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Thread: Update: All DVC Resorts at Walt Disney World Now Offering Minnie Van Transport

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    --Denise

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    Default Re: Update: All DVC Resorts at Walt Disney World Now Offering Minnie Van Transport

    As of February 11, they have already raised the cost 20% from $20 to $25. How high will it go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynglizrd View Post
    As of February 11, they have already raised the cost 20% from $20 to $25. How high will it go?
    Probably as high as they can go. But then if the costs gets too high, you are using the Lyft app to order a Minnie Van, so I can see people just ordering a Lyft ride if they don't want to pay the Minnie Van price.

    However, we really enjoyed the two Minnie van rides we did in December we were both pretty and didn't feel like transferring buses nor walking back to BLT after taking a bus to MK from Kidani Village after spending hours at Animal Kingdom before an unscheduled late lunch at Sanaa. We waited only 5 minutes or less for each of our rides. Since the drivers are Cast Members it is pretty easy to get them talking to you and interesting to hear about their careers. Also they often know little tidbits about WDW that they are happy to share. It was definitely and enjoyable ride versus one where the driver knows nothing about Disney including the quickest routes and avoiding construction when possible.
    --Denise

    Scheduled upcoming Disney trips:

    11/27-12/14/18 AKV Kidani Village
    2/19-2/22/19 - Bay Lake Tower
    3/10-3/14/19 - AKV Jambo House


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    Have the taxi's gone up - we use to ride from BW to AK for $10+tip?

    Janet & Dan


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    Our taxi fare was $20 plus tip from AKL to BLT. The taxi driver did
    complain about the mini vans taking his rides!
    Beth

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    At $20 per ride, we were thinking that we MAY at some point take advantage of the Minnie Vans just for the convenience of, say, being dropped off at the MK bus area vs the TTC. At $25 per ride, we're now thinking we probably won't. $50/round trip is just too steep. Disappointed at the preferred parking price increase too. Yes, it's a small increase, but it's that little difference between handing them a $20 bill vs having to fish out more money.
    - Lorie

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGM59 View Post
    At $20 per ride, we were thinking that we MAY at some point take advantage of the Minnie Vans just for the convenience of, say, being dropped off at the MK bus area vs the TTC. At $25 per ride, we're now thinking we probably won't. $50/round trip is just too steep. Disappointed at the preferred parking price increase too. Yes, it's a small increase, but it's that little difference between handing them a $20 bill vs having to fish out more money.
    FYI: If I'm not mistaken, the Lyft app requires that you do an electronic payment for the Minnie Van Service. You don't use cash to pay for the ride.

    Also, several people -- myself included -- have received discounts on the Lyft app when signing up for the Minnie Van Service. When we used the Service in December 2017, we received $5 off each of our rides.






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    Quote Originally Posted by wdrl View Post
    FYI: If I'm not mistaken, the Lyft app requires that you do an electronic payment for the Minnie Van Service. You don't use cash to pay for the ride.

    Also, several people -- myself included -- have received discounts on the Lyft app when signing up for the Minnie Van Service. When we used the Service in December 2017, we received $5 off each of our rides.
    Thanks for the discount tip. Yes, I know the Minnie Vans only take e-payments. I was referring to the preferred parking increase for resort guests - from $20/day to $23. Odd number.
    - Lorie

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