• On Mar 11, 2019
    Keegan from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying outside of the park at a friends resort. Does Disney offer any transportation like the Minnie Van's for people staying outside the resort?

    Hi there, Keegan! You have a super sweet friend, and being able to stay at her resort is a fantastic opportunity! I myself lucked into an off-property condo a few years ago while I was at a charity auction. Our stay was lovely and relaxing, but I had to really think about transportation options- something I typically take for granted when I stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    To get to and from the Parks from your resort, using a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft is going to be your best bet. I am a big proponent of the Minnie Vans, and you can certainly use this service during your trip if you're park hopping, but they currently only transport Guests around Walt Disney World property (the exception is Guests traveling to or from the airport). One of the nice things about the Minnie Vans is that they come with car seats, whereas with other ride-sharing services you will have to request them. If you have younger kiddos, request an “Uber + Car Seat” in the Uber app.

    Once you arrive at the Parks, you are more than welcome to use the complimentary transportation including buses, the Monorail, and boats to get to a Walt Disney Resort hotel for a dining reservation or for park hopping in the middle of the day.

    Speaking of the Parks, if your upcoming trip happens to be this spring, check out the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. You'll see flowers all abloom in dazzling colors and topiaries of some beloved Disney characters- and don't miss the 17 Outdoor Kitchens with unique food and drink offerings! 

    Have a great time on your trip, Keegan!  

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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