Walt Disney World's Minnie Van service is returning this summer

Mar 24, 2022 in "Minnie Van Service"

Minnie Van Service overview
Posted: Thursday March 24, 2022 1:10pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Minnie Van Service will return to operation this summer at Walt Disney World.

No further details are yet available, including pricing, availability or a start date.

The Minnie Van Service came to a halt alongside the shutdown of the parks in 2020 due to COVID pandemic, and did not return with the subsequent reopening.

Much of the Minnie Van fleet has been sold off, but a number of SUV's remain in storage at the EPCOT parking lot.

Walt Disney World's Minnie Van Service was introduced mid-2017 using a flat-rate billing model per trip, and operated with 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier mid-sized SUVs. As a competitor to Uber, Minnie Van Service was powered by Lyft and soon expanded to provide transfers to and from Orlando International Airport. In late 2018, the service switched to distance-based pricing, and became significantly more expensive.

The upcoming return comes at an interesting time, as Disney's Magical Express service came to an end at the start of 2022, leaving guests with only third-party options for airport transfers. Prior to the pausing of the Minnie Van Service, airport transfers were $155 per car each way plus tip. The return of Minnie Vans will mean an official Disney operated transportation system will once again be available.

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JIMINYCRJan 21, 2023

DW is in a w/c and the Minnie Van really helped us on the last trip we were on when it was available. Bus space is sometimes very limited because of all the scooters guests are using now. Booking the van in advance gave us assuredness that we could get to a reserved site on time. We used the service multiple times. A nice feature that we are glad came back. But I would hope those who really need it due to disability have the spots available.

Chip ChippersonJan 20, 2023

On one hand, that will make it easier for larger groups to get a Minnie Van. On the other, it could make it harder for those who need the accessible van to actually get one. I wonder if they have data indicating that the accessible vans aren't being requested often enough to justify not offering them to everyone.

Andrew CDec 01, 2022

Needs to be a clown car where I can fit 12 people and we can split it.

dreday3Dec 01, 2022

😲😲😲 Um, scratch that idea!

DCBakerDec 01, 2022

Minnie Vans will also reportedly add the following locations to its service area beginning December 7th - Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort Shades of Green Walt Disney World Swan, Swan Reserve and Dolphin

DCBakerDec 01, 2022

Mike is reporting Minnie Vans will resume limited service to MCO beginning December 14th for Club Level Guests only. The price for a one-way trip will reportedly be $199 - the service was previously priced at $155.

RteetzNov 28, 2022

It theoretically should.

dreday3Nov 28, 2022

But in future would expand to all resort guests? Or stay club level only?

monothingieNov 28, 2022

Just round it up the next hundred and call it a day. Tax and tip not included.

RteetzNov 28, 2022

It was $150ish (one way) I think.

monothingieNov 28, 2022

Whatever it was add 15-25% to it now.

Disstevefan1Nov 28, 2022

I suspect it's almost guaranteed Mears will be less.

CaptinEONov 28, 2022

I wonder how it will compare to Mears express.