Walt Disney World has partnered with the nation’s fastest growing ride share service to offer Minnie van transportation to certain hotel guests.
The Minnie point-to-point service was announced July 15 at the D23 fan event and Disney released its collaboration with Lyft Monday, the first day of service to guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.
Lyft, which offers rides in 60 U.S. cities, recently launched a collaboration with Taco Bell that introduces in-car marketing, letting passengers add a Taco Bell pitstop to their ongoing trip mid-route.
The Disney deal showcases Lyft co-founder John Zimmer’s background in the hospitality industry, which Lyft noted in its news announcement. He graduated first in his class at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, where he developed a rideshare program after noticing empty seats in cars on his ride home from school.
“Playing a part in a family’s experience at the most magical place on Earth is a dream come true,” said Zimmer on the company’s official blog.
The six-passenger Minnie vans take guests on $20 rides anywhere on Disney property. The red-polka dot cars can be ordered with two car seats and ADA-accessible vans are also available on the Lyft app.
The Minnie Van service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. but those hours may change, according to the Disney blog.