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Is Disney World Preparing for Minnie Vans Return?

Disney World Minnie Vans
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Almost two years since Disney World reopened after the pandemic-inspired closure, and Guests are still missing a lot of aspects of their old Theme Park Experience. One of those aspects is the fleet of Minnie Vans.

Operated by Lyft in a special partnership with Disney, Minnie Vans became the official rideshare option for Guests who wanted to move about The Walt Disney World Resort, as well as get to and from Orlando International Airport, without worrying about driving themselves or relying on Disney public transportation. As the name suggests, the fleet of SUVs was–and still is–styled in the likeness of Minnie Mouse, painted bright red with white polka dots.

Disney Minnie Van Service

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Minnie Van operations ceased when the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and every other Disney Park and Resort the world over closed their gates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

But, now, we have reason to suspect the Minnie Vans might be resuming service very soon.

A few months ago, Disney Fanatic reported that Disney World had added several private ground transportation options that they could add to their Disney Vacation Package. This array of options included rideshare options like Uber and Lyft as well as black car and taxi options.

Disney World Ground Transportation

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Read More: Cast Member Clarifies End of Select Ground Transportation Options

But we have just received confirmation from a Cast Member at the Walt Disney Travel Company that all of those private ground transportation options are coming to an end. While there is still no official word on the Minnie Vans, it would make sense for such a decision to precede the Minnie Van’s return as Disney is eliminating all direct partnerships with the competition.

Last week, while at EPCOT, this writer also caught a glimpse of what appeared to be the entire Minnie Van fleet moved to the Disney Park’s parking lot. While there is no connection between the congregation and its return, the sight sparked a glimmer of hope that a Disney-Quality rideshare option would return soon.

Disney World Minnie Vans

Credit: TK Bosacki/Disney Fanatic

It should be noted that the following article is pure speculation, and no official word from Disney about the Minnie Van’s return has been released.

Disney Minnie Van Service added an extra level of convenience to Guests’ Disney Experience. It offered private Disney Transportation across the property from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Fort Wilderness. It helped Guests avoid public bus and airport shuttle service and joined the ranks of the Monorail–which services Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa–and the Disney Skyliner–which services Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, among others, and offers easy access to Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on the Minnie Vans, and other Walt Disney World Transportation options, and more news comes to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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