The Disney World Minnie Van Service | The Complete Guide

Last Updated on: December 9th, 2023

The new Disney World Minnie Mouse Van Service, dubbed “Minnie Vans” was announced in the Summer of 2017 at the D23 Expo and soon after the new polka-dotted fleet of crossover SUVs  began popping up around the resort. Here is a complete rundown of what you need to know about the Minnie Van service.

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What is the Disney World Minnie Van Service?

The Disney World Minnie Van Service is a convenient and unique transportation option available to guests at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. It is a partnership between Disney and Lyft, a rideshare company, that offers guests a more personalized and efficient way to get around the resort.

The Minnie Van Service uses specially designed vehicles resembling Minnie Mouse’s iconic polka-dotted bow. These vans are operated by Disney Cast Members who are specially trained to provide excellent customer service and ensure a magical experience for guests.

To use the Minnie Van Service, guests can request a ride through the Lyft app on their smartphones. The service is available from select Disney Resort hotels and certain other locations within the Walt Disney World Resort property.

The Minnie Vans can accommodate up to six guests, making them ideal for families or larger groups traveling together. Each van is equipped with two child safety seats, providing added convenience and safety for families with young children.

One of the significant advantages of using the Minnie Van Service is the direct transportation it offers to various destinations within the resort. Unlike the standard Disney transportation options like buses, monorails, and boats, which often make multiple stops, the Minnie Vans provide a more direct and efficient route to your desired location.

The Minnie Van Service is available for an additional fee, and the cost is determined by distance traveled. The fee is charged directly to the guest’s Lyft account through the app.

Since its introduction in 2017, the Minnie Van Service has become a popular choice among Disney World guests, especially those looking for a more personalized and comfortable transportation option. It is particularly convenient for guests with early breakfast reservations, dining reservations at other resorts, or those looking to make the most of their time at the parks.

The Minnie Van Service is just one of the many transportation options available at Walt Disney World Resort, providing guests with a variety of choices to make their visit as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Whether it’s a whimsical ride to the Magic Kingdom or a quick trip to a character dining experience, the Minnie Van Service adds a touch of Disney magic to the transportation experience at the resort.

How Do You Sign Up for it?

The service is run through the Lyft app, which will allow you to send for a driver, check where your driver currently is and pay via credit card.

Our friends at did a great job at giving a step-by-step rundown of how to activate the service and find a van (with screenshots) here.

How Many People Do  the Vans Seat?

The SUVs seat six passengers and come equipped with a car seat just in case.

What Time Do the Vans Run?

Regular in-park van service is available from 6:30am – 12:30am.

Where Do They Go?

Minnie Vans will take you anywhere within the confines of Walt Disney World Resort. They will also now take you to Orlando International Airport for a drop-off at a significantly higher fare (see below). It should be noted though that thee airport drop-off option is only available to Yacht & Beach Club Resort and Boardwalk Resort guests staying at the club level for now, although most people expect that this service will be extended to other resorts and levels over time, much like the regular services did.

Update 8/30/18: The Minnie Van service to Orlando Airport has been expanded to two-way service. It is also now available to all resort guests, not just the two Epcot area resorts it had been available to.

One major difference between an in-park trip and an airport trip is that you cannot book the airport through Lyft. In order to hail an airport Minnie Van, you need to call 407-WDW-PLAY.

The shuttle service is available for flight arrivals from 7am-11:59pm and for flight departures from 9am-12am. Each van holds up to 6 passengers and 8 suitcases and are equipped with up to 3 car seats.

Update 10/18/19: Airport transfers to and from Orlando International Airport can now be added to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package. Airport transfers can be added to vacation packages up to 6 months in advance.

What Resorts Do the Vans Pick Up At?

As of 4/30/18, the Minnie Van service is available at ALL Disney-owned Walt Disney World resorts.

As of 10/16/19, guests of a number of non-Disney-owned, Disney World area hotels can utilize the minnie van airport traffic service. These hotels include:

  • Swan and Dolphin
  • Disney Springs area hotels:
    • B Resort & Spa
    • Best Western Lake Buena Vista
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
    • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
    • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
    • Holiday Inn Orlando
    • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
    • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • Flamingo Crossings Resorts
  • Bonnet Creek Resorts:
    • Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
    • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    • Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

How Much Does a Ride Cost?

Minnie Van rides initially were based on a flat fee, but are now distance-based. Pricing varies based on pick up and drop off within the Walt Disney World Resort.

A trip to Orlando International Airport is under a different pricing schedule. 

Also under a different pricing schedule is a trip to Port Canaveral, where the Disney Cruise Line terminal resides. 

How many people use the Minnie Van Service?

On June 18th, 2019, Disney announced the service had transported its 1 millionth guest.

As always, stay tuned and I will post updates about the Disney World Mouse Van service as they are released.

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