a long night when I just want to get back to my room.
I had the opportunity to try the Minnie Van service when it first launched and I could not have been happier. I didn’t just try the service once, I loved it so much I used it 8 times in 4 days! My poor rental car stayed in the parking lot for 4 days untouched!
Once you download the Lyft app and have the Minnie Vans activated, you will see all of the options for cars – and one clearly marked “Minnie Van” (with ears of course!)
You select the Minnie Van as the car you want – and then ‘Request Minnie Van Service’. It will show you if any vans are in your area. Mine was so close because it was literally parked outside while I was requesting it!
You’l be able to see on your app the car number, the licence plate as well as the estimated time of arrival. You can watch the car on the map as it’s coming and will get a text message (if enabled) when the car arrives.
The app itself takes care of the payment using the credit card you entered when you set up the app. It’s a flat rate plus mile pricing structure to take you anywhere on Disney property. After your ride you do have the option to tip the cast member if you choose.
The vans are large and comfortable vehicles that can seat up to 6 passengers. Each Minnie Van has 2 car seats in the trunk if you need them for the little ones! There are vans that also service guests with special needs such as wheelchairs or ECV’s, those can be arranged by calling 407-828-3500.
Minnie Vans are available at all Walt Disney World resorts and anywhere on property.
There are many reasons to use the Minnie Van service, you can read about my top 5 here.
Is this something you would use at Walt Disney World?