One of the things that was announced at the D23 Expo is already in use at Walt Disney World! The Minnie Van ridesharing service has officially rolled out!
Wait…what is the Minnie Van Service anyway? It is a brand new transportation option that will provide Guests with transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, giving them a seamless way to get from point to point. The idea behind it is similar to common ridesharing apps, Uber and Lyft. Speaking of Lyft, it appears as though Disney has officially partnered with the company. Guests will be able to arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone.
The name, Minnie Van Service, comes from the theme of the vehicles (otherwise known as Chevy Traverses), that are patterned after the one-and-only Minnie Mouse.
The Minnie Van Service can accommodate up to six guests. There are even two car seats that will be available for anyone who has little ones in their family. For those who need accessible vehicles, those will be available as well, however, those only fit four Guests.
Currently, this new transportation service is now available for Guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. Once fully rolled out, the system will be available across the Walt Disney World Resort. This does mean though that the service is not available for Guests who are looking to go off property, say to go on something like a grocery store run.
The Minnie Van Service will be available for Guests between 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. This makes it the perfect option for those who have early morning dining reservations! The cost of rides appear to be $20 each way, no matter how many Guests take a ride.
For those with questions, you will need to make a visit to Bell Services for more information.