Disney Minnie Vans
Disney Minnie Vans is Walt Disney World’s on-demand ride service. These vehicles operate daily from 6:30 am to 12:30 am and are available to anyone within the park.
Although Disney has partnered with Lyft on this service, Disney Minnie Vans are actually operated by Disney and driven by Disney Cast Members (Disney employees). To schedule a Disney Minnie Van, you simply open the standard Lyft app and call for a pickup as you would for a normal Lyft ride.
As far as the vehicles go, the vans are more like midsize SUVs. They are painted red with white polka dots (a la Minnie Mouse). Each vehicle will hold six passengers and carry two adjustable car seats for children.
The cost of Minnie Vans is much higher than a taxi, Uber, and the standard Lyft rides. Be aware the Guests can only be picked up in designated pickup zones and not from sidewalks or non-designated areas. Minnie Vans are able to drop you off directly at the Magic Kingdom or next to Pioneer Hall at Fort Wilderness, or anywhere else you wish to go.
Disney Minnie Vans are a good option if you don’t mind paying for comfort and point-to-point convenience.
Lyft and Uber
On-demand Lyft and Uber service is available throughout Walt Disney World.
While cheaper than Minnie Vans and regular taxi service, be aware that“surge pricing” is in effect during periods of high demand. Prices for Lyft and Uber could potentially exceed taxi rates during this time. But, for the most part, Lyft and Uber will the cheapest transportation option (other than the free Disney Transportation options listed above).
Using an on-demand ride service like Uber and Lyft is fairly straightforward. Just download one of the apps and use it on your Android or iPhone. Remember to stay put once you call for the car so there is no confusion as you meet your driver.
Taxis are located throughout Walt Disney World Resort and use different brand names (Yellow Cab, City, Checker, or Safety). However, all the taxis are yellow and all operated by Mears Transportation (a company that has an official relationship with Disney). We recommend that you use the yellow cabs (sedans and vans) with meters, lest you pay more than you have to.
Call (407) 699-9999 to schedule a pick-up, or have your hotel’s front desk call over to a Yellow Cab or taxi to wait for you.