Disney World just launched its own Lyft service, and you NEED to see the custom cars
Hoping to be at the forefront of the most extra transportation possible, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has just unveiled their brand new ride-sharing system: The Minnie Van. The future of travel is here, and it’s red, polka-dot car with a bow. Would you expect anything less?
Following the announcement earlier this month at D23 Expo, the Minnie Van has arrived, in partnership with Lyft. The service is literally Lyft, but with a Disney twist. Currently, it is only being run out of two EPCOT resorts, the Yacht & Beach Club, and the Boardwalk Resort, and guests staying at these hotels can request a car to take them to and from their destination — which, more than likely, will be one of the theme parks, and currently, it can only take you around Disney property. (However, as the system has just rolled out, updates and improvements will be made to it, including elsewhere it can take you around Orlando.)
As you’ve probably called many Lyfts (and/or Ubers) before, the process is still the same. Stopping by the front desk of one of the designated hotels, the Bell Service can ~activate~ the Minnie vans on your phone, and then instead of simply calling a Lyft, you call Minnie.
And now let’s talk about these vans, because they are something else. They are literally bright red vans with white, polka dots all over them, and duh, the face of Minnie.
100% chance you’ll never be looking at a sea of cars like, “Wait, which one’s mine?”
Currently, calling a Minnie Van is a flat-rate fee of $20 (but it could be more, depending on where you’re going) and if you’ve got a little one, a fee of $10 will be applied to install a car seat. Also, there are designated Minnie Vans that can accommodate guests with special needs, like wheelchairs or ECVS, and designated drop off/pick up locations at select Walt Disney World Resort areas.
Now you’re probably asking, “Uh, but why would I pay at least $20 to go to the Magic Kingdom when I can take this free Disney bus instead?” While catching a Minnie Van all the time doesn’t make sense, if you’re looking to get somewhere quickly, or maybe have a few extra bags to accommodate that you don’t want to haul on a bus (and/or a monorail) the Minnie Van is a good option. Or, if you’ve got a ~fancy~ dinner somewhere, and want to ride in style, call Minnie.
This new system is a great alternative, and besides, who doesn’t want a picture with this van?