But, what happens when you oversleep and you’re running late for that very important Ohana breakfast reservation?
As great as the free transportation is, they can take upwards of an hour to get from one place to another. Sometimes you need a quick ride to get to your desired destination.
So here’s all the information you need to know about the Minnie Vans, whether you’re a rideshare pro or a first-timer like myself.
All About Disney’s Minnie Van Service at Walt Disney World
What is a Minnie Van?
A Minnie Van is that adorable looking vehicle you see driving around Walt Disney World property with the white polka dots.
It runs just like any other rideshare service, with one big exception. The drivers are all Walt Disney World Cast Members.
How to you request a Minnie Van?
Although Minnie Vans are run by Disney, they use Lyft for their technology.
The easiest way to request a Minnie Van is through the Lyft App.
- Open the Lyft App
- Confirm your pick-up location and select a Minnie Van. You may have regular Lyft drivers show up first. I had to swipe a few times before the Minnie Van options came up.
- Prices vary based on the distance traveled from pick-up location to your desired destination. You’ll see the total cost before you select a Minnie Van. (For reference – We traveled from Caribbean Beach to the Polynesian Resort 5.39 miles away. The cost for that trip was $33.61 before the discount code that I had attached to my account. Always look for discounts!)
- Once you confirm your Minnie Van, the app will display your Minnie Van number, how long before you will be picked up, as well as where your Minnie Van is.
- Once you get to your destination, you may give the driver a tip in cash or you can send one through the App.
Does Minnie Vans work with small children?
Each Minnie Van is equipped with 2 convertible car seats that can either be used in the rear or the forward facing positions. Booster Seats are also available.
Are there Handicap Accessible Minnie Vans?
Guests who need an accessible Minnie Van can request one by calling (407) 828-3500.
Because there is a limited number of accessible vehicles, there may be a longer wait than the non-accessible Minnie Vans.
Our Experience Using Disney’s Minnie Vans
The VIP Experience
From the second the Minnie Van drove up, you are treated like a VIP.
The Minnie Vans are clean and comfortable. But, what really sets this service above all the rest is the nice and courteous Cast Members driving the Minnie Vans.
I always have a great time talking to Cast Members. I always learn something new and exciting whenever I speak to someone.
However, they’re there to do a job. They don’t have the time to stand around talking.
So, it was nice to “talk Disney” with a Cast Member that really knows the company and has seen the property change over the years.
Each Minnie Van is equipped with phone chargers!
We all know that quickly draining phone batteries is inevitable at Walt Disney World. Charge up as much as you can without having to pull out the back-up batteries.