We know there are a lot of different ways to get around Walt Disney World. Busses, Boats, Monorails- and even Uber Orlando and Lyft Orlando! And returning to Disney this summer: The Minnie Vans. They will be back in service soon. Lyft offers Disney’s Minnie Vans service. You can even take the Minnie Vans by Lyft from MCO.
We’ll be the first to admit that we’re kind of snobs when it comes to Walt Disney World Transportation.
While the buses are great, we avoid them at all costs.
We love the Monorail, but much prefer to walk to The Magic Kingdom when staying at the Contemporary Resort.
Disney’s Minnie Vans | Everything You Need To Know
When Disney announced that they were starting an exclusive Minnie Vans service we were excited. Especially because it utilizes the Lyft Orlando app (which we prefer over Uber Orlando, hands down).
Disney recently announced that the exclusive service is now available at all resorts starting soon!
When Will Minnie Vans Return To Disney World?
June 29th is the launch date to book your next Minnie Van trip!
But there are test drives happening now and you might see the option in your Lyft app.
We took a peak and, yup, there it was!
Disney’s Minnie Vans Service: Sarah’s Opinion
Minnie Vans Cost
UPDATED FOR 2022: We’re not sure about the pricing just yet. The following information was accurate before the 2020 closures and discontinuation of the service.
Starting September 14, 2018, the Minnie Vans pricing is changing. There will be a base price of $15 and a per-mile charge of $2.75 on top of that.
Depending on where you are going, this might cost more than your previous Minnie Van trip.
I’m seeing reports that this pricing is now in place. Examples of costs that I’ve seen posted online are as follows:
- Contemporary to Boardwalk: $34
- Contemporary to Beach Club: $33
- Contemporary to Animal Kingdom: $39
It appears the pricing is $2.75 per mile plus the $15 base amount.
Regular Lyft example:
And now the Minnie Van comparison.
Minnie Vans Convenience
However, when you need to get from the resort to the runDisney expo pretty quickly with kids and a stroller in tow, it is a no-brainer.
Minnie Vans Service Example 1
Our driver suggested that we make a pit stop at the gas station on property to pick up some bottled waters for the kids, instead of spending 3x as much in the park.
Minnie Vans Service Example 2
Our aunt (staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort) texted us that she had been waiting about 20+ minutes for a bus and was afraid she’d be late meeting us so our driver swooped by her resort to pick her up with us.
Minnie Vans Service Example 3
The music is amazing.
Disney – offer a way for me to buy this for our own Minnie Van.
Disney’s Minnie Vans Service: Available Resorts
You will be able to get the Minnie Van service at all Disney resorts when it returns on June 29th.
We love that you can now access the Minnie Vans all over the Disney World resort.
It’s a perfect way to get from resort to resort when the Disney World fun runs return!
Minnie Vans at Other Disney Area Resorts
Minnie Vans are available at additional Disney area resorts.
You should be able to utilize the service from the following locations:
- Bonnet Creek resorts
- Flamingo Crossings resort
- Hotel Plaza Boulevard resorts
Disney’s Minnie Vans Service From MCO Airport
So taking the bus services from MCO doesn’t sound like your jam.
I get it. Sometimes I don’t want to wait for the cheaper but lengthy transportation option either.
I mean, the churros aren’t going to eat themselves!
When Minnie Vans return in June 2022, MCO service will NOT be offered. This may change, but for now, you cannot get a Minnie Van from the Orlando Airport.
Car Seats and Accessible Minnie Vans Available
Minnie Vans come with 2 car seats for the kids! Which is a huge selling point at the end of the night.
You can also request an Accessible Minnie Van through the Lyft App.