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Old 12-28-2017, 06:54 PM   #1
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Minnie Van travel times

This may be a stupid question but are the travel times for the Minnie vans the same as the bus travel times? Obviously the wait time would be different but the time to point to point..is that the same?
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While I haven't used a Minnie Van, I would imagine actual transport time is significantly shorter than the bus. I always drive a rental car at WDW. And it's so much faster than waiting for and then riding on a bus. Anywhere.

I don't know all the Minnie Van details - do they even pick up/drop off at parks? When they started the initial program, they did not. So I don't know if that has changed. But if you're looking for resort-to-resort, a Minnie Van would at most take 15 minutes (likely shorter than that). Whereas a bus-to-a-bus-or-a-monorail would take at least 1 hour (likely longer than that).

I would think your best use of it could potentially be if you are at Epcot, in World Showcase, and decide to leave the park. Instead of walking all the way to the front of the park to exit and then wait for your bus, just exit through the IG. Head to BW or BC and get a Minnie Van to take you to your hotel instead. Huge timesaver. But then, time is money!
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We have used them several times now and yes the travel time is shorter. Not only are you not loading and unloading people but there is only one stop, yours! It is the only mode of transportation outside of Disney busses that is allowed to pick people up at the bus depot so you have the same quick walk to transportation.

The other benefit is you can be assigned a vehicle while you are still in the park. You order the van and they tell you when and where to meet them. That car is yours, just because someone gets to the stop earlier does not mean they can have you car. That said if you have a window of time before they cancel your reservation but it is like 10 minutes.

It really comes in handy when you are trying to get to reservations in a hurry or not feeling well.
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