ORLANDO, Fla.— Disney World has set a date for the return of its Minnie Van transportation service.

What You Need To Know

  • Minnie Vans will return to Disney World on June 29

  • The transportation service has been paused since March 2020

  • With the service, red polka-dot vehicles take visitors around Disney World

​​​The Lyft-powered service featuring red vehicles with white polka dots will resume operations June 29, Disney announced Tuesday.

The service, which first launched in 2017, has been paused since March 2020 when Disney World shuttered its parks in response to the pandemic.

With the service, visitors can request pickups around Disney World directly through the Lyft app on their mobile devices. Previously the service also offered transportation to and from Orlando International Airport, but for the time being, that option won’t be available when the service resumes, according to Disney.

Each Minnie Van vehicle, which is driven by a Disney employee, can accommodate up to six people and come equipped with two child safety seats.

Disney said that many of the former Minnie Van drivers—more than 75—who were part of the service before the pandemic shutdown have returned.

Minnie Vans may be spotted around Disney World ahead of the service’s return. Test rides will begin this week, Disney said, and will be random.

The transportation service is the latest thing to return to  Disney World. In the past several months, the resort has been bringing back more live entertainment or reopening restaurants.


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