Back at D23 Expo 2017, it was announced that the Walt Disney World Resort would be launching a pilot transportation service in partnership with the Lyft ride share service. This new service, called “Minnie Van Service” and would be a paid point to point service, using specially decorated vehicles with a capacity for 6 passengers, each vehicle having 2 children’s seats for the convenience of families staying on site at the resort, and the service would be accessed through the Lyft Ride Share App
Walt Disney World’s Official Announcement stated: “Through a collaboration with the US’ fastest growing ride share service, Lyft, guests at these resorts can arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone. With Minnie Van service, Disney cast members will then whisk you away to wherever you want to be at Walt Disney World Resort. This service accommodates up to six guests and provides two versatile car seats so even the tiniest of passengers can travel in style!“
On July 31, 2017 the new service was rolled out as a pilot program to guests staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Due to the positive feed back, on August 14, 2017 Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service was rolled out to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort along with Disney’s Copper Creek Villas and Cabins, and Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.
On August 21, 2017, due to continued positive feedback, Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service was rolled out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
On September 18, 2017, Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service is once again being expanded to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service is available between 6:30 AM and 12:30 AM (subject to change) staying staying at the following Walt Disney World Resorts.
Maximum capacity is 6 guest with up to 2 of those guests needing complimentary car seats.
For a Flat $20 fee, Guests may be taken from your participating resort to any location on the Walt Disney World Resort property.
Guests can arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone,
and should see the Bell Services desk at their resort if they need assistance.
As of September 18, 2017 these are the current participating resorts:
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
Disney’s Copper Creek Villas and Cabins
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
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