We got back from WDW yesterday. Initially we decided to take a Minnie Van from the airport to our resort, but it was such a great experience that we ended up switching our return to the airport from DME to a Minnie Van.
The benefits of the Minnie Van were:
(1) Saved time (which can have significant value at WDW) … we got to the resort earlier for our arrival than if we took DME. And the Minnie Van pick-up time from our resort was 2 hours before our plane departure (instead of 3 for DME).
(2) Car seats … I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old and wanted the car seats. This was the biggest plus of us. There are likely cheaper car services that also provide car seats, but may wife and I trusted WDW’s carseat selection and maintenance process more than a random car service.
(3) The CM’s driving the Minnie Vans were great. At the airport, our driver met us at the baggage claim area and helped us with our luggage.
(A) Obviously, it’s expensive. To my wife and I, it was worth it. We just considered it part of the overall cost of our WDW vacation.
(B) Physical Space - On the way to the resort, we had 2 kids (in carseats) and 4 adults in the van. We fit, but it was a tight squeeze for the 3 adults sitting in the back row of the van. And all three of us are thin. Note that on the way back to the airport, it was just the 2 kids and 2 adults and then there was plenty of room.
I plant to continue to use Minnie Van’s to and from the airport while my kids need full carseats. When my kids are older, I expect to go back to using DME (like my wife and I did for adult trips before DME) most of the time.
If anyone has any other questions, I will try to answer them,