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    Exclamation Minnie Van Completes Service Roll-Out at Walt Disney World: Updated 4/30/18

    4/30/18

    After almost a year of phased additions; Minnie Van service has completed its roll-out by adding service to Disney's All-Star Sports, Disney's All-Star Music, & Disney's All-Star Movies resorts.

    4/16/18

    Minnie Van service has continued its roll-out to Disney's Art of Animation resort.

    4/9/18

    Minnie Van service has continued its roll-out to Disney's Coronado Springs resort.


    2/19/18

    Minnie Van service has continued its roll-out to Disney's Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter and
    Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside.

    2/11/18

    A price increase for the Minnie Van service has been announced among other price increases around the Walt Disney World Resort. Effective 2/12/18, the one-way price for Walt Disney World point-to-point service has been raised from $20 to $25.

    In addition to the price increase, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will be added to the service on 2/12/18 as well.

    2/5/18

    Minnie Van service has continued its roll-out to the first Value Category resort. The service is now available at Disney's Pop Century resort.

    1/29/18

    Minnie Van service has continued its roll-out to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort & Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.

    1/25/18

    Minnie Van service has begun a limited test beyond the berms of the Walt Disney World resort. The service is now conducting limited tests for Concierge Level Guests at select resorts for point to point service between the resort and the Orlando International Airport for $150 per trip. The new service is being tested 9:00 am till 12:00 am daily.

    11/21/17

    The Minnie Van service has been extended to Disney's Old Key West resort.

    10/3/17


    The Minnie Van service is now also available at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    9/25/17

    The Minnie Van service has been rolled out to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

    8/22/17

    Effective 8/21/17, the Minnie Van service has rolled out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    8/15/17

    Effective 8/14/17; the Minnie Van service has rolled out to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (including the Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek Villas).

    7/31/17

    Minnie Van service has begun at the Walt Disney World resort and more details on the operation have been announced:

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
    ...Minnie Van service will be available between 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. (subject to change). Guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts can learn more by visiting their Bell Services desk.

    7/17/17

    The new Minnie Van service has begun a Soft Opening at Walt Disney World.

    Cost is $20 per one-way trip and is currently operating 6:30 am - 12:30 am.

    Thanks to Juliana Sorgini Hart for the photo of the new service in action:

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    Is that $20 per person? I'm not sure I can justify paying for one more thing at WDW! Already getting too expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleen3162 View Post
    Is that $20 per person? I'm not sure I can justify paying for one more thing at WDW! Already getting too expensive
    No, $20 for up to 6 passengers. It's per vehicle. Flat rate.

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    I do like this idea for times you are running late for a reservation or event and can't rely on Disney Transportation to get you there on time.

    So it is a flat rate of $20 for up to 6 PPL?
    I assume it goes anywhere on Property?
    $20 for a lift from point A to point B, from one end of the property all the way to the other end?
    Do you tip the drivers?

    Does anyone know if it will be like other ride sharing when you can call up a "Minnie Van" or will there be designated pickup areas like taxi waiting areas at resorts, parks, etc?

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    I wonder if it'll take you to that gas station on property? Aside from how dorky that looks, pretty useful idea. If it turns out to be like Disney Uber, that would be pretty nifty. Wish you could use it to make runs offsite, but still nice if you want to spend a few extra bucks for quicker speed to something.
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    We have to try it in November. Just because...
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    Uber was $8 (BCV to Contemporary)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendelson View Post
    Uber was $8 (BCV to Contemporary)
    I had wondered how the price compared to uber and taxis.
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    Whatever happened to, "dont get into a stranger's car?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    I had wondered how the price compared to uber and taxis.
    Just checked some of my receipts from earlier this year
    WL-Poly $5.85
    WL-GF $5.85
    Swan-VGF (Uber XL) $10.88
    BW-VGF $7.63
    WL-Universal $15.25
    Universal-WL $18.69

    For smaller parties Uber/Lyft will still be the way to go but for larger parties w/little ones needing car seats this may work.

    I realize they won't go to Universal but just put that in there as a cost/distance reference.
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    I just hope its easy and WORKS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWL Mom View Post
    Just checked some of my receipts from earlier this year
    WL-Poly $5.85
    WL-GF $5.85
    Swan-VGF (Uber XL) $10.88
    BW-VGF $7.63
    WL-Universal $15.25
    Universal-WL $18.69

    For smaller parties Uber/Lyft will still be the way to go but for larger parties w/little ones needing car seats this may work.

    I realize they won't go to Universal but just put that in there as a cost/distance reference.
    That does seem to be a pretty big price difference.
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    We paid $9.65 GF-Typhoon Lagoon on Uber X (not XL) last August. That same trip right now is priced at $18.96 on Uber XL, and if you want a car seat, it's $26.95.

    So, I think Disney's pricing for this service is fair.

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    One advantage for travel to MK is that it will take you to where the Disney buses drop off at the front gate and not the Transportation and ticket center.

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    Could driverless cars on property be that far behind?

    I should think this would be a natural progression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boornl00 View Post
    One advantage for travel to MK is that it will take you to where the Disney buses drop off at the front gate and not the Transportation and ticket center.
    Great point! Major bonus.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bass T-bone View Post
    Could driverless cars on property be that far behind?

    I should think this would be a natural progression.
    I think I saw they were testing that. But as often as Space Mountain or Buzz breaks down, I don't know if I want to get into one of their auto cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass T-bone View Post
    Could driverless cars on property be that far behind?

    I should think this would be a natural progression.
    A driverless car on property, how cool would the be?!?! Punch in where you want to go, swipe the magic band, and GPS gets you there!

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    I'm wondering, since I'm reading this service is run through the Lyft app, if my Lyft credits can be used for the Minnie Van?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boornl00 View Post
    One advantage for travel to MK is that it will take you to where the Disney buses drop off at the front gate and not the Transportation and ticket center.
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