April 18, 2024

Why I Skip Disney World Free Transportation, Get Minnie Vans Instead

  • I go to Disney World monthly, and I think Minnie Vans are the best way to get around.
  • It costs about $40 per trip, but it’s worth it for the ease of getting from point A to point B.
  • The cars are equipped with child seats, phone chargers and screens to distract the riders.

As a frequent visitor to Disney World, there is nothing I dread more than the painful logistics of getting from point A to point B.

In 2017, I started traveling at Minnie Van, Disney’s network of polka-dotted Lyft ride shares. It’s not cheap, often averaging around $40 a trip, but for me, it’s worth it.

Minnie Vans can be scheduled through the Lyft app and will transportation guests to all Disney World resorts, theme parks, Disney Springs, and anywhere else throughout the property from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

Disney has free transportation, but the benefits of the Minnie Van outweigh the extra cost

minnie van pick up location in disney world parking lot

You can be close to the park entrances in Minnie Vans.

Terri Peters



Disney World provides free transportation for its guests such as buses, monorails, and boats, but the wait times are usually long. Driving is also an option, but parking and walking can be time-consuming since most are quite far from the theme parks themselves.

While Minnie Vans certainly aren’t going to save you money, they will save you time by getting you right where you need to go.

Minnie Vans are driven by Disney employees, so I always know that I will be picked up by a driver who understands the property and can take me to my destination.

tv screen with mickey mouse cartoons in minnie van at disney world

The cars are equipped with essentials like phone chargers and bonuses like TV screens.

Terri Peters



The vans are also equipped with two child seats and phone chargers, and they even have television screens that play Disney movies and Mickey Mouse cartoons.

As a travel writer who often visits Disney World alone, I feel safe walking into the Minnie Van late at night. And as a mom who raises my family, I love the ease of dropping off right in front of the theme parks.

terri and three others posing for a group photo in front of minnie's van at disney world

My friends also like the Minnie Vans.

Terri Peters



I also love teaching my Disney-loving friends about the service. Many of them have told me they can’t go back to free Disney transportation once they’ve experienced it, and I agree.

Van Minnie is worth the high price tag to me. It makes everything about my Disney World experience simpler.

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