NEWS: Minnie Vans Add Larger, New Accessible Vehicles at Walt Disney World

//NEWS: Minnie Vans Add Larger, New Accessible Vehicles at Walt Disney World

NEWS: Minnie Vans Add Larger, New Accessible Vehicles at Walt Disney World

Minnie Van Service premiered last year at Walt Disney World. The ride share service operates from the Lyft app, is operated by Disney with Disney Cast Members and Company vehicles, and can take you anywhere at Walt Disney World and to the Orlando International Airport. There were numerous updates to the service in the past year, highlights include adding every Walt Disney World resort to the app, an increase in the service from $20 to $25 per ride, and more recently the service being unlocked to anyone requesting a ride on Lyft from within the proximity of Walt Disney World.

In our initial review we noted that there were special ADA accessible vehicles (Ford Transit 150, pictured above) with a wheelchair lift for transportation requests. These vehicles, while large, would only accommodate one wheelchair. Early this year the Minnie Van fleet expanded by adding numerous new 2018 Chevy Traverse vans and now they’re expanding again with the addition of two new Ford Transit 350 vehicles. These are equipped with a wheelchair lift, similar to the older ADA vehicles, but have a larger interior. While we haven’t seen these in action yet, we anticipate the larger interior might be able to fit two wheelchairs, enabling families with multiple accessibility needs to utilize the service efficiently.

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My enthusiasm for all things Disney all started when my parents took our family to WDW for a vacation. My first trip was at age 13. Since that first time, I have made a trip to WDW almost every year from age 13. As far as I knew there was only one place to vacation! My fascination with WDW began on that first trip. I wanted to know how things at WDW operated and what made it so magical. I wanted to know details like how many people worked there and the length of the monorail track. It is that fascination that fueled my interest in WDW. Each year that my family vacationed at WDW, I learned more about WDW as they built more parks and added more attractions. I am not the average fan; I want to know all the details and I love researching the facts of WDW. I research facts through the Internet, books and DVDs. To me, the best part is to conduct research trip at WDW. After college, my father was transferred to Orlando and I moved with my parents. Seeking employment, I applied for a job at WDW. I passed the first rounds of interviews and was proud to join the Disney family as a security cast member! The job was great. It included Disney-specific training and security training before assuming four duties: driving a security vehicle, standing a post, working in a resort or walking a park or other area. Sometimes I even had special duties like working the Epcot Christmas Processional. I would escort the celebrity guests from backstage to onstage. Interestingly, every cast member is given a WDW fact book monthly to aid in answering guest questions. The pocket book contained great Disney facts that added more fuel for my thirst of Disney facts. Well, all-good things must come to end so we moved back to NJ. In the summer of 2010 I moved back to Florida I am now living in Orlando less then 15 minutes from WDW and living the dream and have fun along the way. Favorite Park – Magic Kingdom Favorite Character – Mickey Mouse Favorite restaurant – California Grill Favorite attraction – Toy Story Mania Favorite resort – Bay Lake Tower / Contempoary First time at a disney park – 1976 & have been every year since Who was on your first disney trip – My entire family Favorite disney memory – My first trip and my first trip with my kids How far do you live from disney now – 15 minutes When is your next Disney trip? – every weekend Favorite Disney Movie – Jungle Book & Toy Story

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