Minnie Van Service to move to distance based pricing and expanding to non-Disney hotels

Sep 11, 2018 in "Minnie Van Service"

Minnie Van Service overview

Disney's Minnie Van Service is set to move to a new distance-based pricing model in the coming days.

Currently, guests can use the Lyft app to request a Minnie Van to travel to and from any location at Walt Disney World for $25 per trip per vehicle. Distance-based pricing will continue to use the Lyft app.

The private Disney ride service will also soon expand to hotels outside of the Disney operated locations, and will include Bonnet Creek, Flamingo Crossing and Hotel Plaza Blvd hotels.

These changes come onto of the recent expansion to Orlando International Airport, where you can schedule drop-off and pick-up by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

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Article Posted: Sep 11, 2018 / 3:34pm ET
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gmajewJun 18, 2019

I tend to agree with you especially when I use them in Chicago but Lyft cars were spotless each one we used over the week. I was amazed at how clean they were... Car seats I agree if you need them they are not the option.

MisterPenguinJun 18, 2019

Access to MK's gate bypassing the lagoon barriers, buses, and the walk from the Contemporary may be worth the extra money, especially if you have people with mobility issues with you (children, elderly, infirm).

CaptainAmericaJun 18, 2019

Lyft and Uber are basically the same price if you need one car seat, and they're impossible to get with two car seats. Also they're gross.

ThatMouseJun 18, 2019

How do you find your Lyft driver when there is 100 of them out there at the end of the night?

tissandtullyJun 18, 2019

Minnie Van is great because of the car seats and the training the CMs receive on it, I only use it when we have the kids with us, adult trips it’s Lyft or Uber.

tissandtullyJun 18, 2019

The typo head was a great mental image.

gmajewJun 18, 2019

Minnie Van is almost $23 more a ride for this service. Only thing you get is drop of at bus station and to ride in a cool looking car. We did Lyft all week last week but I could not justify the extra money per ride for the Minnie car. Did it a year ago not again.

mikejs78Feb 11, 2019

I've found Uber and Lyft to be both more reliable and drivers to be more careful in general than what I've seen in cabs. Also a cab driver is just as much a complete stranger as an Uber/Lyft driver.

SirwalterraleighFeb 11, 2019

No...but it had mears. It’s actually a weird phenomenon that people have a compete disdain for cabs...but now ard Comfy with complete strangers in private cars...isn’t it? I blame Danny devito

Tony the TiggerFeb 11, 2019

A transport system decades ago did not anticipate Lyft or Uber, which they are simply mimicking and rebranding.

SirwalterraleighFeb 11, 2019

If you’re point is “people love overspending at Disney”...yes, I’m fully aware. Life in the bubble. Doesn’t really Translate to the vanity of the Minnie van though...a good planned transport system - 2 Decades ago - would have made them unnecessary. “People will pay it” is not an end all explanation. Capitalism need not be listed in Roget’s next to “silliness”

Tony the TiggerFeb 11, 2019

And Victoria & Albert's is also extremely overpriced. However, on a special occasion trip, we enjoyed it and didn't regret it at all. We could have eaten at Jiko or Ci-Ci's pizza (offsite) and been just as full, and paid less. On that same trip, we took a Minnie-van one time, in the same context: special occasion splurge, knowing it was overpriced, fun, and they were cheaper when they first started. It's not something I would do on a regular basis (we usually have our own car) but it was a fun little extra that one time. We also pay for a beer what we could pay for a 12 pack on sale.