UPDATE June 29 - Minnie Vans are now officially back at Walt Disney World starting today! Some guests may have had the chance to use the service over the last couple of weeks whilst a soft opening period has been in place but from today they are officially back and available through the Lyft App.
Currently Minnie Vans are only available for guests whilst they are on property and are not available for transport to and from the Orlando International Airport (as already confirmed). However, with news that the Brightline station at Disney Springs has now been scrapped, many may ask the question as to whether the option to book a Minnie Van between the Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World may be reinstated at some point in the future. We will bring you further updates on this when they are announced.
UPDATE June 16 - According to reports online, Disney Minnie Vans at Walt Disney World are enjoying a soft opening period prior to the official return date on June 29. Minnie Vans are currently being offered to approximately 30% of people using the Lyft App and we expect this to increase over the next couple of weeks during this soft opening period. If you are hoping to catch a ride then check the Lyft App for availability and you might get lucky.
UPDATE June 7 - Disney has now confirmed the return date for Minnie Vans at Walt Disney World. They will officially be available from June 29, 2022 but guests may see Minnie Vans being randomly available in the Lyft App over the next few weeks as they are being tested.
Booking a Minnie Van can be done by just opening your Lyft App and selecting a Minnie Van vehicle to pick you up from your desired location (see below for more detailed instructions). The airport option is not returning.
March 23 - We have great news for fans of the Disney Minnie Vans. Disney has just announced that the Minnie Van service at Walt Disney World will be returning this Summer.
Disney shared this information on their official TikTok page with a quirky video, check out the link here. The Minnie Vans service is a private transportation offering. You can simply use your smartphone to request a ride through the Lyft app. The Disney-owned and operated vehicles are a fun and convenient way to travel around the resort.
Each vehicle can fit up to six guests and have two child seats available for use if needed which will be installed by the driver. The cost of this service is dependant on destination but a final price is shown when booking through the Lyft app. To make a booking:
- Open the Lyft app
- Select your Walt Disney World destination
- Confirm where you would like your pick-up location to be
- Tap “Select Minnie Van” (you may need to swipe through the vehicle options if the Minnie Van service is not the default)
- The app will give you a number to identify your vehicle and there will be a map displaying your vehicle en route to you
We now know that Minnie Vans will be available again at Walt Disney World frorm June 29, 2022. Let us know your thoughts on the return of the Minnie Van service by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.