Disney and lyft launch on-demand walt disney world ride service
Posted August 1
Leave it to Disney to come up with an idea to make their theme-park experience even more special (and convenient!)-the company has just launched custom Lyft cars for their new ride-sharing service. Currently only available at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the Minnie Van (pun intended, of course!) is an adorable bright-red, polka-dotted car that’s sure to be popular with kids and adults alike.
After announcing the partnership with Lyft at the D23 expo last month, Disney has officially rolled out the Minnie Van service. Dubbed as a “whimsical new way to get around,” Minnie Vans work just like any other ride-sharing service, except for the fact that you have to have a Disney staff member activate the option for you in the app before you can actually get one. You see the car’s location, approach and ETA just as you would a regular Lyft car.
Minnie Vans are available at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club and BoardWalk Resorts and will soon be rolled out to the rest of the Disney resorts. According to a blog post from Lyft, all of the cars are driven by Walt Disney World cast members. Interested riders can take the service to Walt Disney World destinations only, although supposedly you’ll soon be able to ride them all over Orlando.
The actual Minnie Van is a 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, complete with Minnie Mouse polka dots and outlines.
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The Minnie Vans can accommodate up to six people and include two car seats, which staff members are trained to install. Wheelchair-accessible vehicles are also available in the fleet. The fee is a flat rate of $20 to take you anywhere you want on Disney property and includes any necessary stops your party needs to make.
What a memorable way to get around on your trip to Disney World! If they prove as popular as we think they’ll be, we’re betting Minnie Vans will eventually become available at all of the other Walt Disney World Resorts.