Do Minnie Vans go to Universal Studios now?

JKMastalski

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I just checked my Lyft app and it was showing that I could book it - $54. Does anyone know if they are now allowed to go to Universal?
 
  • JKMastalski

    Enjoys wine at Victoria Falls
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    Disney doesn't want to encourage guests to go to their competitor.
    I agree! That's why I thought it was so strange that it was showing as bookable! I just checked again this morning and it is showing as an available route. I've been trying to figure out my options to get to Universal for the day when we are down there in November and that's how I found it. I'm not a fan of Lyft or Uber and won't really use them, but I would happily pay for a Minnie van!
     

    jdisnut

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    Mar 20, 2009
    I agree! That's why I thought it was so strange that it was showing as bookable! I just checked again this morning and it is showing as an available route. I've been trying to figure out my options to get to Universal for the day when we are down there in November and that's how I found it. I'm not a fan of Lyft or Uber and won't really use them, but I would happily pay for a Minnie van!
    It seems so unlikely that Disney would offer a service that involves driving guests to its fiercest competitor. Are you sure you weren't able to book a regular Lyft as opposed to a Minnie Van?
     

    kaytieeldr

    Post hoc, ergo propter hoc
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    Jun 11, 2005
    I think a regular Lyft would be cheaper. I mean MCO<->WDW is around that price.
     
  • AngiTN

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    Mar 7, 2011
    I agree! That's why I thought it was so strange that it was showing as bookable! I just checked again this morning and it is showing as an available route. I've been trying to figure out my options to get to Universal for the day when we are down there in November and that's how I found it. I'm not a fan of Lyft or Uber and won't really use them, but I would happily pay for a Minnie van!
    Because they use Lyft and can't control the options given for a specific class of service.
    It's the same way if you go to request a ride from the MK, it doesn't want to put TTC as the pick up spot. You have to fight with it and in my experience, it still doesn't show up right. The Minnie Van drivers always call to make sure you know where you need to get picked up since the app will show TTC
    Pick up and destinations are the same across all levels of service so that causes issues with Minnie Vans.
    Booking it and their actually doing it are not the same thing.
     

    Alesia

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    Feb 8, 2007
    It seems so unlikely that Disney would offer a service that involves driving guests to its fiercest competitor. Are you sure you weren't able to book a regular Lyft as opposed to a Minnie Van?
    A regular Lyft is less than $15
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Jul 3, 2014
    Curisosity got the best of me so just had to try it in the app. If I plug in a Disney pick-up and Universal destination, for me it won’t quote a price and won’t let you book a Minnie Van. All of the other Lyft options of course are bookable, but not Minnie Van, as expected. Not sure how OP got it to show a price.
     


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