Disney World is testing Minnie Van rides to the Orlando airport

January 26, 2018, 11:04 AM · Is it time to leave your Disney World hotel, but you don't want to wait hours at Orlando International after taking your Disney's Magical Express bus ride to the airport? Disney's got a new transportation option for you.

The Walt Disney World Resort is extending its on-site Minnie Van service to drive select Disney hotel guests to Orlando International Airport at the end of their stay, according to guest reports. It's one-way only; you'll still have to take the Disney's Magical Express bus from the airport to your Disney hotel. But for families that don't wish to conform to Disney's bus schedule on their return home, the Minnie Van offers a more customized, on-demand service.

It will cost you, though. Reports say that Disney is charging $150 for the one-way trip. The Minnie Van will carry up to six passengers and includes a couple of child car seats. How does that compare with other on-demand transportation options to the airport?

Disney's Minnie Van service is operated through the Lyft ride-sharing service and using Lyft's fare estimator, you can get a six-passenger Lyft Plus ride to OIA from Disney's Boardwalk for about $42. A "Lux SUV" black car runs $120 between the hotel and the airport. So getting polka dots on your car costs $30 more than that, apparently. (To be fair, Disney also will print your boarding pass and try to check your bags for you with the service, so you can head straight to security when your arrive. That's worth something.)

The Minnie Van-to-the-airport service is another test at this point, so prices and availability can change at any time.

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January 27, 2018 at 7:52 AM · Love it! This will be great for us.
January 27, 2018 at 11:40 AM · Does say club level on the form so I wonder if this is only available to people staying in this level of hotel accommodation at Disney.

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