Has anyone taken a Minnie Van from the airport to your resort?


#1

Were you happy with it? Does the Minnie Van driver come to the baggage area and help with luggage? Or do I collect our luggage and bring it to the pick-up area?

I’m debating the Minnie Van vs DME for our drive from the airport to Bay Lake Tower. I’m ok with the $150 one way price for the Minnie Van if it makes sense for our group. Our group consists of 4 adults and 2 kids (1 year old and 3.5 year so need 2 carseats).

Trying to decide whether the ease of having our luggage taken care of with DME is better than the likely shorter drive with the Minnie Van. And wondering if there are other considerations I haven’t thought of. I’m not interested in Uber of Lyft even though the price would be much less.


#2

I have not used a Minnie Van from the Airport but I am considering it for our trip in December. We have an early return flight and the $150 may be worth it vs getting up and on DME 4 hours prior to our flight (not a great way to end a vacation!). Following to see other’s responses!


#3

Same… Considering it along with DME for our next trip in Feb. In the past we always rented a car, but with the new resort parking fee, it makes less sense than it used to for us (given we always rent a Mini Van, which already inflates the rental price).


#4

3 hours for domestic flights.


#5

During the holidays it is increased to 4 hours (per the info we were given by TA)


#6

It was last year but there was construction and it was taking 4 hours. I can’t say it definitely won’t be 4 hours this year but people don’t seem to think it will be.


#7

Couldn’t you just tell them your flight was an hour later than it actually is, if you want to leave on the DME later?


#8

Seems like we don’t have anyone on the boards who has taken a Minnie Van from the airport to their resort yet. I am going to call WDW and ask some questions about the process.


#9

@davej please let us know what you find!


#10

I called WDW tonight and spoke to a very helpful and friendly CM about the Minnie Vans to and from the airport. He indicated that the Minnie Van driver would meet us in the baggage area (with a sign with our name on it) and that getting to the van would be a relatively short walk after we took an elevator down from the baggage area. If I were going with only adults or much older kids, I would just do DME or Uber, but traveling for the first time with my 1 y/o and 3 y/o, I think I’m going to give the Minnie Van a try for one way from the airport to the resort.


#11

When is your trip? I’m in the same situation, it’s the carseat situation that has me considering a Minnie Van. Will be going with our 8 year old son and 1 year old son in Feb.